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Deluxe Teams With Microsoft Business Solutions to Serve Small Businesses

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 2 -- Deluxe Business Services today announced an alliance with Microsoft Business Solutions, making Deluxe the exclusive provider of business checks and forms for users of Microsoft Business Solutions business applications. Through this strategic marketing alliance, small and mid-size business customers will have access to the full range of products offered by Deluxe Business Services, including checks, forms, business cards, stationery and a wide variety of accessory products. This alliance extends to many products in the Microsoft Business Solutions offering suite, including Great Plains (formerly Dynamics and eEnterprise), Solomon, Small Business Manager, Axapta and Navision (formerly Attain). "We created this alliance with Deluxe because it is best suited to meet our customers' needs," said Gary Schafer, general manager of the existing customer group, Microsoft Business Solutions. "Deluxe has the marketing expertise, technological edge and the level of customer service that we insist upon for our customers. By aligning with Deluxe, our customers will be better equipped to manage their business." The alliance between Microsoft Business Solutions and Deluxe is built on the industry-leading marketing expertise of Deluxe. Customers will interact with Deluxe through an integrated co-branded multi-channel approach, including specialized call center support, marketing communications materials and a dedicated Internet solution -- marking the first time Microsoft Business Solutions customers will have the option of ordering checks, forms and supplies online. "Our co-branded approach to serving the small and medium business customer brings the best-in-class from our respective industries," said Greg Gerard, vice president of marketing, Deluxe Business Services. "Microsoft Business Solutions and Deluxe are world-class organizations that provide the products, service and delivery channels that fit the way businesses operate today, leading to enhanced customer satisfaction and loyalty. We look forward to developing new relationships with businesses that use these outstanding Microsoft Business Solutions applications."




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