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Parker, CO, United States, 2010/03/10 - Leading art gallery Software Company helps art businesses compete in a tough economy. In spite of recession Masterpiece Solutions experiences it best year ever with a focus upon helping art galleries reduce costs and expand revenues.
Today Masterpiece Solutions announced it had surpassed its 1000th art gallery software customer during the fiscal year 2009. Additionally, the inventory and point of sale software company recorded record sales. With over 1,020 art galleries, antique and jewelry stores using its art business software solutions world-wide, Masterpiece Solutions is the leading provider in the marketplace.
"It is extremely gratifying and humbling during a year of such financial turmoil that more art businesses than ever before chose Masterpiece Manager, art gallery software to help them through these difficult times," said President Kevin Warr. "Art businesses are selecting Masterpiece Manager to help them reduce costs as they automate their operations. Every art gallery owner needs more time to market and sell in an increasingly competitive market. Masterpiece Manager allows them to do more with much less expense."
For 15 years Masterpiece Solutions (masterpiecemanager.com) has been the leader in art gallery software: Inventory Management, Point of Sale, Consignments, Contact Management and Dynamic Web Sites. The unwavering goal has always been to deliver the art business owner more control and time to grow their business. "Tracking and paying our artist consignments was a huge burden for us. Since implementing Masterpiece Manager art gallery software we have eliminated five full days every month from the work we used to do," quoted Gary Gardner, Owner/Partner of Turning Leaf Wood Art in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Customers #999, 1000 and 1001 were L. H. Selman, Ltd., (Chicago) Mountainsong Galleries (Carmel by the Sea) and Boomerang Art (Australia), respectively. Each selected Masterpiece Manager art gallery software for similar, yet different reasons:
"My brother Mitch and I recently acquired the well established Selman art glass business. We want to aggressively grow what is already the leader in the fine glass paperweight segment. The previous owner was using multiple software packages to handle inventory, point of sale, consignments and contact management." Continued Ben Clark from L. H. Selman, "we knew that for us to accomplish our goals we needed a fully integrated software solution that would take our business to the next level. Masterpiece Manager has done that and more. The team at Masterpiece Solutions has been with us every step of the way."
Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong, owners of Mountainsong Galleries, said, "We knew that this was a tough environment in which to open a new art gallery. We wanted to make sure we had every advantage. Masterpiece Manager has allowed us to run the gallery most effectively with very few employees. The dynamic web site that Masterpiece built for us is awesome. It updates automatically as we do our daily business. The rich functionality of the application streamlines all aspects of our business from inventory to sales tax calculations to payment processing...it really is a comprehensive package."
Boomerang Art in Australia, needed a solution to synchronize the two gallery locations that kept Elena and Werner Obermeier constantly on the move. "The Masterpiece Anywhere solution allows Elena and I to constantly know exactly what is happening in our galleries, regardless of where we are." Werner continues, "when I am on a buying trip, I can add inventory while traveling that will instantly be available to either store. I can also publish new inventory immediately to our web site. This is a tremendous advantage we have over the competition."