Features of our Software

version 15 of our industry leading door distributor software

Generate complete and professional quotes and submittals

  • Door and Frame Schedules

  • Hardware Schedules

  • Keying Schedules

  • Division 10 Schedules

  • Hardware Specifications

Best door and frame drawing tool anywhere

  • Easiest to use

  • Add elevations

  • Add comments

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Software for Hardware 15.0 improves operations, boosts communication, and makes the whole process easier.

Operational Advantages

v15 | NEW | New User Interface

State of the art, modern user interface with browser-like tabs for concurrent work sessions

Productivity improvement with ability to open and work multiple jobs simultaneously

v15 | NEW | Material Recap Report

Calculates gross margin for a contract job and gross margin for product types within the job

Enables immediate visibility to profitability and identify any required pricing changes

v15 | NEW | Staging Location on Packing Slips

Staging locations display on the packing slip for door, frame, hardware, accessories and prehungs

Saves time and reduces errors in warehouse and shipping

v14 | PO Status Monitor

Displays status of all purchase orders and highlights key dates, dollar amounts, and delivery information

Save money by quickly recognizing issues to take immediate corrective action

v14 | Detailer Access

Ability to restrict access to job or quote information for detailers or other selected employees

Provide control and security over sensitive job and client information

v14 | Markup Percent Control

Enables Admin to set a minimum markup percent for all Sales Orders and Contract Job

Prevents salesmen from underpricing products and jobs per company policy

v14 | Keying Records Manager

Module to store all data including finish and bitting the keysets of a job

Ease of use, time saver, and helps reduce errors

Inventory & Non-Stock databases

Automatically build a library of doors, frames, hardware and accessories as you add these products to a job or sales order.

Save time when creating jobs and sales orders by reusing these items from the database.

Inventory Control

Track on-hand and committed quantities for each product in your inventory.

Accurately track and modify inventory items directly from your desktop.

QR Code Integration

Create and print adhesive QR Code labels for every product in your inventory. View item details and update inventory counts from an iPhone or iPad simply by scanning these codes.

Instantly view product details while in the warehouse and efficiently verify and update your inventory counts.

Contact Database

Manage important contact information for architects, customers, manufacturers and wholesalers.

Easily access all the info you need on the people you sell to, buy from and work with.

Integrated Price books

Utilize over 100 hardware, 9 accessory and 10 hollow metal price books which are integrated into Software for Hardware and are automatically kept current. Software for Hardware also allows you to add your own custom products.

Find price info that is always current and readily accessible.

Schedule Creator

Produce Door/Frame, Hardware and Division 10 schedules. Preamble and note pages can be attached to each schedule and the Door/Frame Schedule also includes elevation drawings.

Easily create and print complex schedules.

Purchase Orders

Instantly create purchase orders with the click of a button from a Contract Job or Sales Order. Software for Hardware also supports backordered POs. Stock replenishment POs can be created by selecting items from your inventory database.

Save time, reduce errors, and effectively track all your purchases.

“Combo” Purchase Orders

Combine stock, job or sales order POs into a single purchase order.

Easily find the best POs to combine going to the same supplier which will often save money on freight charges, provide greater discounts, and help you meet minimum order quantities.

Picking Tickets & Packing Slips

Easily generate picking tickets to pull stock material for both contract jobs and sales orders. Packing Slips can be created for all of the material being delivered to the job site. Adhesive labels can be printed to label all products going to the job site.

Save time and reduce errors when managing jobs and sales orders.

Change Orders

Automatically generate change orders to track any changes made to an approved job.

Retain accurate records of job changes as well as tracking purchases and deliveries.

Profitability Reporting

Measure profitability either by job or by salesperson.

Get immediate access to the data you need to manage and grow your business.

Installation Reports/Tracking

Create installer reports with complete job information to tell the installer what to install as well as track on-site progress.

Easily access information about the details and installation status of your jobs at any time.

Job Site Info

Manage and view job site information including phone numbers, special delivery instructions and directions.

Save time by finding all the information you need in one place to efficiently manage a job.

Communications Advantages

v15 | NEW | Concurrent Open Jobs

Ability to open a job without closing current job screen

Big time saver. Quickly open other SFH screens reference then toggle right back to primary work screen.

v14 | Report Emailer

Click to email reports directly from SFH screens

Saves time. No need to save report files and open Outlook to create email.

v14 | Job Import/Export

Enables you to share with another SFH user a complete job including drawings

Facilitates collaboration with remote users or people outside of your company

v14 | Reports Manager

Over 30 reports for quotes, jobs, inventory, sales management, profitability analysis, etc.

All the information you and your customers need to be productive and profitable

Price Estimate Reports

Generate a detailed price list of all doors, frames hardware items and accessories used on a job. Door and Frame reports will also show the cost of manufacturer preps and “our shop” preps when applicable.

Detailed and easy to read reports allow for quick and accurate review before submittal.

Submittal Bid Sheet

Create summarized pricing for a job. Custom notes can be easily added.

Quickly produce concise, professional bid sheets for your customers.

Sales Orders/Proposals

If you are not required to do a submital package, you can create a sales proposal/order. It’s just like adding items to the “shopping cart”. With one click, you can turn a Sales Proposal into a Sales Order.

Easily make over-the-counter sales with no need to create a contract job.

Door, Frame and Prehung Fabrication Reports

Create reports that group together all like doors, frames or prehungs found in a contract job. These reports provide all of the details needed for your shop to deliver the material required on the job. It will identify all required preps, fire labels and accessories for the doors, frames and prehungs being delivered to the job.

Help your shop meet delivery dates efficiently and accurately as you coordinate the preps and materials needed for complex jobs.

Installation Bids

Easily enter all the information required to produce a bid for the installation of doors, frames, hardware and accessories. You can also create User-Defined categories to cover things like travel and living expenses for your crew.

Respond to your customers quickly and accurately.

Job Correspondence

Generate and track RFIs, Transmittals, and miscellaneous correspondence documents for every contract job.

Respond quickly and professionally to customer inquires.

Ease of Use Advantages

v15 | NEW | New User Interface

Intuitive screen layout with a familiar internet browser feel

Easiest DFH software to use and welcoming look for Millennial users

v14 | Jump To Function

One-click navigation across different SFH modules

Saves time and increases ease of use, especially when working complex jobs

v14 | Search Function

Across SFH modules ability to one-click search on any field

Increases ease of use and saves you time

v14 | Export to Excel

One-click ability to export reports and other information directly to Excel

Increases ease of use and saves you time

Job Areas

By creating Areas, you can break a contract job down by building, floor, phase or any other category that you may choose.

Produce reports for Purchase Orders, Picking Tickets and Packing Slips for only a particular part of the job.

Archive Jobs and Sales Orders

Clear out old jobs and sales orders by archiving them into a separate database.

Keep your database fast, organized, and clutter-free while still retaining access to past jobs/orders if necessary.