New Mobile Features for Cilio Partners Portal Allow for Better Speed and More Control Over Installed Sales

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Home improvement manufacturers and retailers gain better performance and ability to manage installed sales projects and orders

Screen shot for new Partners Portal mobile capabilities

Now our customers can manage most of the installed sales project and order process from their handheld device.

Cilio Technologies, LLC, the leading specialist in automated order distribution and management of installed sales for the building materials industry, today announced new and sophisticated mobile features for the Cilio Partners Portal, a web-based platform for retail home improvement stores and manufacturers.

The Cilio Partners Portal is the first SaaS (software as a service) offering for home and building materials manufacturers and retailers that allows them to distribute and manage their orders for installed sales products (such as counter tops, cabinets, windows, doors, flooring and others) across complex vendor networks. The new features for the Cilio Partners Portal allow viewing and searching projects and orders, adding field notes, approving project line items and releasing orders for payment – all from a mobile device.

According to Forrester Research, between 2008 and 2011 the percentage of daily mobile Internet users increased to 26 percent from 4 percent, far outpacing the growth of internet access from a desktop. At this pace, mobile was the next obvious phase for the Cilio Partners Portal, especially for an industry that requires most of its people to be off site and in the field.

The benefits are numerous, but the most important is the capacity for manufacturers, installers, fabricators and retail partners to better communicate throughout the installed sales process leading to faster and smoother project completion and improved margins on product sales and installation. For example, an installer can now template, schedule and monitor installations and product deliveries while at the job site from a mobile device.

“The ability to arm mobile devices with the industry-leading features of the Cilio Partners Portal is an exciting and necessary benefit to our customers,” stated Randy Olejnik, president of Cilio Technologies. “Our customers spend much of their time in the field and away from a desk. It was critical for us to meet their mobile needs in the most advanced way possible. Now they can manage most of the installed sales project and order process from their handheld device.”

Improved mobile features for the Cilio Partners Portal include:

  • Viewing orders and projects
  • Searching orders and projects
  • Viewing and adding order notes
  • Releasing orders for payment
  • Customizing the login page
  • Approving and denying project line items

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.

About Cilio
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.

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