System Features

Quote interface
Estimating software such as Seljax can create material lists in minutes that would require hours manually.

Signature capture Signature capture software offers the biggest opportunity for increased yard efficiencies for most building material dealers by eliminating the need to print and file ticket copies, work that takes even an average size yard thirty to forty minutes daily.

E-mail forms
E-mailing quote and ticket copies is an increasingly requested customer service; e-mailing purchase orders saves labor and creates an easy to check record of the date and time sent as well as other data.

Off-site backup
Our system automatically sends data to Data Business Equipment which eliminates taking backup tapes off site. If the worst happens, our support department has the data required to quickly restore service.

Hand-held devices for physical inventory
The hand-held device cuts the labor required for physical inventory by 75%, and it can also be programmed for other tasks like updating item bar codes. Gathering data becomes as simple has scanning a bar code and entering the physical count.

EDI
EDI eliminates manually entering your weekly hardware order. EDI downloads the quantity received, price and cost changes and creates new SKUs for items purchased for the first time, and you can print new bin labels using the interface to Label Matrix.

PDF file reports
All reports can be viewed and saved, eliminating printing and filing reams of data at day end, month end and year end, and security can be set controlling who can view saved reports.

Co-op and business interface
Many dealers are owned by farm co-ops or other corporations. Our business interface moves sales data such as sales orders, paid-on accounts and return from the DBE system to other accounting software including the details required by co-ops for patronage.

Customer training and support
Data Business Equipment has been automating retail building material dealers and contractor suppliers for twenty five years. We have a complete staff of building material pros to help you install, learn and use features of this system. Custom programming, software training and PC network support are all services we offer. Customer training services include training for new employees and advanced training and system use consultations.

New customers
The DBE Account Manager and Support Team can help you evaluate our software by meeting to determine your automating requirements. DBE can provide product presentations by both the Account Manager and Support Department. Customer site visits can also be used to evaluate the new system.

New installations
A complete, unique installation plan is developed for every installation which usually includes data conversion from an existing computer system. The plan can be as simple as delivery and training dates or as detailed as exact training hours by software area with a step-by-step installation guide for cabling, internet and so on. Conversion can take place as quickly as three weeks, but typically takes place over a sixty day period.

Data conversion
Most businesses have a computer system of some type. Our support team can convert data from any source. If you have an existing point-of-sale system, we will convert customers and inventory items and deliver the new system with this data pre-installed. We can also convert inventory or customers from eEstimating software. For retail dealers, we usually update the inventory items purchased from your hardware cooperative. Converting data allows your staff to continue to use existing customer account and inventory SKUs, greatly simplifying learning the new software system.