About us

BEST HQ, 36 York Mills Rd.

Building Envelope Software Technologies (BEST) was founded to service  the needs of multiple diverse market segments within the fenestration industry. Using our consulting division which we staffed with management recruited from within the industry, our search for best-of-breed software solutions comprised a rigorous review of not only the capabilities of the software, but also the strength of the development teams, management dedication to providing a competitive edge to clients, financial strength, and resource critical mass. Our selections are two of the worlds leading suppliers to the industry which have traditionally focused on separate segments of the market. The combination of leading edge software with extensive in-house industry experience, complemented by an innovative development team, and supported by world class development labs provides clients with not only rapid short term ROI, but an assurance of long term sustainable competitive advantage. With more than 300 employees and associates focused on today's requirements as well as looking forward to emerging industry needs, we spearhead productivity initiatives for the industry. Large scale manufacturing clients use BEST solutions to run highly automated paperless environments to reduce their costs, other clients focus on improving revenue using our leading edge front end systems, while glazing business also benefit by having reduced risks in their projects.


In combination, with our software partners there are more than 10,000 installations in upwards of 4,000 companies worldwide that draw on more than 30 years of experience developing software solutions for the industry. With an historical focus on window and door manufacturing, PrefSuite has gained prominence as the worldwide leader in advanced ERP manufacturing systems for the fenestration industry. LogiKal has clearly established itself as one of the world's preeminent configurators, and provides complete solutions from the very large curtainwall and storefront  manufacturers to smaller specialized extruding manufacturers. These two technologies also operate open and closed solutions to the full range and scale of contract glaziers. Our mission is simple: to provide our clients with a healthy ROI on their investment in information technology, and to assist them in maintaining their competitive edge in their marketplace.



About Our Founder



Mr. Dan Andersen incorporated Preference North America (now known as Building Envelope Software Technologies or BEST) in 2002. Building the company by creating long-lasting partnerships with clients and drawing on experience from a long-serving career at IBM, Dan had the vision, leadership and energy to grow the business to what it is today, with two offices in North America now providing clients with unique industry knowledge and leading-edge software solutions. His legacy lives on through the energy, unparalleled expertise and commitment of his staff despite Dan’s passing in October 2014. BEST continues to be managed by the Andersen family and will always retain his original ideals as the hallmark of the business.


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