Barr Chooses Friedman ERP System

August 19, 2008

Vinyl window and door manufacturer Harry G. Barr Co. has selected Friedman Corp.’s Frontier ERP to replace its current business systems. Based in Fort Smith, Ark., the 74-year-old Harry G. Barr supplies a six state region with a comprehensive range of vinyl window and doors.

“We wanted to improve our inventory control and order cycle time while still providing our customers a large range of options,” says Larry Barr, president of the company. “It was also very important for us to find a single vendor that could provide all of the software functionality to support our company’s business; this included a fully integrated accounting and financial reporting module.

“Friedman’s pedigree as the leading ERP solution for our industry and the flexible nature of their configurator was also a key factor in our decision,” adds Michael Barr, operations manager.

Full integration of the Frontier system includes customer service, manufacturing, dealer quoting and accounting. Friedman reports that more than 40 percent of the top 100 window and door manufacturers in North America utilize the Frontier ERP system and its dealer quoting tools.