Power to the User
Where did this word come from?
The idea is that our products combine the ease of use of an application with the openness and ability to customize of a platform. Thus, Appliform™.
Appliform™ is a vision and philosophy by which we drive our product and service offering and their capabilities. The purpose of Appliform™ is to give “power to the user”, to reduce reliance on IT for running an e-commerce business, and to reduce the skill requirements and time to affect and respond to change.
CTO, Nanda Kaushik, shares his views as the lead technologist on the design and development of Kalio’s next generation technology:
" Top tier e-commerce software platforms try to give the power and control over the site to the IT department. The software requires database and programmers to operate and make changes. This makes sense because they are catering to larger companies that can afford big, expensive IT departments. We built KalioCommerce for mid-market companies that don't have these kinds of IT departments. We give the power to the commerce professional. "
KalioCommerce shifts the power to the business user. With its philosophy to make everything available through the site management interface, users have access to all business functions and product catalog information for their online store.
Appliform™ manifests itself in many ways in our products, all aimed at supporting our mission to enable Speed of Change. Overall, this leads to substantial time and cost savings, as well as ensuring you stay competitive.
Making changes is simplified by our configuration technology versus custom programming.
Appliform™ combines the ‘best of both worlds’ between rapid execution of a template, and the flexibility and control of custom development. In KalioCommerce, we achieve this through configuration.
Implementation and on-going changes are made through configuration management in our Site Manager. This is a user interface that merchandisers and e-commerce managers access and interact with. It provides that power, control and flexibility to design and execute changes fast.
Implementing new initiatives like subsites, landing pages, mobile, and social is much easier and faster with our reusable components architecture.
Reusable components address the calendar time and maybe expense associated with creating a new feature for a site. In today’s custom development world, each new feature must be developed from scratch. Reusable components are a foundational capability of the technology that specifically contributes to speed of change. Users can quickly deploy site improvements or modifications by using or replicating these components rather than having to ‘rebuild’ or code desired changes.
Reduce the cycle time to put changes into production with our Change Management console.
From concept to implementation, to testing and releasing to production, it can all be tracked and handled through the application interface. Our unique change management, and multi-tenant, architecture enables all of the above to move from concept, to test and production with fewer steps and external dependencies than any other technology on the market. This, once again, demonstrates how Appliform™ contributes to the Speed of change.
Productized integrations give you the best and most reliable tools for selling online.
Our Integration Console, not only provides our users with packaged integration for Adaptors (OMS/ERP) and Connectors (third party point solutions) but more importantly a dashboard-like console to monitor and track exactly what is happening with the connectivity of their systems and applications that drive their online business. Integrations are no longer a ‘black box’, and one time code that require a highly-paid development engineer to troubleshoot anytime something seems to have gone wrong.
An Application Platform Built Upon A Revolutionary Concept
KalioEnterprise introduces a revolutionary concept that combines ease of use of an application with the flexibility of a platform. Appliform is designed to provide e-commerce stakeholders with a tool set never before seen from an e-commerce platform.
Running an e-commerce website requires a vast skill set including entrepreneurial vision, marketing savvy, administrative attention to detail, design creative and technical expertise to develop code and integrate systems. While large corporations may have the benefit of well staffed teams of experts in each of these critical areas, until now the typical mid-level company has relied on a mix of in-house and outsourced resources to execute an e-commerce solution. Unfortunately, this can prove unexpectedly expensive and strenuous on business owners and, marketers who are not adequately prepared for the time delays that are often introduced throughout a development cycle.
That is why the industry leading minds at Kalio created KalioEnterprise as an application platform that can deliver all of the capabilities and control needed for business users to manage their sites through an intuitive point and click user interface. The goal is to empower the business user. The result is KalioEnterprise.
How Kalio Makes Application Software Easy
By combining the knowledge and experience of seasoned e-commerce specialists with a world class team of data integration technology architects, Kalio has been built from the ground up with business users in mind. KalioEnterprise was developed upon a foundation that questions development paradigms that have been predominant in the e-commerce industry since its inception. Our application software solution puts the user experience first and combines a highly sophisticated back end application architecture with a simple user interface. We turn complex technical architecture into point and click, and drag and drop interfaces. We turn difficult problems into simple solutions. We turn average marketers and merchandisers into e-commerce experts. That is because Kalio’s application software is incredibly easy to use.
Streamlined Application Architecture
Most managed, open source or proprietary e-commerce systems end up with legacy code that is expensive to support, and difficult to maintain. With Kalio's streamlined application architecture you are free to add capabilities as you see fit. Looking for new functionality? With open source and proprietary systems, adding new functionality always comes at the risk of conflict with existing systems. However, with the streamlined application architecture of KalioEnterprise, new functionality is always designed seamlessly into the platform that all our users interact with every day. That means a better experience for you and your team—.
Simple Website Configuration
The core of the Kalio solution is simple website configuration. No longer will you be at the mercy of coders (programmers) who interpret, redefine and slowly deliver website changes. The application architecture allows for simple configuration of your site to deploy new features and tweak existing ones, or make wholesale changes without ever having to read or write code. That's how Kalio delivers e-commerce at the Speed of Change.