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About Dave Savard

Beckard president Dave Savard brings extensive management, business planning, and operational expertise to the company, gained through two decades of public and private sector management experience. Dave’s ability to diagnose client operational problems and provide effective, practical solutions has earned him the enduring loyalty of clients. He is also known for a deep commitment to customer service, ensuring that client needs are not only met but that client priorities are considered in future product enhancements. In his role as company president, Dave holds responsibility for operations, planning and customer service. Dave has a degree in Economics and Law from Carleton University.

Beckard Associates is a full service ERP and Wholesale Distribution Software company providing Accounting, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools to companies across North America. We write blog articles that inform and educate are clients and colleagues. If you would like to learn more, please visit us at

The Top 5 Benefits of ERP Inventory Management

As a small business owner, you know inventory management can be a difficult and time-consuming task. However, you can streamline and automate many of your processes with the right ERP inventory management software like Masterworks, that will save you time and money for years to come. The following are five advantages of using ERP inventory [...]

The Top 5 Benefits of ERP Inventory Management2023-03-20T07:13:01-05:00

Ransom Ware Attacks: How to Defend your Business from Attack

As you have likely heard in the news, the Toronto Transit Commission, Newfoundland Health Care Network and Saskatoon Health Care Network were all recently attacked by ransomer. These attacks brought down a large portion of their networks and disabled important services. It is important for your business safety to help users understand how to identify [...]

Ransom Ware Attacks: How to Defend your Business from Attack2021-11-22T14:25:33-05:00

COVID-19 Action Planning Guide – This is War

Hi Everyone; Your grandparents were asked to go to war. You are asked to stay at home on a sofa and watch Netflix. Please encourage everyone around you to take this seriously. Stay home if you can - make no mistake, we are at war and your actions can have a significant effect of your [...]

COVID-19 Action Planning Guide – This is War2020-06-29T09:53:13-05:00

COVID-19 Action Planning Guide – PANDEMIC UPDATE

Hi Everyone; You should now have formulated and started execution of your company COVID-19 Action Plan. You will have little warning or planning time once an area for quarantine is announced. It is expected that 70% of the population could be affected in an uncontrolled outbreak. Both Italy and the Taiwan area around the same [...]

COVID-19 Action Planning Guide – PANDEMIC UPDATE2020-03-12T09:41:39-05:00

COVID-19: Business Continuity Plans

Hi Everyone; With all the current news on the COVID-19 spread, it is important for you to remain calm and review with staff your business continuity plan. Don't have a formal plan yet, OK, well now is a good time to put one together. A business continuity plan simply identifies ways to mitigate impacts from [...]

COVID-19: Business Continuity Plans2023-03-06T15:25:27-05:00

5 Ways Web Based Inventory Management Software Improves Your Productivity

Web based inventory management software is designed to run in a browser.  It offers you and your staff many more ways to service your customers, engage your prospects and to manage your daily operations. Here are 5 ways web based inventory management software can improve your productivity: 1. Get up and running quickly Web based [...]

5 Ways Web Based Inventory Management Software Improves Your Productivity2023-03-20T06:58:39-05:00

The Paperless office – are we any closer?

Twenty years ago everyone was talking about the paperless office. With the introduction of personal computers, email attachments, electronic document delivery and relatively inexpensive server storage, we were expected to be part of the paperless office revolution. It never happened. Twenty years on and there is still a large amount of paper being generated and [...]

The Paperless office – are we any closer?2023-03-07T20:57:15-05:00

Get your Warehouse Ready for 2015

Wholesale Distribution operations spend big money to operate and manage warehouse functions. You have invested in inventory you hope you are able to sell, you bought or leased heavy equipment to move the goods and you have hired and trained competent staff to manage all this movement. Now is a good time to do an [...]

Get your Warehouse Ready for 20152023-03-20T07:00:30-05:00

Yearly Inventory Count – Are you Ready?

Get Ready for your Year End Inventory Count Yes, it is that time of year that many of us dread.  Winter snow storms and the Year End Inventory Count. I can not control the weather, but the inventory count can be managed.  Your inventory count can be an easy process that is completed in reasonable [...]

Yearly Inventory Count – Are you Ready?2023-03-07T20:56:07-05:00
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