Via their acquisition of a Baltimore-based company, Wurth Wood Group was introduced to DMSi’s legacy software, DMS+, in 2005. They soon realized they needed to consolidate into one system that would give them inventory accuracy and building material-specific features like rebate reporting.
“Moving from D+ to our legacy software would be moving backwards, and moving to D+ was not an option,” said Theresa Liscinsky, IT Manager of Wurth. “The support we received from DMSi led us to review and consider Agility.
To continue to grow profit using the resources they had, and increase inventory accuracy, the company implemented Agility in 2007.
“Agility made us more efficient and therefore better at serving our customers” Liscinsky said. “It allows us more connection and easily interfaces to third-party software.”
One of the functions Wurth fully capitalizes on is the rebate reporting features, which make it easier to submit laminate vendor rebates to suppliers. Rebate reporting also allows them to track cost and gross margins more accurately for items that qualify for rebates.
“We had rebate reporting in our legacy system,” said Liscinsky, “but Agility is much more detailed and allows better tracking formatted to our multiple suppliers. The import price program speeds price updates and rebate changes.”
Another DMSi product Wurth Wood Group has had success with is BInformed, a flexible business intelligence application that lets the company view and interact with business data. It allows companies like them to make informed decisions, and to standardize reporting processes.