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Follett Software Company announces turnkey automation solutions created by strategic alliances

Press Release: Follett [January 2, 1995]

Copyright (c) 1995 Follett

McHenry, ILLINOIS -- January 2, 1995 -- Follett Software Company now offers complete turnkey automation solutions to library media center customers. These solutions combine quality hardware, Unison platform software, CD-ROM, on-site setup, and technical support in one package.

The Follett Software Company turnkey solution, unique in the industry, aims to serve those people and institutions who prefer to deal with only one vendor. "Many of our customers express a desire to get all their components from one source, with whom they have an ongoing relationship. We're working to be the people customers can turn to with all their automation needs, when they're buying and when they want ongoing support," says Charles (Chuck) R. Follett, Jr., president of the 275-person, McHenry, Illinois based Follett Software Company.

The turnkey solutions result from Follett joining forces with leading technology companies Hewlett Packard and Meridian Data, Inc.. Hewlett Packard is an internationally respected company in computer hardware technology, and their equipment in the turnkey solution is covered by a three-year next-business-day on-site warranty. Meridian Data, Inc. CD-ROM drive towers enable Follett to form a flexible, comprehensive system of enhanced CD-ROM technology; it provides increased access to published CD-ROM information software from Follett and other well-known publishers.

Titles include Broadcast News indexed radio and TV news program transcripts, EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries, Facts on File newspaper digests, and Vocational Search for high schools and public libraries. Joining in the alliance with Hewlett-Packard and Meridian Data, other experienced and qualified firms participate in distribution, installation and setup. Follett, the provider of the nation's number one library automation software, now serves as the single source and contact for access to all these products and services.

"After having automated more than 23,000 libraries in America, we believed we were in a position to create alliances with other technology leaders and provide complete automation solutions for our market," says Chuck Follett.

For more information on long-term, customized automation solutions, please write Follett Software Company, 1391 Corporate Drive, McHenry, Illinois 60050-7041. Or call toll-free (800) 323-3397.

A Follett Corporation Company, Follett Software Company is currently the largest supplier of library microcomputer software in America with more than 23,000 installations of its flagship product, Circulation Plus.

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Publication Year:1995
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 2, 1995
Place of Publication:McHenry, IL
Company: Follett
Subject: CD-ROM applications
School library automation
Record Number:7733
Last Update:2015-03-03 08:14:26
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00