San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2008
SmartDraw.com, creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software, announced today that it has entered a new relationship with Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products. Lifeboat Distribution is now distributing SmartDraw to its global network of resellers and solution providers, which have a proven track record of serving the business and technology needs of the corporate I.T. business community.
SmartDraw is the first program that automates the process of creating business graphics such as flowcharts, network diagrams, presentation charts and more. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw, and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers. Corporate I.T. Directors around the world praise SmartDraw's usability and claim it delivers increased productivity, improved communication and fewer help desk requests.
"We're pleased to offer SmartDraw's compelling business proposition to our worldwide network of resellers," said Patrick Castenie, Sales Director at Lifeboat Distribution. "With its excellent feature set, price-point and ease-of-use, SmartDraw is a great portfolio addition for solution providers, as they help their enterprise customers save time and increase productivity."
Unlike other graphics programs that provide you with a blank screen and expect you to draw, like Visio®, with SmartDraw you start with a template that is specifically designed to create the type of illustration you need. You enter the information and SmartDraw does the rest: building the graphic automatically using built-in rules and professional design themes to guarantee polished, presentation-quality results in just a few minutes. It draws for you!
"We're delighted to partner with Lifeboat, which has demonstrated its ability to reach decision makers in I.T. departments in major companies through its worldwide reseller network," said Todd Savitt, SmartDraw.com Chief Sales Officer. "We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship."
Resellers may offer customers a range of license options from individual licenses starting at $297, to annual company-wide licenses starting at $2,995/year. For SmartDraw channel pricing and details of free customer SmartDraw trials, resellers should contact Lifeboat at +1.800.847.7078 or +1.732.389.0037 (international), or firstname.lastname@example.org. A free SmartDraw network installation guide is available to resellers and may be downloaded from http://www.lifeboatdistribution.com/SmartDrawGuide. SmartDraw's distribution agreement with Lifeboat is worldwide with the exception of Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software and the first program that makes it possible for ordinary computer users to create presentation-quality business graphics in minutes. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers.
Founded in 1994, SmartDraw.com is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA. In addition to SmartDraw 2008 for general business and home use, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. For more information on the company or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit http://www.smartdraw.com.
About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit http://www.lifeboatdistribution.com, or call +1.800.847.7078 or +1.732.389.0037.
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