Progressive Solutions surpasses the 10,000 user mark

Author: C. Randle
Date: Sep 23 2010

Progressive Solutions Inc. (PSI), of Richmond, BC, Canada, announced today that PSI’s customer base has surpassed the 10,000 user mark and continues to grow steadily.

“Forestry and LBM companies need every advantage they can get,” said Len Williams, President of PSI. “Our software provides users with tighter margin and financial control, faster access to decision-making data, improved inventory management, and more efficient and productive staff — all keys to the survival and growth of any business.”

“Every user we gain is a user converting from a competitive legacy system that no longer provides, or never did provide the intelligence and adaptability necessary to operate their evolving business,” explains Williams. “To some, it’s a tough decision to replace a familiar system with a new system. Everybody’s pinching pennies. But these new customers know that bisTrack, far from being a drain on their business, will add to their bottom line in a way that few other capital investments can match.”

We are pleased to welcome all our new customers who’ve recently joined the PSI family. Highlights from recent sales and installations include: 

bisTrack for LBM wholesalers, dealers and retailers

  • Alexander Lumber Company, Aurora, IL: 250-user, 26-location retailer serving Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • Bloedorn Lumber Company, Torrington, WY: 200-user, 23-location Do it Best dealer serving the Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, and Colorado areas.
  • Alsford Timber, Erith, Kent, UK: 140 users, 19-location timber merchant.
  • Dunn Lumber, Seattle, WA: 150-user, 16-location Northwest LBM dealer.
  • James McMahon, Limerick Ireland: 140 users, 14-location builders merchant.
  • HPM, Hilo, Hawaii: 140-user PSI-hosted system serving 4 retail lumberyards and 7 manufacturing/ distribution facilities.
  • Huskey Truss and Building Supply, Franklin, TN: 50-user, 3 location PSI-hosted system.

LumberTrack for wood products manufacturers

  • Do it Best Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN: A multi-location, PSI-hosted, 40-user system for Do It Best’s commodity building products distribution division serving members across the US.
  • Anthony Forest Products, El Dorado, AR: 35-users at sawmills, chip mills, glulam and I-joint plants using a PSI-hosted lumberTrack system, supported by Tag Track, Fiber Track, Handhelds, and a 10-user Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • RSG Forest Products, Molalla, WA: 25-user 4-location lumberTrack supported by Tag Track and a 10-user Microsoft Dynamics GP. RSG produces and distributes nearly a billion board feet of softwood lumber each year throughout the US.



  • "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 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

  • "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