ScanSource does some Authorised Motorola Training
POS and AIDC specialist ScanSource Europe has added training courses with Motorola Solutions to become an Authorised Training Centre (ATC) in Europe. Under its training and education programme, ScanSource University will offer technical training courses around Motorola Wireless LAN and Mobile Computer Devices which are aligned with Motorola's PartnerEmpower Programme. Participating resellers will therefore be able to receive the relevant certification exams that are required to reach Specialist or Elite Specialist status in the two technology areas of the programme. Courses will be scheduled for delivery on a quarterly basis and initially hosted at ScanSource's main training centre locations, in Belgium (Brussels), Germany (Cologne) and United Kingdom (Hull). Courses will be delivered in English, French, German and Dutch. Towards the end of 2013, ScanSource plans to offer courses in other countries across Europe (France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain mainly).
A new president for Scansource
Following the unexpected and sudden departure of Xavier Cartiaux, Glen Baker has been appointed President of POS specialist Scansource Europe on an interim basis. Scansource Europe is present in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.
ScanSource Europe celebrates its 10 years in Versailles
POS and DC specialist Scansource Europe has recently celebrated its 10th birthday in Versailles' convention centre, during the French step of its ScanSource Europe Partner Tour 2012. If the distributor does nos communicate any turnover split by country, Richard Grégoire, its European VP Sales, announced to have reached a turnover of €390m for whole Europe, out of a worldwide turnover of €2.5b. Beside its birthday, the event allows its partners and sales team to meet directly their resellers. The distributor also reported progress over its AppSource online application store and its partner search tool Sumo. Opened two years ago, AppSource includes now 40 prepackaged applications, available on 29 hardware platforms. Ready to use and sold through a leasing system (to lower the cost for end users and ensure a regular revenue for the resellers), they cover several markets, like distribution and storage, freight and logistics, onsite service, healthcare, POS or industry. As they are prepackaged and based on a standard EDI, these applications are easy to setup and give high margins to their resellers. About Sumo, which celebrates its third birthday this year, it should get a full refrech within the coming months. The goal will then to be better referenced on the Internet, so that the end customers can find it more easily and push their needs on it. The distributor also plans to setup a process to help vendors and ISV to tout more efficielty their offer. Currently, Sumo references 3000 ISV and vendors, including 300 to 400 European companies.
Wincor Nixdorf and ScanSource Europe in partnership
Retail solutions provider Wincor Nixdorf and POS specialist ScanSource Europe have unveiled a partnership that will enable ScanSource resellers to access Wincor Nixdorf's range of EPOS solutions through Scansource Europe offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. These solutions enable resellers to deliver excellent service levels to their customers through fast check out speeds, and cashier efficiency with superfast touchscreens and printers, all at a low cost of ownership. ScanSource provides technology and value-added services to resellers across Europe and will now offer the same Wincor Nixdorf EPOS solutions that are installed in many well-known establishments across Europe. The move comes as Wincor Nixdorf looks to bring the efficiencies and cutting-edge technology normally enjoyed by larger retail outlets to the EPOS reseller marketplace.
ScanSource announces new online community for European channel
POS specialist ScanSource Europe, which has offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom, has announced its new freely accessible online communication platform for the channel, The Source. Designed to provide an outlet for discussion and networking for resellers and vendors, the blog platform enables resellers to learn about the latest goings-on in the industry, search for topics relating to technologies and vertical market offerings, find educational material and initiate dialogue with manufacturers, ISVs and ScanSource. Available to resellers across Europe, The Source allows visitors working with either of the distributor’s business units to find tips to successfully market their business and enhance and strengthen their sales offering. Users can contribute to the discussion, or simply read posts from other users if preferred. What's more, the portal has an embedded translation functionality meaning resellers can post and comment on articles in their preferred language and also access the meaning of content posted in a language they may not have an understanding of, creating a pan-European knowledge base that can be shared by everyone. Together with ScanSource's North American incarnation of The Source, it offers resellers a vast range of technical and commercial material to utilise.