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GREENVILLE, SC - November 29, 2011 - Catalyst Telecom®, a sales unit of ScanSource®, Inc. {NASDAQ: SCSC}, and value-added distributor of voice, video and data convergence solutions, has created FastQuote, an innovative web-based tool designed to assist resellers in quickly creating accurate quotes for their end-user customers.

FastQuote is available via an easy-to-use online interface that provides straightforward qualifying questions, enabling resellers to produce a customized budgetary quote in minutes. Reports can be produced to monitor several different criteria, including closure rates, quotes in progress and opportunity/lead status, allowing the reseller to be more proactive in their bidding processes. What’s more, FastQuote is also accessible from mobile devices, allowing resellers to conveniently create a quote in mobile or virtual environments. The tailored quote is delivered with the reseller’s logo and contact information. FastQuote is currently available to create quotes for Avaya IP Office solutions.

“Now more than ever, resellers need to find ways to make the sale quicker. And with FastQuote, resellers are able to expedite the quoting process, enabling them to spend more time on closing the sale and less time on pulling pricing – this capability for quick-quote turnaround has not been available before for IP Office,” said John Gaillard, vice president of sales, Catalyst Telecom. “This is just one more way we’re trying to make it easier for resellers to grow their business and serve as a valuable partner to their end-user customers.”

FastQuote makes it possible to take a quote and turn it into a full configuration in Catalyst Telecom’s Configuration Tool. Through the Configuration Tool, the solution can be modified or have other complementary products added to the solution. The Configuration Tool enables resellers to configure complete solutions from 19 of Catalyst’s best-in-class vendors; it configures complete solutions – from the phone system and networking products to wireless solutions and complementary products – ensuring the entire solution is configured accurately before the order is placed, saving time and improving efficiency.

To access FastQuote, please visit And for more information on Catalyst Telecom, visit

About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is the leading international distributor of specialty technology products for resellers in North America, Latin America and Europe.

ScanSource POS & Barcoding delivers AIDC and POS solutions; Catalyst Telecom® and ScanSource Communications provide voice, video and converged communications equipment; and ScanSource Security offers physical security solutions. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #839 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit