Kolbe Implements WTS Paradigm System

May 18, 2010

WTS Paradigm, the supplier of software for fenestration dealers and manufacturers, has been working with Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. to help the company develop a platform that would promote growth and add functionality to better serve its customer base, officials report. The wood and vinyl window and door manufacturer based in Wausau, Wis., initially implemented the WTS Paradigm system for quoting and order entry.

Kolbe is currently in the process of bringing in additional modules, including MasterPoint, the WTS Paradigm production scheduling system.  “We needed a more powerful end-to-end system that would improve our customers ability to quote and present Kolbe’s highly customized offering,” says Mike Salsieder, Kolbe president. “WTS Paradigm was able to offer a solution to achieve this goal.”

On March 1, Kolbe went live with CenterPoint, which the manufacturer has branded as Kolbe ProQuote 2010. Within a number of weeks, the targets for number of users and quotes generated using the software were exceeded, the supplier reports. “We wanted a seamless transition to the new system for our users,” says Hank Hosler, Kolbe director of IT.  “The tools and support provided by WTS Paradigm enabled us to migrate to the new system with virtually no delay.”

“The implementation strategy called for an aggressive timeline and with the help of WTS Paradigm we were able to implement this complex solution quickly,” adds Mike Tomsyck, Kolbe VP of finance. “Based on our initial success, we look forward to our continued partnership with WTS Paradigm.”

"Kolbe has an extremely strong team and is a major player in the industry who understands how software can help their business,” notes Nathan Herbst, president of WTS Paradigm. “We are excited to have them as a new partner and look forward to helping them grow their business.”