Seated in beautiful East Texas, Bailey Bark Materials is a large mulch materials distributer that serves the Texas and Louisiana areas. They offer a variety of products including high quality mulch, rock, playground materials, and grass. Starting as a small trucking company run by the Bailey family, Bailey Bark has grown into a successful enterprise with locations in Nacogdoches, TX and Shreveport, LA.
As the business began growing ever bigger, Bailey Bark noticed that QuickBooks™ didn’t seem to be up to par with their needs. It was taking too long to be able to bill clients, there was difficulty in tracking payables and receivables, and communication between the two offices was a burden. QuickBooks™ wasn’t ever able to give Bailey Bark and accurate picture of their sales and inventory. In addition, the accounting software at each location weren’t able to talk to each other. This meant that employees sometimes had to physically travel between states to pull the information they needed. At this point, they were losing on time and revenue.
“When we had QuickBooks, we would have forty trucks and we would have to wait on our paperwork to come in…by the time we got the billing out, we were going into our third week.” – Jeff Bailey. President of Bailey Bark Materials.
In 2015, Carillon was brought on to get Bailey Bark on track to continue their growth. This wasn’t just an ordinary ERP software implementation either. The team at Carillon started by setting up a private cloud for the mulch company, enabling them to both host their data in the cloud and share it easily between locations. That was just the beginning.
After the cloud had been set up and the initial ERP software downloaded, Carillon set to work training the staff on how to best use the system and also identified what other features Bailey Bark might require from their ERP solution. Some of the enhancements built helped improve Bailey Bark’s dispatching capabilities and take into account unique inventory details (for example, the company uses its own trucks for product transportation).
Since Carillon® ERP’s implementation, Bailey Bark has enjoyed working in true real-time, with the ability to access whatever information they need at a moment’s notice.
“…I’m able to pull up bank accounts, customers, payables…whatever I need to look at instead of actually having to drink to Shreveport and pull all their stuff manually. Now I’m able to just get in with the click of a button and find out whatever I need.” - Jennifer Harrell. Corporate Manager for Bailey Bark Materials.
Bailey Bark Materials has continued to thrive with Carillon® ERP’s support. To this day, the experts at Carillon are currently tailoring the software to better fit the company as Bailey Bark’s needs change with their growth.
“With Carillon, we’re able to bill out daily which keeps our cash flow coming in and we’re much happier with that system. We’re not sitting here with a bunch of money out on the books like we were when we were with QuickBooks.” – Jeff Bailey