Category Archives: Cilio CiO

5 ways installation contractors can diversify sales channels to protect business

Changes are afoot for home improvement installation contractors If you’re a provider of installation services for home improvement retailers, you may be experiencing a frustrating trend (or a rewarding trend, depending on your perspective): Retailers are consolidating their installer networks, looking for ways to reduce the cost and effort of managing installation jobs. Unfortunately, this […]

Pella Corporation Taps Cilio Technologies’ Partners Portal and CiO to Improve Automation and Visibility for Window and Door Order Distribution and Management

Cilio Technologies, LLC, a leading developer of order management and field service software for home improvement manufacturers, retailers, and installers, today announced it will work with Pella Corporation to enhance visibility, clarity, and accuracy of customer orders and projects status. Pella will use Cilio’s Partners Portal and Customer Installations Online (CiO) cloud-based software to improve […]

Making Lowe’s IMS Easier to Manage

WHAT IS CiO?  Cilio Technologies is our company.  CiO stands for Customer Installations Online.  It’s a web-based app designed to help Installation & Service Companies manage work from start to finish. THE IMS CHALLENGE Lowe’s IMS has been a tough adjustment for many Lowe’s providers.  Getting your work online, uploading schedule dates, scanning/uploading paperwork, plus the accountability […]

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 […]

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 […]