lumberTrack adds Business Intelligence, Imaging, Web Portal

lumberTrack adds Business Intelligence, Imaging, Web Portal

Author: C. Randle
Date: Oct 06 2010

Progressive Solutions Inc. (PSI), of Richmond, BC, Canada, announces the release of lumberTrack enhancements and several related product offerings that broaden lumberTrack’s capabilities for supply chain and operations management, document management, and financial and administrative systems.

“Folks are talking more positively about the coming recovery and how their organizations are retooling and getting ready for the upswing,” says Keith Matterson, lumberTrack VP at Progressive Solutions. “Despite the very difficult industry downturn, Progressive Solutions has remained fully committed to driving feature, functionally and technology advances in lumberTrack as a means of helping our customers.”

What’s new in lumberTrack?
Guy Anderson, Progressive Solutions’ VP Technology for the lumberTrack product says, “The investments we made to modernize lumberTrack’s platform and architecture are really paying off now. We see a skyrocketing pace at which we are able to add new feature/functionality and integrate with advancing technologies.”

Some of the new features/functionality include:

  1. lumber Track Imaging and Document Management - Capture and store images of lumberTrack documents you fax, email or print. Scan signed and outside documents (e.g. BOL, Vendor Invoice, Customer PO) and link images to related documents. Quickly search for and retrieve documents. Capture images to attach as Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) Notes.
  2. lumberTrack Online – Provide your customers and remote staff web access to lumberTrack so they have access to real time, secure data from lumberTrack. Allow customers to view account information, inventory on hand, request quotes online and review their order status.
  3. lumberTrack Homepage Upgrades – New Windows-based features to allow role-based and user-based setup of lumberTrack’s Homepage. Upon startup, each user or user profile can view dashboards of relevant KPIs, frequently-used tools and tasks, quick messaging, alerts and other important high-level information.
  4. Vendor/Customer Mapping – Enhanced capabilities provide access right through the order to fulfillment processes.
  5. Upgrades to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 – The latest release include more tools to speed planning, improve business intelligence and analytics, and streamline common tasks in a company’s financial, human resources and payroll systems. There’s also enhanced collaboration opportunities with MS Word, Excel and Sharepoint.

Optimism and involvement common themes with lumberTrack user community
Anderson adds: “Our users are very optimistic and revitalized with their involvement in mapping out the future of lumberTrack. We’re excited about the user advisory groups, workshops and conferences we have lined up for 2011.”

For full details on any of these new features, or to become more involved in the lumberTrack user community, please call 1-877-746-4774 or email





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    Lan McIlvain
    Alan McIlvain Company

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    Brian King
    President of Construction Supply

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    Brad White
    President of White's Lumber

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    David Jones
    President of Brookside Lumber

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    Candy Loweke
    Process Analyst, Raymond Building Supply

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    VP of Purchasing and IT Services, Forge Lumber

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    Sherry Sabbatini
    Deer Park Lumber

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    Joe Kusar
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