Kinkos and Sant Provide Complete Proposal Solution
Press release from the issuing company
Allows Salespeople to Create, Print, and Deliver Effective Sales Proposals without Leaving Their Desks
Cincinnati and Dallas - October 8, 2002 - Kinko's, Inc. and The Sant Corporation have formed an alliance that combines Sant's award-winning proposal software with Kinko's high-quality printing services. The relationship offers a full-service solution to more than 75,000 salespeople using Sant's ProposalMaster software to create proposals and presentations.
Sant's customers can now send their proposals electronically to Kinko's for color printing and binding. Salespeople can pick up the finished proposals at any Kinko's location, have them delivered to business addresses by Kinko's free pick up and delivery vans, or even have them shipped directly to customers.
"Bringing the benefits of Kinko's access and convenience to sales professionals using Sant's ProposalMaster makes perfect sense for our mutual customer base," said Jennifer Goodwyn, Kinko's Vice President of Sales. "Just as Sant is a leader in proposal software, Kinko's leads our industry with online, on-demand printing and outsourcing solutions for many sales professionals. Together, we'll help salespeople around the country deliver finished, high-quality proposals faster and easier."
Sant's customers access the service through a special co-branded Web site. They can submit their document online, select printing and binding options, and preview the final proposal. Payment is submitted online by credit card or Kinko's corporate account.
"We are excited about partnering with an industry leader like Kinko's," said Brian Vass, Sant's Vice President of Marketing. "We are particularly pleased with Kinko's ability to offer high-quality color printing, which is proven to increase the effectiveness of proposals, therefore helping our customers to win more often."
About The Sant Corporation
The Sant Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise-strength tools for automatically generating proposals, sales letters, RFP responses, and sales presentations. Sant's award-winning software is available for desktop, network, and Web installations. Sant's mission is to help companies increase revenues by improving win ratios through the use of structure in proposals.
Sant software and services are used in a variety of industries, and have been adopted by such leaders as Microsoft, Compaq, AON Consulting, Ericsson, Ingram Micro, VISA, SmartForce, Waste Management, Nationwide Insurance, SBC Ameritech, Staubach, Lockheed Martin, Cingular Wireless, and ADP. Sant is a privately-held corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has sales offices in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information please visit http://www.santcorp.com.
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