TOAD, LLC (Total Openings Application Developers) was created in 2004 to embrace the needs of Distributors & Manufacturers in the Door & Hardware Industry. With insight on both sides of the Industry, and decades of experience with Windows based Rapid Application Development, we are uniquely positioned to develop the Next Generation of software tools & services.
The first major TOAD offering launched in February 2005. It is a Hardware Configurator component, invented by TOAD and co-developed with Petersen Custom Software. This is truly a cutting-edge solution designed with Microsoft's .Net (dot-net) technology. This component can be integrated into any MS Windows application. It provides: a drill-down style Product Specifier, Pricing, Validation Logic, Cut-Sheets (in PDF format) and more. This is offered as a subscription-based service. The initial roll-out of this product was in Software for Hardware (by Petersen Custom Software, Inc.), and Total Openings Pro (a Kelley Bros solution). In 2008 we added an integration with contractERP by AccessIT. And in 2010 we've created integrations with e/PWS by eMullion Corp. January 2017 we welcomed SpecWorks® by HCS Tech, LLC as an integrated partner.
In 2016 we launched TOP-Office™ for FileMaker®. This began our cross-platform effort with native clients for Windows, Mac & iOS as well as a Web-browser version. TOP-Office™ is a business operations software which provides 2-Way Integration with QuickBooks®.
Fall, 2021 brought our latest new offering called TOP-View™. This is a new suite of web-based tools including: Frame Elevations, Frame Elevation Pricing, Door Elevations, and a new Hardware Configurator. TOP-View™ provides several vector-graphic views for the Total Openings Pro: Outside View, Inside View, Hinge Jamb View, Strike Jamb View, Hardware Set View, Top View, Profile View, Sill View, Lite Mldg View & Frame Anchor View. As with all of our solutions, TOP-View™ is also open for integration with other 3rd party web-APIs & desktop software. Our new web-based hardware configurator allows us to extended beyond the Windows platform and integrate with our Mac & iOS clients in our TOP-Office solution. In 2022 we started integration with the new web-based contractERP(based on Microsoft Business Central). We've also completed customer-specific integrations such Acumatica.