It has been six months since UK-based Version One (news, site) announced that it was moving into the American market and although they have said little to indicate how things are going from their base in Florida, the company has just announced that it is looking to grow its reseller channel -- and quickly.
According to Paul Compton, partner manager for V1 Document Management -- the US arm of Version One -- the company aims to fill in a gap in the American market for complete document management software that can integrate into financial systems that are already in place in enterprises.
Version One's document management and document imaging software enables automatic document scanning, recognition, storage, archiving, retrieval and delivery of all business documents.It also integrates with all major Accounting and ERP systems.
It may have been just a slip of the tongue, or it may reflect a wider business strategy, but Compton also said the move to connect with new resellers was aimed at expanding its business in the Americas -- as opposed to America -- indicating, perhaps, longer term (and larger in georgraphy) interests for the company.
V1 is looking in particular to get it together with any companies with an interest in customer relationship management (CRM) systems or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
The terms of any deals with potential resellers are unsurprisingly vague, but the Version One stable of products has clocked up a number of notable awards in the UK and there is no reason to believe it will not do as well in the US.
Version One moved into the US last May after announcing pre-tax profits of UKŁ1.2 million to the end of March. Spearheading the expansion is Lynn Munns, formerly the general manager of Version One UK.