1/6/2012"Ponderosa Announces Mobile Sales Desk Smart Phone App"

January 6, 2012 — Ponderosa Software today announced its new Mobile Sales Desk application for smart phones, an on-demand business tool that can help LBM and millwork distributors improve customer service and close more sales. The new smart phone app provides a set of convenient sales tools and screens that let you access the information you need to respond confidently and immediately to a customer question.

The Mobile Sales Desk app establishes a secure link to the Ponderosa enterprise resource planning (ERP) software running on the host server and then, at the touch of the screen, lets you access a remote order screen or view customer contact or product information, promotion, on-hand inventory counts, month-to-date (MTD) sales and gross profit (GP)―even each day’s total sales, total estimated GP % and delivery routes.

Jim McCooey, president of Computer Associates (CAI), said, “A major development thrust for CAI over the past 18 months has been to create truly mobile versions of our ERP software. The objective was to provide clients with full, anywhere, anytime access to their business management software―whether they’re working in the field or in the office.“

The Mobile Sales Desk follows on Ponderosa’s announcement of full compatibility with the Apple iPad and other tablet PCs. No matter where you are―at the client’s site, sitting in an airport en-route to a big meeting, or ‘vacationing’ on a sunny island, if you’ve got your iPad, you’ve got your business too with Ponderosa. Enter orders, confirm product availability, check order status or access Ponderosa’s integrated Business Intelligence (BI) tool to monitor real-time key performance indicators (KPIs). The options are unlimited!

“Companies are looking for ways to stand out, to provide the best service possible,” says Barbara Gahan, Sr. Project Manager for Ponderosa. “Sales executives and business owners that have 'on-demand' access to their mission-critical business information have a marked advantage.”

Ponderosa Enterprise Software for LBM and Millwork Distributors

Available for manufacturers and distributors of lumber, building materials and millwork, Ponderosa is contemporary, Windows-based Enterprise Resource Planning (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.

For more information, call 800.422.4782 or visit Ponderosa on the web at www.caisoft.com/ponderosa.