Alexander Lumber selects bisTrack as platform for growth in next decades

Alexander Lumber

Author: Carole Randale
Date: Nov 02 2010

Progressive Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that Alexander Lumber, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, has selected bisTrack as the software platform on which to consolidate 250 users at 27 locations across Illinois and Wisconsin.

Alexander Lumber selected bisTrack because they believe is the only software platform that will genuinely bolster growth and profitability, and keep pace with their evolving business needs in the coming decades.

“Alexander Lumber regards the bisTrack platform as essential to taking advantage of their strong presence in the changing landscape of Chicago-area LBM supply,” says Dave Keeley, account manager with Progressive Solutions. “So much so that they refused other vendors’ desperate offers to keep their systems in place, and unanimously decided to invest in bisTrack’s superior technology.”

“Alexander Lumber will get much better exchange of data and more robust systems,” says Michael Lyons, project manager for Progressive Solutions, who explains that the 21 CSD and 2 ECS Pro systems bisTrack is replacing operate with disparate data bases and resultant lack of standardization. Progressive Solutions will host bisTrack through its secureHosting program. “Consolidation of all locations onto a single bisTrack system will help Alexander Lumber optimize company-wide inventory, offer better customer service, and give them accurate real-time data to support decision-making and competitive strategies.”

Throughout 2011, Alexander Lumber will roll out and rev up bisTrack in all Alexander Lumber locations in Illinois and Brittingham & Hixon Lumber and Stan’s Lumber locations in Wisconsin. Within months, Alexander Lumber will be poised for efficiency and responsiveness gains, and armed with valuable real-time operational and financial insight to help them hone strategic plans.

Testimonials

  • "We’ve fixed problems, eliminated data re-entry and repurposed valuable employees. bisTrack helped us be more productive with fewer people."

    Candy Loweke
    Process Analyst, Raymond Building Supply

  • "We were up 5 points of margin within ten months using bisTrack™ pricing management and margin review. The payback happened in just months."

    Brian King
    President of Construction Supply

  • "Since our conversion to bisTrack we have seen big pluses with purchasing and costing accuracy which have definitely contributed to the bottom line."

    Brad White
    President of White's Lumber

  • "We know these are the kind of people we want to partner with long-term, with the vision and values that are critical to a mutually successful relationship."

    David Jones
    President of Brookside Lumber

  • "With bisTrack we have cut our costs while increasing the speed and quality of service to our customers."

    John Steinman
    VP of Purchasing and IT Services, Forge Lumber

  • "We used to go blind on what our costs were. Now we can audit every single job in millwork, see what our waste is and know what things are really costing us."

    Lan McIlvain
    Alan McIlvain Company

  • "We were looking for software we could grow with. lumberTrack and Great Plains are going to give us the ability to dig down and get the reporting data we need to make our decisions. They have streamlined our workflow and the general ledger."

    Sherry Sabbatini
    Deer Park Lumber

  • "I think highly of the people at Progressive Solutions. They have a professional approach, they understand the lumber business, and they meet their commitments."

    Joe Kusar
    Vice President & General Manager of Tolleson Lumber Co

  • "lumberTrack’s™ business logic is rock solid. It’s a very configurable system and Progressive Solutions, as a business partner has been awesome."

    Mike Beye
    Chief Value Officer of Vaagen Bros. Lumber Co