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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.