20-20, Friedman Link Systems

20-20, Friedman Link Systems

Montreal 20-20 Technologies Inc. and Friedman Corp., a Deerfield, IL-based supplier of ordering software for manufacturers, have announced the linking of their software systems in an effort to facilitate the cabinet specification and ordering process for kitchen and bath designers.

The two systems 20-20 Design and the Frontier Customer Service and Configuration application will be "tightly integrated" to form the basis of a complete design, ordering and production control system that will "save time, cut paperwork and virtually eliminate errors in cabinet specification, pricing and ordering for dealers and manufacturers on both sides of the transaction," the companies said.

With the new system, any kitchen and bath dealer using 20-20 Design enabled by 20-20 BizManager will be able to create kitchen designs, generate validated electronic orders and send them to any manufacturer using the Frontier production system, the companies said, adding that the order will then be validated and priced using the latest specifications from the manufacturer.

At that point, the system will send an electronic order to a secure server, transferring the cabinet details from the design directly into the Frontier order management application, the companies said. From there, the customer specifications will be validated, planned, scheduled and built just like an order that was manually entered and configured, the companies added.

"Our goal is to make sure that every order sent from a kitchen dealer to a manufacturer is totally validated and accurately priced," said George Papaioannou, e-business manager for the Montreal-based 20-20 Technologies.