Commercial Printing Systems

Big Fish ERP

DISRUPTING AN INDUSTRY THAT IS UNFIT TO PIVOT

The commercial printing industry relies on tight timelines and tigher margins. Bloated legacy software providers boast hundred's of millions of dollars in revenue but aren't able to add custom features to help a business react to market changes and thrive themselves.

BigFish ERP isn't just priced more competively, it's designed from the ground up to adjust to your needs so your business can take advantage of new opportunites and creative approaches essential for differentiating yourself from everyone else.

  • Modular architecture
  • REST API
  • Proper separation of concerns
  • Lower setup and maintenance costs
  • Consulting support staff to address your individual needs as they come up

Use the most modern tools from a company that understands that our client's success is the most important aspect to our success.

Our extensive migration tool library is constantly expanding - moving to BigFish ERP couldn't be easier.


BigFish ERP: End-to-end Enterprise Resource Planning for Commercial Printers

Learn why it makes sense to switch now.

Solutions That Fit

Commercial Printing

Widget Manufacturing

Outsourced Production

Customized Application

Intuition on Display

3Trees designed BigFish ERP's Commercial Printing ERP in conjunction with industry estimators who weren't concerned with preserving legacy. Every process is based on how the professionals want to work, not how old software forced them to.

Through our partnerships with leading technical schools, the next generation of print professionals will be trained on BigFish ERP.

The art of simplicity

There is a fine balance between making a system easy to use and still allowing a professional to use it efficiently.

We work with our users to evolve processes as the industry changes.

BigFish's architecture is built to make this easy.

Interfaces can be modified without affecting logic or database elements - modern software, coded right!

Contact Our Sales Team

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About

Three Trees Technical was founded in 2013 by Benjamin Leather, Chris Coldwell, and Derek Gauger to develop software that serviced the green energy finance and investment sector in North America. The company specializes in software engineering, user experience, service design, and data visualization.

Three Trees was instrumental in the BC Government's transition to agile software development techniques and the creation of the BC Dev Exchange as well as prototypes for Court Scheduling with the Ministry of Justice and Community Engagement for the Environmental Assessment Office.

As of 2019, Ben Leather, now the sole owner, worked with clients in the printing industry to create a user-centric, cloud-based approach to enterprise data management.

In 2024, 3Trees welcomed Steve Owst and welcomed back Chris Coldwell for their expertise in bringing BigFish ERP, our enterprise resource planning platform, to the market.

The system is currently configured for the commercial printing industry but adaptable to any widget manufacturing environment.

Benjamin Leather

Benjamin Leather is a founding partner of Three Trees Technical Inc. in Victoria BC. He has been developing custom software since 1994 where user experience and efficiency were key tenets to his approach.

Leather has run development teams services clients throughout North American. His experience includes platform development for private sector startups; large Municipal Government systems for the cities of Huntington Beach California, San Mateo California and around the Greater Toronto area; private sector green energy financing cloud platform development in the United States; and many prototyping and enterprise system endeavors with the BC Government.

Ben believes that software, at its core, must have a positive return on investment by saving time and money for every participant in the pipeline - developer and end user alike. This is an underlying principle of Three Trees and a message he brings to the software development students he mentors through Camosun College in Victoria BC.

Stephen Owst

Stephen Owst has an extensive background in the printing and technology sectors. His most recent assignment was as the Director of Information Technology for Metropolitan Fine Printers, where he significantly contributed to the company's reputation for quality and innovation. Owst's role involved overseeing the integration of advanced printing solutions and sustainable practices, ensuring MET Printers remains at the forefront of the industry.

Steve honed his skills in project management, IT consulting, and strategic planning as the principal of various technology startups. His experience includes roles in software development, ERP systems, and technical infrastructure where he prioritized efficiency and operation optimization. Owst now brings his energy to Three Trees Technical and the launch of BigFish ERP.

Owst's education is in Aerospace Engineering in the UK’s Royal Air Force. This laid the foundation for his technical expertise and innovative approach to problem-solving. His commitment to continuous learning and professional development has kept him abreast of industry advancements. Steve is known for his involvement in community initiatives and his passion for mentoring emerging talent in the tech and print industries. His leadership and vision continue to inspire those around him, solidifying his status as a respected figure in his field.

Selected Past Projects

Three Trees Technical specializes in web application design and programming. Here are some past notable cloud-based or mobile application projects.

BC Environmental Assessment Office

BC’s Environmental Assessment Office public consultation platform tracked major construction projects province-wide and provided a platform for the public to review plans, schedules, status, and environmental impact expert assessments. The platform allowed users to participate in the public consultation stages via an online interface. Each comment, response and resulting discussion thread was cataloged and became part of the project's record.

Zynergy Capital

Zynergy Capital's platform provided a service to review green energy projects at a fraction of the cost of traditional vetting processses. Once a project was screened and vetted, the system and found suitable private investors to fund the projects.

The platform was FINRA compliant and received financial support from Siemens.

BCDevExchange (Precursor to Digital Marketplace)

The BC Government identified the need for scaled down, sub-$2M procurement platform, to leverage small-to-medium size business expertise. The production beta of the BCDevExchange was written in conjunction with Government staff. The platform greatly reduced internal procurement costs and allowed smaller, more agile businesses to partake in Government work.

This platform has since been retired and replaced with the BC Digital Marketplace.

BC Ministry of Attorney General

The Ministry of Justice was exploring modern systems to aid in the complexities of provincial court scheduling. Our analysis reveled a huge opportunity for a supervised learning system. Our prototypes demonstrate the effectiveness of supervised machine learning in this domain. This was coupled with interactive data visualizations to identify anomalies in the processes. While this concept was ultimately was not persued further, the system remains an testament to the effectiveness of automating these process with machine learning and data visualization.

MFRC Deployment Mobile Application

Military Families Resource Center supports deploying members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families. This initiative provided services via a mobile application. Members had access to online resources, guidelines, and community. Originally planned for West Coast Navy use, the Application was quickly adopted nationwide at all levels. This application was designed to store personal data without exposing operation logistics.

Three Trees Technical Inc. is a software engineering,
idea prototyping, and information technology consulting firm
located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Big Fish ERP

Cloud-based ERP for small to medium sized commercial print shops.

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About

Three Trees Technical was founded in 2013 by Benjamin Leather, Chris Coldwell, and Derek Gauger to develop software that serviced the green energy finance and investment sector in North America. The company specializes in software engineering, user experience, service design, and data visualization.

Three Trees was instrumental in the BC Government's transition to agile software development techniques and the creation of the BC Dev Exchange as well as prototypes for Court Scheduling with the Ministry of Justice and Community Engagement for the Environmental Assessment Office.

As of 2019, Ben Leather, now the sole owner, worked with clients in the printing industry to create a user-centric, cloud-based approach to enterprise data management. With an in-house team of subject matter experts and strong industry relationships, Three Trees is excited to offer Big Fish ERP, an enterprise resource planning platform currently configured for the commercial printing industry but adaptable to any widget manufacturing environment.