VISIONEER ATTAINS GOLD CERTIFIED PARTNER STATUS IN
MICROSOFT PARTNER PROGRAM
Visioneer Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in
OEM Hardware Solutions
PLEASANTON, Calif. - January 22, 2008 - Visioneer®, Inc., a leader in intelligent imaging solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in OEM Hardware Solutions, recognizing Visioneer’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Visioneer has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.
Visioneer, a Xerox-licensing partner, is a world-class developer of document imaging solutions. Visioneer OneTouch® technology, bundled with both Visioneer and Xerox DocuMate brands, provides a faster and easier way to capture documents with the single touch of a button. Visioneer OneTouch Links then deliver documents to popular Windows applications or workflows such as Microsoft SharePoint, EMC/Captiva QuickScan Pro, Kofax Ascent Capture, Laserfiche Enterprise and Intuition, Xerox DocuShare, and Westbrook Fortis.
“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said John C. Dexter, vice president of Business Development at Visioneer. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”
“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Visioneer as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Visioneer had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.
The OEM Hardware Solutions Competency is intended for partners that build and deliver desktop or server hardware systems, and those that design and manufacture hardware devices used as computer parts, peripherals or accessories. Partners that attain the OEM Hardware Solutions Competency are recognized for their expertise in delivering high-quality hardware solutions and are provided with information and tools needed to expand their market opportunities and maintain a competitive advantage in the industry. Specializations within the competency include System Building and Device Manufacturing.
“Partners that acquire the OEM Hardware Solutions Competency have demonstrated expertise and have a track record of building high-quality hardware solutions that are designed and configured with Microsoft technologies according to customer needs and supported to ensure customer satisfaction,” said Kurt Kolb, vice president of Worldwide System Builder Channel and License Compliance at Microsoft. “These partners are able to closely engage with Microsoft and have access to specialized resources to help them meet and even surpass customer expectations.”
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.
Visioneer provides a broad range of scanning solutions for the desktop, distributed and departmental document imaging markets as well as the mobile and remote business scanning segments. In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox DocuMate product line. Visioneer and Xerox DocuMate high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions offer users speed, image quality, advanced paper handling and ease-of-use with exclusive Visioneer OneTouch™ technology. These products have received numerous awards including AIIM Best of Show in 2004 and 2005, as well as consecutive PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards in 2005 and 2006. For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, visit www.visioneer.com or www.xeroxscanners.com.
Visioneer offers both product lines under a single reseller partners program. The 20/20 Perfect Vision program optimizes VAR margins and sales opportunities through volume incentive rebates, sales support and marketing tools. Additional information can be found at www.visioneer.com/2020.
Danielle Cook for Visioneer
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