December 5/12, 2016: Volume 31, Number 13 By Lindsay Baillie Flooring industry software developers are constantly upgrading their programs to help retailers, installers and contractors become more efficient at estimating, measuring, job scheduling and inventory management. Following is an overview of programs designed to help maximize efficiency for both retail and commercial operations. American Business Software (ABS) ABS’s FloorPro III ERP is an industry-specific system designed to handle most office
Park City, Utah—QFloors customers gathered for the company’s biennial Users’ Conference, held Sept. 13-16. A large portion of the meeting was dedicated to showing attendees the current development of QPro POS+, the company’s new browser-based cloud software. After discussions and demonstrations, attendees were given individual log-in codes, and charged with the assignment to meet up on the last day of the conference with suggestions for improvements. The collaborative nature of the meeting
South Jordan, Utah—QFloors has doubled in size in the past three years, according to the floor covering software’s CFO Trent Ogden. Sales for the flooring business management (or ERP) software have experienced explosive growth; in response, QFloors has undergone some restructuring including adding new positions and employees. “This rapid growth has caused us to restructure in order to meet the needs of our flourishing customer base,” Ogden said. “It’s important to us
December 8/15, 2014; Volume 28/Number 12 Group, one-on-one meetings allow for optimal software usage By Jenna Lippin Riviera Maya, Mexico—With goals of helping users’ businesses and providing some of the best networking opportunities, QFloors gathered here last month to deliver retailers the latest and greatest in flooring software, among other things. According to CFO Trent Ogden, QFloors’ focus for the group’s 2014 conference was financial analysis given the importance of
Salt Lake City — The past few months have been a time of unparalleled growth for Flooring Technologies (dba QFloors), with the addition of new employees in the sales, support, development, and marketing departments, and the move to a new larger office space. The flooring software company promoted sales rep Paul Jolley to the position of national director of sales, and Brett Fabrizio to territory sales manager. Jann Cox, Justin
Volume 27/Number 21; March 3/10, 2014 By Ken Ryan Software suppliers continue to introduce feature-enriched products and enhancements designed to help retailers operate faster, smarter and more efficiently—all in the name of being more profitable. A number of players showcased their latest wares at Surfaces, where they demonstrated new features in areas such as customer relationship management (CRM), cloud processing technology, inventory and stock checking, and warehouse operations. Following is
Salt Lake City—Flooring industry software firm QFloors has announced the acquisition of Winsched Software Corp. of Monroe, Wash. QFloors CEO Chad Ogden and WinSched founder Mike Myhre jointly announced that on May 28 an agreement was signed, giving QFloors intellectual property rights to all WinSched products, and specifying that all sales and support would exclusively come through QFloors.
Volume 26/Number 17; January 7/14, 2013 ATLANTA—The latest web services technology demonstrated at the recent fcB2B (Floor Covering Business to Business) annual meeting here was met with universal excitement and enthusiasm. In a live demonstration, Chad Ogden, president of QFloors, showed how his company’s flooring software could connect with Shaw and several distributors (J.J. Haines and Jaeckle, both using Dancik software) and immediately check stock in their warehouses.
Salt Lake City, Utah— In an effort to communicate more effectively with potential and existing customers, QFloors flooring software recently unveiled a new logo, slogan and website. The completely revamped website for the flooring software provider went live Monday, September 17. “Our old logo, which we have had since starting the company in 2000, was outdated. We felt we needed to better represent the innovative, cutting-edge technology that we provide
Salt Lake City, Utah — Just as QFloors was one of the first companies to make B2B available to flooring customers, the software provider continues to be a trailblazer in providing new B2B technology to the industry. During Surfaces, QFloors will be demonstrating Instant Stock Check, one of many new features of QFloors 6.0.
HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—On July 1, California’s AB 2398, otherwise known as the Carpet Stewardship Law went into effect. Though it is only two months in, it appears the thousands of hours spent by the industry—from manufacturers to associations—have paid off as so far the transition has gone about as smoothly as anyone could have hoped. One of the key reasons for this was the quick response by the industry’s software suppliers
The flooring industry has usually lagged behind other major industries when it comes to adopting new operational technology. However, that gap is closing, say software executives, acknowledging that flooring dealers today are more likely to embrace new technology than shun it. “Ten years ago we were miles behind the other industries but that is changing,” said Chad Ogden, president of QFloors, one of the leading software solution providers. “We are
SALT LAKE CITY—When it came time for QFloors to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the flooring software provider wanted to do something special for its users. That “special” thing was to make QFloors Mobile free.
Snowbird, Utah— Three days at 12,000 feet in the Wasatch Mountains at the Snowbird Cliff Lodge was the setting for QFloors 10th annual conference. It was literally an event of higher learning. The conference is the premier place to clear up concerns about the company’s software, fine-tune operating skills, learn about new features and network, said Chad Ogden, CEO of QFloors. “They get and give input on their business processes,
Last issue, Floor Covering News examined the concept of customer relationship management (CRM) in terms of what it is and how it relates to a retailer’s business. The article also looked at why today’s innovative software programs make it easier than ever for owners to grow and succeed, especially from products created specifically to meet the needs of the floor covering industry. Recognizing that CRM is an actual business strategy
Generally speaking, every company that has had even a modicum of success has some type of customer relationship management (CRM) strategy in place. In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive business climate, having a system is one thing; having one that helps put your business ahead of everyone is something else. While many equate CRM to computer programs, technically speaking it is not a piece of software as CRM actually predates machines.
When it comes to floor covering software, the buzzword is user friendly. Anything a dealer or distributor can use to make his business run more smoothly and efficiently in an easy-to-understand format can greatly impact profitability. The following covers just some of the latest offerings available. CDMS The most exciting new features for 2010 include B2B, CCA Revelation Gateway Interface and Builder Referral Commission. CDMS B2B now includes price and