Insight, powered by DBE, a cloud-based solution that gives your materials management business the tools you need to compete in today’s environment. Enjoy a better experience without complicating your existing process or interfering with the high level of service you provide your customers.

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Insight Modules

Insight encompasses the front-end and back-end of your operation with these included modules:

GL Red
General Ledger

Complete tracking with the ability to customize financial statements with easy-to-use drill down reports.

AR Red
Accounts Receivable

Manage customer balances with the click of a button. Set credit limits and email statements of invoices with ease.

AP Red
Accounts Payable

Total control over payables with easy conversion from PO to Invoice.


Bring data into and out of the system through automation of customized templates.

Inventory Red

Track inventory through handheld devices. Set up alerts with full audit trail capabilities.

Red PO
Purchase Orders

Track Special Order purchases back to Sales Tickets.

Sales Red

Quickly enter tickets while viewing on-hand inventory and track delivery to final destination.

Red Quote

Ability to reprice quote prices quickly and efficiently and then convert directly to sales order.

Client Testimonials

Hear from clients who use DBE today!

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“Working with DBE since 2012. They all have been great with training our staff, answering questions, and helping solve issues. The DBE team is great and very patient to work with. They have gone the extra mile to make changes to the program as well as working with the CFE IT department. DBE works well with our other software systems such as estimating programs and Oakland. DBE is constantly making improvements to adapt to the everchanging world we live in. They are a very forward-thinking company and always looking out for their customers. I am excited to continue working with them for years to come.”


Multiple Locations

Westwood Building Center

“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

Aurelia Lumber

“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

Hull Co-op Association

“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

Hometown Building Center

“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

Neal Chase Lumber

“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

Multiple Locations

About DBE

Data Business Equipment, Inc. (DBE) was founded in 1968 by two banking industry service technicians that believed they could provide a better customer service experience to Financial Institutions in Iowa. In the early 1980’s, we took our customer service mindset beyond community banking to include supporting lumber yards and local home center and building supply stores.

We believed both banking and local building supply centers were the foundation of our communities. Both helping our towns thrive through their roles in local economies and building of residential and commercial infrastructure. Over 55 years later, DBE is still independently owned and focused on reliable customer service. DBE is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa supporting local businesses in the Midwest and South.

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