Testimonials

WoodPro InSight gives us real-time control of each item across the supply chain, which maximizes our ability to meet customer demand and cut costs.

Sherwood Lumber Corp.

Melville, New York

Proprietary AS400 Solution + , PSI LumberTrack

Wholesale DistributorOffice WholesalerRemanufacturer

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Sherwood Lumber Corp. is a national Wholesale Lumber and Building Materials distributor to retail, industrial and construction companies. Sherwood was using a proprietary, heavily customized AS400 solution, while Bloch Lumber (acquired by Sherwood) was using Progressive Solution’s LumberTrack for a number of years. The option was to either upgrade the LumberTrack system, as their legacy AS400 solution had effectively reach the end of its development potential, or start afresh with a fully integrated solution that provides flexible, open-ended development, and growth potential that allows for future diversification in the Sherwood business model.

A Growing Business Needed Robust Software for Visibility on a National Scale

Following a competitive evaluation process with a number of possible suppliers, the chosen system was WoodPro InSight, a lumber and building materials business management solution, supplied and implemented by WoodPro Software Inc.

Tod Tibbetts, MIS director at Sherwood Lumber reported, “From a big picture perspective – first in choosing the application and vendor, we found the WoodPro team very helpful; they made themselves readily available to address our needs in a very methodical and thorough way. Once we made our decision to go with them, they were very helpful in helping us organize and manage the whole process.”

Josh Goodman, director of inventory management at Sherwood Lumber explains, “We wanted to improve our productivity and expand our product lines. We now have the flexibility of adding any type of product line, and providing better customer service with accurate and clear information.”

Left to right: Josh Goodman (Director of Inventory Management, Sherwood), Tod Tibbetts (MIS Director, Sherwood) & David Goulet (Vice President of Sales & Marketing, WoodPro)

The WoodPro InSight business management solution has provided Sherwood with a solid foundation for supporting critical decisions at every level of the organization. Of special significance, is the full integration of all sites, which allows Sherwood to assess the level of inventory and manage client and supplier transaction processes and payments.

Don Schneidman, financial director of Sherwood Lumber states, "The ERP Business Management Software implementation project has impacted on all areas of our business. In a struggling economy we have been able to increase our business by over 25% over last year. There is no possible way that we could have taken advantages of the opportunities that presented themselves and the business we are doing today without going with WoodPro ERP System."

In addition, Andy Goodman, President & CEO states, “WoodPro InSight gives us real-time control of each item across the supply chain, which maximizes our ability to meet customer demands and cut costs.”

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Andy Goodman

President & CEO

Sherwood Lumber Corp.

www.sherwoodlumber.com

What stood out the most were the flexibility of the software, the willingness to customize it to fit some our peculiar business needs, and the reasonableness of their pricing.

Idaho Pacific Lumber Company

Boise, ID

Wholesale Distributor Office Wholesalers Contractor Sales Remanufacturer

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Idaho Pacific Lumber Company is a national sales company with offices in California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington. They are an employee owned company that is focused and dedicated to the service and satisfaction of their customers.

IdaPac is a full-service building supply company, buying from the entire spectrum of the supply chain including sawmills, manufacturers, wholesalers, distribution centers, local yards, and big boxes.

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At the time we were looking for a software solution, we had dramatically outgrown our system in functionality, as it related to managing our business risks. After looking at several competing solutions, we chose WoodPro for a variety of reasons. What stood out the most was the flexibility of the software, their willingness to customize it to fit some our peculiar business needs, and the reasonableness of their pricing. The sales and implementation team made us feel like they wanted a partner to grow with, versus a customer that could be charged for services provided.

In addition, we were able to help design a biding and job control system that enabled us to track and monitor jobs using multiple methods, whether it was by building, floor, elevation or in its entirety. Prior to WoodPro, the job information was being tracked via an excel spreadsheet, which was prone to human errors and was certainly way more expensive as it relates to man hours to maintain.

I have personally recommended the software to potential WoodPro clients multiple times, not because I was asked to, because I really think it’s a great solution. Service after the sale and continuing support are second to none. Their support team has continued to exceed my expectations years after our implementation.

Eric D. Grandeen, CPA

President & CEO

Idaho Pacific Lumber Company

www.idapac.com

The improved efficiency has allowed Matheus Lumber to increase sales without adding additional staff.

Matheus Lumber Co. Inc.

Woodinville, WA

Mill-Direct Wholesale Distributor & Pro-Dealer of Forest Products Office Wholesalers Contractor Sales

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Matheus Lumber Company, Inc. has been a mill-direct wholesale distributor of forest products since 1932, servicing heavy construction, multi-family residential, commercial contractors, treating plants, government agencies, and global export markets. As a global distribution company, they have been providing products not only throughout North America, but also Japan, China, Australia, and other Far East territories.

Matheus Lumber also works with a number of framing contractors and can provide a variety of turnkey packages, including engineered wood and wall panelization products.

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Amongst Matheus Lumber's specialties are concrete form panels and lumber. Combining these two products allows Matheus to be very competitive to job sites throughout the country. Working with over 1,000 sawmills across the U.S. and Canada, they can supply any job site with framing and other materials.

Back in 1999, the search began to replace the ageing IBM System 36 proprietary legacy system. Their main criteria for the software selection were a package that was closest to what they do, full year 2000 compliance, easy maintenance, and easy to use. They wanted a supplier with a proven track record.

In evaluating replacement systems, Matheus surveyed and had demonstrations from the leading vendors in the Lumber Products Software industry. At the same time, they were looking for a supplier who was really willing to work with them to satisfy the unique requirements of their business. The quality of the supplier’s technical support was a key issue.

Matheus Lumber has seen a rapid return on its investment, with savings in key areas such as stock control and billing. Other benefits experienced include reduced cost of ownership, increased user productivity, improved service to customers, integrated sales and operations, and better management information.

The improved efficiency has allowed Matheus Lumber to increase sales without adding additional staff.

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David Kahle

Controller

Matheus Lumber Co. Inc.

www.matheuslumber.com

WoodPro has provided invaluable processing, tracking and reports with our data. The inventory module itself has become a crucial necessity. No longer do we experience continuous inventory issues of inaccuracy. Our employees can rely on the data with confidence.

Seven D Wholesale

Division of the Degol Organization

Altoona, PA

Wholesale Distributor Retailer

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Seven D Wholesale is a wholesale distributor of quality building products with four regional distribution centers serving the Northeast, and brokerage offices providing services to customers throughout the contiguous 48 states.

By developing long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships with vendors and customers, Seven D Wholesale became a dominant player in the Northeast. As a result, its lumber and plywood business became so large that two brokerage offices were established in Deerfield Beach, FL and Greenville, SC. These sales offices served existing customers' needs, while opening up markets along the entire Eastern seaboard and inland states as far west as Texas.

The growth of their company into an industry leader is well documented and the company has been ranked among the TOP 20 building materials distributors in the United States for 25 consecutive years.

Seven D Wholesale prides itself in its reputation for providing services that are tailored to the specific needs of each of their customers - from single independent retailers to industry giants.

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After researching various software packages, we chose WoodPro due to the recommendations throughout the industry, competitive pricing, and more importantly, what the product itself could provide for our company.

The staff has been very helpful and has been providing excellent service and support. They have spent as much time as needed to discuss our specific needs and requirements. Previously, our company operated under an accounting based software package, which lacked the fundamental structure needed for a building materials industry. WoodPro has provided invaluable processing, tracking and reports with our data. The inventory module itself has become a crucial necessity. No longer do we experience continuous inventory issues of inaccuracy. Our employees can rely on the data with confidence.

The software is also user friendly and offers a variety of options in so many areas. Overall, we are completely satisfied with everything WoodPro Software has done for us.

Tina Scott

Senior Application Support Administrator

Seven D Wholesale Division

www.7dwholesale.com

WoodPro has enabled us to improve efficiency in order entry, inventory control and sales analysis and reporting.

Manion’s Wholesale Building Supplies, Inc.

Superior, WI

Wholesale Building Supply Distributor Door Manufacturer

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Manion’s Wholesale Building Supplies, Inc. is a wholesale building supply distributor. Through providing high quality products and unbeatable service, Manion's has become one of the top building supply distributors in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the northwest corner of Iowa.

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We chose WoodPro because it was not only industry specific to our business, but customized options could be added with ease. Their financial and inventory system is supported by a very knowledgeable and easy to work with staff. Because they know how our business works, we are setting the stage for future growth with instant reports, an accurate inventory, and a smooth order processing. The flexible and robust system has enabled us to improve efficiency in order entry, inventory control, and sales analysis and reporting. Problems are dealt with promptly. Their support is second to none. Modifications are made immediately, overnight in some instances. We are very pleased with WoodPro software Inc. and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

Lyn Braun

IT Manager

Manion’s Wholesale Building Supplies, Inc.

www.manionswholesale.com

The implementation and consultation team was pretty good at studying our processes and overlaying WoodPro processes, and the support team has always been very helpful and responsive to our needs.

Havco Wood Products LLC

Division of the Degol Organization

Cape Girardeau, MO

Manufacturer & Distributor of Hardwood Flooring

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In 1978, HAVCO set a goal: To manufacture the finest oak hardwood flooring for trailers, truck bodies and containers. Now, over 25 years later, HAVCO has become the industry leader. It’s this leadership that has resulted in the development of the patented HAVCO Composite Floor™. This floor, available exclusively from HAVCO is stronger and lasts longer than traditional trailer flooring, which means it reaps higher dividends to fleets over the long haul.

The Cape Girardeau facility (MO), was built in 1978. This 165,000-square-foot facility is centrally located between Interstate 55 and the Mississippi River. It provides easy access for deliveries and shipments, which means efficiency for our customers. The Vonore plant (TN), was built in late 1984. It covers 180,000 square feet. Its location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains allows for easy access to the largest oak-producing region in North America.

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We selected WoodPro over other applications because we were able to mold it to fit our needs easier than other programs. Due to our business, there were several areas that needed modifications, and they were addressed. For example, two plant locations needed their actual physical ship from addresses printed on BOL, and also a change of the BOL ship from location from one plant to the other. The implementation and consultation team was pretty good at studying our processes and overlaying WoodPro processes, and the support team has always been very helpful and responsive to our needs. We like the product, and the service and support have been just as promised.

William Ansberry

Controller

Havco Wood Products LLC

www.havco.com

WoodPro’s initial training and follow up support were wonderful, and the training curve was simplified due to the ease of navigating from one module to the other.

Forest Plywood Sales

La Mirada, CA

Hardwood Plywood Veneer Distributor Remanufacturer

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Forest Plywood is a hardwood lumber and plywood distributor serving Southern California and is also a national distributor of marine and Baltic birch plywood. They offer a very broad product line under one roof that allows most of our customers to make one call and fill their plywood and lumber needs with a single delivery. Their extensive inventory and onsite mill makes them faster and more efficient than their competitors.

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We chose WoodPro because our SBT program was no longer being supported, and we wanted a system with better reports on inventory control and sales, as well as one that is suited specifically to the wood industry. The WoodPro ERP system itself has too many features to highlight them all here. Some of the ones we found useful include creating multiple PO’s with the same information, tying sales orders and PO’s together, creating back orders, and reviewing history of sales by customer or part numbers. The Warehouse Management System (handheld scanner) has also improved the accuracy of our inventory control, along with the stock taking of actual inventory.

WoodPro’s initial training and follow up support were wonderful, and the training curve was simplified due to the ease of navigating from one module to the other. They have excellent customer support, especially when responding to requests.

Ricardo Feliciano

General Manager

Forest Plywood Sales

www.forestplywood.com

The use of this software has improved the quality and quantity of data that is helpful for inventory control, sales analysis and production cost control.

Building Products Plus Co.

Division of the Degol Organization

Houston, TX

Distributor of Extended Life Building Materials

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A Houston-based distribution and manufacturing company serving Texas, Louisiana, and the entire Gulf Coast region. They offer extended life marine construction materials, distinctive manufacturing services, and building materials solutions to all users of extended life building materials.

Their supply business is growing at an impressive rate, with numerous projects reaching from coast to coast and beyond. Product lines include:

  • Poles, Pilings, & Posts
  • Treated Timbers
  • Vinyl Sheet Pilings
  • Treated Lumber & Decking
  • Solid Columns and Attractive Posts
  • Polymer Coated Wood
  • Timber Trusses & Beams
  • Industrial Products
  • Hardwoods & Exotic Woods
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Custom Production
  • Farm and Ranch Supplies
  • Green Building Materials
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We chose WoodPro after reviewing several building material software packages. Their product most closely matched our specified needs list. It was competitively priced and came with good references. We like WoodPro’s product and find their software support to be very responsive and knowledgeable – they continue to meet our needs daily. The use of this software has improved the quality and quantity of data that is helpful for inventory control, sales analysis and production cost control. The windows platform provides user friendly functionalities and lots of document flexibility to incorporate paperless practices, and very convenient document recall. From the beginning, WoodPro’s strongest asset has been their customer service.

Dorian Benn

Vice President

Building Products Plus

www.buildingproductsplus.com

WoodPro's software was the best product for our business, providing a stable company, a proven product, and the customization we needed, at a reasonable price.

Cascade Lumber, Inc.

Camano Island, WA

Lumber and Building Material Dealer

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Cascade Lumber, Inc. was established in 1985 to meet the lumber and building material needs of their community. They serve the Island, Snohomish, Skagit, King, and Whatcom counties. Whether your project is one house, many houses, or a home repair, their commitment is to provide the knowledge, service, and products you need to be successful.

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We wanted to improve productivity through technology and needed to move from our old UNIX system to a Windows based system. Since we are not a wholesaler, distributor or straight retailer, the challenge was to find a software that would accommodate our business without having a completely custom product designed for us (out of our budget range), or having to dramatically alter an off-the-shelf product or the way we run our business. WoodPro's financial and inventory management system was the best product for our business. They are a stable company that provides a proven product, and does customizations we needed, at a reasonable price.

WoodPro Software demonstrated not only the willingness to work with us to customize the system to our needs, but they have been genuinely enthusiastic about it. From the beginning of our relationship, they asked good questions about how we do things and came up with solutions that fit into our routines. They have been collaborating with us to develop new strategies and solutions.

The software was modified to accommodate our specific POS/counter sales needs. During the month, contractors come in on a regular basis to pick up needed materials for various jobs. WoodPro designed a process where we could keep an on-going list of those items and bill the customer as needed or by the end of the month. Every invoice displays the details of who picked up, date, time, and items. Every job has a separate invoice. Since this process has been implemented, we have near zero questions about the pick-up items and it saves us time and paper.

A new system implementation is a challenging time for any company. WoodPro provided on-site support and continues to work with us on an on-going basis to solve problems and improve our business processes. We appreciate the personal service they provide. They are quick to respond and answers emails and phone calls in a timely manner. We know that when we have a need, there are caring and competent people to be there for us.

When the WoodPro team talks of being ‘partners’ with their customers, they mean it.

Molly B. Holzknecht

Secretary/Treasurer

Cascade Lumber, Inc.

www.cascadelumber.com

Dakeryn has been able to process a 30% growth in volume with greater accuracy, generate superior reporting and make information easier for necessary access – all without an increase in support staff.

Dakeryn Industries Ltd.

North Vancouver, BC

Wholesale Distributor Exporter

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Dakeryn Industries Ltd. (est. 1990) is a wholesale distributor of quality Western SPF dimension lumber and specialties. Their sales staff in North Vancouver delivers on experience and expertise, servicing domestic and select export markets. Dakeryn owns and operates Mountain View Specialties in Abbotsford, BC, which is recognized by the industry for superior quality primed fascia, trim boards, and decking.

Dakeryn also owns and operates Westmark in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Westmark provides specified truckloads of Construction and Appearance Grade lumber for prompt shipment to customers in the Prairies, Eastern Canada, and the Midwest U.S. Manufacturing facilities also provide PET lumber, barcoding, and grades to order. They are one of the largest suppliers of Appearance Grade lumber to the Home Centre and Industrial marketplace.

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In 2006, Dakeryn Industries came to the realization that we needed to upgrade our business systems to meet increasing demands and take advantage of new technologies available in the marketplace. After considerable market research, WoodPro was selected as the vendor of choice. They demonstrated not only the necessary acumen in regards to our business needs, but they also had a keen understanding of the technical aspects of our industry. They were able to use this knowledge combination to create a robust system that met all of our needs.

Since implementation, WoodPro has listened to our every need for modifications and technical support. As a result, the program has grown hand in hand with our continued growth from both processing and users point of view.

Ultimately, however, the true test of a system is the bottom line. Dakeryn has been able to process a 30% growth in volume with greater accuracy, generate superior reporting, and make information easier for necessary access – all without an increase in support staff.

I would recommend to anyone that they consider WoodPro when looking at making changes to their business system platform.

Rob Chimko

President

Dakeryn Industries

www.dakeryn.com

Transitioning from our previous program to WoodPro was both quick and effortless. Bayou City Lumber has been WoodPro user since 2008 and we realize that it has been one of our wisest purchases.

Bayou City Lumber

Houston, TX

Wholesale Distributor of structural lumber and timber, treated wood retail distributor of lumber and extended life building materials

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Bayou City Lumber, based in Houston, TX, is a unique facility dedicated to providing high quality building materials throughout the United States. Specializing in pressure treated wood with a focus on heavier retentions, they provide products from backyard decks and pergolas to farm and ranch, from ropes courses to bridge timbers, from bulkheads to boat houses, from fire retardant to green building materials and many, many, more. By targeting a few niche markets and products, Bayou City Lumber has grown into one of the largest marine treated suppliers along the gulf coast.

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After thoroughly investigating a number of software programs, we easily selected WoodPro. Several of our determining factors included lumber specific features, ease of use, full integration of accounting, production, and sales, quick history lookup, and overall cost of the software. The added bonus has been the flexibility of WoodPro to continually customize to our specific needs, and the great customer support service provided by solving most of our problems and questions on the spot. Transitioning from our previous program to WoodPro was both quick and effortless. Bayou City Lumber has been a WoodPro User since 2008 and we realize that it has been one of our wisest purchases.

Warren Spencer

Bayou City Lumber

President

www.bayoucitylumber.com

We appreciate the flexibility and stability of their software and the fast response times of their programmers and support staff.

Conifex Timber Inc.

Vancouver, BC

Sawmill Exporter

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Conifex Timber Inc. is a softwood forest products company operating in the Northern Interior region of British Columbia. The Company’s primary business is the manufacture of structural-grade SPF dimension lumber. The Company’s Lumber business includes timber harvesting, reforestation, forest management, sawmilling logs in to lumber and wood chips and value-added lumber finishing. Their lumber products are sold in the American, Chinese, Canadian and Japanese markets. On December 31, 2011, the Company acquired 100% interests of Navcor Transportation Services Inc and Conifex Fibre Marketing Inc., a commodity lumber distribution business.

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Conifex has been a client of WoodPro for well over a decade. The WoodPro team has always worked very hard to understand our business and our changing needs. They are well positioned to provide the best long term solution for us. We appreciate the flexibility and stability of their software, and the fast response times of their programmers and support staff. We consider WoodPro an integral business partner and are confident that together, we will continue to develop and implement superior business processes.

Yuri Lewis, CGA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Conifex Timber Inc.

www.conifex.com

Not only do they help to answer my questions, they always follow up to ensure that things are running smoothly.

O’Malley Lumber Company

Baltimore, MD

Distributor Manufacturer of Pallets & Skids

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O’Malley Lumber specializes in products and services in a variety of areas from wholesale lumber to manufactured wood products. Included among their many products are pallets and skids, which they design to customer specifications. They also have a full line of treated products, and have two modern sawmills.

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My position as the Controller of the O'Malley Lumber companies commenced in August 2015. While I have only been here for a short while, I have had a great experience with the WoodPro's customer service. Whenever I have had questions about the system (and there have been many), I have gotten an immediate response on every occasion. The WoodPro team understands that when we have problems or questions with the software, it affects our productivity. Not only do they help to answer my questions, they always follow up to ensure that things are running smoothly.

I am extremely satisfied with the software and the reporting capabilities. I would definitely recommend WoodPro to any company that is looking for detailed reporting software and great customer service! I appreciate all their help, and look forward to a long relationship with them.

Sharon Maxwell

Controller

O'Malley Lumber Company

www.omalleylumber.com

Since the implementation of WoodPro InSight in 2015, we have been able to efficiently process orders, analyze our sales and, therefore, future inventory needs. It also helps us service our customers by being able to see their usage and anticipating their needs.

Bateman Bros. Lumber Co.

Woodbury, NJ

Wholesale Distributor of Lumber Other Building Materials

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Bateman Bros Lumber was started by Ed Bateman in 1946, operating originally as Central American Hardwoods in Philadelphia. During the 1960’s, they were selling primarily hardwoods, Philippine mahogany, cedar, pine, doug fir and redwood to retail lumber yards. In 1974 a second yard was purchased in Bucks County, PA to service North Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. In 1989, they purchased E.D. Collier & Son and moved across the river into Woodbury, NJ. During the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s the four brothers were joined by their sons Mike, Kevin, Bob, George, Howard and Dan.

Bateman Lumber is built on the premise of working for its customers, while supporting the families it employs. They procure products that fit their specific customers’ needs. This attitude continues today, along with the understanding that “our suppliers are as important to us as are our customers”. They are a wholesale distributor of lumber and other building materials.

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We had been using Info Plus by Smartek, however, since they no longer provided support because they went out business, we needed to replace our system. We were looking for a complete, lumber specific ERP system to manage all of our business needs. After doing some research, we chose to partner with WoodPro because of the price they offered and the recommendations by their current users.

Since the implementation of WoodPro InSight in 2015, we have been able to efficiently process orders, analyze our sales and future inventory needs. It also helps us service our customers by being able to see their usage and anticipating their needs.

WoodPro was very accommodating and took on quite a bit of the implementation process that a larger client's IT staff normally handles. And such work was handled without issue.

Being a small wholesaler, this was essential as we have limited employee resources available to dedicate exclusively to setting up a new system.

Any needs that were not met by the system as delivered have been handled/changed by the support staff. Larger and more "specific to our company" changes were made at what I consider very reasonable fees.

Howard Bateman

Sales Manager/Owner

Bateman Bros. Lumber Co.

www.batemanlumber.com