Ziff Davis Internet
News & Resources for the IT Reseller
NewsReviewsTech AnalysisCommentarySecurityLinux/Unix
My Account |  

Tech Data Marries ISV's Document Management Software, Hardware
By John Hazard


IT distributor Tech Data announced Feb. 6 that it will bundle document management software from ISVs with its printing and imaging hardware lines in an effort to improve the success of VARs building document management solutions.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Clearwater, Fla.-based distributor signed deals this week with ISVs DocuLex, iDatix, and Questys Solutions to add their content-capture and archiving solutions to Tech Data's Document Imaging unit portfolio, which already includes scanners, storage hardware, imaging software, accessories, vendor service agreements and extended warranties.

The ISV-adjoined bundles bring a new level of functionality to VARs building solutions primarily for the SMB (small and midsize business) segment, said Wendy Linsky, Tech Data's vice president of Peripherals, Supplies & Accessories Product Marketing.

"The latest imaging solutions now available to our customers offer the same functionality and process efficiencies that had traditionally been limited to enterprise-level applications," she said in a prepared statement. "Now, savvy solution providers are leveraging our product offering to cost-effectively deploy these imaging solutions to their SMB accounts and provide end users with compelling cost savings and productivity gains."

The DocuLex, iDatix and Questys Solutions agreements follow the announcement in November that Tech Data's Point-of-Service/Data Capture unit would bundle its hardware lineup with data storage solutions by ISV MTI Technology, providing more functionality to VARs and customers in the retail and supermarket sector.

Under the document management agreement, Tech Data will bundle its printing and imaging line with:

  • DocuLex's Archive Studio and Archive Studio Pro, Office Capture Data Management and Goby Capture Data Management systems. The company specializes in accounting, aerospace, banking, legal, insurance and manufacturing sectors.

  • iDatix's iSynergy Small Business Solution, a complete imaging appliance that automates the collection, processing, storage and retrieval of paper and electronic documents solution for SMBs.

  • Questys Solutions' Pro line of five electronic records and content management solutions designed to be customized for vertical markets such as corporate, health care, education, law enforcement and retail.
  •      
    Email


    TALKBACK

    MICROSOFT RESOURCE CENTER
    Help boost your sales with BONUS PACKS.
    Let BONUS PACKS help you sell more PCs—with up to $1,200 in valuable products and services. Visit
    Buy Local Partner site >>

    Join the Microsoft Empower program for ISVs.
    A relationship with Microsoft allows you to compete with the big dogs. Learn more about resources, tools and training. Get the documentation >>

    Piracy hurts your bottom line.
    But it's going to hurt pirates even more—eight new piracy lawsuits were filed in March. See who's on the list. >>
    Free Hands-On Training Lab
    Find out how key features of SBS 2003 can help you open up a new line of revenue. Register now >>


    SBS 2003 Sales Reference Card
    This handy reference card contains features at a glance, sales objection handling, pricing guidelines & more. Get it now >>


    Microsoft Empower for ISVs rewards your big idea with big benefits and support.
    Access key development tools at a low cost to help you develop that idea into an innovative application. Learn more >>



    ATTN: SOLUTION PROVIDERS
    Autotask makes your IT business run. Better!
    • Manage your entire business from a single integrated system accessed over the web
    • Track and control service tickets, and efficiently dispatch field service techs
    • Monitor and analyze project profitability by project, customer and type
    • Bill by fixed price, time & materials, block hours or retainers
    • Set up workflow rules and automated notifications
    • Nothing to install. Easy to use. Affordable.
    Click here ONLY if you want a personalized demo via the web
    (North America only, please)


    Attention Microsoft Solution Providers!



    Want to gain a competitive edge? Try Microsoft Watch – FREE!



    Each week you receive:
  • Microsoft News and Insider Information
  • Expert Analysis
  • Code Names of Upcoming MS Products
  • Year-Ahead Calendar, updated monthly



    Click Here to sign up now for your FREE 14 Day Trial to Microsoft Watch.

  • POPULAR TOPICS
    SPECIAL REPORTS
    White Boxes
    MS vs. IBM
    Linux in the Channel
    Network
    CHANNEL RSS FEED
    Stay in the Zone
    Put The Channel Insider on your desktop.
    FREE NEWSLETTERS
    Subscribe to The Channel Insider: Channel News, Reviews, Resources and more.

    Make your selections below:


    Contract Watch

    The Channel Insider Update

    Preferred e-mail format:

    Enter your e-mail:


    view all newsletters >>
    Channel Insider Quick Links
    Ziff Davis Footer Logo