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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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    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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    Pacific Solutions tech conference educates, informs

Pacific Solutions tech conference educates, informs

November 7/14, 2016: Volume 31, Number 11 By Reginald Tucker Floor covering retail and commercial contract software provider Pacific Solutions recently held its annual fall user’s conference in San Diego. Scores of Pacific Solutions’ customers as well as company employees were on hand for the comprehensive, multi-faceted event. “The objective of the conference is to bring all our users together and provide them with that one-time-a-year opportunity to interface with

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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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    California’s stewardship law AB2398: Software suppliers respond

California’s stewardship law AB2398: Software suppliers respond

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

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Software innovations help retailers operate faster, smarter, better

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

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    Companies helping to build improved service, offering many customer relationship management programs

Companies helping to build improved service, offering many customer relationship management programs

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

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    CRM software key to running an efficient, profitable business

CRM software key to running an efficient, profitable business

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.

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Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

Lancaster, Pa.—DecorArt Rejuvenations flooring, a vinyl sheet collection from Armstrong Flooring, introduces a versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors.  New visuals with exquisite

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Crossville’s Convergence collection awarded Silver at Best of NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville was recognized with a Silver Award for its new Convergence glass collection at the Best of NeoCon showcase, June 11, in Chicago at the kickoff breakfast to NeoCon 2018. Honored

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Senior living solves acoustic challenges with Ecore flooring

Canton, N.C.— Lisa Leatherwood, MSN, RN and administrator of Silver Bluff Village, a family-owned and operated senior living community, sought to refresh the design of the corridors and nurses’ station

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