AUSTIN, TX, Oct. 04, 2004 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- NetSimplicity, a leading provider of scheduling software, today announced the expansion of its global distribution network through its partnership with VPA, an Australian integrator of conferencing technologies. VPA will distribute and support NetSimplicity's scheduling and asset management products throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
"We're pleased to announce this partnership," said Nancy Harris, vice president of software at NetSimplicity. "VPA has a sterling reputation for delivering and supporting meeting-related technologies, and a strong and loyal customer base. We're confident that they will provide the local presence and local presence and marketing muscle that will enable us to accelerate sales and satisfy customers throughout the Asia-Pac region."
NetSimplicity's flagship product, Meeting Room Manager, is starting to gain traction in the Asia-Pacific. Its users are able to automate their entire scheduling process, from reserving meeting rooms, requesting food and equipment, and sending invitations, to detailed reporting.
"We've seen strong customer demand for Meeting Room Manager here," said Dan Masoch, co-founder of VPA. "It solves an organization's room scheduling problems in an affordable and easy-to-use manner. Its web-based interface is very straightforward and attractive out-of-the-box, and customers love the fact that it can be extensively customized to meet their specific requirements. The combination has proven a great success."
Meeting Room Manager is also available in two special editions: Classroom Manager, customized for classroom scheduling, and Resource Scheduler, generalized for scheduling other resources such as shared equipment or facilities. VPA will represent all three editions of Meeting Room Manager, as well as NetSimplicity's Visual Asset Manager, which inventories and tracks an organization's IT assets. NetSimplicity and VPA have launched an Australian web site in support of this effort at: www.netsimplicitysoftware.com.au.
NetSimplicity provides a spectrum of scheduling software that enables all sizes of organizations to streamline the scheduling of people, places and things. The company's offerings include Meeting Room Manager, the company's flagship product that provides web-based room scheduling capabilities and Visual Asset Manager, an easy-to-use product that tracks and manages an organization's IT assets. For additional information, visit www.netsimplicity.com. NetSimplicity is a division of Forgent (NASDAQ: FORG).
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, VPA has over 25 years of experience implementing conferencing technology solutions for major organizations throughout Asia, the EU and the Americas. VPA offers a full line of premier conferencing technology products, complemented by professional consulting, integration, training, support and operational services. By partnering with its customers to understand their real business needs, VPA delivers genuine solutions that help them improve their bottom lines. For more information, see www.vpa.com.au.
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