LMC and Progressive Solutions renew their relationship

LMC and Progressive Solutions renew their relationship

Author: S. Littlefield
Date: Jul 28 2011


VANCOUVER, BC and WAYNE, PA - July 28, 2011 - Progressive Solutions Inc., leading supplier of bisTrack
 business software solutions for lumber and building materials (LBM) dealers, is pleased to announce that the Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) (www.lmc.net) has renewed its relationship with Progressive Solutions as a National Accounts Program (NAP) Vendor.

Michele Maciey, LMC's buyer overseeing the relationship, comments, "bisTrack is powerful, modern software that has proven its merit and significant value to LMC dealers. The EDI interface to LMC is just one of the ways that LMC dealers report cost-saving efficiency gains from switching to bisTrack."

Over the past 4 years since Progressive Solutions achieved NAP Vendor status, 20 LMC dealers have begun using bisTrack, typically switching from legacy software to take advantage of bisTrack's complete, integrated platform and functionality. LMC dealers report returns on their software investment in as little as six months, due to proactive pricing and margin control, improved product and service offerings, and efficiencies that allow them to do more with fewer people. Read more here. http://www.progressive-solutions.com/Case-studies/software-for-builders.php

As part of the NAP program, LMC dealers can purchase bisTrack business software through LMC, and enjoy the following benefits:

   1. Assurance of LMC's due diligence. As an NAP vendor,
       Progressive Solutions has passed the scrutiny of LMC's
       professional purchasing practices. You can rest assured
       that Progressive Solutions is a reliable and trustworthy

   2.  Payments are made directly to LMC.

   3.  Purchases count toward annual LMC purchase rebate.
        Payments for bisTrack software assurance and annual
        support fees count towards a dealer's total annual
        purchases and qualify for LMC's rebate program.

"We're pleased to count LMC amongst our buying group partners," says John Matterson, Progressive Solutions'   Executive Vice President. "LMC is a first-rate organization. I look forward to doing all we can to maximize the benefits of the relationship for LMC and provide measureable results to its members."


  • "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 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

  • "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

  • "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 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