Catalog Data Solutions Catalog, CAD Download and Configurator Solution Selected by Symmco Inc.

San Jose, CA, August 30, 2011- Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that Symmco, Inc. has elected to use three of its products: the online parts catalog, CAD download solution and configurator.

Symmco, Inc., based in Sykesville, PA, manufactures high quality powder metal (P/M) components and is particularly well known for its lead-free P/M bearings. “The internet has changed the product selection and procurement process – our customers now often research and select products online even before talking to any supplier. Therefore our website and the right product on it must be easily found and selected. That convenience is augmented by having downloadable CAD models available to save customers time and to get our product designed in,” said Beth Krise, Director of Sales and Marketing, Symmco Inc. “Working together with West Media Group, Inc. (who also developed and maintains our website), we reviewed a number of alternatives before making a decision.  We selected the proven CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer SaaS solution for all our standard products and spec’d a configurator that CDS will develop for our customers to design non-standard products.”

“Symmco reviewed industrial online catalogs that they liked for both ease of use and inclusion of all the functionality they needed, and they chose CDS,” said Jim Wasylik, President, West Media Group.”

“We’re delighted to have been selected by Symmco Inc. and West Media Group,” said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions.  “As they recognize the industrial buying process has changed, designers now research and select products online, so suppliers’ online content has to influence that research, be easily searchable and downloadable. 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 catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions. 

About Symmco, Inc.

Symmco, Inc. manufactures the highest quality powder metal (P/M) components in the market. The company’s reputation was built on its exceptional, lead-free P/M bearings – it offers the largest sintered bronze bearing inventory in North America with a 99% order fill ratio and 24-hour delivery on all stock products. Today Symmco’s capabilities also include the fabrication of high performance component parts, gears and assemblies that range from simple to complex, long and short runs. Symmco supplies some of the most prominent manufacturers and distributors in the world with custom P/M products that are used in a wide variety of market-specific applications, where the conversion to P/M has proven to be a cost-effective alternative to machined counterparts. For more information, visit www.symmco.com or call 814-894-2461.

About West Media Group, Inc.

West Media Group is a strategic marketing and advertising agency based in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  With a broad industrial client base, the firm offers particular expertise in the development of highly technical marketing materials for diverse accounts that include companies engaged in powder metallurgy, tungsten carbide, titanium, metal finishing (electroplating) and electronic component manufacturing.

Symmco has maintained its relationship with West Media Group for 25 years. For more information, visit www.westmediagroup.com   or call 724-532-3300.

About Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS)

Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. 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, Catalog Data Solutions enables Manufacturers and 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™, and CDS CAD Configurator™. CDS’s highly 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 High Tech, Industrial Manufacturing and AEC industries. For more information CDS can be reached at 408.550.8820 or by visiting www.catalogdatasolutions.com.


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