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CIBIS launches Xpect, an enterprise cloud platform for SMEs

Thu, 1st Dec 2022
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CIBIS International has launched its new Enterprise Cloud Platform (ECP), Xpect, which unifies and simplifies company-wide business operations and accounting for small and medium-sized businesses. 

The Xpect platform combines business operations into one system, enabling management, communication and reporting of information across every business function. It includes finance, payroll, marketing, sales, website, human resources and operations. 

Xpect is an end-to-end cloud-based platform that brings every part of your business onto one platform, a mini-ERP solution without the complexity of a global ERP. It offers a centralised, practical and customisable solution for business management. This fully unified cloud-based system integrates data from all business areas into one platform. It will make a business's day-to-day running more automated, efficient and transparent.

The Xpect platform offers integrated financial management, CMS, member portal and eCommerce, contact, customer, sales management and advanced automation capabilities. It centralises sales, inventory, accounts, payments, project and job costings, marketing campaigns, e-commerce, website building, social media, memberships, subscriptions, loyalty schemes and more.

Moreover, as Xpect is a cloud-based platform, the data can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, on any device. So the client can access crucial business data in real time. Sophisticated design, breadth of functionality and ease of navigation will support all business needs and goals, whether the business is a start-up or an established company.

"I wanted something that would do the job and was easy for staff to use. I could see it would take another five products to do the whole job and I didn't want that sort of IT complexity,” says John Brown, Managing Director of Orange Clothing Company. 

After looking at various options, Brown opted for Xpect. Staff acceptance, simplicity, breadth of functionality and usability were fundamental to his decision to implement the Xpect ECP.

CIBIS International's General Manager Tony Heitmeyer said he's thrilled to launch a start-up, Xpect, to the market. 

"We know a big dilemma for SMEs is knowing when to migrate away from a SME accounting system, with multiple software add-ons. Many SMEs consider the move to a global ERP system, but it's not a feasible option for most small to medium size businesses, given cost and time to implement. SMEs need a practical 'fit for purpose' alternative to an ERP, which is why we developed Xpect," says Heitmeyer. 

Leading Australian independent business software advisor Matt Paff, Principal at Value Adders, confirmed Xpect had targeted a gap in the market.

"I often talk about the SMERP Dilemma, the chasm that exists between SME solutions like Xero and MYOB AR and ERP systems like MYOB Advanced, NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics," says Paff. 

"It's an end-to-end solution with the usability of SME systems without the need for add-ons, and the broad functionality most often only found in ERP but at a price point that most growing SMEs can afford. Xpect surprises with a broad cross-section of functionality from eCommerce to Accounting, Payroll to Job management, Inventory control to CRM - not something you expect in a solution priced for SMEs.” 

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