ASUS today announced the launch of the most unique and innovative partner communication program in India – ABC – ASUS Business Connect. ABC is a step to further facilitate smooth communication between the company and its channel partners. Starting today, ASUS will set up units of its Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T – the World’s First PC-Free, touch enable Skype videophone in 324 partner locations across the country to help partner communicate directly with ASUS Head Office in Mumbai, in the most effective way possible – face to face. Partners from C, D and E class cities have always had a problem in reducing the communication gap with vendors since most of them don’t have representatives in these locations. The communication channel through sub-distributor or distributor was not always the most effective way to reach to vendors and sometimes proved to be too cumbersome for partners to partake in while engrossed in their busy schedule. ASUS has undertaken this initiative to tackle this problem and will only be focusing on C, D and E class cities for this project.
In the first phase, ASUS will be making an investment of 5.1 million towards the devices and target its top 324 ASUS Elite Club Partners in C, D and E Class cities. Partners from these belts have always faced an issue of not having a direct contact with vendors. Channel meets and seminars do help in the process but they are usually sporadic and offer only a many to one form of interaction. With the launch of this initiative, partners can now reach ASUS directly, one to one and face to face from the comfort of their own offices. Partners frequently face issues with product updates, service issues and availability related queries and with the launch of this initiative, ASUS hopes to address these needs of partners. Partners can now get real-time updates of any issues, clarify their service related queries and touch base with the ASUS product team for updates.
In order to highlight their commitment to this initiative, ASUS has installed the first device today in Siliguri and Mr. Albert Tung – Managing Director; ASUS (India) was present to help take this first step in improving communication with the partners. Commented, Mr. Manish Agarwal from Kurseong Computer Sales Pvt. Ltd., Siliguri, “We have always faced a problem getting in touch with vendors to address our issues since most of them have their head offices in metros or major cities. In the past, it was difficult to get timely responses to our queries. We are really happy that ASUS has undertaken this initiative to cater to the needs of partners from distant locations and are happy that our needs are being addressed and given priority.”
Added Mr. Albert Tung, Managing Director, ASUS (India), “Communication is the key to the success of any relationship – personal or professional – and ABC is our step to initiate this communication with our valued partners. We encourage them to utilize this platform to get in touch with us for any issues, queries and feedback that they may have regarding our products or services. It is an initiative that will only be successful with the support of our partners as communication is always a two ways process. We hope to be able to co-work better with our partners in the future and are confident that together with their support we can all grow and scale new heights in 2011.”
About the effectiveness of the Videophone AiGuru SV1T, another partner, Mr. Mohit Dubai from Mithicomp Computers, Sangli said, “It is a very innovative product to get in touch with each other as it stimulates a feeling of sitting in front of each other. The sound and picture clarity is superb and it’s also a good product to be pitched to the market. Thanks to ASUS, we came to know about something new in technology.”
The ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T, which was previously not available in India is the World’s First PC-Free, touch enabled Skype videophone. It is truly revolutionary as it allows you to make unlimited video Skype calls conveniently and quickly without a computer or additional hardware and software. Its large 7” touchscreen, built-in camera and speaker guarantee a great audio-visual experience. It also features a full screen, touch-friendly and icon-based interface which makes it really easy to use. Moreover, its user-friendly Skype contact list and responsive touchscreen greatly speeds up the keying in of letters and numbers, which helps to find your contacts easily and quickly. It supports voice dialing as well and all the features are designed to contribute to the best Skype phone call experience.
To know more about the ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T, please visit http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=8NtigJONrWERsavj