OnForce, the Leading Online Services Marketplace, Wins Channel Insider Bull's Eye Award

Company Named Champion for Channel Support Service of the Year

Jan 06, 2010, 09:00 ET from OnForce

BOSTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- OnForce, the trusted online services marketplace that empowers businesses to find highly skilled local service technicians, today announced that OnForce received the Channel Insider Bull's Eye Award, recognizing the company as a Champion for Channel Support Service. OnForce pioneered the online services marketplace more than five years ago. In the past year, OnForce achieved a major milestone, completing more than one million work orders in the marketplace, thus proving that service organizations in need of consumer electronics (CE) and IT service work are adopting OnForce's Variable Demand Management model.

Technology service businesses are continuously looking for new ways to increase profits, gain a competitive advantage, and contain costs. Since OnForce's inception, thousands of business customers have adopted the Variable Demand Management model, leveraging the ability to instantly gain access to highly skilled service technicians to fill critical service needs, including geographic coverage and diversity of skill sets - all at the most competitive service event cost possible. Additionally, OnForce has strengthened relationships with leading industry organizations including Microsoft, Autotask, CompTIA, CEDIA, and SBCA. Working with these organizations ensures that customers receive industry-standard excellence when working with OnForce technicians.

"We are honored to be recognized as a Champion for Channel Support Service. OnForce is a true partner in service for every one of our customers," commented Peter Cannone, CEO, OnForce. "We recognize that companies today are looking to do more with less. In order for technology service businesses to meet the demands of their end users, they turn to OnForce to help bridge this gap. Through our platform, customers can complete any IT or CE service event across the United States and Canada, and potentially save as much as 30%."

The Channel Insider Bull's Eye Award is a community-driven recognition of excellence by the vendors, executives, solution providers, products, advocates and communities that comprise the channel. Award winners -- selected by Channel Insider's editorial team, members of the Channel Insider Alliance and industry experts -- are lauded for their contributions to the channel community in the past year.

"The Channel Insider Bull's Eye Award goes to companies and individuals that are hitting their targets dead-on," said Lawrence M. Walsh, Vice President and Group Publisher of the Channel Insider. "The award recipients demonstrate the best in planning, execution and innovation. They provide the shining example of how to succeed in technology business, and are worthy of emulation by their peers."

Nearly 500 nominations were received for IT vendors, solution providers, distributors, IT services companies, and channel associations in North America. Awards were conferred in 30 categories, with each category having three levels: Champion (top), Contender, and Challenger.

About OnForce

OnForce is service made simple. The company provides access to a trusted national network of more than 13,000 onsite service technicians connecting service demand with local supply through an online marketplace -- easily, efficiently, and profitably. With more than one million completed service orders, OnForce is a proven leader in helping technology service businesses increase profits, gain a competitive advantage, and contain service costs. The OnForce community is made up of 5,000+ IT and CE customers and more than 13,000 service technicians who work in a number of technology categories, including computers, printers, networking, VoIP, point of sale, and consumer electronics. For more information, visit www.onforce.com.

About Channel Insider

Channel Insider is dedicated to providing IT resellers and the partner community with the technology and market intelligence to increase revenues and grow their businesses. Channel Insider addresses the $450 billion marketplace populated by more than 225,000 solution providers, services companies, ISVs, distributors, custom application developers, system builders, managed services companies and technology consultants. Channel Insider's rich news and analytics Website, case study and technology review magazine, market trends research, and virtual and face-to-face events provide its readers with a 360-degree view of the North America reseller channel. As a result, Channel Insider services the most robust and engaged channel audience. www.channelinsider.com

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