Brandwise, Inc.
Contact: Paul Bishop

Brandwise is a Lakewood, Colorado-based Application Service Provider (ASP) delivering hosted software solutions to manufacturers and their sales channels within targeted industries. The Brandwise product suite integrates a series of industry-specific tools helping manufacturers and their reps increase sales, reduce costs and uncover vital business insights. Combining sales force automation, order integration and business intelligence, Brandwise enhances the coordination and communication of information between sales organizations. Originally targeting the automation of the gift and home wholesale product segments, Brandwise solutions are now deployed in several markets including lighting, outdoor apparel, toy, Halloween and tabletop. Brandwise transfers thousands of sales orders and shipping invoices daily between over 200 sales rep groups and independent reps and over 6,000 manufacturers and distributors in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. SalesOptimizer, the company's flagship product, allows manufacturers to distribute vital sales information to anyone in their sales channel, at anytime, anywhere in the world via the Web. The company's new allows retailers to keep archived sales orders online as well as shop from participating vendors 24/7 while keeping the relationship between supplier and sales rep 100 percent intact.

Contact: Nafi Sinmaz

DBM offers fully managed ecommerce systems for lighting retailers and manufacturers on one of the largest ecommerce platforms in the world today. DBM systems run on Magento platform which is one the most advanced commerce platforms and widely used by well-known brands such as Rosetta Stone, Vizio, Nike and Mikimoto to name a few.

DBM manages website products from inventory to price, promotions, sales and graphics. DBM stores are compatible with all browsers and offer responsive design where the website renders itself based on devices such as iphones, android phones, ipads, tablets and kindles without the need of mobile version of your website offering user friendly interface.

DBM systems are ready for multi-language, multi-location and multi store management for retailers and manufacturers where the store can have more than one website, warehouse or showroom location. Our cloud based multi-store systems are robust and offer great flexibility and scalability for large retailers as well as growing business. To contact & for more information please email

DDi System
Contact: Barbara Jagoe
DDi System, LLC is the leading provider of software solutions that power the business needs of showroom distributors and other wholesalers of hard-goods. Founded in 1994 by Adam Waller, a technology visionary within wholesale distribution, DDi's success is built upon a personal approach and continuous ability to provide industry-specific, feature rich software that is intelligently priced. The company's DDi System Distribution Management Software offers powerful functionality that helps showroom distributors achieve greater efficiencies through a variety of showroom-centric features including special order payment tracking, showroom inventory-tracking, real-time buyer notification and sales order updates. The DDi System DMS also prevents showroom price quotes from being shopped to a competitor by enabling personnel to print quotes with generic product descriptions and total job pricing. Additionally, DDi System's Electronic Document Scanning solution enables showroom personnel to scan handwritten notes and important documents into the DDi System DMS. The document is then stored on the DDi server as a .PDF file.

Everest Software, Inc.
Contact: Lindsey Barrett
Everest Software empowers companies to view and manage every function of their business more effectively. The company's fully integrated business application suite, Everest, addresses the unique needs of growing small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the wholesale/distribution and retail industries by allowing them to quickly manage and track their business online and offline; from the showroom to the back office. It automates all key operations including accounting, inventory control, e-commerce, CRM, shipping/receiving, point of sale and sales force automation - in real time. Everest Software is committed to providing customers with the service, support and expertise they require to increase productivity and profitability with a solution that provides an unmatched rapid return on investment. Everest Software is the proud winner of the 2004 SIIA Codie Award for "Best Business Software Product."

Contact: Therese Rushing
888-777-6101, ext. 702

Founded in 2000 by lighting showroom professionals, LightsAmerica was specifically developed to address the particular needs of independent lighting retailers.

Today, LightsAmerica delivers turnkey solutions that manage the more than a half a million SKUs from hundreds of manufacturers for showrooms across North America. LightsAmerica offers a multitude of customizable features, proprietary tools and SEO options that allow showrooms to build an online experience that accurately reflect their unique brand.
LightsAmerica websites boast the latest in technology advancements including the fastest page loads utilizing cloud servers. LightsAmerica supports their superior e-catalog and websites with live technical support.
LightsAmerica is based in Chicago's suburbs and services more than 200 members throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean. To learn more or see live demo please contact Therese Rushing at 888-777-6101 ext 702 or


Vormittag Associates, Inc.
Contact: Robert Vormittag
800-824-7776, ext. 221 
Vormittag Associates provides end-to-end, integrated enterprise solutions for the wholesale distribution, manufacturing and retail and service industries. As leaders in the small and mid-sized market, VAI offers everything you need - world class applications, IBM leading technology and expert service and experience - to maximize your information technology investment. VAI offers a full suite of integrated applications that can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your business. VAI has helped over 700 companies of all types and sizes change the way they do business, enhance organizational performance and lower costs.

Windward Software Inc.
Contact: Kevin Schilter
800-663-5750, ext. 2704
Since 1984, Windward Software has been helping lighting showrooms gain control of their business by providing an easy-to-use, fully integrated, real-time inventory control point-of-sale and accounting package.

The following list details some of the special features we offer in LightingPOS.

  • Contractor Tracking – Use work orders with job tracking to manage each job.
  • Templates – Builder templates can be defined for a given job. These can then be duplicated to save entry time and will show the original allowance figures you quoted to the builder.
  • Scrambled Parts – A scrambled part number can be printed on a customers invoice while true part numbers can be printed on a builders invoice
  • Room Names – Items sold on the invoice can be placed into room locations. The invoice can then be sorted by location for the printing of a pick slip or labels.
  • Shipping Labels – Print shipping labels with the room location and bulb quantity.
  • Tag/Special Orders – If an item is not in stock for cash and carry customer, it can be special ordered. Special orders will be placed on a purchase order and tracked back to the original customers order.
  • Multi-store locations – To track inventory and sales.
  • Lights America Integration – Turn your wish list into an estimate with one click.
  • Picture Estimates – Create estimates with pictures of fixtures.
  • Bar Code – You're own, your suppliers' or both.
  • Multiple Part Numbers – Manufacturer, Lights America and your own.

Gain control of your business, and an unfair advantage over your competition with LightingPOS.

Contact: Jason Petersen
XOLights is the only online software solution that is specific to the lighting industry, can be learned in less than one hour, and is a turn-key solution (no computer hardware or added software required). Created BY lighting showroom owners FOR lighting showrooms, XOLights' claim to fame is that it has been proven to help lighting showrooms increase their profits, in many cases by 30% or more!


  • Automatic Pricing Updates
  • Quotes
  • Backorder Warnings (know BEFORE you place the Purchase Order)
  • Unique Item Numbers
  • Instant Website (be up and selling product online in less than 60 seconds)
  • Drill-Down Search Functionality
  • Designer and Contractor Login
  • Seamless interface with accounting software
  • Use the software online from anywhere in the world
  • Over 35 other unique features

Softlight Lighting Package

Contact: John Meeker