Materials Management Software


Data Business Equipment has been automating home centers, hardware stores, lumberyards, farm supply stores, retail building material dealers and contractor supply yards for over 35 years.

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Fast customer service is vital in retail sales. INSIGHT, supported by DBE, allows you to quickly enter cash and charge sales, access all price options, manage inventory, and process returns and special orders.

In an ever-changing market, DBE continues to strive to meet our customer’s needs for streamlining day to day tasks such as working with quotes, sales orders/invoicing, inventory, customer statements, purchase orders, accounts payable and financial statements.


Point of Sale

From the ability to easily create sales orders, to painless returns, INSIGHT has you covered. Signature Capture? No problem, we’ve got you covered there as well! With DBE INSIGHT, customers will only spend a few minutes at the register. Using our barcode scanner. No more spending time looking up item numbers!


Inventory can be such a bear to keep track of. Worry no more, INSIGHT has you covered. Not only can we help you be aware of your low inventory easily with Auto Inventory Alert e-mails, but we also offer EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). EDI downloaded data will update price, cost, and quantity received, and create new SKU’s for new items being purchased for the first time. Tired of trying to do a physical inventory count with paper and pen? INSIGHT integrates with handheld devices making gathering data as simple as scanning bar codes and entering the physical counts.


DBE INSIGHT includes everything you need to easily manage all aspects of your accounting processes from accounts payable to accounts receivable. With Our easy AP process, you will reduce the amount of busywork associated with manual AP invoicing. Our Point of Sale and AR processes will eliminate duplicate entries when you use our integrated credit card processing. INSIGHT has the ability to e-mail invoices and statements automatically or on demand.

Client Testimonials

Hear from clients who use DBE today!

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“We switched from MS Quick Books last year because we needed the features in a true lumber yard software system. Setup was fast. Training and support have been fantastic.”

Eisemann Building Products

Mobridge, SD

“From point of sales and estimating to accounting we have everything we need. Last year, we added signature capture and the ability to email customer tickets and statements. These features save us time and customers love the convenience. We are very happy with DBE.”

Westwood Building Center

Bagley, MN

“Lower support fees paid for the DBE system when we switched. Training was great and support has been much better than we received from our previous vendor.”

Aurelia Lumber

Aurelia, IA

“We’re a division of a Co-op. We needed good lumberyard software and the ability to get daily tickets into the Co-op’s accounting software without manual entry. DBE provided us solutions to do both. Training was fantastic, they came on site and made sure we got it right.”

Hull Co-op Association

Hull, IA

“DBE support has been fantastic. This year we added credit card authorization. It is so much easier to process credit cards on the sales screen especially for phone orders.”

Finley Lumber & Supply

Finley, ND

“This is our third point of sale system. We looked at all the lumberyard software packages, but DBE provided the biggest bang for our buck. We are very happy with the DBE system.”

Hometown Building Center

Linn, MO

“We have been a long-time customer with Data Business Equipment. The staff and support are second to none. Our company has always appreciated the quick response to our computer and programming needs. We look forward to continuing our business relationship in the ever-changing world of technology.”

Neal Chase Lumber

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General Ledger

  • Provides you the ability to customize financial statements
  • Easily create one time or recurring journal entries
  • Complete Audit Trail reports in a few clicks
  • Ability to review any prior year’s budgeting and entries
  • Easily drill-down into financial reports

Accounts Receivable

  • Enter and apply payments with the click of a button
  • Credit Card integration
  • Ability to e-mail statements and invoices
  • Extensive Report Writer Easily drill-down into customer balances

Purchase Orders

  • Easily create Purchase Orders
  • Turn Purchase Orders into Accounts Payable invoices in just a few clicks
  • Easily look into Purchasing History
  • Customizable Performance Reports
  • Easily drill-down into open orders

Accounts Payable

  • Easily convert Purchase Orders into AP invoices
  • Extensive custom report writer
  • Cut checks within minutes
  • Create vendor 1099’s with minimal manual entry removing room for error
  • Ability to hold/release invoices and schedule when they will be included in a check run


  • Handheld Devices for physical inventory
  • EDI Vendor Downloads
  • Complete Audit Trail reports in a few clicks!
  • Easy PO entry
  • Auto Inventory Alert e-mails

Sales Orders

  • Quickly enter Sales Orders without having to switch between mouse and keyboard
  • Ability to see what is on hand or on order all from the Sales Order Entry Screen
  • Extensive report writer
  • Track Direct Shipping
  • Ability to track delivery status

Preferred Partners

DBE proudly partners with Cayan and Inova. We strongly believe in our Preferred Partners and the solutions they create. We know end users that choose to partner with DBE for these solutions are best positioned for success.


Cayan is the leading provider of payment technologies. From simple and reliable payment processing to fully integrated, multi-channel customer engagement platforms, Cayan is continuously developing new ways for businesses to unlock the power of payments.

Inova is a leader in developing and integrating payroll technology to create an easy-to-use, total business solution to streamline reporting, improve accuracy and eliminate extra work. Inova provides an intuitive end-to-end system that ensures people get paid accurately, compliantly, and on schedule.

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