Hawaii-based HPM Building Supply partners with Progressive Solutions

Hawaii-based HPM Building Supply partners with Progressive Solutions

Author: S. Littlefield
Date: Apr 16 2010

Vancouver, BC (April 16, 2010) - Based in Hilo, Hawaii, HPM Building Supply selected Progressive Solutions’ bisTrack suite of products as their system solution. 

HPM has four pro contractor yards on the Big Island as well as two custom metal roofing manufacturing facilities, a door shop, a distribution center, a pressure treating operation, a truss and wall panel plant and a newly opened sales office on Oahu. HPM is a Do it Best member and the HPM president, Mike Fujimoto, is currently serving as the Chairman of Do it Best.

Riki Newkold, Director of Finance and IT, said, “The time was right to move forward now, because we plan to come out of this economic downturn as a market leader. The bisTrack tools will allow us to perform at a much higher level of efficiency and sophistication, driving up both sales and profit margins.” 

One of HPM’s biggest objectives in selecting a new software solution was to get an integrated ERP solution that would provide significant productivity improvements.  Riki adds, “We chose bisTrack because it offers complete functionality and a solid architecture. The technological economies of scale and added security offered by the hosted environment were also attractive.”

“We decided to partner with PSI because we were impressed with the caliber and experience of the PSI team.  We were not just looking for software support, we wanted a long-term business partner who would help us grow and succeed in an ever-changing market place.”

Even though they are an ocean away, HPM will be using the secureHosting solution from PSI. After extensive connectivity testing it was determined that PSI’s secureHosting works no matter where you are in the world. 

John Matterson, Vice President of bisTrack welcomes HPM, “PSI is excited to welcome HPM as an important new customer and we look forward to a long term partnership.”


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