RMWholesale provides valuable real-time management information. The result is positive management control over key business information.
RMWholesale is designed to maximize profitability while minimizing the manpower needed to effectively analyze your business data.
RMWholesale has about 700 industry-specific, interactive processes. Just a few of the accessory distributor, floor covering specific functions are:
We at RollMaster got our start in wholesale floor covering software, because we used to be a flooring distributor. This was over 30 years ago.
If you have looked at flooring-specific software for your wholesale company, you know who our competition is. You know they require IBM AS400 software/hardware packages.
The approach of our competition differs significantly from our RollMaster philosophy. We have rejected the AS400 server environment. Reliance on the AS400 renders the software user dependent on multiple sources (and therefore multiple expense) for support. Our objective is to be platform-independent, i.e., free of expensive hardware and operating system restraints.
You should consider the basic cost of hardware and hardware maintenance associated with our competitors’ AS400 packages. In the 70’s and 80’s, when we were in the wholesale distribution business, we resented the fact that we were tied to NCR and their support. Their constant objective was to encourage us to upgrade hardware, and when we refused, they continually raised the cost of hardware and software support, always threatening to discontinue support if we did not move. In those days, the NCR server cost 150K and the support evolved to 40K annually before we began developing our software for generic operating systems, like Unix and Linux. Today, our software runs in over 600 operating system platforms. We think that this is better for the software user. We also think that having to call multiple sources for support when you are not sure if the issues are software or hardware related is frustrating, time consuming and not productive. Our philosophy is one call for all issues. Our customers like this approach.
Our research tells us that the AS400 server will cost your company between $9 and $50K depending on what they determine your needs are. Our competition generally offers their software for about $10K initially, then charge about $3 to $7K per month, continually bumping it up as you become more dependent on their respective systems. They also tend to charge big bucks for every enhancement like B2B and other industry evolutions, as they occur. You might want to discuss these cost issues with their references and review our ASP pricing structure.
RollMaster is now the largest retail software vendor, with several customers operating more than 35 locations, with 200+ users and over $100 million in annual volume. RollMaster offers the floor covering industry’s only currently operating ASP.
RollMaster Wholesale Software has over 700 industry-specific processes. Consider these highlights:
RollMaster routinely performs data integration and strategic reporting for affinity groups, including Abbey, Floors to Go and Invista (formerly DuPont) on a monthly basis. This functionality will be valuable for your operation as well.
Please investigate and consider these issues and let us know if you conclude that we should be your software development partner. We hope you will agree that we are your best long-term choice.