StreamOne Solutions Store. Think of it as an app store for VARs. No, your local VAR isn't going to start selling iPad apps, but the "bigger apps" for their clients to download cloud services or download commercial applications software products and their licenses. It is a great idea.Giant distributor TechData announced today the opening of its
"The Tech Data StreamOne platform is unlike anything currently offered within the channel," says Gertrud Pillay, Vice President, Category Marketing and Licensing Operations at PCMall, a leading computer retailer. "With its intuitive interface, we're able to quickly and easily bring greater value and efficiency to our customers by identifying which software solutions and cloud services will help our customers reach their goals."
The StreamOne Solutions Store will also be made available as a rebranded white-labeled offering later this year, enabling VARs to establish a customized solutions store on their own website. The store has wizards to step VARs through the setup process to customize options for particular end-user clients, as you can see below.
StreamOne is the second phase of Tech Data's online software storefronts: the first was the Software Licensor Selector that helped guide resellers through a few easy steps to ensure that the right product and SKU were picked.