Kick-Off Promotion Paves Way for VAR Success
BOSTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- IntraNetics, Inc. today announced that Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM)
and Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD)
are premier distribution partners for IntraNetics 97, a comprehensive intranet-in-a-box software solution for small- to medium-sized businesses and departments of larger organizations. Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology products and services, and Tech Data is a leading distributor of personal computer products serving more than 55,000 value-added resellers and retail dealers throughout the United States, France, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
"IntraNetics is spearheading a new category of intranet software with its comprehensive intranet-in-a-box and we are enthusiastic about our participation in bringing this solution to market," said Vicky Cotten, senior vice president of purchasing for Ingram Micro. "Our customers look to us for relationships with committed, forward-thinking software developers and IntraNetics more than meets those requirements."
Ingram Micro and Tech Data will initially distribute IntraNetics 97 to resellers throughout the United States and Canada upon the product's availability in September.
"The IntraNetics approach of providing comprehensive, ready-to-run business applications for the intranet in one integrated package is unique," said Scott Maentz, vice president of product marketing for Tech Data. "We anticipate that our value-added reseller community will experience tremendous success marketing this product to their customer base."
Kick-Off Promotion Incentive for VARs, Businesses
To celebrate the product announcement, IntraNetics is sponsoring a special promotion for customers who place orders for IntraNetics 97 prior to September 30. Any VAR who orders one or more copies of IntraNetics 97 will receive a $500 rebate per unit ordered and a free year membership with premium level benefits in the IntraNetics VAR Partner Program, a $995 value. For end- user customers, any business that places an order with a VAR prior to September 30 will receive a year of free technical support from IntraNetics, a $500 value.
Here committed to supporting IntraNetics 97's introduction through the reseller channel," said Dan Vetras, vice president of sales for IntraNetics. "Ingram Micro and Tech Data are ideal distribution partners for us because of their expertise in distributing corporate solutions and their vast networks of established relationships with resellers."
With its extensive array of capabilities and applications, IntraNetics 97 is designed to help employees immediately work together more effectively. Its 17 powerful business applications are organized into five easy-to-use categories: People, Places, Things, Time and Reference. The solution carries a suggested retail price of $4,995. Netscape and Microsoft versions are also available for $7,495 and include all the software components necessary to deploy an intranet, including web server software, browser licenses, an SQL database and mail server software.
Ingram Micro and Tech Data will distribute all versions of IntraNetics 97. For more information, resellers may contact Ingram Micro at 714-566-1000 or http://www.ingrammicro.com/ or Tech Data at 800-237-8931 or http://www.techdata.com/.
About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology products and services, with 1996 sales of more than $12 billion. The company operates in 19 countries and distributes more than 36,000 products to over 100,000 resellers in 120 countries.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is a leading distributor of personal computer products serving more than 55,000 value-added resellers and retail dealers throughout the United States, France, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. A Fortune 500 company, Tech Data offers comprehensive product lines in software, networking and communications, mass storage, peripherals, and computer systems. In addition to distributing more than 45,000 products from over 900 manufacturers and publishers, Tech Data provides extensive pre-and post-sales training, service and support.
IntraNetics develops and markets IntraNetics 97, a complete intranet-in-a- box software solution for small- to medium-sized businesses and departments of larger organizations. IntraNetics 97 is designed to help employees immediately work together more effectively. IntraNetics was founded by entrepreneur Bill Gross and industry expert Steve Crummey and is based in Woburn, Massachusetts. For more information about IntraNetics, visit http://www.intranetics.com/, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-932-2600 or 617-932-0960.
An idealab! company, IntraNetics is a sister company to CitySearch, SmartGames, PeopleLink, IdeaMarket, Centra and 18 other companies. idealab! was founded by Gross, also the chairman and founder of educational software pioneer Knowledge Adventure. The mission of idealab! is to start and grow Internet businesses.
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