Catalog Data Solutions Configurator, Catalog and CAD Download Solution Selected ITT Compact Automation

San Jose, CA, November 8, 2011. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that, ITT Control Technologies has selected CDS Configurator, CDS Catalog and CDS Model Server to present and aid the online selection of products and 3D CAD model downloads.

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. “The product selection and buying process has changed and customers commonly research and select products online.  When this system goes live our website will incorporate a searchable product catalog to make it easy to find the right product, configurators to select and customize 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. “We chose the CDS solution because it would not only provide a comprehensive customer interface but also integrates into our ERP system to further streamline the ordering process.”

“CDS is delighted to have been selected by Compact Automation for our leading SaaS Configurator, Catalog and CAD download solution. Bob is right – the selection and buying process has changed – customers are searching online and industrial manufacturers marketing and sales process needs to support and influence the way customers now research,” said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions. “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 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 50,000 modified and custom designs. Compact Automation is a brand of ITT Corporation, a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., ITT reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion.

About Catalog Data Solutions (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

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