SAN MATEO, Calif. – October 27, 2016 – 501 Commons, which offers a wide range of coaching, managing and consulting services for non-profits, announced today the results of its Apttus X-Author for Excel implementation. Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, provides enterprise-level process automation and accurate data entry to 501 Commons.

501 Commons, as a leading non-profit organization, looked to maximize their resources by automating its manual paper processes and speeding up its extensive data entry cycles. Their selection and implementation of Apttus X-Author for Excel resulted in benefits such as:

  • Reducing the time needed to enter CRM data by 84 percent
  • Providing user-friendly UIs, and intuitive usage throughout the tool
  • Improving data accuracy by eliminating manual processes and using Excel’s dynamic functionality to make data de-duplication simple and efficient
  • Employing X-Author’s templated format to enable users to quickly enter and update valuable data
  • Using Microsoft Excel as a familiar, dynamic user interface for CRM systems

“There’s so much you can do with a powerful tool like X-Author. Non-profits need to maximize the technology they have, and they can be creative with X-Author and use it in so many ways to its full extent,” said Zach Nostal, Database Consultant for 501 Commons. “As a partner, I feel we are better able to serve our clients because X-Author helps us thrive and deliver value to the nonprofit sector.”

“Our solutions are industry-leading and innovative, but it is especially impactful to make a difference with a non-profit organization such as 501 Commons,” said Kirk Krappe, CEO at Apttus. “They are a true partner and a tremendous example of what innovative organizations can accomplish when paired with a fast, efficient solution like X-Author for Excel.”

As a member of the X-Author partner program, 501 Commons has developed industry-specific tools to enhance its operation, that have now been made available for use by any organization. To learn more, visit the X-Author Partner page.

About Apttus

Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash software company, drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Utilizing a patented combination of SaaS-based applications, the Apttus Intelligent Cloud maximizes the entire revenue operation by driving behavior and providing prescriptive data to company decision-makers. Apttus offers enhanced Configure Price Quote (CPQ), E-Commerce, Contract Management, Renewals and Revenue Management solutions on the world’s most trusted cloud platforms, including Salesforce and Microsoft Azure. Apttus is based in San Mateo, California, with additional offices located across the globe. For more information visit: