ALSO launches its MPS service
Sweden: a few days after its WePrintSmarter automated print supplies re-ordering service, broadliner ALSO has launched its first official MPS service, locally named Print som Tjänst (Print as a Service). This service is a real MPS service, that is: for a fixed monthly fee, the reseller, through ALSO, takes in charge print supplies, service, support and spareparts. This new service is currently limited to HP products (source: IT Kanalen Sverige).
ALSO launches WePrintSmarter
Broadliner ALSO has launched WePrintSmarter, a new online print marketplace to help resellers. The first service to be offered on the platform will be SmartSupplies, a fully automated print supplies re-ordering service. The system aims to give resellers a continuous flow of orders without customers having to manually re-book or know the required part numbers. ALSO CEO Gustavo Möller-Hergt said: "with this initiative ALSO is further growing its extensive services portfolio. The innovative WePrintSmarter services have a modular build-up, helping more and more resellers and vendors to optimise the management of their customers' printing needs." WePrintSmarter is available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
Swiss broadliner ALSO and Intcomex have signed a strategic partnership to bring a wide range of local and global vertical-focused cloud services to SMB and Enterprise customers in Latin America in 2017. Both companies are joining forces to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace Platform as a Service (PaaS) available to more than 50,000 Intcomexs' channel partners in 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, with plans to expand further in the region. ALSO enables Intcomex to expand their Software as a Service (SaaS) catalogue to their customers. Spearheaded by Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP), the platform assists local vertical-focused ISVs to expand towards channels.
"We generate additional growth opportunities through strategic partnerships like the one with Intcomex in new, dynamic regions. Combined with our strong presence in Europe and our partnerships in the UK and Ireland, the Middle-East and Southeast Asia, through the partnership with Intcomex the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform is now reaching nearly 50 countries globally", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG. "Intcomex is a frontrunner of cloud services in its region, driving this paradigm change of the market. We are serving a fast-growing network of partners, including ISVs, hosters and managed service providers. The strategic partnership with ALSO will enable us to expand our SaaS portfolio further and to focus on an exceptional customer experience together", said Michael Shalom, Group Managing Director of Intcomex.
In October 2016, ALSO agreed on a strategic partnership with Innovix Distribution to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace available to 5,500 of Innovix' channel partners starting in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, with plans to expand further in the region. Earlier in June the same year, ALSO signed a strategic partnership with Logicom to provide the marketplace platform to more than 10,000 Logicom partners in 13 countries in Southern Europe and the Middle East, with plans to expand further in the region. In December 2015, ALSO and Westcoast agreed on a strategic cooperation to bring the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform to Westcoast customers in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
DACH: mobile telephony specialist ASVG has added the prepaid offers from FCB Mobil (an MVNO related to the FC Bayern football club) to its catalog1. Its competitor Komsa has expanded its smart object portfolio with three additional vendors: iSmart and LUPUS Electronics (connected alarm systems) as well as Osram (Lightify smart LED lighting)2. Michael Telecom, another of their competitors, has started the distribution of the rugged smartphones from Cyrus Technology3. Log management editor Lepide Software has chosen German security VAD Prosoft and its Austrian subsidiary as official distributors for the whole DACH region4. In Switzerland, broadliner ALSO has officially launched locally its WaaS offer5. Switzerland becomes the sixth country to support this offer, after Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden. The broadliner has also expanded its storage portfolio with the data and storage management solutions from the Canadian vendor Strongbox Data Solutions6. Beside this, network and security VAD Boll Engineering has started the distribution of the cloud-based network management system from Sinefa7. Finally, network and security VAD Infinigate has added Brocade network solutions (formerly Foundry Networks) to its portfolio8 (source: Telecom Handel 1, 2 and 3, IT Reseller Schweiz 4, 5 and 6, Inside Channels Schweiz 7 and 8).
Broadliner ALSO is expanding its Cloud Marketplace to include EspressoNet 365, a solution for small to medium-sized enterprises that facilitates collaboration with colleagues, customers, or suppliers in one virtual space, at the push of a button. Created by MondayCoffee, an award-winning Swiss Microsoft Gold certified partner, EspressoNet 365 is based on Microsoft Office 365 technology. With proven structure, design and features, it helps companies to manage their workflows intelligently, both internally and externally. Order confirmations, proposals, bills – all relevant content can be stored in one place, easily accessed and co-edited by colleagues as well as shared with customers at any time, anywhere and on any device, supported by the security of the Microsoft enterprise software and cloud infrastructure. Instead of sending emails, news can be published on the same tool, or via more interactive features such as blogs to keep everyone up to date. "By introducing premium Office 365 add-ons to the ALSO Cloud Marketplace, we continue to demonstrate how users can get the most out of their existing services. EspressoNet 365 is a great example of our growing Vertical Cloud Services portfolio that is built to fit our customers' needs, and we are delighted to have them as a partner", said Thorlakur Thorgeirsson, Cloud ISV Manager at ALSO Holding AG. EspressoNet 365 can be installed in less than one hour and, thanks to EspressoNet's intuitive user interface, employees can be trained remotely in no more than one day. "We are convinced that EspressoNet 365 can help professionals to simplify their work lives while enjoying the reliability and security of Microsoft technology. Partnering with ALSO allows us to take EspressoNet 365 onto the international stage and further promote effective collaboration practices. We are very much looking forward to working with ALSO", said Reto Meneghini, founder and CEO of MondayCoffee. EspressoNet 365 is available in the Cloud Marketplaces of ALSO in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
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