Enhanced VAR Program Launched

Clearwater, FL -

December 9, 2000

Online Development has announced the launch of the FlexPartnersT support program for its global network of Value Added Resellers. These VAR's sell and service the popular FlexTrainingT Web Based Learning Management System across the US and in locations around the world.

Membership in the FlexPartners support program is free of charge for every FlexTraining VAR, including existing VAR's and those who sign up in the future.

FlexTraining is a complete online Learning Management System which works with any Web Browser over the Internet or a corporate Intranet. The FlexTraining software helps customers build, deliver, and manage custom Online Training over an internal or external network.

The centerpiece of the FlexPartners program is the FlexPartners VAR Support web site, located at www.FlexPartners.net. The FlexPartners web site features sales tips, demo scripts, marketing materials, sample documents and contracts, and everything else a VAR needs to be successful in selling FlexTraining profitably.

"We realized this year that we may not have done everything possible to support our VAR network in the past", said Online Development General Manager Scott Cochran. "FlexPartners represents a complete tool set, and our commitment to help insure that every VAR can perform at the maximum possible level".

A dedicated manager for the FlexPartners program has also been appointed, providing a single point of contact for all VAR's. The FlexPartners program also offers an online searchable Knowledge Base for installation support.

FlexTraining VAR's earn revenue in two primary ways: Sales Commission and after-sale services.  According to Cochran, "The real revenue opportunity for the VAR is in helping the customer set up and manage the system, and in creating custom training content using tools like Flash, Authorware or Front Page."

FlexTraining comes with complete Source Code, accommodating VAR's whose customers demand system customization beyond the considerable flexibility offered by FlexTraining's many configuration options.

Online Development has been developing web-based solutions since 1995, and has been marketing the FlexTraining Learning Management System since 1998.

Online training tools are well past the stage of merely delivering web pages for students to read. The best systems feature remote signup, online testing, course guides, and web-based administration. FlexTraining is a powerful, easy-to-use, full-featured Online Learning Solution.

For more information, see the FlexTraining Software web site.