Companies Realizing the Value in Gulfshore Technologies, Inc.'s Internet Office Online Software Product

Share Article

Companies are realizing the value in selecting Gulfshore Technologies, Inc.’s InternetOffice.biz (IO) suite of online software products to manage their business, accounts, manage websites, eCommerce and their Point of Sale requirements, as well as to meet their Contact, CRM and Content Management needs.

To explain Internet Office in equivalent terms, a company would need to purchase and program Microsoft Windows 2003 Server, Mail Server, SQL Database Server, MS SharePoint, Visual Studio Web Programming Software, MS Biz-Talk Server, MS Content Server, MS Commerce Server and probably a few others

Companies are realizing the value in selecting Gulfshore Technologies, Inc.’s http://www.InternetOffice.biz (IO) Suite of Products to manage their business, their websites, eCommerce and their Point of Sale requirements, as well as to meet their Content, Contact and CRM Management needs.

“Internet Office is a comprehensive concept to get across to company owners at first,” says Greg Kirchdorfer, CEO of Gulfshore Technologies, “but once they understand it, they are amazed as they begin to comprehend the value it can bring to their business whether they own a store front, web or home office internet business. Our biggest quandary is finding the right short description that brings across everything Internet Office offers any business. It’s a lot to say, 'We are a Portal, Contact Resource Management, Web Management, Intranet, Extranet, Marketing, Proposal and Project Manager, eCommerce/POS system and more -- all in one, fully integrated, easy to use package' and expect someone to truly grasp the meaning of that right off the bat.”

IO allows any company to collaborate with its staff regardless of where they may be in the world. A staff member can enter into the system at different permission levels for each user, see their contacts, manage accounts, their customer relationships, and make sales while on the road without the added expense of purchasing the handheld merchant machines -- and that sale is taken out of inventory immediately. Staff can also see their own and other’s schedules within the organization, check out customer’s current open issues and process any information they need to process in real time. In addition, companies can schedule meeting rooms, organize their back office, send out a marketing campaign with the email software, manage and publish their files, online content and products, inventory, orders, shipping and collaborate with or report on all aspects of the business -- all with one easy to use, completely online software tool.

“For about the same price you pay for a professional website, you can now get a website and benefit from the business software to manage your office and manage your online store with the same software package and the same processes for both,” Kirchdorfer states. “The Internet Office product offers so many functions a business needs to automate and it is customizable and adaptable to your existing website. It allows management to focus on their core business again - making sales - rather than spend their time being a paper pusher or technical-guru. Training takes about 2 hours to become a user, and about a week of using it to become fairly proficient for anyone who is familiar with a PC. It really is no more difficult than using a word processor or attaching photos to an email. The bottom line is that Gulfshore Technologies has packaged what Corporate America uses in their businesses for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB’s). IO arms your business with a significant competitive advantage for a very affordable price.”

Internet Office does most everything a business needs in a secure online environment with daily backups to co-locations from any browser software, effectively eliminating the need for servers, tech staff, networking to manage business. “This is huge,” Kirchdorfer exclaims. “The cost to staff, outsourcing, purchasing software, hardware and technical resources to provide these functions is a significant ongoing cost that IO totally eliminates.

“To explain Internet Office in equivalent terms, a company would need to purchase and program Microsoft Windows 2003 Server, Mail Server, SQL Database Server, MS SharePoint, Visual Studio Web Programming Software, MS Biz-Talk Server, MS Content Server, MS Commerce Server and probably a few others,” Kirchdorfer explained. “These products represent serious cash outlays with significant support, maintenance and ongoing programming costs for the average SMB and unless the company is extremely large or well staffed technologically, only portions of each software product are actually utilized.”

“The IO eCommerce module performs many other important bells and whistles for companies,” adds Kirchdorfer. “For instance, if you are a retailer that offers seasonal products, you only need enter the product once. Once entered, you merely click active or inactive and save to turn that product on or off your website in real time. Products that are out of stock or on backorder automatically show up as such in the listing for that product. You can make your sales concurrently in your store, online and with sales staff on the road through the same system. Additionally, Internet Office allows companies to quickly produce plans or add products their clients may want to purchase later to compliment their most recent purchase right on their receipt -- with IO, you have the ability to give a client or customer a personalized shopping list upon checkout. Customers who use it now love the advantages in marketing that it gives them and their customers love the personalized attention.”

“There are also several inexpensive add-in modules that seamlessly integrate with the IO suite of products for basically the cost of a nice dinner out with friends,” Kirchdorfer states. “One particular add-in module that is very popular with our customers is our Auto-billing module which is a real boon for regular service companies such as Membership Associations, Lawn Maintenance, Pool Service companies and any organization that must address reoccurring yearly, monthly, bi-monthly or weekly billings. You don’t have to go through the billing hassle and expense every time. Set it up once and it will automatically pull the amount out of your client’s checking account every month without fail and leave a receipt in their inbox or if customers prefer not to have their checking account attached, the system just bills them to their email. As an example, stamp costs for a pool business with 400 individual billings per month x 12 months x $0.39 = $1872 for postage only. This does not included the staff salary, overhead, lost hours doing other business or paper and ink. That is a significant change in the cost of doing business for a small business. Our Marketing module works similarly. This product allows users to configure and schedule personalized emails to their clients that will automatically send at predetermined intervals of the company’s choosing. These might be as simple as a “Thank you for your recent purchase”, or “New Product or Service Offerings” type of correspondence to recent or new clients.”

“The bottom line,” says Kirchdorfer “is that we are succeeding because we take the time to continually 'walk a mile in our customer’s shoes.' We listened to our customers to understand the evolving fundamentals of how office processes work and what they want -- as a result we developed a suite of software that save our client’s a significant amount of time, money and frustration and we package it all in a simple to use web-based software called Internet Office.”

About Internet Office

Internet Office is the premier Application Service Provider (ASP) to offer a complete suite of secure, collaborative, Internet-based office and Portal products to the small and medium sized market. The company's easy-to-use products facilitate real-time integration, eCommerce/POS, Content, Contact, Calendar, Scheduling, CRM, Product Management, Inventory/Order/Shipping Management and collaboration among office management, staff, sales teams and their customers -- anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. To learn more about how the Internet Office Suite of Products allows you to take control of your business, please visit our Web site at http://www.internetoffice.biz or call 1-239-430-2869 to schedule a demo today.

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print