Dixie Plywood gains insight with Phocas Business Intelligence

Since 1944, privately owned and operated Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company has been the preferred wholesale distributor of plywood, lumber, building materials and specialty products. The company has grown to 10 locations supplying hundreds of retailers, dealers and industrial markets across the southeast and Texas.



While at an Infor conference, Awtrey and his team were walking through the vendor booths, and were introduced to Phocas. Although not actively looking for a new BI tool, they were intrigued by the combination of Phocas software’s price and simplicity, as well as the commitment of the Phocas team to install the BI system within a month.

“We were skeptical of the price and time frame of the installation, but too intrigued not to consider Phocas,” said Awtrey. “In the end, the system went in easy. Phocas came with the software already mapped to our ERP, set up the extracts and then overwhelmed us with the data. Phocas worked immediately right out of the box, and we did nothing but provide access to our systems.”

Dixie Plywood installed the sales module, as well as the inventory management and AR components. IT conducted significant testing, and verified all of Phocas’ data with the numbers from their Hyperion system. The bottom-line numbers always balanced.

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