AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced a significant upgrade to its North American version of Epicor BisTrack ™ business management software for lumber and building materials (LBM) dealers and distributors. Epicor BisTrack version 5.5 delivers advanced pricing tools, cloud, and mobile functionality, interface improvements, and third-party integrations to the Epicor flagship solution for the LBM market.
"The new version of Epicor BisTrack combines our company's deep lumber industry expertise with our rich retail knowledge and commitment to cloud and mobile technologies," said Jason Parchomchuk, manager, BisTrack product management, Epicor Software. "We've endeavored to build an LBM business management tool that is simultaneously feature rich and easy-to-use."
Knowledgeable Decisions with Impactful Pricing Analytics
Today's building materials customer has access to a wide array of pricing information and dealers need to be equally informed. The innovative BisTrack Pricing Planner tool is an integrated application that helps LBM dealers and distributors make knowledgeable pricing decisions and apply rules-based price adjustments. The software streamlines the capturing of competitor and catalog prices, helps users analyze the impact of pricing on sales, and tracks pricing performance across multiple locations. The software can also perform "what if" analysis to predict the potential results of price changes prior to their implementation. These pricing strategies are passed directly into existing price-change workflows within BisTrack software.
"Establishing an effective pricing strategy in today's competitive building materials market requires a balanced approach. Dealers obviously want to maximize the profits from each item sold, but, if they get too aggressive, they can price themselves out of business," added Parchomchuk. "With our new Pricing Planner tool for BisTrack software, LBM dealers can easily identify the products that are most price sensitive and should be priced competitively, as well as the blind and non-comparable products that can be priced higher. The BisTrack Pricing Planner application gives LBM dealers the information they need to increase gross profit without lowering sales."
Cloud and Mobility Improvements
Epicor has made great strides in the development of its BisTrack Cloud mobile platform. BisTrack Cloud software is a touch-optimized web application for mobile LBM employees—such as outside sales representatives.
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