Lumber and Building Materials Store business management made simple

Windward Software's Hardware and Lumber Store Software is a simple system to help manage your business from the point of sale terminals to the accounting back office. Running your Lumber and Building Materials Shop has many challenges, and Windward will help you overcome them all with one complete solution.

Windward Software's Lumber and Building Materials software is a fully integrated point of sale and business management software package that helps run your store, instead of merely reporting on it. Improve customer service and reduce costs while providing enhanced services to your employees and customers.

We’ve designed this software with the business owner in mind, giving you total control of your operations, from the lumber counter to the back office. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that Windward's customer care team is just a phone call away.

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Shouldn't your team have the right tools to do their job?

Innovative Hardware and Lumber Retail Solutions

Handle your daily business challenges with ease. We have extensive experience in dealing with Lumber and Building Materials Businesses like yours, and that’s reflected in our software. Our goal is to help you sell, order, ship, and interact with customers more effectively.

All-in-One Business Management

Meet all of your business management needs with one complete software solution. Windward System Five is fully integrated, meaning individual modules work in unison to streamline every aspect of your operation.

Windward Expert Support

Operate with the reassurance that Windward Software’s expert support staff is with you every step of the way. From installation to training to troubleshooting, we offer live global support seven days a week. We’re not happy until you are.

Hardware and Lumber Software Features

Manage your Lumber and Building Materials Store from end to end with Windward System Five on Cloud

Point of Sale

Engage customers and increase profits by equipping your sales staff with the tools and knowledge they need to provide an exceptional level of customer service for your Hardware and Lumber Store.

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Enjoy greater inventory control with barcoding for faster checkout service, improved customer satisfaction, fewer errors and quicker stock checks.

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Signature Capture

Reduce paperwork, streamline administrative processes and incorporate a higher level of security with our POS software’s electronic signature capture capabilities.

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Multi-store POS

Keep your business network running smoothly and cohesively with our lumberyard management software. This ERP solution helps you oversee your operations from a single location and communicate business-critical information between branches.

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Credit Card Processing

With Windward Software’s integrated credit card processing, you’ll be able to conduct credit, debit and gift card transactions quickly, accurately and securely.

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By integrating your online and offline operations, you’ll keep administrative costs down while maintaining tight control over your expanding inventory.

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Business Management

Buy better, market smarter and work more efficiently in your business. Windward System Five provides you with the knowledge and control to drive profits for your Hardware and Lumber Store.

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Inventory Control

Control your inventory, track inventory movement, optimize stock levels and improve your cost control measures through reports.

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Customer Management

Create a database with your customer information to provide a smoother, more personal shopping experience, and increase your selling and marketing opportunities.

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General Ledger

Windward Software's integrated accounting software allows you to view, print, enter and report data quickly and conveniently, providing and simple, error-free way of managing your books.

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Admin & Control

Empower your employees with the access and information they need to perform their jobs properly, without compromising security or confidential data.

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Financial Reporting

Track and compare company performance with P&L statements. Use balance sheets to determine and monitor your financial standing.

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Customer Reporting

Get remarkable insight into the people that matter most to your business — your customers. Slice and dice customer data in hundreds of ways to optimize business processes.

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Create Your Own Reports

The beauty of Windward Software's custom report designer is that you can analyze the details that matter most to you. No matter if that's staff in multiple locations, inventory levels, and other areas of interest.

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SMB & Enterprise Editions

Windward System Five is available in two versions: SMB lets you choose the modules you need most while Enterprise comes fully loaded to provide the most comprehensive business management software solution available.

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Installed or Cloud

Choose from two options for deploying our ERP software: through a tried and tested local installation, or by using our innovative cloud-based Windward Cloud model.

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Software Integrations

Configure Windward’s business management software to handle LBM industry-specific processes and integrate with systems you already have in place.

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Recommended POS Hardware

Windward System Five point of sale software supports a range of optional hardware to help your business run smoothly - scanners, printers, computers, touch screens, and more.

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Fail Safe Technology

Whether you need reliable backup to protect against system failure, or you need to synchronize information across multiple locations, Windward’s fail safe technology has got your back.

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Expert Support

Windward offers phone support, virtual assistance through screen sharing, or on-site support depending on the edition and plan. Self-help is always available 24/7 through our extensive knowledge base.

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Our comprehensive training materials are available for all customers. Whether you're just getting going or just need to train a new employee on one thing, you'll love the video library and how-tos.

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Maintenance and support packages are available for customers who like an ongoing support team to fine-tune software features. Our experts will handle the software issues so you can focus on your bottom line.

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Designed with your everyday tasks in mind

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Membership Management to drive repeat business

Windward's Hardware and Lumber Store Software offers full compatibility for an integrated membership software program. The Membership Management feature in Windward System Five allows you to easily sell memberships to your customers at the Point of Sale to reward them accordingly. A great way to keep customers coming back!

Support your Builder Business

Windward's Lumber and Building Materials Store Software has a full accounts receivable module which can help you support those relationships with the contractors in your area.  This feature is sure to keep your builders building since they can get in and out quickly, and your bookkeeper happy because you're tracking everything along the way.

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Sell Faster with Touchscreen

Windward Software offers support for touchscreen-enabled terminals through user-definable panels and floating windows. Touchscreen functionality is commonly used in order to simplify the Quick Cash interface at the point of sale and therefore may not support certain point-of-sale features or advanced navigation. However, this touchscreen can be fully customizable to fit your business needs according to whatever makes sense to have immediately available at the touch of your finger.

With Windward Software you can create either a global (system-wide) or local (i.e. this workstation only) display button layout so that certain key features are displayed in an evidently obvious fashion. Windward Software's touchscreen technology lets you have the features readily available at your fingertips.

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What are the benefits of an inventory management system for hardware and lumber stores?

By tracking inventory levels, you can ensure that you're ordering the right quantities for the season. This can help you avoid overstock and reduce out-of-stocks, which can lead to wasted money and lost opportunities.

Lumber comes with its own unique challenges since you have to cull it and keep track of SKU movement as a result.

An inventory management system like Windward System Five can also help you speed up the ordering process. By having a system in place that tracks inventory levels, you can quickly and easily re-order items when they're running low. This can help you reduce the time it takes for employees to manually keep tabs on your inventory.

Windward's Hardware and Lumber Software can also help you improve the customer experience. By having accurate inventory levels, you can ensure that customers are able to find the items they need in your store. This can help you keep customers happy and encourage them to return in the future.

Real customers, real results.

Carol Sudchak

Windsor Plywood

We have a lot of products that range from everything from doors to windows to mouldings to small hardware pieces - we have a large inventory. We use Windward as our Point of Sale Software and to track our inventory. Windward tracks our inventory very well and the ability to use barcodes made it even simpler and efficient for our customers. The system is a lot quicker as a Point of Sale and it's good!...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our business management software solutions for hardware and lumber stores? We have the answers! Keep reading to find the answers to some of the questions we hear the most.

We specialize in inventory control, point of sale, invoicing, and accounting systems for Hardware and Lumber Stores. Using a series of soft switches, Windward's System Five enterprise resource planning software adapts to the way you do business. Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t believe that a company should have to change its existing business practices to suit a software package. Many of our Lumber and Building Materials Industry clients tell you Windward System Five is the most flexible and user-friendly business management system on the market today.

An inventory management system can provide numerous benefits for hardware and lumber stores. First, an inventory management system can help you track your inventory more accurately and save money. By tracking inventory levels, you can ensure that you're not ordering too much or too little of any item. This can help you avoid over or under-stocking items, which can lead to wasted money.

An inventory management system can also help you speed up the ordering process. By having a system in place that tracks inventory levels, you can quickly and easily order items when they're running low. This can help you avoid the time it takes for employees to manually keep tabs on your inventory.

An inventory management system can also help you improve the customer experience. By having accurate inventory levels, you can ensure that customers are able to find the items they need in your store. This can help you keep customers happy and encourage them to return in the future.

A point-of-sale (POS) system is an important part of any retail business. It helps track inventory, sales, and customer information. A POS system consists of a computer, software, a cash drawer, a receipt printer, and a barcode scanner. The computer runs the software, which tracks the sales and inventory data. The cash drawer opens when a sale is made, and the receipt printer prints a receipt for the customer. The barcode scanner is used to scan barcodes on items that are being sold.

A POS system can automate many tasks in a retail business. It can help track inventory levels, so businesses know when they need to order more inventory. It can also help track sales, so businesses can see what items are selling the best and how much money they're making. Furthermore, the system can store customer information, so businesses can keep track of what customers are buying and how often they're buying. This information can be used to create customer profiles and target marketing efforts to specific customers.

There are many differences between local and cloud ERP software. One of the biggest differences is that local ERP software is installed on-premises within your company's network, while cloud software is hosted online and accessed by you and your employees over the internet.

Local ERP systems are typically managed and maintained by in-house IT staff, while cloud software is managed and secured by our team. This means that you'll need to have someone on your staff who is knowledgeable about how to use and administer local ERP software, while with cloud software, you don't need to worry about higher costs for hardware, software, and the people needed to manage it.

Windward System Five can be deployed either locally on your network or in our Secure Cloud. The best choice for hardware and lumber stores depends on the business's specific needs.

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