IBM i VAR, Associated Computer Systems Joins Elite Group of ACOM’s31 Mar, 2010
IBM i VAR, Associated Computer Systems Joins Elite Group of ACOM’s
DES MOINES, IA (March 2010) – Associated Computer Systems, Ltd. (ACS), a network, systems, storage technology and management services provider with 30 years of experience has completed ACOM’s technical training course to become part of a select group of Certified VARs for ACOM Solutions, Inc., a mid-market developer of document and payment process automation software solutions, it was announced today by ACOM Channel Division Vice President Joe Torano.Headquartered in Des Moines, ACS serves clientele in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, and Missouri, with a staff of some 35 people.
“Our company is strong in the IBM Power Systems and System i/iSeries markets, where ACOM also has a strong presence,” said David R. Backstrom, vice president of sales and marketing. “We needed a partner to help us broaden our software offerings and the fact that ACOM is an IBM Global Solutions provider was very important in our partnering with them. ACOM’s offerings fit extremely well with the directions we need to take and they will be an important partner as we move up the value-add chain.”
According to Backstrom, ACOM was a stand-out when ACS was searching for a workflow solution for one of its clients. “The EZContentManager solution is surprisingly easy to use, affordable and easy to support,” he said. “People are surprised at how robust it is for the price. With the ACOM software, we are equipped to go beyond I.T.; we can now also talk directly to the CFO about solving their business issues. We are very excited about this new relationship. ACOM is extremely partner-friendly. Their VAR Success Program enabled us to start driving leads right away, through a comprehensive marketing package that includes a great set of pre-made, ready-to-go of campaigns, collateral and demonstrations. It’s like having our own extended Marketing Department. They’ve made it so easy, that essentially all we have to do is click ‘Send’.”
In just a few months as a partner, ACS has the first customer for ACOM’s EZContentManager document management solution in the closing process and several others are in the pipeline.