BALTIMORE, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Earnest & Associates ('E&A') announced today that it has introduced an innovative quoting tool that helps drywall distributors significantly cut costs and provide greater value-added services to their commercial contractor customers.
E&A's technical team worked hand and hand with a leading drywall distributor to create the solution. Featuring price escalators that function to increase or decrease future pricing, drywall distributors can now produce more accurate quotes and more easily adjust their prices to changing market conditions with a single press of the button.
"Drywall distributors often struggle with manually adjusting price changes for construction projects that extend over long time periods," said Jeff Sprowls, business solutions consultant at E&A. "E&A's tool saves time and money by allowing managers to setup the project once in a master workbook. Pricing can be incrementally adjusted over time by simply entering a percentage or dollar amount into the tool. The distributor benefits by vastly decreasing the amount of manual effort required to maintain price sheets for commodities such as drywall, insulation and metal, whose prices often fluctuate due to changing market conditions. Importantly, the distributor can gain a competitive advantage by providing more timely and accurate estimates of material costs to their customers."
E&A's solution is seamlessly integrated with Infor ERP SX.enterprise, a leading enterprise solution preferred by thousands of wholesale/distribution computer users worldwide.
Founded in 1978, E&A has provided technology solutions and services to hundreds of businesses across North America. E&A is one of Infor's largest channel partners with full service sales and support of the Infor ERP FACTS, Infor ERP SX.enterprise, Infor ERP TakeStock and Infor ERP VISUAL software solutions. E&A has over 70 employees in eight offices located in Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland (headquarters); Cleveland, Ohio; Greensboro, North Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; Miami, Florida; Richmond, Virginia; and Springfield, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.earnestassoc.com.
SOURCE Earnest & Associates