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ePlus Recognized by Cisco as Unified Contact Center Enterprise Authorized Technology Provider in the United States

HERNDON, Va., June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved the Unified Contact Center Enterprise Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support Cisco Unified Contact Center solutions targeted to the high-end enterprise contact center marketplace.

"We're pleased to add another ATP designation to our list of Cisco credentials," said Jerry McIntosh, senior vice president of advanced technology solutions for ePlus Technology. "Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise enables us to help customers rapidly deploy a distributed contact center infrastructure with personalized self-service to callers and leverage business intelligence necessary to create more efficient workflows in their contact center."

To qualify for Cisco Unified Contact Center ATP status, ePlus had to meet a number of requirements, from achieving the Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialization to maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction. Channel partners must have staff that can fulfill specific job responsibilities. Partners are also required to build a lab for development and customer-fault replication. The lab must contain current, upgraded, and maintained Cisco Unified CCE solutions, each configured for real world testing to simulate actual end-user conditions.

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of Cisco's go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills, and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy, and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP may be discontinued or evolve into a Cisco specialization.

ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and Managed Services. ePlus has Cisco Powered designations in Managed Business Communications and Managed Security Services. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Data Center Architecture, Borderless Network Architecture, Routing and Switching, Security, Content Security, and Unified Computing. ePlus also holds Cisco Authorized Technology Provider designations in Data Virtualization, Application Centric Infrastructure, TelePresence Video Master, Physical Security (Video Surveillance and Access Control), Identity Services Engine, Enterprise Mobility Services Platform, ServiceGrid, Unified Contact Center Enterprise, Energy Management Suite Integrator, and Telehealth Reseller as well as Cisco Authorized Partner status in Service Provider Video. ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction. For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/cisco.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is an engineering-centric solutions provider that helps organizations imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology. The company holds the highest certifications from top technology partners and has expertise in key transformative technologies, from data center to security, cloud, and collaboration. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 975 associates serving commercial, state, municipal, and education customers nationally. The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171. For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com. Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlus. ePlus. Where Technology Means More.™

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CONTACT: Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP ePlus inc. kparkhurst@eplus.com 703-984-8150Source:ePlus inc.