CEO Software Form Strategic Alliance
|Portsmouth, NH., August 2, 2004 -- MeetingMatrix™ International, Inc.,
of Portsmouth, NH, and CEO Software, Inc.® of Tucson, AZ announced
that a new distributor agreement has been forged which will allow CEO immediate
distribution rights of MeetingMatrix’s full line of products and service
to its current and future customers.
CEO Software, now under new ownership, has opted to partner with the industry’s most advanced and leading edge room diagramming solutions company in the world, MeetingMatrix International. For almost two decades CEO Software has been a preferred and recognized leader in the sale of sales and catering solutions to the hospitality industry. With a strong customer base of thousands, including the university and healthcare segments, CEO Software will play a major role in the continued penetration of MeetingMatrix products and services into these marketplaces.
MeetingMatrix International was approached by CEO Software’s new owner Paul Thomas, to inquire about a future alliance and to relay information of the recent changes at CEO Software. As a result of their market analysis, both companies agreed to create a strategic alliance which allows for CEO Software to exclusively distribute the MeetingMatrix suite of products and services. CEO customers will now be able to purchase MeetingMatrix products and services, direct, to streamline communications and book more business via this new sales channel. A robust XML interface between MeetingMatrix solutions and CEO Software’s Scheduler Plus software has been created to allow for seamless data interaction between both systems.
“Paul Thomas has been a great boost to CEO Software and has put together a terrific team to start advocating MeetingMatrix and its worldwide recognized standards”, said J Michael Keller, President and CEO of MeetingMatrix International, Inc. “CEO Software’s extensive penetration into both the University and Healthcare markets was a large determinate in MeetingMatrix’s decision to partner with CEO Software. MeetingMatrix has been the industry leader for 15 years in the sale of diagramming solutions to hotels and convention centers and see this as a tremendous opportunity to bring MeetingMatrix to our strong university and college customer base.”
“We are pleased to have a partnership with MeetingMatrix International and welcome this opportunity to add value to the successful Scheduler Plus product line,” said CEO Software Chairman and CEO, Paul Thomas. “MeetingMatrix room diagramming solutions offer our clients powerful marketing tools to promote their meeting space as well as clear and accurate diagrams for room set-ups.”
MeetingMatrix International has already received positive feedback after having attended and presented at the recent CEO Solutions Annual Users Conference. Their customers were excited to hear about the new alliance and look forward to receiving additional information and getting on board with MeetingMatrix International, Inc. as soon as possible.
About CEO Software, Inc.
CEO Software, Inc., a Tucson, Arizona-based corporation, founded in 1985, was the industry's first company specializing in resource and event management solutions. The company's flagship software solutions, Scheduler Plus (SP) and Scheduler Plus ii (SPii), are used by thousands of hospitals, universities, and corporations worldwide, making them the leading solutions for event and resource management and facility scheduling. Additional information is available at the website, www.ceosoft.com, or by calling the company headquarters at 877.CEO.SOFT.
About MeetingMatrix International, Inc.
MeetingMatrix™ International, Inc. is the premier provider of both drawing application software and room diagramming solutions for the global meetings industry and has been a pioneer in an emerging market revolutionizing the hospitality industry. MeetingMatrix International, Inc. holds approximately 80% of the captured market share; with over 7,000 sites representing over 17,000 users, 32,000 rooms and 45 million square feet of measured and certified event space in more than 60 countries. An average of 30 facilities and 350 users are added monthly and more than 60 hospitality universities teach the MeetingMatrix International, Inc. product line. 15 major distributors worldwide are currently selling MeetingMatrix International, Inc.’s products and services with many others being considered.
MeetingMatrix International, Inc. offers a wide array of interdependent and complimentary products that are considered the standard for room diagramming software throughout the world. MeetingMatrix International, Inc.’s products visually depict meeting space in a graphically detailed representation, resulting in significantly higher revenues for all of MeetingMatrix International's clients.
For more information on MeetingMatrix International, Inc. and its software solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact John Secord, Vice President, Sales and Operations at (603) 610-1600. You can also visit the MeetingMatrix International Inc.’s website at www.MeetingMatrix.com