Irvine, California (July 31, 2001) – Toshiba America Business Solutions, Electronic Imaging Division (TABS EID), which manufactures and sells networked, digital copiers, multifunctional peripherals (MFPs), appliance servers and fax systems, and Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT), a leading provider of application management solutions, today announced a new strategic alliance.
Toshiba Solutions Group, a special unit of TABS, will be offering Quest's Vista Plus™ Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solution through Toshiba's nationwide network of dealers. Toshiba dealers can now offer this solution in tandem with Toshiba's digital copiers and MFPs, providing customers with a complete solution for distributing reports and critical information to various destinations across the enterprise, making information easily and immediately accessible to end-users.
The Vista Plus EIM solution has been rigorously tested by Toshiba for its ability to integrate with Toshiba solutions. This solution provides centralized management and a control infrastructure for the Toshiba copy/print environment. It also delivers an enterprise repository with on-line viewing and selective print capabilities to Toshiba's LAN-attached digital copiers and MFPs. Additionally, the solution has the ability to cluster Toshiba copiers and MFPs into a logical group and disperse print jobs across each unit within the cluster to provide customers with a high-throughput, cost-effective print solution.
"By offering the Vista Plus EIM solution, Toshiba dealers can help maximize the value of its customers' Enterprise Resource Planning systems, as well as extend the value of their mainframe print management systems," said Rick Taylor, senior vice president, sales, marketing and business operations, TABS. "With its unique report warehousing strategy, Vista Plus allows the entire enterprise to gain instant, on-line access to any applications' output. From there, users can selectively print the information they need to a LAN-attached Toshiba copier/MFP. We believe the Vista Plus EIM solution will enable more cost-effective and efficient information dissemination, compared to a traditional, legacy mainframe print distribution environment."
"Quest is pleased to expand its sales channel and visibility by partnering with an established and respected vendor like Toshiba," said Terry Mullin, vice president of Information Availability Business Unit for Quest Software, Inc. "Through this agreement, Quest is able to reach new and larger audiences that will be able to quickly and easily access the information they need to do their jobs.
"We are excited to combine our software with Toshiba's hardware to create powerful business solutions that help customers maximize their investment in information technology by reducing excess print costs through electronic information management and distribution," Mullin added.
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