INTELLIGENT ELECTRONICS LAUNCHES
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS GROUP' NATIONAL NETWORK
EXTON, Pa., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: INEL), the leading reseller of office and microcomputer products, announced today the formation of the Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), a national network designed to address the unique sales, service and support needs of large, multi-location businesses.
At launch, 81 Intelligent Electronics' systems reseller locations have completed ISG's stringent integration and technical certification requirements which require them to demonstrate proficiency in selling, installing, and servicing advanced products from leading manufacturers such as IBM, Compaq, Apple, NEC, Sun, Hewlett-Packard, Banyan, Novell and MicroSoft.
"ISG fills a much-needed void in the computer industry by providing large businesses with a single focal point for comprehensive national sales, installation, and service support," said Jim Ciccarelli, group president of Intelligent Electronics. "Intelligent is committed to providing the highest quality services, and the ISG network is composed of Intelligent franchisees who, in sharing this commitment, have developed a wide range of advanced technical skills. All participating systems resellers are adopting the Intelligent Systems Group nomenclature to ensure a consistent nationwide identity."
The ISG program dramatically simplifies high-technology product procurement for large account customers by providing them with a single contact to fulfill their nationwide purchasing, installation, service, support, distribution, and financing needs. ISG combines the expertise of the franchisees in technology, customer applications, and installation requirements with Intelligent's national service, financial assistance and marketing programs. Additionally, ISG offers the industry's most comprehensive reporting system, providing customers with easy access to a wide range of information about their monthly buying trends, product shipments, installations, and service calls by location.
Guy Fessenden, president of D.I.S. Research and an ISG member said, "For dealers supporting major accounts, this is undoubtedly the most strategic and timely program Intelligent Electronics could offer. The ISG program is a focused, quality solution which will facilitate true incremental opportunities in the areas most of our competitors do not have the expertise or size to address."
Intelligent Electronics, Inc. is the leading delivery system of office products and technologies. The company serves more than 700 business communities in the United States through its network of more than 1,000 resellers and 70 BizMart supercenters.
/CONTACT: Patrice Johnson of Intelligent Electronics, 215-458-6706/
(INEL) CO: Intelligent Electronics, Inc.; Intelligent Systems Group ST: Pennsylvania IN: CPR SU: JS -- PH015 -- 3886 11/13/91 11:19 EST