DENVER, CO and LONDON, UK— December 3, 2014 — Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small businesses grow, announced today that it has entered into a Master Distribution Agreement with ALSO, a leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) distribution company in Europe. The announcement was made today at Swiftpage’s annual Act! Certified Consultant European Partner Summit. ALSO is the title sponsor of the event and will be speaking at the conference.
ALSO is a leading European provider for the ICT industry and is currently active in 12 European countries, serving over 100 thousand customers. ALSO will be responsible for localizing and distributing the Act! portfolio via its established channel and the new ALSO Cloud Marketplace.
Act! resellers, known as Act! Certified Consultants (ACCs), may use the ALSO platform to bundle, sell and manage ALSO qualified cloud services from the local ALSO Marketplaces. ALSO CHOICE is a white-label service that is completely customizable, allowing resellers to rebrand as their own and quickly begin selling in the cloud. Customer acquisition and implementation are easier and faster than ever before due to the flexibility and autonomy provided by the cloud platform.
With the ALSO Cloud Marketplace, the cloud service lifecycle is automated from selling to billing, and is designed to make it easy to create hybrid offerings that provide users the optimal fit. The ALSO Cloud Marketplace provides resellers across Europe the ability to pay-as-they-go and avoid complex implementation and setup.
The Act! customer and contact management business application, now available in the ALSO Marketplace, is ideal for resellers looking for a locally-hosted, subscription-model contact management solution for their customers.
“This partnership is tremendously beneficial for Swiftpage, our customers and our partners (ACCs),” said H. John Oechsle, president and CEO of Swiftpage. “It increases our footprint with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across Western Europe, gives our customers a faster, stress-free way to get started with Act! in the cloud and on subscription, and supports our ACCs by providing them with an easy transition to the subscription-based model of selling and follow our new strategy.”
“Act!, as part of the ALSO Cloud Marketplace, provides a great opportunity for SMB resellers to help their customers’ businesses grow,” comments Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG. “Bringing Act! to the cloud is a great example of how ALSO helps ISVs and their customers to transform traditional software business into a true cloud service.”
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About ALSO Holding AG
ALSO Holding AG (Emmen/Switzerland) is a leading European full-range provider for the ICT industry and offers its customers the complete bandwidth, from the supply chain through solutions to services. ALSO's portfolio contains more than 160 000 articles from around 350 vendors. Offerings in the Solutions segment include, for example, high-end servers, storage, security systems, and networks, and in the Service segment standardized and individual services along the entire IT process chain.
Swiftpage provides revolutionary technologies, fused with relevant content, that guide small businesses to the fastest path for growth. The company’s growing network of partners, customers, end-users and employees collectively represent the Swiftpage Nation, united across the globe as one team, on one journey. Learn more at www.swiftpage.com.
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Act! is the #1 best-selling contact and customer manager for over 25 years. Designed to take the guesswork and complexity out of managing customer relationships, Act! gives users a 360-degree view of their contacts and interaction history, tightly coupled with simple yet powerful scheduling, opportunity management and emarketing tools. Act! enables users to determine the best next move more easily, then take action faster, so they focus more of their time on doing what matters most: converting leads, retaining customers and growing their businesses.