New Zealand software distributor, Chillisoft, has set up shop in Australia and is on the hunt for 500 resellers by the end of the year.
CEO, Russell Olsen, said the local business would concentrate on promoting the Death2Spam managed spam filter software alongside the Web-based CRM management program i-Track.net. It has been unable to bring the full range of software distributed by its parent company across the Tasman because the agreements do not cover both territories.
Other products in its NZ line-up are Nod32 antivirus software and the Web-based, fax-to-email service, iFax.
Formerly dealing with Chillisoft while working for NZ-based box builder, PC Country, Olsen was asked to head up the Australian branch by group managing director, Geoff Cossey.
He is currently the sole local company representative, but plans were underway for business development managers in Sydney and Melbourne within six months, he said.
Olsen was now on an aggressive hunt to find resellers, and expressed a particular interest in those selling to SMBs with up to 100 users. However, he said the Death2Spam software could scale up to 100,000 users if required and added that the distributor had resources in NZ to back implementations for enterprises or ISPs.
"Chillisoft has its own personality and great delivery systems," Olsen said. "It's got good support staff always on-hand and is an extremely impressive company to work with."