Friedman offers industry-specific applications for the complex, high-volume, make-to order manufacturer, specifically for the window, door, cabinet and furniture industries.
We help manufacturers:
- reduce employee cost
- reduce lead-time
- increase customer service levels and
- provide growth in revenues without adding significant costs
By allowing custom manufacturers to remain focused in their area of manufacturing expertise (not software development), we can help you continue to grow strategically and profitably into the future by leveraging your partnership with Friedman.
Friedman, headquartered in Rosemont, IL, was founded in 1980.
The first release of Friedman’s ERP software was developed for the IBM System 38 and was then converted to the IBM AS/400 in 1989 when the IBM AS/400 was introduced. The IBM AS/400, was the predecessor of the IBM iSeries.
Since those early days Friedman has focused its sales on high volume custom manufacturers. This focus was primarily driven by the introduction of the Product Configurator back in 1989.
In May 1999, Friedman was acquired by the current parent company, Constellation Software Inc. (aka CSI). With this acquisition came the strategic decision to focus the areas of product development, marketing and sales on the Window, Door, Cabinet and Furniture industries.
Since the 1999 change of ownership, Friedman has continued to grow and currently has hundreds of customers, primarily in North America. The vast majority of these customers are running the Product Configurator in order to control the ordering and dynamic configuring of their custom products.
In addition to growing the Friedman customer base, CSI has also completed several acquisitions under the umbrella of the FOG Software Group. With these acquisitions, Friedman can offer customer choice when selecting the right solution and the right platform for their business.
Since 2006 Constellation Software, Inc., Friedman’s parent company, has been publicly traded on the Canadian stock exchange (Symbol: CSU). The success and growth that has been realized both in company revenues and shareholder value has been second to none.