With sales in the home improvement industry projected to have modest growth in the economic recovery, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), sales professionals continue to look for ways to increase margins and orders. Cilio Technologies, LLC Partner Portal, a web-based platform for home improvement stores and manufacturers, helps all trading partners in the sales channel – including salespersons, manufacturers, distributors, installers and retailers – take control of their trading network and automate, log and track sales and leads. Founded by team of experienced professionals in the building materials and IT industries, the Cilio Partner Portal provides technology solutions for order distribution and management for all trading partners, including sales, manufacturers and retailers.
The Cilio Partner Portal (https://www.ciliotech.com/kbis2014/) provides sales professionals access to the entire trading partner network from the retail floor as 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.
“We know today’s customers are increasingly researching home improvement purchases online, with 18 percent of customers checking prices of home improvement items online, according to HIRI,” said Randy Olejnik, president of Cilio Technologies. “Sales professionals who use the Partner Portal technology are streamlining lead generation, improving communication and increasing revenue. We help the sales channel respond to customer’s needs with user-friendly technology that can be up and running in 30 days, eliminating the need for expensive investments in hardware, software or custom development.”
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. “Knowing where your sales came from and when, can have a big impact on making the next sale,” said Olejnik. “Sales people who use the Partner Portal to track leads will increase their conversion into sales.”
The Cilio Partner Portal order logging and tracking system processed nearly $1 billion in sales and related purchase orders in 2011. By managing their installed sales orders with the Cilio Partner 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 Partner Portal, 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 www.ciliotech.com.
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.