Great communications, easy to work with, and great results.
Terry Showalter, Senior Product Manager, The Hillman Group
Northwoods Software is easy to use, quick, and cost effective. They deliver on time with software that is ready to work.
Dan Koehn, Independent Marketing Consultant

2015 - GoPlanogram for HTML5

The second generation of the cloud based GoPlanogram becomes available. This version, written to the new HTML5 standard, works on any modern browser with no plugins. Completely compatible with the first generation (Silverlight) product, both can be used to edit the same planograms.

HTML5 Mobile and Tablet Planogram

2014 - Stanley/National Display Designer

Stanley/National Display Designer was implemented for the Stanley/national hardware division of Spectrum Brands. Managers and salespeople use it to create displays for hardware stores, farm stores, and home centers.

This implementation represents our latest GoPlanogram® technology. Among its new features include: the ability to merge planograms, create planograms from product lists, perform custom calculations, and many more. See Advanced Features for more information.

The application is programmed in Microsoft Visual C# and Microsoft Silverlight.

Stanley hardware Display Planogram

2012 - Merchandising Solutions for Stanley Black & Decker

Merchandising Solutions was implemented for the Stanley Black & Decker Power Tools Accessories Group. Managers and salespeople use it to design power tools accessories displays for their customers' hardware stores, farm stores, and home centers.

This product is based on the original Stanley Planogrammer software and is thus installed on each salesperson's computer. Its high performance and ease of use increase company productivity, no Internet connection required.

The application is programmed in Microsoft Visual C#.

Planogram Merchandising Solutions for Stanley Black & Decker

2012 - GoPlanogram

Southwire Corporation becomes the first customer of our first generally available version of GoPlanogram.

2011 - Hillman Planogrammer

Hillman Planogrammer was implemented for The Hillman Group. Managers and salespeople use it to design displays for their customers’ hardware stores, farm stores, and home centers.

This was our first highly interactive web-based product. Microsoft Silverlight technology allows for users to quickly and easily design with thousands of individual hardware items and locally edit planograms.

We consider this design to be the current state of the art and the “best of both worlds” because it uses central storage, yet offloads editing to the individual users’ computers.

The application is programmed in Microsoft C# and Microsoft Silverlight.

Hillman hardware Planogram

2010 - Hampton Catman

Hampton Planogrammer was implemented for Hampton International. The product is used by ACE store owners, ACE regional managers, and Hampton display designers.

This project was our first to employ Category Management calculations to produce an automatic recommendation unique for each customer.

This was our first product to be hosted on a website. The key advantages include ease of use, and only one version for employees to use.

The application is programmed in Microsoft C# and ASP.net

Hampton Catman hardware planogrammer

2008 - Stanley Planogrammer

Stanley Planogrammer was implemented for Stanley/National Manufacturing. Salespeople use it to design displays for their hardware store customers using both Stanley hardware and National products.

The software is installed on each salesperson’s computer. The key advantages are include that it does not require an Internet connection for quick and easy editing of planograms.

The application is programmed in Microsoft Visual C#.

Stanley POG planogram

2000 - PC Planogrammer

PC Planogrammer was our first project and was implemented for National Manufacturing. Salespeople use it to design displays for their hardware store customers.

The software is installed on each salesperson’s computer to allow for fast, easy editing, no Internet connection required.

The application is programmed in Microsoft Visual C++. Several updates have been produced as the company released new products.

Northwoods built a terrific PC Planogrammer program for National Hardware in 1999. PC display designs were a wonderful technology breakthrough for our industry. Sales increased and costs were reduced.
Keith Benson III
President, National Manufacturing