CDS has helped our company to measurably increase our web traffic and visitor conversions. This has been accomplished through 3D CAD model downloads, SEO traction for part numbers, eCommerce integration, and a competitor part number cross reference search. The latest version of the CDS solution gives us the look and feel of a fortune 500 company website for just a fraction of the cost.
Catalog Data Solutions has provided Gates customer base with 24 hours a day access to 1,536 Coupling CAD models and 1,060 Adapter CAD models of our products via an online catalog and downloads are already running at 400 a month. In addition, the enhanced product information and part attributes available via CDS’s advanced search functionality allow customer engineers to quickly find parts, confirm selection through CAD interrogation or via download into their own system, resulting in reduced overall design cycle time.
The CDS technology enables customers to fit complex products to their unique requirements by accommodating great complexity in a simple user interface that provides efficiency for the user and visual feedback that helps and educates the user, ultimately shortening sales cycles and lowering the cost of sales
Overall this online marketing strategy has been so successful in increasing product sales that we have largely stopped attending tradeshows
I view not getting 3D models from vendors as costing me money. If I can get a CAD file and a product that costs more, I will purchase it to save $$
Since going live in Feb 2006, 60% of our sales leads are now from CAD Downloads ... at 10% the cost per lead of our traditional lead sources
At AST Bearings, we are committed to providing our customers with value-added services, one of which being a comprehensive catalog of our product offering that includes a robust selection of 3D CAD models and technical specifications available online. However, despite the strong content, we weren't seeing the web traffic that we anticipated to these sections of the site. CDS worked in tandem with our web agency to improve our catalog design and SEO, and we have seen a substantial rise in visits to the site thanks to their ability to improve our infrastructure and prioritize our standings in search engines.
Using the CDS CAD model download capability, complete models of fasteners that UC Components provides are available from the UC website and save our customers countless hours for modelling thermal and mechanical stress simulations.
“Before choosing the CDS solution, we evaluated several Catalog technology vendors. The CDS interactive online catalog includes faceted search and many features to improve SEO plus their Professional Services for Data Engineering, Data Sourcing, Content Syndication and Product Customization are superb. We have worked closely with CDS on many other industrial clients’ Catalogs and are delighted with our partnership.”