From fully custom to retail, our team has created thousands of proposals, purchase orders, and reports for interior design firms across the country. Using Studio Designer’s features and custom reporting, our procurement process is built on measurable milestones, not memory.
For Studio Designer users
Have a quick question? Is your client asking for a report/information you don’t know how to find? Just want to talk to someone about your current procurement process? Schedule a one-on-one session with me
Full-Service Procurement for Studio Designer users includes vendor pricing, proposal creation, order placement, purchase order creation, tracking, reporting, etc.
A procurement process based on your unique business needs. Over a 6-8 week period we will work together to review your existing structure and goals, recommend best practices, document the new process, clean up your system, and train (you)r team.
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What a time saver! I would have had to hire at least one other person in house, if not two. I can trust that Candice and her team always have our best interest at heart. If a vendor or sales rep needs a little “nudge” or firm word, they do not hesitate to do so. In addition, Candice’s organizational skills are impeccable! All of the above allows me to go out and do my job without having to worry about this very large and important aspect of my business.
Studio Designer is a very robust product, and while they offer great resources to train designers, there is really no substitution for having someone with expertise in Studio who can align it with your business. It's like bringing on a team member who can train YOU instead of the other way around!
You are the reason I am able to use Studio Designer! Without you I would be lost. I am able to focus on design, and know someone else has their eye on the very intricate details of ordering, tracking, and receiving my client's furniture!
Powers Purchasing has a strong knowledge of both Studio Designer and industry best practices and also exhibits strong communication skills. We are able to go to the source for questions, which allows us to be more efficient and effective in our services.
Their replies are prompt, organized and thorough, sometimes even catching things I didn't even know I needed. I have also appreciated how knowledgeable everyone is in using Studio Designer, again making our lives easier to deal with other important things in the company. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Candice and her team.
Outsourcing all procurement needs to Powers Purchasing is a massive weight lifted for any firm that could use extra bandwidth to thoroughly enter, manage, and track orders. Weekly reports and correspondence with the Powers Purchasing team has helped me stay on top of our procurement scope via a high level summary, in lieu of being stuck in the details and inevitable trenches of the ordering process.
As the founder of Powers Purchasing, my goal is to ensure every part of the purchasing process is as simple and transparent as possible.
Prior to Powers Purchasing, I spent my career bringing organization and efficiency to businesses spanning multiple industries, including commercial real estate, investor relationships, digital marketing, and distribution.
Although my design medium is more often a spreadsheet than a home, I believe stories can be found everywhere. We are here to help you turn those visions into reality.
I am a purchasing specialist and project manager, driven to simplify and streamline the design process with meticulous attention to detail. With nearly 20 years of experience in refining processes and efficiency, including production management and materials purchasing for The Sundance Catalog orders, I bring creativity and exceptional customer service to every project. Outside of work, I'm a mother of two remarkable girls, an adventure-seeker, and a motorcycle enthusiast who loves exploring new territories and camping to stay focused and energized in all aspects of life.
With over a decade of experience helping entrepreneurs streamline and expand their businesses, I began working specifically in the interior design industry upon joining Powers Purchasing in 2020. Honed issue resolution skills during supply chain crisis era. Skilled at nurturing relationships that foster efficiency and clear communication. Incredibly detailed oriented and effective at meeting deadlines. It brings me immense joy to be apart of bringing a creative vision to life! When I’m not working on my computer, I’m hosting glampers in my geodesic dome, savoring sweet moments shared with my son and immersing in nature.
As an interior designer, I love bringing the creative and artistic to the efficient and functional. Bringing projects together simply and efficiently with skilled communication and practical organization abilities.
Having run my own successful small business, I understand and anticipate the needs of Designers to help them successfully run the back end of theirs. From procurement and daily accounting to assisting with overall project management and client servicing – I have you covered! Equally important, I am currently enrolled in RISD’s Interior Design Certificate program, and therefore also understand the functional & creative tasks of your Design process. While I look forward to being part of the design aspect in the future, my role at Powers Purchasing shows me that you never really leave your roots; I find great satisfaction helping my Designers’ businesses run smoother and more precisely, behind-the-scenes.
Do you offer bookkeeping or accounting services?
No. Although we track purchase and selling costs, update freight, taxes, and surcharges, we focus on purchasing only. But, we’ve had wonderful partnerships with our clients’ accountants and/or bookkeepers that match transactions, reconcile accounts, apply funds, etc.
We DO work with your team to resolve any discrepancies or transactions on the suspense account, as well as track refunds and vendor credits.
Which Interior Design software do you work with?
Studio Designer. For our full-service procurement clients, we work exclusively with interior designers using Studio Designer.
Who is an ideal match for your services?
Overwhelmed? Unable to stay on top of the details? Worried about things falling through the cracks? Or drained from the constant emails and data thrown your way?
Whether you are new to Studio or a seasoned pro, we work to create a simple but consistent process to organize your project’s details, helping you focus on the things that matter most.
Who will I be working with?
Each designer has a dedicated account manager fully trained in Studio Designer and our purchasing best practices. We train YOU on how to best use Studio instead of the other way around.
New problems or questions? We tap into our 10+ years of Studio experience to problem solve and provide recommendations.