Canadian IT professionals prepare to gain access to VAR, corporate
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 /CNW/ -- OnForce, the on-demand marketplace for
contract IT professionals, is expanding into Canada to enable technicians to
receive contract work from Canadian- and U.S.-based VARs and solution
providers. The company announced today that it is now accepting Canadian
provider registrations so that they can receive contract IT work in the near
future. It is free to sign-up with OnForce.
OnForce, which currently has more than 10,000 highly qualified service
providers in its U.S. marketplace, has become the industry standard for VARs,
service organizations, and staffing firms to find off-payroll IT
professionals. Since its inception, more than 500,000 work orders have been
successfully completed by OnForce providers.
"Canadian IT service firms, like their U.S. counterparts, require an easy
and efficient means to contract with qualified IT professionals. OnForce's
expansion into Canada will meet that need," said OnForce CEO, Peter Cannone.
"In the U.S., OnForce provides incremental work to thousands of service
providers daily, and opening this marketplace to Canadian technicians will
produce a growing pipeline of contract work for local IT professionals."
Work completed on the OnForce platform ranges from core IT services, such
as computer repair and network upgrades, to emerging categories such as
consumer electronics, VoIP and point-of-sale rollouts. OnForce matches the
service requests of IT buyers with those providers who are best suited to meet
their needs, based on the provider's skills, performance, and location.
Canadian technology service providers can sign up on OnForce's Canadian
Web site, www.onforce.ca, and create a service profile detailing the skills
they possess in various IT categories, their location and their
certifications. As a registered OnForce provider, OnForce helps build a
pipeline of work and facilitates fast payment to the provider by managing the
billing and collection process.
Next month, providers will begin to see routed work orders submitted by
VARs and other IT service companies seeking contract technicians in Canada.
OnForce has incorporated the Canadian taxation structure into its
marketplace to make it easier for providers to be paid accurately and quickly.
The company has also worked with Canadian banks to allow for payment to be
made directly to providers' Canadian bank accounts in U.S. currency.
With its expansion into Canada, OnForce is seeking IT professionals in
every Canadian postal code who wish to gain access to incremental contract IT
work. The company's stated goal is to have more than 500 Canadian providers
registered in 2007.
OnForce is the leading online marketplace for on-site IT services.
OnForce enables VARs, solution providers and IT staffing companies to find
highly qualified IT professionals in virtually every zip code in the U.S.
These IT service firms turn to OnForce to expand their geographic and skill
set coverage without adding overhead or upfront expense.
OnForce's platform allows increased buyer control and reduced management
costs, while improving service levels and offering faster response times than
traditional methods of finding contract technicians. Since its inception, the
OnForce marketplace has been used to complete more than 500,000 work orders.
The OnForce community is made up of 5,000+ IT service buyers and 10,000+ IT
service technicians who work in a number of technology categories, including
computers, printers, VoIP and consumer electronics. For more information,
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