ScanSource Europe has announced its new freely accessible online communication platform for the channel, The Source.
Designed to provide an outlet for discussion and networking for resellers and vendors, the blog platform enables resellers to learn about the latest goings-on in the industry, search for topics relating to technologies and vertical market offerings, find educational material and initiate dialogue with manufacturers, ISVs and ScanSource.
Available to resellers across Europe, The Source allows visitors working with either of the distributor's business units to find tips to successfully market their business and enhance and strengthen their sales offering. Users can contribute to the discussion, or simply read posts from other users if preferred.
What's more, the portal has an embedded translation functionality meaning resellers can post and comment on articles in their preferred language and also access the meaning of content posted in a language they may not have an understanding of, creating a pan-European knowledge base that can be shared by everyone. Together with ScanSource, Inc.'s North American incarnation of The Source, it offers resellers a vast range of technical and commercial material to utilise.
"The Source will help to stimulate conversation, ideas and creativity among resellers, manufacturers and distributors," said Kim Jennings, Sales Director, Communications Europe, ScanSource. "This type of collaboration can enable relationships and strengthen partnerships. The Source is a living site that gives our partners somewhere to share knowledge that may enable them to generate growth in their business."
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