The 2023 WoodWare Systems User Conference Recap

The 2023 WoodWare Systems User Conference Recap

User Conference

The 2023 Annual WoodWare Systems User Conference was held at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, TN from April 26th– 28th.  Attendees gathered at the conference for 3 days and participated in on classroom style training sessions highlighting the enhancements being made in WoodWare V8.5.1.  This type of setting allowed for the participants to engage in questions and answers with the instructor and their other peers sitting in on the training sessions.

Some of the hot topics for this year’s User Conference sessions focused on WebConnectXT and MfgConnectXT, the Manufacturer Catalog Interface in WoodWare.  David Hockenbroch, a Senior Programmer at WoodWare, demonstrated in his session how MfgConnectXT brings benefits to users by eliminating double order entry, cutting processing time in half.  He showed another key benefit which is on the manufacturer’s side of the process.  It gives the customers incentive to use the manufacturer’s online ordering program because the catalog interface seamlessly reads the online orders into WoodWare.  Also, the same terminology is being used on both sides of the systems.  It will be entered the same in the manufacturer’s program as it will be in WoodWare.  This results with fewer mistakes for everyone!

Conference attendees also gave valuable input on the direction of WebConnectXT and where they would like WoodWare to take it in the future. The COO of WoodWare, Mike Gardner, demonstrated how WebConnectXT inquiry allows customers or sales reps to use browser-based internet access to look up key information including order status, payment history, account information, product information, and more!  This allows needed information into the hands of your customers and service staff allowing for greater customer convenience and better time-management for your customer service staff.  The class at the conference also included discussions on the user interface of WebConnectXT and where improvements can be made moving into the future.

President of WoodWare Systems, Nick Carter, in the opening session of UC23

Other training sessions that were well recieved during the conference focused on tips and tricks in accounts recievable, accounts payable, and record building in WoodWare.  These sessions gave good overviews on reporting features and the A/R G/L Interface which provides translation tools between the Accounts Recievable and General Ledger functions.  Cathy Williams, Knowledge Management Analyst at WoodWare, demonstrated in one of her training sessions the brand new Knowledge Managment – Wiki & E-Learning in WoodWare.  WoodWare customers will now have access to self-paced E-learning online training courses in the various modules in the system.  This will allow the user’s knowledge of the system to grow with hands on step-by-step training.

UC23 Conference attendees enjoy dinner and entertainment

The conference entertainment on Wednesday night was Foolish Pleasure, a Memphis-based rock band who plays all the great oldies.  Foolish Pleasure belted out some fun rock ‘n’ roll tunes as the conference attendees enjoyed a three-course dinner at the hotel.  The night was filled with fun music and great conversations with everyone gathered around the number of tables.  We really enjoyed the down-time we got to spend with everyone that night.

It was another fun User Conference week and we greatly appreciate everyone who made the trip and their participation and feedback in the discussions.  We are excited to begin planning for next year and will communicate the details with you once they are set.

WoodWare Systems celebrates it’s 40th year in business!

WoodWare Systems celebrates it’s 40th year in business!

WoodWare Systems is celebrating it’s 40th year of proudly servicing the millwork industry.  Over the years, WoodWare has enhanced it’s software to meet the needs of our customers across the country.  WoodWare has listened to our customer base very closely throughout the years and acted on where the software needed to help them adapt with the new ways of doing business.  We listened to the needs of the millwork industry and acted on our company’s 224 combined years of millwork experience to write software that will continue to help grow their businesses.  WoodWare continues to listen and make enhancements to the software which makes the system broad in scope but also very flexible.  Customers can use the various parts of the system to fit their needs.  As the company grows, the system can assist them with other key areas of the software.  We will always continue to listen…we will always continue to act for and assist millwork operations.

The 2023 WoodWare Systems User Conference Recap

WoodWare’s 2023 Annual Users Conference

WoodWare Systems is excited to announce our Annual 2024 Users Conference! This year’s event will be held at the East Memphis Hilton in beautiful Memphis, TN! Join the many door and millwork customers from all over the US on May 1st-3rd when WoodWare will show their latest system enhancements and provide classes and small group instruction.

The 2024 Conference will focus on four key areas. The initial session will demonstrate newly released features and capabilities. Class sessions with WoodWare staff will help users learn from both system experts and peers. The ‘Future Focus’ session will allow the WoodWare leadership group to discuss exciting future developments and business relationships and the potential advantages to our customers. Finally, our breakout sessions and small group discussion round tables will allow customers to discuss their current challenges and future needs, which our development team will use as a springboard for the system’s growth and evolution.

We look forward to seeing everyone this May! Deadline for registration is March 22nd, so reserve your spot today!

Customer Highlight: Barnett Millworks

Customer Highlight: Barnett Millworks

WoodWare Systems focuses it’s attention on Barnett Millworks this month out of the Mobile, AL area.  Barnett Millworks is a two-step millwork distributor who has been producing quality products since 1945. They are now the largest single site millwork distributor in the Southeast. Barnett Millworks chose WoodWare as their technology partner back in 1989 when WoodWare was still in it’s infancy.  The partnership has grown significantly over the years with the upgrades and enhancements made to the software with the input of Barnett Millworks. The company has made every major data platform conversion with WoodWare and never once had to re-key any data over to the new platform. Barnett Millworks continues to be a heavy user of WoodWare’s Product Configurator. According to their Director of IT, Chris Allen, it allows them to hire people with very little millwork knowledge and be able to quickly train them on entering into the ERP sytem pre-hung interior and exterior door unit orders.  WoodWare looks forward to exhibiting at this years World Millwork Alliance 2021 Convention in Barnett’s hometown of Mobile, AL.

WoodWare Systems, the Millwork Industry’s Leading Software Solution

Customer Highlight in DWM

Customer Highlight in DWM

WoodWare focuses its attention on Millwork Sales in the 2021 March-April issue of the DWM Magazine.  Millwork Sales has been utilizing WoodWare in all of their locations for over 30 years.  One of the many benefits they have enjoyed is that even with the major platform updates WoodWare has made over the years, their WoodWare data all automatically converted.  Millwork Sales continues to bring innovative thinking to WoodWare helping us make enhancements benefitting all WoodWare users.