06/19/2014Ponderosa Software Appoints New LBM Business Development Manager - Sarah C. Bell Brings Over 25 Years of LBM Industry Experience to Help Drive Continued ERP Software Growth

June 19, 2014 — Computer Associates, Inc. and Ponderosa Software today announced that Sarah C. Bell has joined the company as a Business Development Manager. In this capacity, Sarah will work with Ponderosa’s national sales organization to identify marketing opportunities and champion the benefits of the Ponderosa ERP software to lumber and building materials manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

Sarah comes to Ponderosa Software with a wealth of experience within the industry, having spent the last 16 years at Spruce Computer Systems where she was instrumental in acquiring numerous accounts in a broad range of LBM sectors. Prior to joining Spruce, Sarah was a key marketing manager at Enterprise Computer Systems and Dataline Corp., also software suppliers for the LBM industry, both of whose systems are still widely used today.

Pat Gannon, vice president of sales at Ponderosa Software said, “Sarah’s extensive knowledge of LBM industry—as well as her solid understanding of how software can help businesses optimize workflow, enhance customer service and increase profitability—has already made her a key addition to the Ponderosa team. We view her appointment as a sign of our continued commitment to being the leading company in the lumber and building materials software industry.”

Sarah commented, “The LBM businesses that weathered the recession well are the ones that took advantage of technology to cut costs and expanded their range of services in order to be a complete source for their customers’ needs,” said Sarah Bell. “Ponderosa Software is well known for its Millwork Product Configurator and Production Scheduler which are part of an integrated suite of software, including Delivery, Installed Sales, Remanufacturing, Contact Management and Web-based portals that streamline manufacturing and distribution. By offering a complete ERP system for the LBM market, as well as optional IT Managed Services, Ponderosa offers the optimum solution for dealers who prefer to have their company’s business management software, network support and disaster recovery plan under one umbrella."

“I’m excited to be part of such a service-driven organization and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive product and service suite,” she added. “Ponderosa Software can be of great benefit to any LBM operation looking to optimize workflow and increase profitability.”

About 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 and profitable business decisions. For additional information, call 800.422.2782 or visit www.caisoft.com/ponderosa.