Hunt Valley, MD - DemandBridge, LLC announced plans to launch Document Builder, a feature within DB Enterprise that will make the print industry's leading e-commerce and marketing automation system more valuable for distributors.
Those distributors have clients that typically endure a cumbersome process - manually copying and storing sales presentations, training materials, proposals, brochures and other important documents, or waiting in line at so-called "big box" stores. Organizations that use online-ordering systems from those stores often realize the systems charge a premium, offer no visibility, and lack control over branding requirements and rogue spending.
Document Builder gives those organizations a way to manage the entire process online, 24/7, in a way that's easier, faster, less expensive and more empowering. The feature is especially valuable to DB Enterprise users because its checkout process integrates with each organization's existing workflow, approval and cost center rules.
DemandBridge, which revealed Document Builder during its 2010 Client Conference held in November, expects to launch the new feature in the first quarter of 2011.
Brian Fritsche, president and CEO of DemandBridge, says, "Bringing support for document upload, finishing and production within DB Enterprise enables distributors to grow revenue by leveraging existing desktop presence and by gaining new customers looking for this capability."
Online printing has grown five-fold in the past three years, and now accounts contribute for about 10% of all print purchases, according to the Printing Industries of America.
"DemandBridge strives to bring market-leading capabilities to three primary constituents in our marketplace: enterprise users, distributors and suppliers," Fritsche says. "Document Builder embodies that strategy. End users get a powerful new tool, distributors get an immediate way to enrich revenue and turn prospects into customers, and DemandBridge-certified suppliers get new work because the feature will be supplier-agnostic."
Document Builder essentially involves three simple steps. The first step is adding print files. A powerful web-based upload tool accepts dozens of file formats, including PDF, Word, PowerPoint and JPEG. Users can upload multiple files at once. The second step is choosing from a wide range of paper and binding options. Users can modify these options on the fly, viewing changes instantly in WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") fashion. Also, users can easily manage sections of their documents easily by reorganizing and updating tabs and inserts without leaving the screen. The third step is posting documents to a storefront so authorized users can place orders. Those orders can be printed and delivered by whomever and however DB Enterprise clients choose.