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In the News: Distributors Providing Technology to Customers: Is It Worth the Investment?

Short answer: Yes! Increasingly, distributors are investing in software solutions that help their customers better manage their own operations and those that are reap the benefits. For example, the few distributors that provide inventory management software as a value-added service to their HVACR and plumbing contractor customers are seeing their gross margins grow by over…

May 7, 2019
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What Would You Do with An Extra 4 Hours Per Day?
Time is money. Any busy contractor knows this is true. It’s the very premise that helps you bid on jobs, schedule work and anticipate the labor hours you’ll need to get the job done profitably. Contractors also know that time management is a never-ending battle and a constant source of stress. According to this article...
April 15, 2019
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Real-Time Visibility: Inventory Control Solutions from Anywhere
Many companies often tell us that managing their inventory is a challenge and managing inventory with multiple locations (whether it’s a warehouse, truck or stockroom) is an even bigger struggle. Because manual methods of inventory management don’t allow for real-time data and insights on inventory, businesses struggle to accurately monitor usage or predict future trends....
April 3, 2019
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3 Reports Contractors Need to Gain Control of Inventory
MarginPoint offers customizable, built-in analytics and scheduled reports for contractors that want to improve inventory management. As contractors grow, successful inventory management can often make or break technicians’ ability to keep up. These three reports keep contractors in the know and help them make better business decisions with real-time data on material costs and usage...
March 20, 2019
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Inventory management with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service: A real growth opportunity

As the economy grows, service contractors in the HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing industries are experiencing rapid growth in their businesses. As a result, what was previously working in terms of operations and processes often becomes unmanageable with the increasing scope of activities…… check out the rest of the story at  MSDynamicsWorld

March 14, 2019
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Contractor Increases Profitability with Better Inventory Control
MarginPoint is proud to partner with Aux Home Services, a provider of heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical services in Birmingham, Alabama. The contractor focuses on repair for residential properties. When we first implemented our Mobile Inventory solution for Aux Home Services in 2016, they were experiencing rapid company growth and, as a result, less inventory...
February 21, 2019
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How Detailed Inventory Plans Improve Profitability 
The foundation of any successful operation lies in the fundamental planning stages of inventory control. Without a clear and actionable plan from the onset, managing inventory becomes little more than a guessing game. Good planning evaluates the people, processes and products at every stage of operation to create conditions that make inventory control feasible. Poor...
February 11, 2019
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Distributor Leverages MarginPoint in Jobsite Tool Trailers
MarginPoint is proud to partner with Midland Tool & Supply, a construction tool and equipment distributor based in Oak Park, Mich., as they deliver efficient and effective onsite tool trailers for their customers. Midland’s tool trailers are fully equipped to meet high-demand needs during large construction projects (outages, shutdowns and turnarounds). Midland’s tool trailers are...
January 16, 2019
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Four Things Successful Contractors Will Stop Doing After Investing in Better Inventory Management
Busy contractors wear many hats. Juggling multiple tasks can take your focus off growing and sustaining a profitable business. One of those daunting tasks can be managing your inventory. Do you know what parts are where? Are you manually tracking inventory or not tracking it at all? Who is entering your orders with your suppliers...
December 19, 2018
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Make Automated Replenishment Work for You
As a busy contractor, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your trucks have the necessary supplies to get the next job done. Automated replenishment keeps contractors one step ahead of the game by maintaining inventory levels through automated restock workflows. Automated replenishment saves time by eliminating manual inventory counts and helps contractors avoid costly...
November 27, 2018
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