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10  June 2011
"JB Sash & Door Co. Automates Order Processing with Ponderosa’s Manufacturer Interfaces and Electronic Special Order Catalog"

June 10, 2011 — Ponderosa Software today announced that JB Sash & Door Company, a leader in the New England door and window market for over 70 years and provider of the finest quality doors and windows to architects, builders and homeowners, has automated product quoting and ordering with a host of specialized software tools.

The company also announced that JB Sash & Door has licensed Ponderosa’s Server and Desktop Management Service as well as Data Backup and Disaster Recovery service.

Founded in 1940, JB Sash and Door offers premier brands such as Marvin, Andersen and a comprehensive portfolio of top-of-the-line products windows, doors and specialized millwork products designed to complement any style home and available with unlimited options.

Rick Bertolami, owner of JB Sash & Door said, ”We pride ourselves on our reputation for superior product knowledge and responsive, customized work for our clients. Ponderosa Software’s tight integration with the latest product ordering and quoting tools from Andersen, Marvin and other leading brands, and the software’s ability to provide our sales consultants with on-demand access to up-to-date product specs and cost data automates our product quoting and ordering processes and helps us offer top-notch customer service we’ve become known for.”

JB Sash & Door is also a power user of Ponderosa’s millwork product configurator and electronic Special Order Catalog. These easy-to-use tools simplify production ordering, minimize production errors and help JB Sash & Door maximize margins on everything they build. At the time of order and without pre-defined bills of material, sales consultants can access product information and costs and can quickly set up virtually any customized in-stock or special order window, door or other custom millwork units, relieve inventory, schedule shop time and track associated labor.

“We’ve use the Ponderosa Software throughout all aspects of our operations for more than a decade,” Bertolami added. “Throughout this time, the team at Ponderosa has consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of our business and excellent responsiveness to our evolving business requirements.”

Single-Stop Provider of Business Network and PC Management Services

JB Sash & Door also relies on Ponderosa for security and management of its network servers and desktop computers. Ponderosa’s Server and Desktop Management Service provides remote monitoring of the company’s business network and desktop computers, and provides immediate notification of potential problems with any network server, peripheral or critical device before it results in costly downtime.

In addition to server and desktop management, Ponderosa provides JB Sash & Door with its Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Service. This service provides unparalleled data protection, availability and recoverability in the event of a disaster. Utilizing a dedicated server appliance, Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Service automatically backs up JB Sash & Doors’ network servers every 15 minutes and securely transmits the data to a remote, offsite data center where it stored it in an encrypted, compressed format. That remote site then replicates again to an alternate data center, creating a total of three copies of the fully encrypted data in three geographically distinct regions.

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 caisoft.com/ponderosa.

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