Tool Delivers Cisco Standard List Pricing via Ingram Micro’s Reseller Services Portal, Powered by MaintenanceNet
Carlsbad, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2006 – MaintenanceNet, Inc., the leading provider of maintenance contract management services, today introduced the Cisco Services Quick Quote Tool, a new portal offering designed to facilitate ordering and pricing for Cisco products sold via the Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) Reseller Services Portal, powered by MaintenanceNet. Now available, the Cisco Services Quick Quote Tool streamlines the sales process for Ingram Micro channel solution providers, saving time and money by consolidating multiple applications into a single location for ordering services and providing regional services pricing.
“As services continue to be a key initiative at Ingram Micro, we are committed to helping our solution providers be more effective at driving services revenues,” said Justin Crotty, vice president, channel marketing, Ingram Micro North America. “The Cisco Quick Quote Tool dramatically reduces the cost and time for our resellers to quote and close SmartNet service contracts, translating into a clear competitive market advantage for Ingram Micro and its resellers, as well as overall increases in customer satisfaction for the end user community.”
Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor, released the Reseller Services Portal in April 2006 to build incremental revenue on sales of HP, IBM and Cisco products, with future release of additional vendors soon. Designed by MaintenanceNet to make selling service contracts easier and more profitable, the Reseller Services Portal is free of charge to all Ingram Micro customers in the U.S. The web portal automates IT product service renewal contracts and includes valuable tools and resources such as automated e-mail notifications and online access to contract renewal information, unattached/warranty products and online product registration.
“We are dedicated to helping Ingram Micro improve its maintenance contract service business through innovative tools that meet the unique demands of its customers across the channel,” said Scott Herron, CEO for MaintenanceNet. “The Cisco Quick Quote Tool was developed by listening to the needs of the solutions provider market and represents another proof point of our commitment to reduce our customers’ cost of sales and time to close, thereby making it easier to sell services.”
To learn more about Ingram Micro’s Reseller Services Portal, powered by MaintenanceNet, call 1(866) 490-1304, or e-mail <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=THtVaVVcQk9FKwhweU9kIyhNb0J5Mx0pLHdyb3Bz_19>.
About Ingram Micro
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for manufacturers and solution providers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 140 countries and is the only broadline global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
MaintenanceNet is a leading provider of maintenance contract management services. The company’s innovative web-based products and comprehensive data mining, aggregation and management services allow technology vendors to maximize service revenue opportunities while improving customer satisfaction and overall operational efficiencies. By connecting technology vendors with OEMs, channel partners and end-clients, MaintenanceNet facilitates the management, marketing and sales of maintenance-based services. For more information, contact (866) 699-7212 or visit www.maintenancenet.com.
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