Paris, January 22, 2010 - CNET Content Solutions (CCS), a division of CBS Interactive, has signed a partnership with Inmac Wstore SAS, the parent company of I-COM Software (I-COM) and subsidiary of Systemax Inc., to bring together the rich product data from CCS with I-COM's robust e-commerce platform, Channel-Portal.
I-COM's Channel-Portal platform is an eShop solution for IT resellers who procure from the large French IT/CE distributors. This agreement enables I-COM Software to integrate and provide the rich & structured content from CNET Content Solutions into Channel-Portal, enabling I-COM to offer their IT resellers a more competitive solution with powerful functionalities as drill down search, side by side product comparison, and search by product attributes.
"The quality of the content, in particular the detailed product information or up-selling products offered by CNET Content Solutions along with our powerful solution & connection to the distributors, will allow us to propose to IT customers in France a solution truly adaptable to customers' needs. CNET Content Solutions' background in the IT, CE & WG, as well as their capacity to react quickly to the market's demand, is an important advantage for us." declares Olivier Roiseux, Channel-Portal manager at I-COM Software.
For CNET Content Solutions, I-COM Software's strategy to grow Channel-Portal is fully aligned to CCS' growth strategy for France, according to Olivier Krieger, EU manager for Strategic Partnerships at CNET Content Solutions.
"This partnership will enable us to reinforce our brand on the French market by cooperating with I-COM Software, one of the leading e-commerce companies. It is important for us to work with local partners in each market as we expand our product offerings across Europe. I-COM Software, being a French based partner, contributes to our European growth strategy and provides us critical feedback on the French market."
About CNET Content Solutions
CNET Content Solutions, (www.cnetcontent.com), a division of CBS Interactive, is the world's leading independent source of product information. With detailed content in 35 markets on over 6 million technology products in 18 languages, CNET Content Solutions helps thousands of resellers and retailers convert shoppers into buyers by providing product information and creating solutions that empower businesses to improve their customer experience and bottom line. Customers include CDW, Computacenter, Dabs.com, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Insight, Microsoft, OfficeMax, PC World Business, and Tech Data.
About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. Its brands dive deep into the things people care most about across news, sports, entertainment, technology and business. Leading properties include CNET, CBS.com, GameSpot.com,CBSSports.com, BNET, CBSNews.com, TV.com and much more. With hundreds of millions of unique visitors from around the world each month, CBS Interactive is a global top 10 Web property and the largest premium content network online.
About I-COM Software
A software company specialized on B2B SaaS solutions for the distribution market. Having an in-depth knowledge of the distribution processes and connectivity, I-COM Software has sustained a successful vertical strategy focused on the IT industry (Resellers, distributors and manufacturers). I-COM's Channel-Portal is the only e-commerce platform in France that comes along with a ready to use multi-distributors catalogue of 40,000 products, fully synchronized with the French wholesalers Actebis, ETC, Ingram Micro and Tech Data.