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TechMATCH Pro Launches Concierge Service to Deliver Valuable Product Data to Software Buyers

The latest version of the premier software selection platform features personalized project assistance and a growing network of expert software consultants.

New York, Jan. 5, 2012 -- Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, a division of Thomas Publishing Company, LLC, has announced the winter release of its flagship product, TechMATCH Pro. The new release showcases valuable new tools to facilitate the selection of ERP, MES, Business Intelligence, and other categories of popular enterprise software products, all featured on its recently updated marketing site at http://www.techmatchpro.com.

TechMATCH Pro is a cloud-based subscription service that connects technology buyers with technology suppliers, helping project teams save time and money while reducing the risk of enterprise software selection. The updated version of TechMATCH Pro features the TechMATCH Pro Concierge, a new service dedicated to the unique needs of software buyers. Through the TechMATCH Pro Concierge, project teams can request additional information on any of the products in TechMATCH Pro's 14 software zones. They can also leverage TechMATCH Pro's strong vendor relationships to request the addition of products not featured in the system.

"We recognize that software selection is a complex process, and that technology buyers need unbiased information on the software products they evaluate," says Heather Holst-Knudsen, president of Manufacturing Enterprise Communications. "We created the TechMATCH Pro Concierge service to enhance user experience while providing TechMATCH Pro subscribers with the personal, hands-on assistance they need to find the solution that's right for them."

The new release also boasts new tools that enhance team collaboration and allow selection teams to deliver custom business requirements to vendors of their choice. Through the newly enhanced Demo Scripting module, buyers can also steer product demonstrations toward the specific needs of their business.

In addition, the Winter 2012 release marks the opening of the TechMATCH Pro Expert Network. TechMATCH Pro research has shown that 80% of companies enlist the services of a selection consultant during the software buying process, and TechMATCH Pro is working to bring those two constituencies together. Consultants interested in showing thought leadership and finding new client opportunities through TechMATCH Pro can apply to become members of the Expert Network.

ABOUT TECHMATCH PRO

TechMATCH Pro is Manufacturing Enterprise Communications' proprietary enterprise software matching service, connecting technology buyers and vendors with accuracy, efficiency, and confidentiality. The collaborative platform is based on a database housing more than 800 products across 14 categories, which include mission-critical applications such as BI, CRM, ERP, PLM, and MES. The TechMATCH Pro database has recently evolved into a software-as-a-service on-demand offering, in which subscribers are provided with a sophisticated system for gathering requirements, tracking project process, requesting product demonstrations, and developing RFPs, as well as gaining access to a network of software experts.

ABOUT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS

Manufacturing Enterprise Communications (MEC), a unit of Thomas Publishing Company, LLC, provides a complete set of decision-support informational tools for executives and technology decision-makers at manufacturing companies. Thomas Publishing Company is recognized for its experience connecting industrial buyers and suppliers worldwide. TechMATCH Pro's cloud-based collaborative platform is the latest example of the cutting-edge technology, information, and expertise on which Thomas Publishing Company has built its reputation for more than a century.