BMS “Engineers” Growth in 2013 with 500th Customer (and growing)

Lake Panorama, Iowa – Our 500th Customer

Last week we featured The Lake Panorama Association of Panora, Iowa as our small town story feature on our blog.  Lake Panorama holds a special place in the hearts of the owners and staff of Black Mountain Software, and here’s why: Serving over 1,700 property owners along 30 miles of shoreline, the association needed an efficient way to bill, track and report utility bills for property owners. They selected Black Mountain Software to deliver the technology, making Iowa’s Lake Panorama Association our 500th customer and the 24th state we service!

Black Mountain Software sales associate, Teresa Van Buren said the systems administrator for the Lake Panorama Association, Royce Shaffer, contacted Black Mountain Software in March of 2012 via the company’s website quote request form. After giving Shaffer and the Association’s water utility and accounting staff an online demonstration of Black Mountain’s products, Van Buren said the deal fell into place pretty quickly; “they were so obviously happy with what they saw – software that’s affordable, easy to use, and provides them with the capabilities they need.” With budget approval and purchase arrangements behind them, conversion is now underway.

“Our company growth model is slow and steady,” commented Black Mountain Software’s Vice President Jack Liebschutz. “We spent quite a few years with ‘400-something’ clients. It was exciting to break the 500 mark and keep going strong.”

The same day Black Mountain made the software sale to Lake Panorama, we also landed our 501st client. Staff at the City of Powers Lake, North Dakota, had been speaking with the sales team at Black Mountain for nearly three years in hopes of switching from QuickBooks to Black Mountain’s government finance software to run their finances, utility billing, and payroll. Switching from a general accounting tool to Black Mountain Software is a huge efficiency-enhancer for municipal organizations.  It is our theory that “You wouldn’t use a spoon to shovel your driveway, so why would you use software designed for the accounting needs of a very small business to run your city? You need to use the right tool for the job.”

Black Mountain Software recently added state #25 (Wisconsin) and its 509th customer to its client list, and we look forward to continuing to grow that number, in the words of Vice President Jack Liebschutz, “slowly and steadily.”

See the Black Mountain Software Press Release, “BMS Engineers Growth.”

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