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    Technology: Cloud-based software helps flooring retailers stay mobile

Technology: Cloud-based software helps flooring retailers stay mobile

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lindsay Baillie   In keeping with the growing computing demands of small and large businesses alike, technology companies are developing a host of cloud-based software programs and systems. The primary goal is to provide their customers with improved data sharing and security, better user access, easy upgrades and software fixes. While there are multiple differences between a cloud-based system and an

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    RFMS adds implementation team, trainers

RFMS adds implementation team, trainers

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—RFMS, a provider of business management software for the flooring industry, recently re-organized its software implementation department to improve the way new users go live with the program. The company also added Jennifer King to its implementation team, and Jamie Gauen and Cindy Thompson to the RFMS training team. King was a previous RFMS user and brings years of experience not only in the flooring industry but with the

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    RFMS biennial user conference draws record turnout

RFMS biennial user conference draws record turnout

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25   Birmingham, Ala.—RFMS, developer of business management software for the flooring industry, held its biennial user conference here earlier this month. The two-day event drew a record turnout for an RFMS event with over 250 users from more than 115 companies traveling from the U.S., Canada and even New Zealand. Owners, managers and users learned about software developments, collaborated with industry peers and

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    Technology: 10 steps to choosing the right flooring software for your business

Technology: 10 steps to choosing the right flooring software for your business

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Lindsay Baillie   A retailer’s quest for the perfect flooring software can be compared to a customer’s journey to finding the right floor. Concerns such as the type of software, the store’s traffic and the software’s maintenance are all things to consider before implementing a specific system. With tons of enticing choices in the market, it can be difficult to find the

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    Technology: Latest software offers add-ons, mobile solutions for dealers

Technology: Latest software offers add-ons, mobile solutions for dealers

February 27/March 6, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 19 By Lindsay Baillie   Las Vegas—Software manufacturers continue to meet the demands of retailers, commercial contractors and installers, providing programs for virtually every facet of their operations. Whether it is business management, estimating, measuring or lead-management software, these providers are tapping into browser- and cloud-based systems to make their programs easier to use and mobile. Following is an overview of some of

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    Technology: New software aims to maximize efficiency

Technology: New software aims to maximize efficiency

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

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    Software: Technology enhances the consumer’s buying experience

Software: Technology enhances the consumer’s buying experience

November 7/14, 2016: Volume 31, Number 11 By Terry Wheat, president, RFMS There is a critical need to improve the buying experience of a floor covering consumer. Flooring retailers are not just competing with big box stores; they are also going up against other channels—many of which offer an enhanced buying experience. So how can technology bring an enhanced buying experience to a floor covering store? By giving the salesperson

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    RFMS opens registration for 2017 Owner & Education Conference

RFMS opens registration for 2017 Owner & Education Conference

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—The RFMS Owner & Education Conference will be held May 10-11, 2017 at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham, Ala. The event will feature a varied and specific array of daily training sessions, networking events and educational sessions. New for 2017 will be a series of half-day workshops during which conference attendees are able to utilize their own laptop to experience hands-on learning opportunities. The

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    RFMS event puts the fun back into training and education

RFMS event puts the fun back into training and education

July 4/11, 2016; Volume 30, Number 27 Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Resource & Financial Management Systems (RFMS) held its annual company training week here, wrapping up the festivities with a fun family night in nearby Birmingham. RFMS places high importance on providing continuing education for all staff members. As such, everyone comes together once a year at the corporate headquarters in Tuscaloosa to attend department and company-wide meetings and training sessions. RFMS employs

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    Software: Improving the flooring sales process using technology

Software: Improving the flooring sales process using technology

April 11/18, 2016; Volume 30, Number 21 By Terry Wheat, president of RFMS It is encouraging to see that measuring and drawing rooms using either a mobile app or software program on a laptop have been gaining traction in the floor covering industry. But what if you could also estimate the quantity of specific products such as carpet, tile or planks and quickly include necessary add-ons and services to develop

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    RFMS hosts 2015 Owners Conference and Education Event

RFMS hosts 2015 Owners Conference and Education Event

Birmingham, Ala.—Resource and Financial Management Systems (RFMS) recently held its biannual Owners Conference and Education Event at the Ross Bridge Spa and Resort here. The theme of this year’s conference was “Technology, Your Business and RFMS,” with a focus on increasing profits using technology and software. Attendees were able to choose from 36 workshops featuring topics including management strategies, industry benchmarking, inventory management, mobile software applications and more. “What’s hot right

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    New technology enhances retail flooring operations

New technology enhances retail flooring operations

 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

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RFMS to host user training event at Surfaces

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Resource and Financial Management Systems (RFMS) is conducting a user training opportunity on Jan. 27, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. The event will be held on the day before the opening of the International Surface trade show. The training event, “Train, Learn, Profit in 2014” is designed to allow users of the RFMS Business Management

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RFMS to hold pre-Surfaces user training sessions

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—Resource and Financial Management Systems (RFMS) is conducting a User Training opportunity on Jan. 27 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held on the day before the opening of the Surfaces tradeshow that is held there each year.

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RFMS users connect, learn, grow at first-ever conference

Birmingham, Ala.—Resource and Financial Management Systems (RFMS) recently held its first-ever educational conference here. The conference, titled “Building Your Business for the Future 2013,” brought together RFMS users (owners and management), RFMS staff and industry manufacturer/supplier representatives for three days of workshops, learning sessions, networking events and presentations. Several social events were also included. The theme of the conference was “Invest in Your Future with Expert Advice and Executive Level Education.”

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WFCA, ESR Commercial become partners

Dalton, Ga.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has developed a new business partnership with ESR Commercial, the country’s largest trade association real estate broker. With more than 35 years of

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Novalis taps Ehrlich as VP of sales, marketing

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring has tapped industry veteran Steve Ehrlich as vice president of sales and marketing for its North American operations. Ehrlich most recently directed new business activity at Invista

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Crossville unveils 2018 Color Trends look book

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has released its 2018 Color Trends look book, forecasting the use of black and rich, shadowy hues in commercial and residential design in the coming year. In addition

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