Industry Partnerships

Windward Software is the preferred provider of business management software solutions for numerous recognized buying groups and associations across various industries.

We work closely with these groups and their members to ensure that Windward System Five evolves to best suit their needs.

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At BrandSource it's all about the members. BrandSource members are stakeholders. Every dollar at the group’s disposal drives revenue to independent its Home Goods retailer members by leveraging collective marketing spend. BrandSource recommends Windward System Five for business management software.

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With over 700 members, Mega Group is Canada’s largest group of independent home furnishings retailers and is dedicated to providing members services that stimulate growth and promote success. Mega Group has designated Windward System Five as its preferred business management software solution.

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XOLogic is a product data company focused on providing multi-channel commerce solutions (online, in-store, and in-field) for wholesale distributors and product manufacturers. Windward System Five features a seamless integration with XOLogic's Lighting Showroom software, and Windward Software shares a booth with XO at the semi-annual Lightovation show.

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The Lighting One cooperative began in 2001 when the group joined CCA Global Partners. Lighting One is a key force in the lighting industry with a membership base of more than 150 independent lighting showroom owners in North America. Windward System Five is an official Lighting One preferred business management software solution.

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SPECTRA is a marketing group focused on generating volume rebates for retail and commercial Lighting Showrooms and Distributors while increasing market share for its supplier partners. Windward System Five is a SPECTRA-preferred business management software solution. More info on the partnership can be found here...

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The VGM Group is one of the most respected and well-known associations in the home medical equipment industry, currently providing solutions and savings to over 2,000 medical equipment businesses across the United States. The VGM Group has officially designated Windward System Five as a preferred business management software solution for its member companies.

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Peak Care  is an independent, Australian-owned group, dedicated to sourcing high quality medical, hospital, and patient support equipment for its member companies. Windward System Five is Peak Care's preferred business management software solution.

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The Garden Centre Group Co-op (GCGC) is a member-owned and operated networking cooperative consisting of a collection of progressive, independently-owned garden centre retailers located across Canada. The GCSC has designated Windward System Five as a preferred business management software solution for its members.

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Founded in 2000, United Buyers Group (UBG) unites more than 280 Specialty Fireplace Stores across the United States and Canada, and has become the largest group of its kind representing independent businesses specializing in the fireplace industry. UBG is a strong promoter of Windward System Five as its exclusively recommended business management software solution.

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For more than 60 years, Polaris has been making high-quality, breakthrough productswhether it's launching the snowmobile industry, reinventing ATV categories year after year, developing first purpose-built military vehicles or introducing a radical 3-wheel moto-roadster. Windward System Five has been designated as a Polaris-Certified Dealer Management System.

Are you a buying group, industry supplier or industry association that is interested in learning more about what Windward Software & Windward System Five can do for your members? Please call us at +1 (800) 663-5750 or click here to e-mail.

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