About Blue Link Inventory & Accounting ERP Software

Blue Link Associates Limited

Blue Link develops, supports and sells a proprietary all-in-one inventory and accounting ERP software suite. Functionality includes:

In addition, Blue Link provides various optional components such as point-of-sale, lot tracking, landed cost tracking, and barcode scanning and can be customized to meet the specific needs of clients.

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Fun Facts About Blue Link

Our Story

Established in 1992 by Mark Canes, CPA, Blue Link Associates started from humble beginnings in Mark’s garage in Richmond Hill. After Mark became frustrated with a lack of proper software for managing the operations of many of his owner-managed product-driven business customers, he decided to get into the software industry. With the goal to provide businesses with an all-in-one solution, Mark set out to learn the business and technology behind software programming and was soon immersed in the world of technology. It was Mark’s firsthand knowledge of wholesale and distribution businesses, combined with his accounting background, that enabled him to design a solution to suit the needs of small-medium size wholesale and distribution businesses. Since then, Mark’s vision to be the most valuable, important and trusted business partner in the eyes of Blue Link’s customers has led to Blue Link’s continued success over the years and today. Blue Link now employs over 25 consultants, programmers, support representatives and sales and marketing staff from an office in Vaughan.

Mark Canes

“We’re constantly improving our system and functionality to meet the changing needs of our customers. Our goal is always to develop new versions that will enhance the user experience and help perform the tasks more efficiently whether the user is a warehouse manager, accountant, sales person etc. We value our customers’ feedback and it has played a pivotal part in deciding which frequently used functions in the system to develop/improve. Blue Link’s intuitive design is clear, consistent and allows for easier access to key information which increases productivity.”

– Mark Canes, President, Blue Link Associates

Our Customers

Blue Link is a great fit for wholesale and distribution businesses and has developed specific functionality for a variety of sub-industries including; consumer packaged goods, apparel, food and beverage, medical and pharmaceutical, industrial products, salon and cosmetics, garden and floral and more.

Blue Link is designed for a wide range of customers including:

  • Small to medium size wholesale and distribution businesses, as well as retail and eCommerce operations
  • Growing companies looking to replace existing standalone, introductory systems such as QuickBooks, Peachtree or Simply Accounting, as well as legacy UNIX or FoxPro systems and ERP systems like Accpacc, Business Vision, Everest and MAS90/MAS200
  • Companies with operations in North America and the Caribbean

Although Blue Link works great for wholesale and distribution businesses, through our experience over the last 26 years, we’ve found that there are a few situations where we are not a good fit and unlikely to contribute high value to an organization. As part of our sales process, we work to identify these unique cases as soon as possible to make sure we don’t waste anyone’s time.

Why Us

Saga Sciences

“Blue Link has been amazing right from the sales team, support, training…everything. We couldn’t have asked for a better partnership with an operating system.”

–Melanie Beckett, Assistant Director of Sales & Operations, Saga Sciences

Vision:

At Blue Link, our vision is to be the most valuable, important and trusted business partner in the eyes of our customers.

Mission:

We exist to provide a platform for our customers that will help them to succeed and to grow profitably and efficiently. Blue Link is dedicated to providing superior, complete business software solutions to small and medium sized businesses at an affordable cost, together with the highest level of caring, competent and professional service.

What Makes Blue Link Great

Blue Link’s small size is what gives us a competitive advantage. All services – from sales, through to consulting, training and support – are all performed by an in-house team of experts. This means Blue Link customers get a personalized support, customer service and sales approach every time. We get to know our customers and their businesses to quickly and accurately address their needs.  Blue Link is most proud of being able to help its customers succeed and grow profitably and efficiently and many of our customers have been found on the Profit 100 List of Fastest Growing Companies.

Building close relationships with customers allows Blue Link to help clients achieve their goals and continuously improve the software functionality. As the trusted business partner of its customers, Blue Link has been able to develop some very meaningful relationships and friendships and is proud to help a small business grow into a thriving enterprise, with some customers growing more than ten-fold in size and revenue.

As an owner-managed company, Blue Link understands the SMB mindset and has developed specific industry focused functionality, typically only found within larger organizations, at an affordable price tag.

Blue Link believes in supporting the local community as well as taking part in other initiatives to help those in need within the country and around the world. To give back, Blue Link participates in several annual events such as fundraising sporting events to raise money for children with cancer, food and clothing drives, and other charity events.

Fast Facts

  • Blue Link is offered as both a hosted (cloud-based) and on-premises solution, which provides clients the flexibility to decide between both options depending on which method best suits their business structure
  • Our first client is still with us today – enjoying upgrades to the system
  • Our software is Windows-based but accessible on both PCs and Macs
  • Blue Link understands that no two businesses are exactly alike, and the software can be readily customized to match your specific business processes
  • Blue Link was the first to offer Windows-based software that is customizable and upgradeable which allows us to accommodate unusual and distinct customer needs in such a way that does not lock our customers into older releases of the software years down the road
  • Although we only serve businesses with head offices in North America and the Caribbean, Blue Link has software users in several countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan and Russia
  • Blue Link’s cloud-based hosted data is stored in a  facility that is designed to Tier 3 data center standards

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