According to the Q2 2014 data by IDC, Acer has made significant progress in its commercial PC business, the market segment that includes SMB, corporate, education, and public sector In EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Acer accomplished more than 100% year-on-year shipment growth across 11 countries for Total PCs, including Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands.
In the commercial segment, Acer ranked No. 4 for both the Portable PC and Total PC categories in EMEA, achieving 48.4% on-year growth for Portable PCs exceeding the industry average of 13%, and grew by 36.6% on-year for Total PCs, beating the industry average of 15.7%. In both categories Acer demonstrated the highest growth rates among the top 5 players.
"We achieved this great result thanks to ongoing optimization of our channel partner programs and the strong focus on partner profitability.” said Jakob Olsen, Vice President, Commercial Channel, Acer Europe. “It is important for Acer that we are easy to work with and that our channel partners can trust our 100% indirect business model.”
For commercial business, Acer has strengths in the Education sector, with a full portfolio serving the needs of all levels of education: pre-school, primary & secondary school, university, and adult education. Acer also partners with experts in the education channel and ecosystem to continuously develop and research the best-in-class solutions for customers.
As a part of continued commitment in commercial business segment and superior product quality, Acer recently announced enhancements to the ‘Acer Reliability Promise’ by extending the program which is offering a unique value to end-customers. Customers purchasing a qualifying Acer product before December 31, 2014 and registering within 30 days will be eligible to claim a 50% refund off the price paid if the product is repaired under warranty within the first year. It covers TravelMate commercial notebook range, Veriton desktops, monitors, projectors and now Windows tablets.
Acer's professional line of products are designed and tested for reliability, security, productivity and toughness; the portfolio includes products for mobile productivity, stationary solution and versatility at work, making them the ideal investments for businesses of all sizes.