Software for Hardware LLC proudly announced the successful release and rollout of Software for Hardware® version 14. Version 14 represents the latest, easiest, and most powerful software tool for small and midsize door, frame and hardware distributors. Version 14 continues a progression of powerful and easy to use specialized software for distributors dating back to version 1.0 in 1996. Ian Oxman, co-owner, Software for Hardware LLC stated, “Version 14 builds upon our ease-of-use heritage but combined with much more power. We’ve added nearly 20 new features specifically requested and imagined by our customers.” Version 14 contains entirely new proprietary features such as the Purchase Order Status Monitor™ which provides distributors real-time visibility to manage hundreds of POs simultaneously.
Gary Loderhose, Senior Software Engineer, Software for Hardware, LLC commented, “I’ve been building the SFH product for over a decade. While we are quite proud of the new functionality, I am equally pleased with our rigorous four month alpha and beta testing process. We involved numerous SFH customers who put the software to real-world use for the past two months.” Mark Dement, President, Stars & Stripes Doors, stated, “Stars & Stripes happily participated in the beta version testing. We appreciate how Software for Hardware incorporates customer feedback directly into the product.” Another Beta test customer, Jim Livesay, President, RT Western, added, “I admit to being a demanding customer, but Software for Hardware always steps up and directly addresses my requests. Software for Hardware proactively included RT Western in the Beta testing program. I appreciate that type of vendor relationship.”
“It’s all about the customer,” reflects Lisa Oxman, co-owner, Software for Hardware. “While we certainly had our own ideas about version 14, we instead took direction from our customers. We surveyed users, held webinars, countless meetings, and all that feedback created a great software new product.” Lisa continued, “True to our business model, all current and active Software for Hardware customers receive the v.14 upgrade absolutely free.”
In addition to customer-driven features and data processing improvements, Version 14 also contains integration with numerous industry and accounting platforms. Version 14 integrates to the ASSA ABLOY AAOS® system and soon to be released an integration to the Allegion Overtur® system. Software for Hardware also integrates with DoorData Solutions® providing field inspectors direct access, and easier data input to Software for Hardware.
On the accounting side, Version 14 continues integrations with Quickbooks®, Sage 50®, ContractERP® and Epicor®. Ian added, “We’re committed to ensuring that our product integrates to our client’s accounting system. Software for Hardware remains the only provider in the industry willing to create custom accounting system integrations as needed by our customers. We intend to continue to expand our integrations and industry partnerships.”
Beyond features and functionality, the true value of any software lies in ease of learning and ease of use. Software for Hardware released Version 14 following the launch of the P3™ training and consulting service. P3 provides subscribers live training webinars, recorded video sessions and personal one-on-one consultation meetings. Software for Hardware dedicated new hires to support P3 with the goal of helping SFH users get the most out of the software. Cheryl Orsi, Senior Customer Relations Manager, and 2020 DHI Award Winner, commented, “Back when I was a distributor, I wish my software provider offered a service like P3. We wasted so many hours learning software by trial and error. Proactively avoiding expensive errors reduces stress and increases profitability.”
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Based in Atlanta, GA since 1996, Software for Hardware provides software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business efficiency, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability. As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software company in the industry and the software of choice for door distributors.