BELOIT, WI -- In a contractor's busy day, there is no such thing as downtime. With jobs to measure, estimates to create and materials to purchase, running a business means having access to critical information 24/7. That's why leading building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. created ABC Connect, a new online program that integrates ABC's products and pricing with leading industry software so contractors can build estimates and place orders whenever it is most convenient to them.
"Our customers expressed their desire to access ABC pricing and place orders during off hours or when they're on a job site," said Kathy Hendricks, executive director of customer connectivity for ABC Supply. "ABC Connect solves that concern by putting the information right at their fingertips no matter where they are, no matter the time of day."
ABC Supply teamed up with two industry-renowned tech companies: AccuLynx and EagleView Technologies. These companies have proven track records of helping contractors complete jobs quickly and accurately with their user-friendly software systems. The new pricing integration will be available to ABC Supply customers using AccuLynx or EagleView systems.
AccuLynx is a leading provider of cloud-based construction software. By integrating customer pricing information and product SKUs with this construction management business software, contractors now have the ease and convenience of running their businesses from the job site or the office, day or night.
In addition, EagleView's cloud-based software works throughout the process by first providing extremely accurate and detailed aerial roof and wall measurement reports, which are then used to calculate bills of materials and product orders using ABC contractor pricing.
"We are committed to providing the information our customers need when and where they need it," said Keith Rozolis, president and chief executive officer of ABC Supply. "Integrating with trusted business management systems that contractors are already using is a logical way for us to help them run their projects more quickly and flexibly."
The collaboration with AccuLynx and EagleView are the first offerings in an ongoing strategic initiative by ABC Supply. The company intends to implement new information technology services and tools that will connect ABC Supply to its customers. The company will continue to review other construction management software programs for additional opportunities to integrate product and pricing information.
AccuLynx is a cloud-based software solution that helps Specialty Trade Contractors become more organized, create less waste, track and develop leads, and better manage their company's overall financial performance. This total business management solution includes CRM, real-time distributor pricing, roof sketch, production scheduling, estimating, customizable workflow, accounting and document storage modules and more.
EagleView Technology Corporation is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions serving the commercial, government and public utility sectors. The company's patented image capture processes and 3D modeling algorithms coupled with property-centric analytic tools empower end-user workflows with scalable, efficient and highly accurate answer sets in support of property claims, risk management, construction, emergency response, assessment, corridor mapping and more. For more information contact (866) 659-8439 or visit www.eagleview.com or www.pictometry.com.
About ABC Supply
ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation's largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply's sole focus has been serving professional contractors - taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. It accomplishes this by being an "employee-first" company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply has more than 490 branches nationwide. It is an eight-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.