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Retriever Communications Announces North American Channel Program; Signs Mobile Computing Provider Filbitron as First PartnerNew Program Set to Expand Mobility Field Force Automation Provider's Footprint (June 13, 2012)
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/13/12 -- Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile field force automation, today announced its first channel initiative in North America with the introduction of its Premier Partner Program. Retriever is targeting system integrators, ERP software providers and mobility solution companies with its new channel program. Filbitron, Canada's leading provider of innovative, viable and cost effective tablet and mobile computing solutions, has signed on as one of the first strategic partners.
Retriever's product portfolio includes field service management tools, dispatch and schedule services, mobile time sheets and field asset management products. Recently launched in the US, Retriever's RADE3 (Retriever Application Development Environment) allows businesses to create and deploy device-agnostic native applications to iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. For Filbitron, it extends the company's mobile computing technology from hardware and maintenance to software solutions, enabling them to target new markets, including electrical maintenance and inspection. The program's partners receive full cross training in mobile application deployment and Retriever's project methodology, leveraging Retriever's enviable track record of zero failed deployments in wireless field automation. Retriever's channel model encompasses market demand generation, tool kits and provision of pilot infrastructure and testing to its Partners.
"At Filbitron, we pride ourselves in providing customers with cutting edge mobile technology. We're excited to be a part of the Premier Partner Program. It was a natural fit as we looked to bolster our mobile suite's field force automation capabilities," said Mario Massarella, VP, Filbitron. "By embracing Retriever's RADE3 technology, we enable our customers to easily create and deploy native apps to such platforms as iOS, Windows and Android. Importantly, it delivers a risk free environment as it guarantees the longevity of customer applications in a volatile mobile landscape."
Today's announcement with Filbitron is the first in a series of strategic Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partnerships for Retriever, aimed at expanding the company's presence in North America. The agreement increases Retriever's overall marketshare, and enables its channel partners to offer flexible, wireless field solutions that promise to improve productivity and automate processes for field workers. Retriever also offers its SaaS capability for resale through its partners. The company's quality of delivery, guaranteed currency of applications and contractual service level agreements are unmatched in North America.
"As Retriever Communications continues to pursue aggressive expansion in North America, we're actively looking for channel partners with mobile development expertise and those seeking to add mobility offerings to their capabilities," said Mary Brittain-White, founder and CEO of Retriever Communications. "We're excited to help Filbitron and our future partners as they expand into new mobile markets."
For more details on RADE3 and Retrieve's channel VAR program, see http://www.retrievercommunications.com.
About Retriever Communications
Retriever Communications has been providing field force automation technology internationally since 1996. Privately held with corporate headquarters in Sydney, Australia and North American headquarters in Houston, Texas, Retriever supports deployments in over 21 countries. Retriever's wireless field solutions improve productivity and automate processes for field workers -- from scheduling to wireless in-field applications operating on rugged and consumer-grade mobile devices. Retriever supports Windows mobile, iOS and Android operating systems. Differentiated by the breadth of its product capability, scalability, reliability and high quality of service, Retriever maintains local offices in Sydney, Milan and Houston TX.
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