Tech Data today announced that it has been appointed as a Value Added Distributor (VAD) for Autodesk, Inc. in six markets throughout ASEAN. Under this new agreement, Tech Data will offer the entire Autodesk solution portfolio to Autodesk’s partners in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam through its Datech Solutions business. This new agreement follows Tech Data's recently announced global expansion of its pan-European Datech Solutions business.
Datech Solutions currently serves more than 400 Autodesk resellers worldwide and provides services such as strategic channel development and management, training, business intelligence and demand generation. This extended partnership with Autodesk in ASEAN reinforces Tech Data’s commitment to providing channel partners with dedicated expertise, unique specialization and services.
“Our new relationship with Autodesk in ASEAN reinforces our commitment to providing channel partners and their customers with an unmatched end-to-end portfolio,” said Bennett Wong, vice president, ASEAN at Tech Data. “We are laying the groundwork today by leveraging the previous success of our Datech business throughout Europe, including its proven strategic Value Add program Strato, which will help jumpstart our business in ASEAN.”
“Tech Data is a valued partner in Europe, the United States and now parts of ASEAN, and we believe the synergies across our businesses will accelerate our channel partners’ success in the region,” said Ronald Schepers, head of Channel Sales, Autodesk in ASEAN.
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