Call for Expressions of Interest in and Recommendations for a “Profit-Right-Now Portal" of preferred products and services for Canada's advanced technology industries: Respond today for consideration
April 11, 2012

  • Preferred products and services offerings for CATAAlliance program
  • For Canadian & International business service organizations and product providers
  • Targeting cost saving and productivity enhancing services, resources & technologies
  • Respond by: May 4th, 2012

Contact:
Rob Stix, VP,
CATAAlliance 
Phone: (613) 366-1007       
Email: rpstix@cata.ca   

++Call to Action: 
Confirm your interest in being part of the CATA Profit-Right Now Portal and/or recommend your desired products & services by email to CATA VP, Rob Stix.

“Improve your bottom line, strengthen your business operations and lower your expenses with CATA’s Profit-Right-Now Portal of preferred business services and discounted resources. Whether you are a start-up or a multi-national corporation, our suite of preferred business services and resources provides your company and its employees with significant benefits and savings.”

Ottawa, 2012… The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) wishes to identify organizations with services, technologies and capabilities which are a strategic to the competitive success of Canada’s advanced technology industries. Please respond to this call for expressions of interest should you wish to be part of a "Profit-Right-Now Portal" of preferred services, resources and products offered to the industry.

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada's leading, most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance, committed to growing the global competitiveness of its members. Because members are action-oriented businesses, CATAAlliance responds with action when members need specific services or activities. The "Traditional Champion" of Canadian research and development, CATAAlliance's mission is to stimulate "Global Business Growth" through the forces of Canadian innovation and strategic partnership.

CATAAlliance has created a Canadian and international leadership list of more than two million stakeholders in the advanced technology industries. Using our professional emarketing capability and social media resources, we will actively position chosen affinity services and technologies to Canadian based organizations seeking cost saving and productivity resources. 

Executive leads from participating organizations will be invited to sit on a National Advisory Board to assist in guiding the Profit-Right-Now program and to help create synergies among the participating companies.

Our overall pledge is to work with your organization to: create a tailored program of preferred products, services and technologies; link you to an attractive target audience; associate you with an established relationship; and, give you a unique advantage. We will create a special landing page and social media group for selected affinity offerings, in addition to promoting and branding each supplier’s products or services to the marketplace. Cross promotion will be encouraged.

We also expect to generate media coverage and awareness in the trade press and media on the benefits of the Profit-Right-Now Portal. Similar to its recognized advocacy voice, CATAAlliance will become the landing page of choice for the community as it seeks vetted services and technologies to help grow their enterprises.

Now take a minute to listen to CATA CEO, John Reid, talk about how companies leverage their business through the CATA network.

As a result of your participation you gain leverage; the visibility and stature of your organization will be enhanced, leading to new sales and business opportunities.

Program Focus List:

Possible areas of interest for the portal could include:

Group Benefits & Risk Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance, Email & Web Marketing Services, Banking & Financial Services, Courier Services, Mortgage Lenders, Hotels & Accommodation, Travel, Car Rentals, Entertainment & Dining, Real Estate & Moving Services, Security, Magazines, Office Products, Telephony & Conferencing, Professional Services, Courseware & Training, Health & Wellness, Sports & Entertainment, Fuel Discounts...

++ Action Item: Please recommend services, resources and products you wish to see offered under the Profit-Right-Now program. If you are a services provider, please send us your expression of interest (see below)

Qualification of Interest and Next Steps

  • Review CATAAlliance’s Focus List (see above) and determine your organization's area of interest.
  • Ensure that your organization has relevant supporting documentation that includes a clear value proposition outlining cost savings or added benefits for member clients, as well as customer references that can be reviewed by the CATAAlliance evaluation team.
  • Contact CATAAlliance with your expression of interest, providing key contact and background information. 
  • Confirm your CATAAlliance membership status. Processing fees may apply.
  • All expressions of interest must be submitted by May 4th, 2012, 17:00 EST by email to Rob Stix, at rpstix@cata.ca

Next Steps

  • CATAAlliance will review information from selected candidates to determine which areas are of specific interest for future follow-up. 
  • CATAAlliance will coordinate internally to make sure that selected companies meet with the appropriate team vetting expressions of interest. Follow-up could take several forms including teleconference, videoconferences and site visits to confirm go forward approaches.

Ps A Note from the Desk of CATA CEO, John Reid, to all our email subscribers: Join the CATA Social Network on Linkedin: 
CATA is provides a number of social networking forums for executives to connect, inform and inspire others to individual and organizational success. In order to benefit and be first in line for critical updates, please join the CATAAlliance main social networking group (4400 current members) on Linkedin at:http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=37239