Extensis Announces Three Channel Partners and New Partner Program - Extensis.com

Extensis Announces Three Channel Partners and New Partner Program

PORTLAND, Ore. — June 16, 2005 — Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., today announced three new channel partners: The Karcher Group, Markham Street Media, and SGL-US. In addition, Extensis has updated its channel partner programs to include bronze, silver, gold and platinum levels. The new partner program establishes certification levels on Extensis software ensuring customers have consistent access to qualified consultants with proven expertise with Extensis management solutions.

Extensis’ three new partners include:

Karcher Groupis a solutions integrator/value-added reseller specializing in customized presentation systems. They offer on-staff engineers to provide certified engineering services as well as a variety of maintenance plans for computer and network support.

Markham Street Media (MSM) is a solutions integrator/value-added reseller, based in New York City, specializing in providing professional services to groups of professional photographers and stock photo agencies. MSM strives to provide an Internet-based, secure groupware environment for their clients.

SGL-US is a solutions integrator/value-added reseller specializing in mid-sized Digital Asset Management. SGL-US looks to Extensis to help provide their customers with an affordable workgroup solution.

Extensis channel partners take advantage of Extensis’ Portfolio suite of digital asset management solutions, which enable creative professionals to efficiently manage access and globally share the digital files they use everyday. Extensis’ Suitcase and Font Reserve font management solutions set the industry standard in professional font management. With Extensis’ world-class client/server solutions, collaborative workgroups can instantly connect ideas with any digital asset.

“With this program, Extensis is looking to develop new partner relationships and better serve existing partners,” said Jim Robison, director of Channel Sales at Extensis. “By creating these specific partner program levels and the certification program, we tailor our services and support to our partner needs and ensure the highest quality level of implementation.”

Extensis’ New Partner Program Levels

Platinum Partner Program: This program is designed for the consultant partner/training organizations and system integrators that want to increase their bottom line through a focused sales effort of Extensis products or through bundling Extensis products with their products for resale. Platinum partners will be able to train their current customers as well as potentially participate, on a subcontractor basis, in Extensis’ professional services offerings to primary end users. The Platinum Partner will purchase direct from Extensis with volume discounts and will be able to accrue marketing funds for Extensis marketing activities.

Gold Partner Program: This program is designed for consultant partner/training organizations that want to increase their bottom line through a focused sales effort of Extensis products. The Gold Partner is also approved to sell Extensis Integration, consulting and training services with ability to train their customers as well as potentially subcontract for the Extensis professional services offering. Mutually developed business plans; volume discounts and accrual of marketing funds are also included in the Gold Partner Program.

Silver Partner Program: This program is designed for the VAR/consultant partner organizations. Silver partners can purchase product from Extensis U.S. distributor Ingram Micro. Silver partners will have the same access to Extensis integration, consulting and training services as the above two levels.

Bronze Partner Program: This program is designed for the reseller partner organizations. Like the Silver partners, Bronze partners will purchase all Extensis product through the Extensis U.S. distributor, Ingram Micro. Ingram Micro stocks the entire Extensis product line and may offer Extensis partners volume discounts, financing and next day shipping service.


For more information on Extensis Partner Programs, please contact Patrick Smith at psmith@extensis.com or via telephone at 503.274.2020.


About Extensis
Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., is the world’s leading provider of software solutions that empower digital asset creators and users. Extensis’ award-winning products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase and Font Reserve for font management, Portfolio for asset management, and plug-in enhancements for Photoshop and QuarkXPress. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem, Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit http://cde.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology, Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.

Nicole Andergard
503.274.2020 ext. 129