Helping Installers Work Easier – Lowe’s IMS Portal

Cilio CiO is proud to announce a host of new functionality that is available to create a smoother and more efficient experience when working between Lowe’s IMS portal and our CiO application! Here’s the latest: Lowe’s New API portal: CiO is fully integrated with Lowe’s newest API platform after participating in the test pilot during […]

Top challenges for managing installation crews – and how to solve them

When it comes to your installation crew, what do you think are your biggest inefficiencies?  When we talk to installation company managers, we hear them complain about: Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Work orders, change orders, completion orders, measurements, photos, schedules. From the office manager to the installer, everyone is bogged down printing out, filling out, and […]

Webinar: Fast Tips to Drive Profitability for Installers

WATCH NOW To generate more profit in 2018, what will be your focus? If you’re working too many hours, worried about your bottom line, and generally stressing about your business, you’re not alone. It’s common for entrepreneurs to struggle to make a decent profit while dealing with labor shortages, rising costs, and the daily grind […]

5 ways home improvement contractors can recruit good help (without paying for ads)

It’s the busy season for home improvement installers and contractors. That means there’s a good chance you’re looking to expand your crew. If you’re struggling to hire and retain new team members who have the right skills and a strong work ethic, consider the following tips. #1: Be clear about what you’re looking for Start […]

Know Your KPI’s

  Do you know the strength of your business on any given day?  How do you know?  If you haven’t identified your business’s KPI’s, maybe now is a good time to do that. Key Performance Indicators, or KPI’s, are data values that indicate your company’s condition.  Whether you are measuring overall financial condition or specific […]

5 “MUST HAVES” for scheduling jobs and appointments for your business!

Besides delivering a quality installation, one of the most important things installers must do is to schedule the installation.  Asking the customer for the best time to do the installation is step one; however, that is far from all the information you need to consider. Below is a list of five things your field service […]

Cilio expands customer base into all 50 states, unveils flexible pricing packages for installer-focused field service application

Cilio Technologies Announces Significant Corporate Growth, New Features, and Pricing Structure for Cilio CiO Installation Management Software Cilio Technologies, LLC , the developer of Customer Installations Online (CiO) field service software for installation businesses, today announced a host of corporate and product news including customer growth, corporate expansion, product enhancements, and a new, flexible pricing […]

Cilio Technologies and Contractor Business Solutions Offer Free Webinar, “Fast Tips to Drive Profitability for Installation Businesses”

Practical tips for installation contractors to overcome business challenges that hurt profitability Space is limited! Register now Cilio Technologies, Inc., has teamed with Contractor Business Solutions, a provider of core back-office business solutions for contractors, to offer a free webinar for installation contractors.  The webinar, scheduled for February 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET, will outline practical […]

The Lowe’s IMS portal: is it everything an installer needs to run their business?

  As Lowe’s rolls out exciting new digital capabilities with its IMS portal, installers are asking questions like: Why would I need other field service software in addition to the portal? Isn’t IMS supposed to give me all the automation I need? IMS provides great new functionality that allows installers and Lowe’s to share job […]

Four reasons to kick off 2018 with a field service app for installers

How do you choose the right tool for your business? If you’re into New Year’s resolutions, have you thought about how to improve your installation business in 2018? Maybe you want to make a lot more money this year; be more connected to your team; or go paperless! For 2018, it may be time to […]