CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer Now Live on Ruland Manufacturing Co. Website

CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that its online parts catalog and CAD download solution is now live on the Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. website.

Ruland Manufacturing, based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, designs, manufactures, and sells a complete line of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and motion control couplings, including: beam, bellows, disc, oldham and zero backlash jaw. “The industrial buying process is constantly evolving - designers have shifted to selecting products through the web before even talking to manufacturers. As a result of this shifting landscape we are updating our sales process to better serve both our existing and potential customers,” said Chris Gumas, Associate Director of Marketing. “Ruland’s website now enables customers to quickly find and ‘design-in’ our products using CAD downloads. This simplifies the process for our customers and saves them time and money. After evaluating several vendors, we chose the CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer SaaS solution for its flexibility, adaptability, and configurability.”

“We’re delighted to have implemented this online parts catalog and CAD solution for Ruland Manufacturing,” said John Major, CEO, CDS. “As product selection and buying continues to change and evolve, sales and marketing organizations need to continually come up with ways to get in front of the selection and buying cycle. Ruland has done just that, with an online parts catalog and CAD downloads that ensure their products both remain in contention and exploit a new advantage made possible by the new process. Of the many types of online marketing content (e.g. white papers, case studies, brochures, videos, demos, recorded webinars, reviews, CAD model downloads, etc.) only one is known to lead to a sale nearly 50% of the time! CAD downloads may be the most efficient online marketing tool available.”

Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online product catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.

About Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. was established in 1937 as a manufacturer of performance components. Ruland's focus for the past 40 years has been on carefully made shaft collars and couplings. All products are manufactured at Ruland's factory in Marlborough, Massachusetts under strict controls using proprietary processes. The complete product line includes shaft collars, rigid couplings with precision honed bores, and five types of zero backlash motion control couplings: beam couplings, bellows couplings, oldham couplings, miniature disc couplings and curved jaw couplings. For more information Ruland Manufacturing can be reached at 800.225.4234 or by visiting www.ruland.com.

About CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.)

CDS is a leading SaaS provider of product search, configuration, and online CAD solutions for Industrial Suppliers. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, Catalog Data Solutions enables Industrial Suppliers to increase sales by enabling their products to be specified into new designs, improve website conversion rates, generate high quality sales leads, and improve customer service. CDS SaaS solutions include the CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, and CDS CAD Configurator™. CDS’s highly skilled and experienced professional services team provides implementation services for the successful deployment of CDS SaaS solutions. The company’s customers include the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors in the High Tech and Industrial Manufacturing industries. For more information CDS can be reached at 408.550.8820 or by visiting www.go-cds.com.