San Jose, CA, May 17, 2011. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has selected its online Catalog and CAD download solution.
Ruland Manufacturing, based in Marlborough, MA, designs, manufactures, and sells a complete line of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and motion control couplings, including: beam couplings, oldham couplings, curved jaw couplings, bellows couplings, and disc couplings. “The industrial buying process has changed - designers now research and select products online, usually before even talking to a supplier. As a result we are updating our sales process, which will better serve both our existing and potential customers,” said Chris Gumas, Associate Director of Marketing. “Our website has become a frontline sales tool not only to enable customers to quickly find the ‘right’ product but also to help customers ‘design-in’ our products using CAD downloads. This simplifies the process and saves customers time and money. After evaluating several vendors, we chose the CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer SaaS solution for its flexibility, adaptability, and configurability. We look forward to the new solution going live later this summer.”
“We’re delighted to have been selected by Ruland Manufacturing. As Ruland and other industrial suppliers recognize, the industrial buying process has changed with the convenience of the internet,” said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions. “Part and component suppliers have a unique opportunity to realign their selling processes with this new buying process and at the same time make the new sales process more efficient by using CAD downloads as their online marketing content. Of the many types of downloadable content e.g. white papers, case studies, brochures, videos, demos, recorded webinars, reviews, CAD model downloads, etc. only CAD downloads are known to lead to a sale nearly 50% of the time.”
Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online 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, MA under strict controls using proprietary processes, high quality materials and superior finishes. The complete product line includes shaft collars and rigid couplings 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 Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS)
Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. 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.catalogdatasolutions.com.
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