GlobalSpec Enters New Partnership with Catalog Data Solutions

Relationship Offers GlobalSpec Clients the Ability to Add Interactive Online Catalogs, CAD Model Solutions to Their Company Web Site

East Greenbush, NY – (Business Wire) – 3/1/2011 – GlobalSpec (www.globalspec.com), the leading specialized search engine, information resource, e-publishing and online events company for the engineering, industrial and technical communities, today announced its partnership with Catalog Data Solutions (www.catalogdatasolutions.com), a leading SaaS provider of online catalogs and CAD solutions for industrial suppliers.

As a result of this relationship, GlobalSpec clients can benefit from an interactive online catalog solution for their company web site, making it simple for new and existing customers visiting their site to quickly find products and services. GlobalSpec will supply product specification data on behalf of their clients, thereby allowing the client to author both their web site catalog and their GlobalSpec catalog search from a single data source. GlobalSpec clients also have the opportunity to include Catalog Data Solutions' online CAD model capability on their web site. This functionality allows web site visitors to download CAD models and drawings, helping a company's products get specified into new designs.

"This relationship with Catalog Data Solutions offers added value for our clients interested in having a catalog solution on their own web site as a complement to their representation on GlobalSpec," said Brian Heller, senior vice president of business development for GlobalSpec. "The interactive online catalog product offered by Catalog Data Solutions is a powerful solution for a company web site, and the online CAD model helps a company's products to get locked in during the design stage. We are looking forward to working with Catalog Data Solutions to offer our clients more ways for their products to be searched, discovered and sourced online."

"The buying process has changed," said John Major, CEO of Catalog Data Solutions. "Today, when an engineer or purchasing professional needs a component, they go online – and if that component is not easily found online, it is not considered. Therefore an online parametric search is essential to the process, as it helps designers and buyers easily find exactly what they are looking for. Using a single syndicated data source, suppliers can now present their products online at both GlobalSpec and on their company web site. This provides our clients an unparalleled solution to adapt to the changing buying process taking place in the industrial sector today. We are proud that GlobalSpec has partnered with Catalog Data Solutions to bring our best in class online catalog and CAD download solution to their clients' web sites."

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized vertical search, information services, e-publishing and online events company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities. GlobalSpec users benefit from domain-expert search engines, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, online events, the CR4 peer-to-peer and professional networking site and more than 60 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, allows users to search by specification more than 164 million parts in 2.3 million product families from more than 40,000 supplier catalogs. For suppliers, GlobalSpec offers highly filtered sales and marketing opportunities, product promotion and brand advertising platforms, including the GlobalSpec Industrial Ad Network, and a wide range of e-media advertising and marketing solutions.

GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

About Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.
Catalog Data Solutions (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, Catalog Data Solutions enables Industrial Suppliers to increase sales by enabling their products to be specified into new designs, improve web site 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, by visiting www.catalogdatasolutions.com, or by emailing sales@catalogds.com.

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Contact:
Amber Cooleen
Senior Product Marketing Manager
518.238.6647
E-mail: amber.cooleen@ihs.com

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