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Merkley Supply Increases Market Share and Boost Profits

7/7/2017
Category: LBM

Distributors of concrete block and pavers, brick, and stone have unique challenges that are not often met by generic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, which can impede growth. Typically, if your building materials market share is not growing, it’s probably diminishing.


Five Questions With: Cary Anderson, Epicor Software

5/2/2017
Category: LBM

With housing on a solid growth curve in many markets, what would you define as the clearest opportunity—as well as the biggest challenge—facing LBM dealers? The biggest challenge facing the LBM industry right now is the shortage of skilled labor. This is an issue across the country, and it is affecting both builders and dealers. 


Boost Margins in Value-Added Operations

4/26/2017
Category: LBM

As a result of the improving housing market, savvy dealers are once again turning to turnkey, value-added services such as installed sales and manufacturing to ease the burden on builders and contractors while providing an edge over the competition. In the most recent ProSales 100 survey, 59 percent of the dealers in the country indicated they offer some level of manufacturing, with the leading components being pre-hung doors, floor trusses, and roof trusses



3 Ways Mobile Technology Can Help You Sell More and Be More Profitable

4/20/2017
Category: LBM

The Yankee Group reports a 26 percent increased win rate through the use of mobile enterprise technology. Epicor Senior Director of Product Development, Cary Anderson, recently conducted a webcast to demonstrate how lumber and building materials (LBM) pro dealers and distributors can use cloud, mobile, and portable technologies to pursue more opportunities, speed response time, and differentiate themselves with outstanding service. In short, win more often…with more profitable deals.



Labor Shortages for LBM: How to Leverage ERP Technology for Efficiency

3/9/2017
Category: LBM

As the housing market continues its steady climb back to normal, pro builders are facing increasing challenges with labor—many trades who left the industry during the downturn didn't return, and the booming market is fueling demand more each day.



Get Stoked for Growth During the Epicor LBM User Conference

11/5/2016
Category: LBM


Learning is an essential and unending process throughout the lifetime of owning a lumber and building materials (LBM) business. During the 2016 Epicor LBM User Conference, LBM dealers, as well as industry and technology experts, will participate in two days of networking and business growth education. Attendees will gain valuable insight about to how to better utilize the Epicor BisTrack™, Catalyst, Falcon, ECS Pro, and LumberTrack solutions to dive deeper into their businesses, and ultimately improve the bottom line.


Epicor Supports Launch of LBM Strategies 2016 Conference

11/4/2016
Category: LBM Retail Software


In this extremely competitive Lumber and Building Material (LBM) industry, there is absolutely no substitute for knowledge and skills. That is why Epicor is sponsoring the launch of LBM Strategies’ 3-day conference that kicks off on September 6 in Charlotte, North Carolina helping to honor the inductees who have been serving their markets for at least a century.

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