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CCHKnowledgePoint and Ingram Micro Partner to Sell Enterprise Performance Management Software
(Petaluma, Calif., June 13, 2003) — CCHKnowledgePoint (www.knowledgepoint.com)
today announced that its Performance Now Enterprise Edition® software
is available for purchase through Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), the largest global
wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services.
Performance Now Enterprise offers a complete performance management solution for network environments. More than 150,000 small- to medium-sized businesses are currently using this Windows-based system and, last year, despite the flagging economy, sales of Performance Now Enterprise grew by 30 percent.
In addition to Performance Now Enterprise, CCHKnowledgePoint sells other popular desktop solutions through the channel, including Ultimate Employer, People Manager, Descriptions Now, Policies Now and Performance Now (single user). By offering high margins, pricing protection and the opportunity to lock in recurring revenue for clients secured by the channel, CCHKnowledgePoint plans to add 25 to 50 new solution providers to their reseller program in 2003.
"CCHKnowledgepoint’s Performance Now Enterprise is a welcome addition to our enterprise offerings for the small- to-midsized business," said Jodi Honore, vice president, vendor business management, Ingram Micro U.S. "It provides our VARs with an efficient solution for the SMB who wants to incorporate performance management into their network environment."
"We are very excited about extending our strategic partnership with Ingram Micro to enable the channel to sell Performance Now Enterprise," said Ian Alexander, CCHKnowledgePoint president. "Performance management today is about more than driving revenues and reducing costs. Another key factor pushing companies to purchase Performance Now Enterprise is a need to get employees aligned and executing on strategic objectives."
About Performance Now Enterprise Edition
Performance Now Enterprise Edition, designed for a network environment, furnishes the key ingredients for successful performance management by providing managers with powerful tools to document performance, provide coaching and feedback, manage goals, write performance reviews and create development plans. The product contains a competency library of 45 essential business competencies and more than 1,000 coaching ideas. Optional industry-specific competency modules are also available for the following industries: Manufacturing, Health Care, Finance, State and Local Government, Law Enforcement and Corrections, Call Center and Customer Service, Information Technology, and Fire and Emergency Services.
CCHKnowledgePoint will release a new version of Performance Now Enterprise this fall.
"Our solutions have proven themselves in the market and are easier to use, faster to implement and more affordable than any competing solutions," said Alexander. "That is why CCHKnowledgePoint continues to grow after all these years."
Interested solution providers should contact David Russell, CCHKnowledgePoint Sales Vice President – Channel Partners, at 1-800-727-1133, extension 1392.
The CCHKnowledgePoint brand leverages CCH’s authoritative human resources content and KnowledgePoint’s innovative technology to provide integrated solutions that meet HR professionals and frontline managers’ essential needs. CCH INCORPORATED, a provider of human resources information and software, is a Wolters Kluwer company; Wolters Kluwer acquired KnowledgePoint in 2000. For more information about CCHKnowledgePoint products and services, please visit www.knowledgepoint.com or call 1-800-727-1133.