February 22, 2007 - Columbus, Ohio. TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), a leading enterprise software solution provider, announced today that TDCI and Infor, one of the largest global providers of enterprise software, have finalized an OEM agreement whereby Infor will provide TDCI's BuyDesign® Configurator as an integrated component of Infor ERP SyteLine, Infor ERP Sxe and Infor eStorefront. The integrated solution will provide Infor customers with an advanced product configurator, enabling them to increase revenue while improving efficiencies by reducing order processing time, cost, and errors.
BuyDesign Configurator is a powerful product configuration engine which can be deployed via the web, or as part of either server or desktop-based software applications. Developed on the Microsoft technology platform, it is a component of TDCI's BuyDesign Guided Selling and Configuration solution suite.
"Our customers need robust configuration tools which will enable them to improve
profit margins and drive efficiency throughout their organizations," said Jeff
Ralyea, Infor Vice President of Product Management. "We selected BuyDesign
Configurator as our next-generation configuration engine because of its
flexibility, ease of use, and ease of integration."
"We are very pleased to have Infor as a partner," said Dan DeMuth, TDCI President. "In addition to giving TDCI greater market reach, the fact that Infor will be selling BuyDesign Configurator to both manufacturers and distributors aligns with our vision of helping all levels of the supply chain share common product information and configuration processes."
Infor will offer the integrated component through the company's direct sales force and partner network. TDCI will also sell extended BuyDesign applications to the Infor customer base. Other BuyDesign applications provide capabilities such as configuration-based interest generation (e.g. a web site build-your-own application), requirements capture (e.g. an intelligent product catalog for AutoCAD), quoting, ordering, and various forms of 2D and 3D product visualization.
Infor delivers fully integrated enterprise solutions, as well as best-in-class standalone products that address the essential challenges its customers face in areas such as enterprise resource planning, supply chain planning and execution, customer and supplier relationship management, asset management, product lifecycle management, financial management, performance management and business intelligence. With more than 8,100 employees and offices in 100 countries, Infor provides enterprise solutions to more than 70,000 customers. For
additional information, visit www.infor.com.
About TDCI and BuyDesign
TDCI is an enterprise solution provider that specializes in helping manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. TDCI's BuyDesign software is a comprehensive guided selling and configuration solution developed to help companies increase sales by becoming 'easy to do business with' while improving profitability by reducing order processing time, cost, and errors. BuyDesign provides modular components for guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, quoting and ordering, drawing generation, and status inquiry. It also includes applications for front-end specification capture from within popular design products such as AutoCAD and others.
For more information about TDCI and BuyDesign, visit www.tdci.com.