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Motio Projects Growth for IBM Software Resellers Through New Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro

DALLAS, April 14, 2015 ­/PRNewswire/ -- Motio, Inc. announced today that it has entered a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, Inc. Through the U.S. agreement, Ingram Micro will offer Motio software solutions for IBM Cognos to its vast network of channel partners for resell.

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The agreement is an important step in Motio's go-to-market growth strategy and expands Ingram Micro's portfolio of proven best-­in-­class technologies designed for use by IBM software resellers. Additionally the relationship will accelerate Motio's plan to increase exposure to a wide range of Cognos customers throughout the U.S.

For the last decade, Motio has developed software products targeted at streamlining and improving large-­scale Business Intelligence implementations. Products such as MotioCI, with its support for version control, automated testing and release management are key enablers for organizations seeking to adopt agile and self­-service BI methodologies. IBM Cognos customers have consistently seen an increase in efficiency and a decrease in operating expenses when leveraging Motio software to automate their BI infrastructure.

"We see this alliance as an opportunity to get Motio software into the hands of even more Cognos and IBM resellers throughout the U.S." said Lance Hankins, CTO of Motio, Inc. "Ingram Micro has a proven track record, and a vast, global reach. We are excited to see this relationship provide an expanded set of channels through which to purchase Motio software."

"Ingram Micro is a strategic go-to-market business partner that sees the value in providing our channel partners access to complete solutions and services," stated Rich Macey, Director, Advanced Solutions, IBM Business Unit, Ingram Micro U.S. "We are pleased to welcome Motio to our vendor lineup and work together to capitalize on the solution synergies within our existing portfolio."

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