FeneTech News and Updates

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See what those within the industry have to say about FeneVision ERP software solutions, and read the latest news about our ever-evolving company and its commitment to excellence.  

“The biggest benefit with FeneVision is that we can configure it to fit exactly what we do.”

Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of Vinylmax Windows, is an awe-inspiring presence in the window and door industry—a direct result of her and her family’s indomitable work ethic and their shared passion for the company’s mission—Prioritize the Customer Experience. Make exceptional windows. Do the right things. (more…)

In response to their exponential growth, Aurora, Ohio software company FeneTech, Inc. has recently named Matt Buchanan to the newly created position of Director of Software Development. Additionally, according to FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl, the company has created a series of technical leads over which Buchanan will be responsible.

A graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering, Buchanan joined FeneTech in 2003 as a software engineer. He became a Group Manager in 2011, helping turn customer business requirements into software deliverables. He’s responsible for leading the development of FeneVision’s CRM and RMA modules while implementing a variety of software performance initiatives and tooling that helped make upgrades to the software more efficient. Buchanan reflects on his time at FeneTech. “I truly feel I am here to serve the entire software team at FeneTech, not the other way around.”

As a further reflection of the company’s growth, FeneTech has restructured its US office, creating a series of technical leads—subject matter experts for specific products. These technical leads encompass FeneTech’s commercial, business, production, and quality development areas and are headed by Software Development Team members Vince Formica, Brian Klinect, Joel Tornberg, and Nick Orlando respectively. All are FeneTech veterans, having provided unparalleled talent to the fenestration ERP software provider for several years.

In his new role, Buchanan, who will report directly to Vice President of Engineering Craig Morris, will be responsible for meeting with the newly-created technical leads to establish development priorities, meeting with project stakeholders to determine development requirements, planning development schedules and releases, and assigning resources.

Crowl explained the company’s move. “FeneTech invests on average 30,000 hours a year in software development. We continue to grow, and our products become more multi-faceted to meet our customers’ needs and the demands of the industry. I’m confident that Matt’s overall leadership qualities and his talent for inspiring others will allow us to continue developing new products and features and providing outstanding support.”     

“Our vision is to eliminate islands of information by creating a common, open communication standard that all machinery and software providers utilize to share data.”


ERP systems provide direct digital communication, passing work instructions to machinery and providing the ability to go paperless on the shop floor.  To this end, companies rush to collect massive amounts of data and place it in the cloud with the mindset of, “once we get the data, we’ll figure out what to do with it.” This sounds like a recipe for failure. Instead, let’s first consider what the vision of a good Fourth Industrial Revolution manufacturing plant would look like for a window and door fabricator.

Read more of FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl’s article “The Digital Advantage” in last month’s issue of Window & Door Magazine.

FeneTech’s Matt Batcha recently contributed to a series of two articles by Bethany Stough from Window & Door Magazine. In them, he provided his perspective on today’s workforce vis-à-vis the challenges of finding skilled labor and implementing new software solutions.

The first of Stough’s articles can be found at “Labor and Automation: How automation and technology make people less necessary, more important.” Stough’s follow-up article can be found at “Labor and Automation: Not a simple switch.”

Customer input drives future development of the company’s software solution

FeneTech, Inc. will hold their annual conference June 10-12 with added sessions to further educate users about their FeneVision software’s latest enhancements.

user conferenceThis is the 17th year for the annual conference which began in 2003 with 17 attendees representing 11 companies. Each year has seen the conference grow. Today, Manager of Administrative Services Samantha Hudeck expects between 110 and 120 users representing 50-55 window and door manufacturers and glass fabrication companies to attend the 2019 conference in addition to a number of industry vendors representing companies who do business in fenestration. (more…)

Press Glass

From left to right Press Glass CFO Cezary Ziółkowski and FeneTech Europe CEO Horst Mertes

Poland-based Press Glass SA has recently selected software specialist FeneTech—creator of FeneVision ERP software—as their new long-term software partner. The partnership will begin with the implementation of FeneVision ERP in Press Glass’ commercial glass plants in Poland followed by installation of the software in Press Glass’ new plant Press Glass, Inc., based in North Carolina, US. After successful implementation in these plants, FeneVision ERP will be introduced in all Press Glass’ plants including those in the UK. (more…)