Mamut to provide new solutions and support for users of Microsoft Office Accounting in the UK
(London, October 30, 2009) From today, Mamut will take responsibility for product support for Microsoft Office Accounting users in the UK. In addition to receiving ongoing customer support from Mamut, current users of Microsoft Office Accounting will be offered a free upgrade to Mamut Business Software solutions. Microsoft will no longer distribute Microsoft Office Accounting in the UK as of November 16, 2009, but Mamut will continue to invest in product development and services to ensure an easy transition for the approximately 100,000 registered users of Microsoft Office Accounting in the UK.
More than 15 years of close collaboration exist between Microsoft and Mamut, which has specifically focused on developing innovative technology and software for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. Mamut has a heritage of strong customer service, and will continue to invest in product development to ensure customer satisfaction and a successful transition to Mamut's Software+ Services offering, such as Mamut One. |
"We are pleased to see the highly innovative solutions that Mamut has delivered and how they demonstrate the value of Microsoft's software-plus-services strategy," said Justin Hutchinson, director Office Consumer and Small Business Product Management. "We have confidence that Mamut will provide the highest quality support for the users of Office Accounting, and will be an asset to their business moving forward."
Mamut recently won a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference award in the Software-plus-Services category with their accounting product Mamut One, which was chosen as the winner from a pool of 2000 entrants worldwide. In addition, Mamut has won the UK Accountancy Age Award four times and is among this year's finalists in the Small Software Package category.
Mamut's Chief Executive Officer, Eilert Hanoa said, "Microsoft has continually demonstrated leadership and commitment to making IT accessible for small and medium enterprises with new versions of Windows and Office. We are proud of our work with Microsoft across Europe, and look forward to offering new benefits to users of Microsoft Office Accounting in the UK."
Mamut recently launched its award-winning solution Mamut One in the UK. Mamut One is an all-inclusive business solution including software applications, web-based services and knowledge. The product simplifies use and management of software and services for small businesses by introducing increased functionality and accessibility, without the need for any additional investments in infrastructure.
Developed on a Microsoft platform and fully integrated with Microsoft Office, Mamut's solutions include hosted services that increase business productivity and give SMEs the flexibility to access the information they need, when and where they need it. Mamut One enables SMEs to more efficiently run their entire business, not just their accounts. This gives them improved visibility across all operational areas, a better understanding of their customers and more efficient processes.
Moving forward, Mamut is well positioned for improved results and further growth with a stronger and wider product range offering to UK SMEs. The company continues to maintain its focus on establishing and strengthening strategic alliances with international partners and increasing the distribution of Mamut's products and services.
Founded in 1994, Mamut (OSE "MAMUT") is a leading European provider of complete, integrated software solutions and internet services for SMEs. Mamut offers complete and user-friendly solutions at the best value for money integrating CRM, sales force, logistics, accounting, e-commerce, domains, e-mail, web hosting and security. More than 400,000 European customers simplify their daily business with solutions from Mamut. Further information about Mamut and the company's products can be found at www.mamut.com
For more information, please contact:
Eilert Hanoa, CEO Mamut ASA, tel: + 47 92 83 29 05, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knut Ekern, Communications Director Mamut ASA, tel: +47 93 20 26 00, e-mail: email@example.com
Bryan Richter, UK Managing Director, Tel.+44 (0)208 834 1619, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org