DemandBridge Announces Empowering Document Builder Feature for DB Enterprise Platform
Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Md., DemandBridge 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 who 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 using 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 hours per day/7 days per week, in a way that's easier, faster, less expensive and more empowering. The feature is 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 last November, expects to launch the new feature early this year.
Brian Fritsche, president and CEO, said, "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."
Looking they are: Online printing has grown five-fold in the past three years, and now accounts contribute for about 10 percent 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 said. "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.