Xerox Adds Web Platform to Premier Partners Global Network
ROCHESTER, NY—May 17, 2010—In an effort to help its network of more than 800 leading print providers from 48 countries better connect with current and potential customers, Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) has created a new Web platform for its Premier Partners Global Network program. Designed to generate business and drive information and educational opportunities, the Web portal is the latest installment to the program, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
“The key priority for our new Web platform is to make it very easy for Premier Partners to connect with current and potential customers,” said Gavin Jordan-Smith, vice president, Commercial Print, Premedia Business and Premier Partners Global Network, Xerox Corporation. “We realize our members have many demands; helping them grow business and capture new revenue is now just a mouse click away.”
The peer-to-peer social platform is an open Web forum where Premier Partners can share ideas and educational opportunities. The platform has a section dedicated to Xerox companies and business partners, including GMC Software Technology and XMPie, a Xerox company, where Premier Partners can access promotions, beta and software trials, along with other exclusive opportunities.
Xerox is also launching a Web and mobile search application via iPhone and BlackBerry. Print buyers and marketing professionals looking for a print provider can enter the services and applications needed, along with their location. The application integrates Google Maps technology to guide the print buyer to the door of the most appropriate Premier Partner.
“Membership has its benefits, evident by the new business-generating tools Xerox is making available to its Premier Partners,” said Bart Van Deuren, managing director, Publimail nv-sa, in Belgium. “The web portal will allow me to take full advantage of a global network of print providers; sharing insight about how to grow revenue and stay relevant with my customers. It will be a valuable component to my business development plan.”
The new services will be available to Xerox’s Premier Partners in July at www.xeroxpremierpartners.com. IPEX 2010 kicks off tomorrow, where attendees will see a full range of Xerox technology and solutions in the Xerox stand in Hall 7; IPEX is taking place May 18-25 in Birmingham, U.K.