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September 26, 2013 04:00 ET

DEVONtechnologies Increases Affiliate Sales by 162% With Avangate

Online Commerce Platform and Managed Services Increase Lead Quality and Revenues for Mac Focused Software Vendor

REDWOOD SHORES, CA --(Marketwired - September 26, 2013) - Avangate, the leading Customer Centric Commerce solution provider trusted by thousands of Software and Cloud Services companies to grow their business worldwide, has helped DEVONtechnologies increase its global affiliate program revenue by more than 150% via the Avangate Affiliate Network and Managed Affiliate Services.

DEVONtechnologies is a developer of knowledge management solutions for Mac and iOS platforms that use artificial intelligence to improve data mining and information retrieval. With affiliate marketing a key acquisition channel, DEVONtechnologies looked to increase their affiliate sales and reach new users. Common to many software vendors, DEVONtechnologies was challenged by the fact that effectively managing an affiliate program requires significant time and effort. Moreover, DEVONtechnologies faced the added difficulty that most affiliate sites lack Mac focus.

DEVONtechnologies engaged the Avangate affiliate network, a Blue Book Top 20 global affiliate network and specialist in Software and SaaS products, to accelerate their global sales via access to the Avangate Affiliate Network, Managed Affiliate Services offerings, and simplified sales and affiliate payments with Avangate's integrated eCommerce module.

To expand DEVONtechnologies affiliate sales, Avangate launched a series of affiliate promotions focused on the growing DEVONtechnologies' active Mac affiliates, coupled with a sustained communications program. The resulting improvement in lead quality from affiliates increased DEVONtechnologies software orders by 131% and revenue by 162%.

"Avangate helped us grow a strong base of affiliates, increased network sales and also delivered a solid online store and fulfillment system with a rich set of great marketing and sales tools," said Eric Boehnisch-Volkmann, President, DEVONtechnologies. "Avangate's solution frees us from tedious, day-to-day operational activities, enabling us to focus on our customers and develop new products for the Mac marketplace."

"DEVONtechnologies is a great example of a company with a unique product offering that addresses a rapidly growing market with the need and opportunity to expand distribution to reach more customers via channels, such as Affiliates," commented Mike Ni, CMO/ SVP of Marketing and Products at Avangate. "It continues to be our mission at Avangate to work with companies like DEVONtechnologies to accelerate their global sales with a complete Commerce Platform and Distribution Network, including global affiliates, that help them take advantage of the growing shift in how both consumers and companies search for and purchase technology products online." 

To learn more about how Avangate can grow your software and SaaS sales, read an overview of the Avangate commerce solutions.
To read the full DEVONtechnologies case study, download it from the Avangate website.

About DEVONtechnologies
DEVONtechnologies LLC creates end-user and server applications for the Mac and iOS platforms that enhance productivity, organization, and user experience with unique artificial intelligence technology. All applications are focused on both ease of use and satisfying the needs of even the most savvy users. The underlying DEVONtechnology is a flexible and versatile foundation that can be used for a large range of purposes from databases, data mining, and information retrieval to human-computer interfaces. DEVONtechnologies LLC was founded 2002 and incorporated 2004, and is today headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA.
More information: www.devontechnologies.com.

About Avangate
Avangate is the leading customer-centric commerce provider that enables companies to increase their online sales across touchpoints, manage subscription billing, and grow their distribution channels to profitably scale and enter new markets. Avangate's scalable and integrated solutions include a full-featured, modular and secure eCommerce platform, a partner order and revenue management solution, as well as a constantly expanding worldwide affiliate network.
More information about Avangate can be found on avangate.com

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