PALO ALTO, CA - Accellion, Inc., the pioneer in providing enterprise-class, secure mobile productivity solutions, today announced that Sauder Woodworking, North America's largest manufacturer of RTA furniture, has implemented Accellion's mobile productivity solutions for its sales force. The new tools enable Sauder's sales team to securely share, access, and collaborate on documents via iPads, saving significant amounts of time and money whether they're managing their sales territory from the road or meeting with prospects on a tradeshow floor.
Developing and exchanging information is central to the product development and sales operations at Sauder. With Accellion, Sauder's team now has the flexibility to upload documents to a shared workspace in seconds where materials can be edited and finalized on mobile devices via a secure, private cloud.
"We were able to roll out Accellion to 100 sales reps in just two days and have them up and ready to showcase product collateral on tablets at our largest tradeshow of the year," said Jan Arvay, vice president of information systems at Sauder. "To be able to provide our employees with that type of mobile flexibility within a private cloud environment where we have complete control, is incredibly valuable."
For Sauder's considerable sales team, Accellion eliminated the need for printed materials, saving significant cost and time. Sauder used Accellion to replace its legacy file-sharing solution and curb the unauthorized use of consumer-grade solutions, like Dropbox, with a single, secure, enterprise-built collaboration platform. Its sales team now has real-time access to the most up-to-date product specs and sales materials, on whatever mobile device they use.
"In an enterprise setting where security and privacy are real concerns, the full benefits of a mobile workforce are hard to realize with an ad-hoc approach to mobile enablement," said Paula Skokowski, chief marketing officer of Accellion. "By enabling Sauder to realize immediate cost and time savings through a more productive mobile team, Accellion has illustrated the benefits companies can reap by formalizing their mobile content strategy."
Headquartered in Archbold, Ohio, Sauder Woodworking Co. is North America's leading producer of RTA furniture and the nation's fifth largest residential furniture manufacturer. Sauder also sources furniture from a network of quality global partners, including a line of office chairs that complement its residential and light commercial office furniture.
Sauder Woodworking Co. is a privately-held, third generation, family-run business. Subsidiaries include: Progressive Furniture Inc., a designer and importer of wood bedroom, dining and accent furniture; and Sauder Manufacturing Company, a leader in church, educational, and health care seating. Other market segments include: Sauder Funeral Products, a line of wood finish caskets and other funeral industry products; and WoodTrac, a line of wood finish ceilings and closet systems for residential and commercial markets.
Accellion, Inc. is an award-winning, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile productivity solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. Accellion is the leading provider of private cloud mobile file sharing solutions that provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, control and security it needs. More than 12 million users and 1,900 of the world's leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion's Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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