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Monday, March 22, 1999 < Prev Next >

Visio Launches Reseller Partner Program at Reseller Xchange

Benefits Include Free Technical Support, Product and Training

SEATTLE, March 22 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Reseller XChange, in Dana Point, Calif., Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced Visio Connections, a new reseller partner program. The Visio Connections program, which will provide resellers with tools to enable them to offer enhanced service to their customers, includes free Visio® products, dedicated technical support, quarterly training and access to Visio's sales resource library, among other benefits.

"Visio Connections will be a valuable asset for resellers and provides one of the most comprehensive reseller programs in the software industry," said Keith Collins, vice president of channel sales for Visio. "The Visio product line has become a key application and is highly valued by individual users and enterprise customers alike. Now resellers will have additional tools to help them develop the right business solutions for their customers. As a result, we expect they'll see greater sales as well."

Program Participation

To take part in the program and receive a Visio Connections toolkit, resellers should contact Ingram Micro Inc. at 800-456-8000 (reference part no. 500367). The toolkit will direct resellers to a dedicated Web page or an 800 number through which they can register for the program officially. The toolkit and a Visio Connections one-time program fee of $495 entitle partners to the following:

  • Technical support, including a dedicated partner representative
  • Training, including quarterly Web seminar sessions with demonstrations and sales tips, "ask the experts" forums and sneak peeks of new Visio technology
  • Copies of Visio Enterprise, Visio Professional, Visio Technical, Visio Standard and IntelliCAD® products (valued at more than $2,000)
  • Sales resource library (notebook and CD-ROM), including product information, selling tips, sample demos and drawings, part numbers, and licensing information
  • Marketing toolkit, including sales and marketing tools, logos, product graphics and other marketing resources

Other near-term benefits include on-site sales and technical training, e-mail newsletters, and industry-specific sales tools.

Reseller XChange

Sponsored by CMP Media Inc., Reseller XChange is a four-day event that brings VARs, integrators and distributors together with the vendor community to help shape future channel programs.

About Visio Corp.

Visio Corp. is the leading supplier of enterprisewide business diagramming and technical drawing software, with an installed base of nearly 2.8 million users worldwide. Founded in September 1990, the Seattle-based company pioneered the drawing and diagramming software market with the release of Visio 1.0 in November 1992 and has since released additional Microsoft Windows-based graphics applications that offer users a unique and effective way to communicate and work. Visio's powerful product line is becoming a worldwide standard for graphical solutions in business, with the support of partner programs and third-party relationships in key market segments. Visio products are available in as many as 12 language versions and are sold in more than 45 countries.

For more information about Visio Corp. and its products, customers can contact Visio at 800-24-VISIO (248-4746), ext. 93W, or visit the company's Web site at

NOTE: Visio and IntelliCAD are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Visio Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, trade names or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.