iPoint Control Incorporates Powerful Communication and Collaboration Tools With Slack Integration

New Integrated Capabilities Provide Installation Teams With a Dedicated Channel-Based Communication Notification System From any Device

TOPEKA, Kan. -- July 12, 2016 -- iPoint LLC, a full-service business management software provider serving the home technology market, today announced that iPoint Control, its flagship business automation tool, is fully integrated with Slack, a messaging app for teams. With Slack, iPoint Control team users can send messages to individuals or groups of people through channels, replacing email as the team communications tool with an integrated, simple chat function that disseminates critical business messages and information more efficiently. Slack is available on all devices including Windows(R), Mac(R), iOS, Apple Watch, Android, and any web browser.


"One of the largest deficiencies in business, especially in the custom integration industry, is team communications," said Brooks Swift, founder and CEO of iPoint LLC. "Slack is an ideal tool to integrate with iPoint Control because it further streamlines business operations and communications capabilities across the entire company without piling up an already full inbox and wasting valuable time sorting through email messages, therefore costing the company significant revenue."

iPoint is a powerful notification engine that provides trigger-based notifications as users interact with the system. It is designed to streamline many functions into a single platform, including CRM, proposals, sales orders, change orders, invoicing, payment management, purchasing, inventory control, project management, scheduling, parts and time tracking, payroll, and more. Previously, the system notifications were sent to email. Now, with Slack fully integrated into iPoint Control, users have a dedicated notification system accessible from any device, ensuring every iPoint communication is received without adding more messages to an already full inbox and slowing down productivity.

With Slack, any team member can be added and create channels, allowing them to subscribe multiple team members to a single communication channel. iPoint sends notifications to the Slack users and channels in place of email accounts. With messaging in one place, Slack extends iPoint Control's simplicity and versatility to become a comprehensive business operations tool for any scenario. For example, users can:
* Create a "Sales Team" channel in Slack. Any time a proposal is accepted, iPoint can send a notification to that channel, motivating all sales team members by alerting them to the closing of another sale.
* Create a "Project Management" channel. Any time a sales order is paid, iPoint can send a notification to that channel, reminding project managers to review their schedules.
* Automate individual notifications sent from iPoint to the company technician user in Slack when a new work order is assigned to that technician. All of that technician's notifications are saved and indexed, bypassing email and increasing efficiencies and productivity.

More information about iPoint and the iPoint Control platform is available at www.iPointSolutions.net.

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About iPoint
iPoint LLC is a premier business consulting and software engineering firm offering full-service business management software and true live, one-on-one support for the home technology market. At the heart of company's solutions is the iPoint Control platform, which streamlines business operations and provides a central point of communication and documentation for integration enterprise. Accessible anywhere, anytime and from any device, the iPoint platform combines CRM, proposal, sales orders, invoicing, purchasing, inventory control, project management, scheduling, work orders, parts and time tracking, time clock, task collaboration and mileage tracking in a single program -- eliminating the need for multiple programs to handle these tasks individually and automating the business administration workflow. The result is an intelligent ecosystem that saves time and money. The iPoint platform is available for Mac(R), Windows(R), and iOS. Headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, the company works to deliver unparalleled business support and digital solutions through cutting-edge technology advancements. More information is available at www.iPointSolutions.net.

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