Tech Data: Tech Data adds Sage to TD Activate-here

April 8, 2014

Addition of the leading accounting range makes it even easier for resellers and webstores to offer top-selling software products to small business customers and consumers

Basingstoke, 08 April 2014 – Tech Data has added Sage’s leading range of small business accounting and payroll solutions to Activate-here – its online electronic software distribution (ESD) service that makes it simple for SMB resellers, e-tailers and retailers to offer a full and up-to-date choice of top selling software packages to their customers.

The addition of the Sage Instant Accounts and Payroll, Sage 50 Payroll and Sage 50 Accounts ranges to TD Activate-here strengthens the appeal of Tech Data’s industry-leading electronic software distribution system even further. Resellers and retailers can order software products for immediate download and activation by the customer on TD Activate-here. There is no requirement to order product in advance or to display or stock physical ‘boxed’ software. It means that resellers can always offer full availability of software products and benefit from improved cash-flow and reduced cost.

TD Activate-here has been very successful since it was launched in mid- 2011, with the number of customers activating products on the service growing steadily. Many resellers have taken advantage of the immediate availability of products through TD Activate-here to close more opportunities and increase their software revenues. More than 2,500 resellers have used the service to date across Europe and a growing number are using the service on a frequent basis.

A number of retailers are also making use of the system to provide customers with a download and self-activation option on their own webstores.

The full range of products from Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, McAfee, F-Secure and IRIS are already available on TD Activate-here and with the addition of Sage, James Reed, Director of Software and Systems at Tech Data, is expecting the usage of the system to increase.

“The addition of the Sage Accounts and Payroll product ranges adds significant additional value to TD Activate-here and will encourage even more resellers to use the service. We are seeing more customers use TD Activate-here on a frequent basis and with Sage added to an already strong portfolio of leading software brands we expect even more resellers and retailers to make use of the system on a regular basis. By making it much easier for them to offer a wide range of leading products and reducing their cost of sale, TD Activate-here is encouraging more resellers and retailers to offer and attach software at the point of sale. It is undoubtedly helping them to increase their software sales and their profitability.”

Mark Buckingham, UK Sales Manager Retail and Distribution at Sage, stated: “Tech Data leads the way in ESD and the availability of Sage via TD Activate-here presents retailers and SMB resellers with a superb opportunity to offer more choice and services to their customers, and thus maximise the potential to drive their sales of Sage’s best-selling accounts and payroll solutions. We’ll be working with Tech Data to ensure that our partners are aware of this most efficient and effective way of delivering Sage software to customers.”

The full list of Sage software products being made available on TD Activate-here is as follows:

  • Sage Instant Accounts 2014
  • Sage Instant Accounts Plus 2014
  • Instant Payroll Explore RTI Edition Stock
  • Instant Payroll Exchange RTI Edition Stock
  • Instant Payroll Extra RTI Edition Stock
  • Sage 50 HR
  • Sage 50 Payroll (25 Emp) Exchange Auto Enrolment Edition
  • Sage 50 Payroll 50 Employees Auto Enrolment Edition
  • Sage 50 Accounts 2014 Single User 1 Company
  • Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2014 Single User 1 Company
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2014 Single User 1 Company

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Note to Editors
TD Activate-here is an on online service that dispels the need for resellers and retailers to order or hold stock of boxed software products, or wait for them to be despatched from Tech Data’s logistic centres. This eliminates all freight and stock rotation costs. It ensures that they can always offer the very latest and best-selling software products – for immediate activation – and that no products are lost through theft, shipment errors or damage. The TD Activate-here system is designed to be easy and quick for the customer, with activation keys usually delivered within seconds of orders being placed. Orders for software can be placed as normal on Tech Data’s InTouch online system or via integrated XML; once the order is confirmed, an email is sent to the customer within moments, enabling them to collect their activation key from the Activate-here portal. TD Activate-here currently offers products from a number of leading software vendors.

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