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Cloud Business: Single Dashboard in Aplicor's Cloud Suite 7 Unifies Supply Chain ProcessesJanuary 04, 2012
By Tammy Wolf, TMCnet Web Editor
It’s no secret today’s supply chains and business processes have become the complete opposite of what they were only several years ago. With the majority of organizations so widely distributed, they’ve inevitably been forced to leverage powerful new solutions – both on-premise and cloud-based – to help operate and track moving parts throughout the supply chain.
The advent of the Internet and the cloud – in which business can be conducted from multiple locations and by different users – has made way for today’s highly dynamic supply chains and business processes. Unfortunately, often these tools are extremely disconnected and essentially operate in their own silo, unable to fuse workflow and critical business data between them.
As cloud business leader Aplicor so aptly puts it, “there’s no room for dinosaurs in the supply chain,” which is why its Cloud Suite 7 product, an innovative cloud-based CRM and financial management business solution for small- to medium-sized organizations, synchronizes what is often a jumbled mix of complex tools into one unified Web-based dashboard. Users are able to access up to six workspaces in a single browser window so that they can check sales leads statuses, marketing campaigns, available inventory and invoices in a central view, without the need to open and minimize multiple applications and windows. Even more, data is integrated between modules so that workflow and business processes are automated.
Other benefits of the single dashboard provided by Cloud Suite 7 include the ability to harmonize CRM and financial management processes on a unified dashboard with limited configuration; automation of manual steps and processes that could hinder workflow; and access to a current, 360-degree view of timely customer issues and interactions.
A next-generation cloud application promising more than yesterday’s typical SaaS (News - Alert) solutions, Cloud Suite 7 aims to give businesses greater agility through combined CRM functionality and ERP for financial management. With Cloud Suite 7, sales, marketing and support teams can centrally track sales opportunities from lead generation through a close on sales, and eventually a contract renewal. In addition, Cloud Suite 7 ensures all personnel in touch with customers and leaders are all on the same page so that they can synchronize their efforts through Aplicor’s central repository and cloud business suite.
According to criteria listed in a recent report from Aberdeen (News - Alert) Group, Aplicor’s Cloud Suite 7 meets all requirements for delivering the ultimate 360-degree customer view and handling front- and back-office operations as an approach to enhancing a company’s vision.
Tammy Wolf is a TMCnet web editor. She covers a wide range of topics, including IP communications and information technology. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
"We can turn a lead into a customer without having to enter information into two separate systems. With the click of a button, customer and order information is populated into our ordering system right from Aplicor."
- Scott Adams, MobileHelp
- Direct Med Supplies
"After researching numerous CRM & ERP companies, I choose Aplicor's Cloud Suite 7 because of its functionality, advanced technology and it's seamless CRM integration. Aplicor meets the needs of my business and provides great customer service and account support"
- Jason Villella, President, Direct Med Supplies