Cloud-based orderlineBOX.com launched (July 04, 2011)
Onesys have just launched a new cloud-based orderlineBOX solution for the corrugated packaging industry. The financial benefits of hosted solutions are increasingly popular. You pay a regular monthly payment and avoid the need for capital investment up front making it an attractive proposition for small to medium sized enterprises. Regardless of how you choose to install your new orderlineBOX software either on-premise or in the cloud, the benefits are: improvements in business efficiency and sales conversions and a proven quick return on investment.
orderlineBOX is a highly functional software suite which allows corrugated box manufacturers and suppliers to streamline the sales order process from quotation to order fulfilment. It effectively cuts out time-consuming manual spreadsheet calculations, eliminates duplication of effort and removes the need to input data into multiple disparate manual systems with the inherent problem of costly human error.
orderlineBOX helps businesses make significant improvements in the quote to sales order ratio by allowing you to quickly and accurately produce, compare and track quotes. But it doesn’t end there. orderlineBOX allows you to manage the entire process from quote to order right through to delivery by enabling you to check stock, generate works orders and pallet labels then arrange despatch and delivery from data already input in the system so eliminating error and speeding up internal processes. orderlineBOX allows you to give better customer service, compete more effectively and retain and win more business.
Easily configured to meet specific business requirements, it is a flexible, scalable and affordable solution for small to medium sized businesses involved in either the manufacture or supply of corrugated boxes. For manufacturers using FEFCO style specifications, orderlineBOX allows you to calculate your best price and then store multiple quotes as a reference. For supply only organisations, where there is a need to compare prices from several sources, the ability to store multiple quotes and retrieve past history ensures that you can quickly and efficiently find the relevant information and speedily offer your most competitive quote.
As one recent customer explained, ‘Within the first six months after installing orderlineBOX we have experienced on average a 15% increase in the number of sales converted from enquiries in any month. We have more than doubled the speed at which we can get quotes out. As a small business, orderlineBox was a perfect fit, not too complex, nor too expensive, total value for money.”
James Bladen—MD, Bladen Box
With cloud-based SaaS offerings becoming increasingly popular across a whole spectrum of software applications, and enquiries from further overseas as well as in the UK, Onesys the suppliers of the orderlineBOX software, felt the time was right to launch a hosted solution for orderlineBOX. So what are the advantages of deploying in the cloud versus on-premise?
Choice of deployment is largely dependent on the individual IT infrastructure of the business concerned, as well as their ability to invest up front. Considering the technical merits of a cloud-based solution first:
- Access data anytime, anywhere via a web-browser, a particular advantage for businesses wanting access to data on laptops or mobile devices while out of the office
- Eliminates the need for a local area network as all staff with internet access can access the software through a web-browser
- No additional investment in IT infrastructure necessary
- Both software and client data hosted on secure world class facilities with routine data back-up so that businesses can have total confidence in the security of their data and business continuity in the event of a critical business interruption
- All product updates are applied for the client, so removing the burden of loading disks internally to install the latest update. No more update disks sitting gathering dust in your draws.
As with most businesses still focussed on keeping expenditure on a very short reign, the advantage of paying a monthly figure for new software which includes product upgrades and support is a highly attractive option. The new orderlineBOX cloud-based offering gives all companies the option of still being able to invest in new software at a manageable monthly cost while improvements in business efficiency and ultimately sales conversions mean you are swiftly rewarded with a return on your investment.
Onesys is one of the largest partners of Sage and Global Business Systems supplying distribution, manufacturing and service sector software with associated accounting, CRM, timesheet and project management systems. (www.orderlinebox.com)
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