Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) July 28, 2013
Cilio Technologies, LLC, the leading specialist in automated order distribution and management of installed sales for the building materials industry, announces a new Communications Center function on the Cilio Partners Portal. A web-based platform for retail home improvement stores and manufacturers, the Partners Portal gives installed sales manufacturers and retailers the ability to distribute and manage orders for installed sales among their trading partner networks.
The new functionality of the Communications Center allows Cilio customers to better control their network and configure the Partners Portal to their individual needs. Features include:
- Forums – Allow communication with partners on specific subject matter and provide improved communication between partners
- My Messages – Internal function for sharing news and sending private messages with employees, as well as posting marketing and technical updates to internal teams
- Document Manager – Unlimited document storage enabling quick and secure access to sensitive documents for both internal and external documents – helpful for geographically diverse organizations and a great tool to organize documents received via fax.
- Personalized Dashboard – Routes information specific to you and your organization, including customized homepage and link to internal and external communities
By taking full advantage of all the features the Cilio Partners Portal offers, trading partners can access real-time visibility and insight into orders and the sales channel.
“As our partners’ needs grow, we realized having a structure to organize internal and external communications in one portal was key to improving visibility and efficiency for them,” said Randy Olejnik, president of Cilio Technologies. “The communications center can be tailored to what our customers want, including capturing and identifying leads from local partners as well.”
Available to existing Cilio Partners Portal customers, the Communications Center can also be accessed by new customers interested in streamlining communications between all audiences.
The new features are in addition to the Cilio Partners Portal, which provides customers access to the entire trading partner network from the retail floor as installed sales orders (such as counter tops, flooring, windows and cabinets) make their way through the complex trading partner network of dealers, manufacturers, fabricators and installers.
The Cilio Partners Portal order logging and tracking system processed nearly $1 billion in installed sales and related purchase orders in 2011 and can be up and running within as little as 30-days, allowing companies to avoid expensive investments in hardware, software or custom development. By managing their installed sales orders with the Cilio Partners Portal, some of the largest building materials manufacturers and retailers in the U.S. are increasing margins on their piece of the $31 billion installed sales industry.
For a demonstration of the Communications Center, please visit Portal.ciliotech.com
Cilio Technologies, LLC offers a secure, web-based platform to automate distribution and management of installed sales and associated purchase orders for retail home improvement stores and manufacturers. The Cilio Partners Portal brings together trading partners and orders in a single environment, enabling better communication and total visibility into each and every sales order – from creation through completion. Companies gain insights that help reduce the time and cost of order distribution and management, manage trading partner networks, build new sales channels, and increase revenues. Customers include Lowe’s Companies, Cosentino Group, Sage Surfaces, Origin Point Brands, and LG Hausys America. Formed in 2001, Cilio Technologies is at the forefront of the software as a service (SaaS) revolution in the installed sales space. Learn more about Cilio Technologies at http://www.ciliotech.com.
For more information and to download Cilio’s free white paper “Rethinking the Logistics of Order Distribution and Management.” please visit http://www.ciliotech.com/category/library.