GE Access Launches New Online Tools for Partners

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GE Access launches a new online partner program to automate and speed orders.

GE Access, a value-added distributor of complex computing systems including security, storage and networking, today announced a new partner program focused on automating online orders and allowing solution providers to better collaborate and manage their business with GE Access.

Called Partner Connect, the program offers a set of online tools that are part of a company-wide initiative to improve the way business transactions are handled with reseller partners. In announcing the program, the company compared the transaction tools to a "shopping cart" that provides partners with self-service real-time access to key information, such as product information, shipping details, SKUs, real-time order status and quote detail.

In addition to giving partners faster access to data, the tools will enable GE Access to reduce errors that often occur in multi-step manual processes and speed the overall ordering process.

Partner Connect also features new productivity tools, including: Direct Account Access to view financial account info, Web Point of Sale Reporting to obtain order and historic sales data for specific product lines, and a resource library with educational and support materials.

Carol Ellison is editor of eWEEK.com's Mobile & Wireless Topic Center. She has authored whitepapers on wireless computing (two on network security–,Securing Wi-Fi Wireless Networks with Today's Technologies, Wi-Fi Protected Access: Strong, Standards-based Interoperable Security for Today's Wi-Fi Networks, and Wi-Fi Public Access: Enabling the future with public wireless networks.

Ms. Ellison served in senior and executive editorial positions for Ziff Davis Media and CMP Media. As an executive editor at Ziff Davis Media, she launched the networking track of The IT Insider Series, a newsletter/conference/Web site offering targeted to chief information officers and corporate directors of information technology. As senior editor at CMP Media's VARBusiness, she launched the Web site, VARBusiness University, an online professional resource center for value-added resellers of information technology.

Ms. Ellison has chaired numerous industry panels and has been quoted as a networking and educational technology expert in The New York Times, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, CNN Headline News, WNBC and CNN/FN, as well as local and regional Comcast and Cablevision reports. Her articles have appeared in most major hi-tech publications and numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.

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