Tech Data Releases accessTD App for Windows 8

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CLEARWATER, Fla., May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that accessTD, its mobile application platform, is now available via the Windows Store. With accessTD for Microsoft's Windows 8, solution providers can quickly access up-to-date product and order information to help them efficiently meet sales goals at work or on the go with their Windows 8 device.

"I am excited to announce that accessTD is now available in the Windows Store," said Phil Filippelli, vice president of E-Business at Tech Data. "The expansion of accessTD into Windows 8 exemplifies our commitment to meeting the needs of our solution providers across all devices. By creating accessTD for Windows 8 and expanding our mobile platform, solution providers utilizing Windows 8 will now be able to take advantage of our innovative app, which helps provide exceptional value and time-saving capabilities to keep them ahead of the game."

Solution providers using Windows 8 can now benefit from the power of accessTD with the following features:

  • User interface is sleek, efficient and easy-to use
  • Provides a uniform experience across all Windows 8 devices
  • Enables on-the-spot order taking, helping deals close faster
  • Shortens response time to customer inquiries with quote creation and order tracking when out of the office

"Value-added resellers and retailers are often on the go, meeting with customers and requiring quick access to product information from virtually anywhere," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "accessTD for Windows 8 provides sales staff with an engaging and immersive user interface with the ability to quickly respond to customer inquiries and place orders, ultimately helping shorten the sales cycle."

accessTD was developed with the solution provider's experience in mind; the design is clean and minimal to allow for easy adoption and rapid mobility throughout the app. To establish a truly engaging shopping experience, gamification aspects appear throughout the app.

accessTD enables solution providers to instantly check Tech Data product pricing or availability, as well as create quotes for customers via email featuring their own mark-up and company logos. Additionally, carts created on techdata.com will now sync with accessTD, allowing resellers to place orders anywhere with immediacy using the application's simple checkout process.

"The accessTD app has increased our business productivity," said Mike Ferrari, Federal Government Sales executive at Alpha Technologies, Inc. "It allows employees in the field to place orders for customers anywhere with immediacy using the application's simple checkout process. I especially like the 'customer view' feature because it allows customers to see the correct pricing. accessTD gives Alpha the edge when placing orders in real-time right in front of the customer, and it gives our customers assurance that their transaction has been processed and is on its way."

accessTD is available in the United States and Canada via free download in the Windows Store, the Apple App Store and Google Play. accessTD supports Android versions 2.3 and greater and Blackberry versions 9 or greater. For accessTD on Blackberry and Windows Phone devices, go to https://m.techdata.com to experience Tech Data's new mobile-friendly platform. To learn more about accessTD, contact the E-Business team at (800) 237-8931 or ebusiness@techdata.com.

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Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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