8/14/2008"CAI to Showcase New Millwork Software at the AMD’s 44th Annual Convention"
August 14, 2008 — Computer Associates (CAI) today announced its plans to demonstrate the latest enhancements to its Ponderosa Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software at the Association of Millwork Distributors’ (AMD) 44th Annual Convention. Held during October 11-16 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, this year’s convention places an emphasis on spending quality time between manufacturers and distributors and will, once again, provide an opportunity for professional growth through a variety of education sessions relevant to the challenges facing the millwork industry.

Available for manufacturers and distributors of windows, doors, furniture, cabinets, moulding, and other millwork products, Ponderosa is contemporary, Windows-based ERP software that enhances productivity, improves margins, reduces costs, and maximizes the service level that you provide to your customers. Ponderosa’s fully integrated inventory, production, delivery, service, and accounting modules help you automate processes, manage your operations more efficiently and make the most informed business decisions.

At the convention [Booth 999], CAI millwork consultants will demonstrate Ponderosa’s suite of easy-to-use tools that help improve sales efficiency and close more business.These tools let you quickly configure, price and cost millwork jobs at the highest margin possible. Also on display at the convention will be Ponderosa’s enhanced, visually interactive business intelligence tool helps make sure you don't miss a single sales opportunity.

CAI will also demonstrate its new Quote System Integral (QSI), a new Windows-based software tool that’s revolutionizing the manufacture of custom doorway and entry systems, specialized moulding and other millwork products where value-added differentiation can make, or not make, the sale. QSI enables manufacturers to differentiate from their competitors by offering customized millwork products that match their customers’ unique tastes and buying requirements.

Using the QSI tool, door manufacturers, for example, can quickly design and sell a full line of value-added door and entry system designs. QSI’s graphical interface and ‘Quick Entry’ feature lets users customize a wide array of baseline interior or exterior door styles, or templates. The door design can then be easily modified by selecting various product options, including door width and height, panel and muntin design, glass type and thickness, rails and several other product components.In addition, QSI can produce detailed drawings that can be e-mailed or faxed to customers for fast sign-off.

The QSI tool is available stand-alone or with CAI’s Ponderosa Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.

About Computer Associates

Headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Computer Associates (CAI) is a business consulting and software development company with over 30 years of experience in providing professional services and products across a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial environments. CAI has worked closely with many leading companies to apply advanced, industry-specific software concepts and technology innovations that enhance our client’s business performance and profitability. With over fifty hardware and software certified professionals on staff, Computer Associates maintains a broad library of Windows 2003-based software in support of its vertical business segments.