The use of Information Technology (I.T) in the Glazing and Fenestration Industry is changing rapidly. After decades of businesses perceiving software as a necessary evil or an expensive luxury, the organisations coming out most strongly in the industry these days, are those who have embraced software in all areas of their business.
While cross-platform software is still relatively rare in the window, door and conservatory markets, the desire by sales-people, surveyors and others who work away from the office, to use software on any number of different devices is one which is driving Windowlink’s planned future development.
For many manufacturers and installers the ‘Holy Grail’ in software is the ‘Fully Integrated System’. As we move into the second half of 2015 this may seem as unlikely a proposition as a fully integrated transport system, but exciting developments are in the pipeline. “Focus” (for windows and doors) and “Vector” (for conservatories, orangeries and solid roof extensions) software already spans the process from the lead through to manufacture, and we aim to bring surveying, ordering, stores, fitting and post installation care into the loop.