Our Technology Services

BuyMetrics is dedicated to serving the specific procurement needs of each client.

Extremely flexible, the buyer creates his/her own customized version of the software (providing client-specific outcomes in addition to customized UI experience). Constraining business rules are deliberately absent.

We provide a comprehensive set of technological solutions focused on commodity procurement, connectivity, and data services.

BuyMetrics industry-leading lumber procurement platform comes in two editions:


BuyMetrics ENTERPRISE is a web application designed to serve sophisticated buyers, supporting spot market purchases, formula defined contracts, arbitrage strategies, and interface with corporate ERP systems. BuyMetrics enables buyers to work their strategy quickly and precisely. Metrics provide guidance and ongoing analytics provide vendor scorecards, strategic insight, and auditable data. Capabilities include:

  • Quickly configure even the most extensive requests for quotes (RFQs)
  • Issue RFQs electronically to an unlimited number of vendors
  • Automatically collect all responses for comparison and analysis
  • Issue purchase orders and receive confirmations from selected suppliers
  • Process dozens or hundreds of block/contract POs in a matter of minutes
  • Internally computed market price metrics
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Customizable workflow to match the client's current business process
  • Support for team-based buying workflows.
  • Two-tier collection of purchasing requirements from other personnel and routing of these to the appropriate buyer
  • Integration into accounting and ERP systems for POs, vendor acceptance advice, mill order numbers, and related shipment information.

BuyMetrics provides consulting, implementation, and user training services as a part of the enterprise offering, tailored to your company's specific requirements.

BuyMetrics® PRO

BuyMetrics PRO shares a common code base with BuyMetrics Enterprise and is quick and easy to deploy, already customized for the purchase of lumber and panels. Pro enables the delivery of BuyMetrics capabilities to component manufacturers and lumber dealers that do not require the level of customization and integration delivered with the Enterprise version.

Contact BuyMetrics to learn more about Pro and view demo.

Subscribing is easy, with credit card billing you can be operational within minutes.

Production/Inventory Manager Subscriptions

BuyMetrics Enterprise includes the cost-effective option to add Inventory/Plant Manager subscriptions to facilitate the information flow between a production plant or remotely located lumberyard(s) and the lumber buyer(s). Inventory/plant managers have full access to the system, they can requisition product, build loads, view PO status, shipment alerts and notifications, align lumber purchase with production/inventory requirements. Note: Only buyers are authorized to send RFQs to vendors, issue purchase order

Product Feature Summary

Shopping Pro Enterprise
Unlimited catalog items on RFQ
Special Orders
Shop via email, portal, phone
Shop via API
Unlimited vendor lists
Load calculator
Reusable templates
Multi-load requests
Custom vendor messages
Comparison to market prices1
Easy to read spreadsheet-style quotepad
Normalize unlike offers to external price metric
Compute offer extended price
Score offers against metrics
Rank offers to metric
Verbal counteroffers
Electronic counteroffers
"One click" PO creation
"Easy-build" PO form
Pro-rate pricing based on metric1
Send PO to vendor electronically
Track vendor receipt & confirmation
Route copies to any email address
Searchable History online
Buy up to 100 loads per transaction
Vendor load builder
Formula or fixed pricing
Up to 25 formula variables
Destination-specific adders
UOM conversion
Forward pricing for any date
Location & buyer control lists
Purchase history
Quantity by item
Quantity by vendor
Quantity by location
Vendor scorecard
Saved report definitions
Excel output
Shopping history
Buyer summary
Contract vs Spot analyzer
Advanced analytics
Market Statistics
Auto-import external market data1
Historical price charting & comparison
Other features
Single enterprise database across buyers
User-controlled product catalog
User-controlled sku numbers
User-assigned vendor and terms codes
UOM conversions
Auto pro-rate tally price into individual SKU prices for accounting3
Multi-buyer teaming
Shared templates, vendors, contracts
Online requisition system
Integration with accounting/ERP system2
Location-specific integration path
Advanced RFQ route and merge
Buyer subset product and location lists
Enterprise administrator console

1Access to external market price data requires a subscription to the applicable database in .dbf format.

2Integration adapters available for many common ERP systems. Other interfaces can be developed on a custom basis.

3Requires metrics defined for product.