When you recently bought new electronic gadgets or toys, did you stop and think about how your business would benefit from a technological overhaul as well? Most likely not, but take heart, many of your competitors didn’t think of it either.

As with Sony and its latest PlayStation® version, Apple with its iPod evolution, and Nintendo with its Wii and DS systems – all developed new advancements so that they remained competitive.

As such, industry-based software is continuously being redeveloped or redesigned as the needs of the consumer and of the professional (architects, designers, manufacturers, etc.) have evolved to reflect the changing needs and tastes of the market and current trends.

Moreover, programs have evolved to include user-friendly graphical interfaces that provide material/design/layout options, linking capabilities to a manufacturer’s catalog, job estimating/specifying tools, barcode inventory, scaled CAD drawings, and more.

As a visual-based society, presentation is everything. Just as a well-schooled chef can effortlessly assemble everyday ingredients on a garnished platter with pureed this-or-that, accompanied by a Bordeaux wine-based reduction, the same theory would apply to your business.

Remember, staying ahead and being technologically advanced with innovative software is a matter of economic survival, especially in today’s business environment and its accompanying woes.

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Activant Solutions

19 West College Ave.
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: (215) 493-8900
Email: distribution@activant.com
Website: http://distribution.activant.com
Product(s) description:
Activant® provides technology solutions and services to more than 4,200 wholesale distributors throughout North America. Built from the ground-up, Activant Prophet 21™, a leading software solution for tile and slab distributors, combines the familiarity of Windows with the power of SQL Server to provide organizations with a highly customizable, user-friendly, and reliable solution. Tile distributors rely on Activant’s superior technology solutions and knowledgeable professionals to achieve proven results. Learn more at http://distribution.activant.com.

American Business Software, Inc.

P.O. Box 959
Albrightsville, PA 18210-0959
Phone: (800) 900-4767;
Fax: (570) 722-0304
Email: info@AmericanBusinessSoftware.com
Website: www.AmericanBusinessSoftware.com
Product(s) Description:
FloorPro offers industry specific ERP and POS solutions for the flooring, ceramic tile and stone industries. We offer SaaS (Software as a Service) – no software license fees, no up-front cost, no server needed, and no ongoing charge for software support. Full access to all software through the Internet from anywhere in the world. Starting at $50 per month, including industry specific inventory control, purchasing, receiving, order processing, point-of-sale, accounting and sales analysis.

CDMS Inc.

11 Wood Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (888) 848-2367; Fax: (856) 848-0016

Chameleon Power (Flooring Vision)

42400 Nine Mile Rd.
Novi, MI 48375
Phone: (248) 380-9080;
Fax: (248) 347-8894

Creating Your Space

480 Gate Five Road #113
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone/Fax: (415) 339-6040

Dancik International

2000 CentreGreen Way, Suite 250
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: (919) 379-3750;
Fax: (919) 379-3768
Email: info@dancik.com
Website: www.dancik.com
Product(s) Description:
Dancik International offers retail and distribution management systems featuring sales and selection sheet management, margin analysis, commissions, inventory and warehousing, logistics and trucking, purchasing, accounting, and much more. Dancik RADAR, our newest product, is an advanced reporting solution that displays information using web-based dashboards. RADAR allows you to instantly analyze and report on the profitability of your products, customers, salespeople, and locations and is compatible with select PDA and SmartPhone devices.

ETemplate Digital Measuring Systems

106 Wind Chime Court
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: (919) 676-2244
Fax: (919) 676-9093

FloorCoveringSoft.com (InfoAppliance, Inc.)

221 E Walnut Street, Suite 250
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (866) 928-3326

Gartman Systems

P.O. Box 9
Sheridan, AR 72150
Phone: (870) 942-4213
Fax: (870) 942-7811
Email: marketing@gartman.com
Website: www.gartman.com
Product(s) Description:
Gartman is an industry leader providing a total ERP solution to the wholesale distribution industry. Along with our flagship DMS (Distribution Management Software) products, we offer many advanced applications from warehouse automation to electronic signature capture and proof of delivery.

Kashmoo.com

P.O. Box 202705
Austin, TX 78720
Phone: (888) 448-0101
Fax: (512) 233-0566

Pinnacle Software LLC

17200 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
Phone: (440) 572-2220
Fax: (440) 572-2397

RollMaster Software

P.O. Box 1498
Lynn Haven, FL 33244
Phone: (800) 777-4107
Fax: (850) 277-0740
Email: dev@rmaster.com
Website: www.rmaster.com
Product(s) Description:
B2Bexchange (net-based public exchange); B2Bmaster (net-based flooring management software); NetFloor ASP (net-based flooring management software); RollMaster - Retail (server-based flooring business management software); RollMaster - Wholesale (server-based wholesale flooring business management); FloorMaster Estimating (net-based estimating, scheduling, scheduling and measurement system); Backup/Disaster Recovery; Bar Code Software; Signature Capture; Document Scanning; and Software As a Service. Details on these products are available by visiting www.rmaster.com, or by calling (800) 777-4107.