CDS Configurator, Catalog and CAD Download Solution Launched by ITT Compact Automation
CDS (Catalog Data Solutions), a leading provider of online Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that its online parts catalog, configurator and CAD download solution is now live on the ITT Compact Automation website.
ITT Compact Automation is a market leading manufacturer of space efficient custom automation solutions such as pneumatic cylinders, hydraulic cylinders, and linear actuators along with standard pneumatic automation components. “We’ve adapted to the fact that product selection and buying has changed and customers commonly now research and select products online. Our website now incorporates a searchable product catalog so it’s easy to find the right product, configurators to select and size them and downloadable CAD models to save customers time as they specify the products into their designs,” said Bob Lofink, Product Group Manager, Compact Automation Products, ITT Control Technologies. “The CDS solution provides an excellent user experience for our customers and streamlines our ordering process through integration with our ERP system.”
“CDS is delighted to support Compact Automation with our integrated CDS Catalog, CDS Configurator and CDS ModelServer solutions. Bob is right – today on average 60% of purchasing decisions are made before talking to a sales rep. Customers are searching online and industrial suppliers’ marketing and sales process needs to support and influence the way customers now research,” said John Major, CEO CDS. “Of all 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 through inclusion directly in customers’ design or specification documents (extreme relevance!) may be the most efficient and effective website visitor conversion tool available.”
About ITT Compact Automation
ITT Compact Automation is a market leading manufacturer of space efficient custom automation solutions such as hydraulic cylinders, air cylinders and linear actuators along with standard pneumatic automation components. Compact Automation has over 25 patents and has manufactured over 60,000 modified and custom designs. Compact Automation is a brand of ITT Corporation, a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., ITT reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion.
About CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.)
CDS is a leading SaaS provider of product search, configuration, and online CAD solutions for manufacturers and distributors. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, CDS enables industrial part and building product manufacturers and their distributors 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™, CDS CAD Configurator™ and CDS Content Manager™, CDS’s skilled and experienced professional services team provides CAD modeling and implementation services for the successful deployment of CDS SaaS solutions. The company’s customers include the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors in the building products, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries. For more information, CDS can be reached at 408.550.8820 or by visiting www.go-cds.com.