Mobipro hasn't wasted any time expanding its local channel presence since the company was acquired by I-Case and shifted its base to Australia last May. The project management software company announced last week that it has signed up three value-added resellers to target the Australian market.
The new resellers, Spectrum Interactive Solutions, Teamlink/Timesystem Australia, and Task & Time Management, will sell the vendor's full range of products, which includes TaskTimer, for management of tasks, appointments and contacts; TaskTimer + ProjectController, for real-time management of projects, teams, goals, meetings and milestones; and TimeWAP, for remote time and contact management via WAP mobile phones, GPRS, G3, SMS messaging, PDA or Web browser.
According to a company statement, Spectrum Interactive Solutions will target the mobile channel, bundling Mobipro's mobile and wireless solutions such as TimeWAP with its existing data services; Teamlink/Timesystem will focus on recapturing some of the lapsed users of its paper-based solutions; and Task & Time Management becomes a platinum partner and will be selling the full range of Mobipro products through a network of agents and authorised resellers (Gold Partners).
Two years ago, I-Case entered into an agreement to distribute Mobipro's products across the Asia-Pacific region, and has since sought to acquire the company. The newly combined company, which has adopted the Mobipro brand because of its global recognition, claimed it would sign up around six large VARs in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2002 and the recent signings are in line with this strategy.
Barrie MacDonald, a director of Task & Time Management, was pleased with the agreement. "This is a fantastic opportunity for both Task & Time and our own resellers, particularly when the worldwide project software market is growing at 15 to 20 per cent a year," he said.