CDS Case Study on GAM Gear Now Available

Online Product Catalog, CAD Download and eCommerce Drive Increased RFQs

CDS (CDS Visual), a leading SaaS provider of online product solutions for industrial suppliers, today released a case study on GAM Gear / GAM Enterprises’ successful use of the CDS Catalog, CAD Download and eCommerce Solution on their website.

Illinois based and U.S. owned GAM designs and manufactures high precision gear reducers, servo couplings and linear slide kits. “Already in the first 2 months our new website has generated more than half as many RFQs as our previous website did throughout 2011. We attribute that to the integrated Catalog, CAD and eCommerce user interface that enables engineers to quickly find the ‘right’ product from GAM’s extensive product range, then easily download a CAD model, request a quotation, or even find complementary products for their design,” said Craig Van den Avont, President, GAM Gear / GAM Enterprises.

“CDS is delighted at the immediate business success the CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer are helping create for GAM,” said John Major, CEO CDS. “As product selection and buying continues to change and evolve, sales and marketing organizations need to continually come up with ways to get in front of the selection and buying cycle. GAM has done just that, with an online product catalog, CAD downloads and eCommerce that ensure their products both remain in contention and exploit a new advantage made possible by the new process. 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.”

CDS helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online product catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.

About GAM

GAM designs and manufactures a wide range of inline and right-angle gearboxes with varying degrees of precision, a unique and convenient mounting solution for attaching motors or gearboxes to linear slides and a complete line of precision couplings and safety couplings for servo applications. Additionally GAM’s flexible, lean manufacturing can accommodate individual special requirements. GAM can. Just ask! For more information call 888.GAM.7117 or

About CDS (CDS Visual, Inc.)

CDS 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, CDS 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