Dallas, Texas (PRESS RELEASE – August 3, 2010) – Mothernode officially launched its debut software-as-a-service (SaaS) program, which promises to simplify operations and management for small businesses looking for a stable, cost-effective and secure solution for their back-end operations, all for less than $100 per user.
“There are a lot of excellent, powerful ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions out there,” Ken Pearson, president of Mothernode, said, “but so many of them are far too complex or expensive for the average small business owner with ten or even fifty employees. Mothernode identified the demand in this market and built a system just for them, for the business owner with pressing current needs, but with big dreams for the future. So as their company grows, Mothernode can thus grow along with it, at no additional cost to them.”
Mothernode is especially ideal for entrepreneurs with plans for expansion in the near- to medium-term but who are reluctant to invest significant capital funds for a comprehensive system that may be too elaborate for their current structure. The system integrates customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation, inventory management, shipping, accounting, purchase orders, and even vendor management, all of which can be viewed with just a click or two of the mouse. Features such as Smart Tasks, automated email triggers, key performance indicators (KPIs), advanced inventory management, and custom reporting further enhance the user experience by increasing efficiency and productivity. And unlike other large-scale systems that charge separate fees for each additional module added to the basic platform, Mothernode charges one flat licensing fee per user for the entire program.
“Think of Mothernode as a high-performance, high-capability program with a very reasonable price tag,” Pearson said. “Maybe you’ve been using QuickBooks or Peachtree for years, but found that you’ve outgrown the program and need something a little more robust. You don’t want to spend a huge amount of money on an expensive CRM solution, but you know you need to upgrade to something. That’s where Mothernode can really help you take your business to the next level. In fact, if Peachtree or QuickBooks works for you, but you simply want to enhance your system to improve your operations, you can remain with those programs and just download your financial activity from Mothernode. And the beauty of it is that, because it is a software-as-a-service, you don’t have to worry about any additional IT costs like server administration, maintenance or backups. A business owner can just do his or her work and let us worry about all the technical details, and it’s all included in the licensing fee.”
Cloud computing, defined as the use of shared and usually remote computing resources such as servers, databases and software, allows even the smallest companies to organize and upgrade their operations and processes in a matter of months, if not weeks. A user can log in any time, 24/7/365, as long as they have access to the Internet. Developed in a Mac environment, Mothernode is compatible across Apple, Windows and Linux platforms and includes a portal for mobile devices. The company also takes data security and privacy very seriously and has partnered with Neospire, a world-class, SAS 70 compliant hosting firm, to ensure that customer data receives the highest level of protection from privacy breaches and threats.
“Over forty companies nationwide now use Mothernode to improve their sales and add directly to their bottom line,” Pearson said, “and we expect that number to really explode as we expand in our niche of small businesses. We’re not in the business of making software, but rather of helping small businesses reach the next level in their growth.”
Mothernode is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business system that offers Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) a suite of powerful on-demand applications, components and expansion packs designed to streamline all aspects of operations. Mothernode was developed with the principles of making the user more productive by automating tasks, simplifying workflow and streamlining business processes. Mothernode contains features and capabilities that often come at an additional expense in competing software, making Mothernode the best value for the money. For more information, visit www.mothernode.com or call 1-800-928-6055.