Store-level view of the full Cilio Partners Portal now provides all customers better order distribution and management of installed
Brookfield, Wisconsin – SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 – Cilio Technologies, LLC, the leading specialist in automated order distribution and management of installed sales for the building materials industry, has announced a new price structure for the Cilio Partners Portal. Access to the full Cilio Partners Portal at the store-level is now included in the basic package. This gives visibility 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 is a web-based platform for retail home improvement stores and manufacturers that gives them the ability to distribute and manage their orders for installed sales among their trading partner networks and gives those trading partners real-time visibility and insight into orders and the sales channel. 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.
“As the Cilio Partners Portal matures, it is only natural that costs begin to decrease, allowing us to offer full access to the portal as standard for customers,” stated Randy Olejnik, president of Cilio Technologies. “By making our pricing incurred at the transaction-level, costs will continue to go down for our retail and manufacturing customers the more they use the portal. And by putting order information at the fingertips of the retail stores, our customers will also see installed sales margins increase as the installed sales process becomes more efficient and accurate.”
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. For more information and to download Cilio’s free white paper “Rethinking the Logistics of Order Distribution and Management.” please visit www.ciliotech.com/category/library.
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 www.ciliotech.com.