Avnet Boosts Collaborative Software Offering

Avnet Technology Solutions is teaming up with VDoc Software to provide IBM VARs and software vendors to provide a new collaborative software solution designed to enhance the flow of information among people, documents and applications.

Avnet will provide marketing and educational programs to the channel partners snd also assist VDoc, which is based in Europe, expand into the U.S. market. Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed.

Anvet executives say the idea here is to help position the VARs as "trusted advisors" to business customers who are seeking to improve their efficiency by automating business processes. This is another example of channel partners becoming more proactive in offering solutions that help companies improve their bottom lines. Vdoc believes it has a product that allows companies to more easily share all sorts of data among department employees, mobile workers, partners, suppliers and customers. Solutions based on such a collaborative approach can open doors for VARs in businesses that often can lead to other IT solution opportunities. The Vdoc product already has 450,000 users worldwid. Now,comany officials want to leverage the channel to extend its success into the U.S. market. This is a smart move by Avnet to help its VAR customers.


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