visionapp Launches its UK and European Channel

visionapp, the server-based solutions specialists, today announced the launch of its enhanced European Channel Partner Programme. Split into three levels to provide opportunities for success at varying levels of participation Advanced Partner, Certified Partner and Reseller Partner the programme will be rolled out across the UK and Europe, will extend the reach of visionapps existing channel partner programme in Germany. Through the Partner Programme, visionapp will extend the reach of its two key products that enable enterprises to efficiently centralise their applications and provide secure, simplified access for their distributed workforce: visionapp Platform Management Suite and visionapp Access Portal.

visionapp Platform Management Suite provides fully automated installation and administration processes for large terminal server environments, including Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server. It not only reduces downtime and improves operational availability, but it also provides significant risk reduction and change management capability while increasing overall productivity. visionapp Access Portal provides secure, consistent access to corporate applications through a centralised environment. Applications are delivered through one central location, as opposed to every desktop, thus dramatically reducing IT support costs. Furthermore, visionapps partner relationships for encryption and authentication functionality ensure simplified, yet secure, access using a standard web browser.

Perry Stanford, Regional Manager UK, visionapp, commented, after significant success with blue-chip customers in Germany, we are now focusing on the UK and larger European market, and are actively looking for resellers and server-based specialist partners who are looking to add unique products to their consulting services.

With its Advanced Partner Programme, visionapp is creating selective and strategic partnerships with hardware platform providers. A current Advanced Partner is Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (FSC) with whom visionapp have a unique, global partnership, and the OEM version of its product has been optimised for FSC hardware.

Partners who sign up for Certified and Reseller programmes will receive the following benefits as standard:

Customer and/ or project protection
Demo software
Access to demo portal
Listing on web page
Delivery of flyers and white papers
Pre-Sales Support
Event Support.

From 2005, the standard benefits will also include secure access to a Partner Web via the visionapp website, and participation in visionapp Partner Events. Additional benefits for the Certified and Reseller partners include rebates on visionapp products.

Both Certified and Reseller Partners have access to extensive training and certification programmes. visionapps current technical training offering includes training in the companys two core products, and leads to visionapp Certified Engineer (vCE) certification. The company also offers visionapp Certified Sales Professional (vCSP) certification upon completion of a free Solution Sales Training Course. By Q2 2005, the company will have added visionapp Certified Enterprise Engineer (vCEE) and visionapp Certified Managing Consultant (vCMC) courses to its training portfolio.

visionapp has a blue chip customer base and a strong presence in Financial Services with six of the ten largest banks in Germany using visionapp. With almost 70,000 seats worldwide, visionapp customers include companies such as Deutsche Bank, Daimler Chrysler Bank, Dresdner Bank, BW Bank, Bayerische Landesbank, RWE Innogy and L'Oral. Furthermore, iZBSOFT, the largest server-based computing site in the world, uses visionapp products to manage its server-based computing environment.

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