Tech Data Europe launches enhanced version of InTouch
Tech Data Europe has launched an enhanced version of InTouch, its web-based e-commerce solution, including an improved search function and navigation that allows users to find and purchase products with fewer clicks than before. InTouch gives customers fingertip access to Tech Data Europe's complete product catalogue, enabling resellers to track their order history and invoices, and make after-sales enquiries. The enhanced version features improved navigation with clear product categories, so users can immediately select the type of product they need using intuitive tools for screen-sizing and pricing, as well as one-click selection of required features. The presentation of search results has been made leaner and simpler, making visual comparisons and refinement of the search easier. Information needed is visible on one screen so there is no need for additional scrolling. Craig Partington, EMEA eBusiness director at Tech Data Europe, states: "With the latest release of InTouch, we have made it even easier and faster for resellers to find what they want, so they spend less time searching for the right product and more time dealing with the needs of their customers. The process is logical and neat—with just a few clicks, you can narrow down your search to a handful of suitable solutions or a specific product. These changes make InTouch an even more useful tool for resellers and retailers looking to respond quickly to customer enquiries and maximise their chances of winning business." Tech Data has created a special set of visual guides to the updated system, including a short demonstration video, to explain the enhancements.
Tech Data adds 3,000 videogames to TD Activate-here ESD
American broadliner Tech Data has made its TD Activate-here an even more attractive way for retailers to offer instant availability of software at the point of sale by adding more than 3,000 games from more than 200 leading publishers available via its market-leading electronic software distribution (ESD) service. The addition of popular PC gaming titles from publishers such as 2K Games, Activision, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Square Enix and Ubisoft, adds a new dimension to TD Activate-here, making it a viable one-stop shop for retailers that want to offer a wide range of software packages to customers in store and at the point of sale. It is also a further sign of Tech Data's strategic commitment to ESD as the key method of software delivery in the future. Since its launch in July 2011, TD Activate-here has become the leading ESD service in the European IT channel, with more than 20,000 customers making use of the system. The games are being offered by Tech Data through a distribution agreement with French global digital commerce-as-a-service distributor Nexway. Tech Data utilizes the Nexway Digital Catalog Web Service to deliver up-to-date marketing information for all digital titles (including running publisher promotions such as game pre-orders, recommended up-sells and cross-sells, latest visuals, and more). TD Activate-here is available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA.
More Tech Data for TP Link
Already working in several countries, soho network vendor TP Link has expanded its partnership with broadliner Tech Data to whole Europe. TP Link products are thus available through the distributor in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Swizerland and the United Kingdom.
Tech Data Europe appoints Senior Vice President, Operations
Tech Data Europe has appointed Johan Vandenbussche to the new position of senior vice president, Operations. In this role, Vandenbussche will lead the Operations unit in Tech Data Europe, including overall responsibility for HR, Logistics, IT coordination and the company's internal consulting team, which focuses on the standardization and enhancement of working practices across its country operations. He will join the company's European Executive Board and will report to Néstor Cano, President Europe. For the last 15 years Vandenbussche served as a senior international executive with Tech Data's arch-nemesis Ingram Micro, variously holding responsibility as vice president for regional operations, M&A in Europe and the company's pan-European business unit.
Tech Data appoints Jean-Paul Durand to chief ethics and compliance officer
American broadliner Tech Data has appointed Jean-Paul Durand to the new position of vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer. In this new global role, Durand will lead Tech Data's worldwide ethics and compliance program, including the company's policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect fraudulent conduct, encourage ethical behavior and a commitment to compliance with the law, and ensure adherence to Tech Data's Code of Conduct. Durand will report to David Vetter, the company's senior vice president, general counsel, as well as the Audit Committee of the company's board of directors. Durand has served as Tech Data's vice president, assistant general counsel since May 2011 and has been with Tech Data since 2000. The company also announced that Wayne Hanewicz has been promoted to vice president, assistant general counsel. Hanewicz has served as assistant general counsel since joining Tech Data in June 2009, leading the legal aspects of projects such as the issuance of Tech Data's $350 million senior notes. In his new role, he will be responsible for the US legal organization and report to Vetter. The company has also appointed a deputy ethics and compliance officer in both its Americas and European regions, reporting directly to Durand. These two new positions will be responsible for managing Tech Data's ethics and compliance program in their respective regions, assisting the chief ethics and compliance officer with monitoring compliance and developing reporting on program effectiveness. The company will also add the new position of regional counsel, Latin America to its Legal department, which will report directly to Vetter, as well as the new position of trade practice counsel, Europe, which will report to Norbert Sourek, the company's general counsel, Europe.