(ROCKFORD, IL , May 2, 2011) – Rockford-based information technology company Ticomix, Inc. (www.ticomix.com) announced today its expansion into the Northeast service desk market with its acquisition of the SMA Report Toolkit (SMART) for HEAT from SMA Management Systems, Inc., based in White Plains, NY. Additionally, Ticomix has hired most of the core employees from SMA Management Systems to ensure continuity of all services related to SMART.

SMART is a software tool used for extensive business reporting that works in conjunction with HEAT, a leading help desk software application by FrontRange Solutions. It has been featured at FrontRange HEAT User Group events and boasts a large base of customers who leverage it to empower data-driven decisions, improving visibility and enhancing service management processes.

Ticomix has also been a HEAT Solutions Provider since their inception in 2000 and, according to company president Tim Ancona, has partnered with SMA since the launch of SMART.

“We’ve always enjoyed a healthy relationship with SMA” Tim explained, “and have utilized SMART in many client scenarios. I’m extremely excited about the possibilities going forward with SMART as well as the highly talented staff coming on board.”

SMA’s management team joins Ticomix

As part of the SMART acquisition, SMA’s core service management team has also joined Ticomix. John Manna, Antonio Marra and Randall Reed will assume key roles in providing service management solutions including FrontRange’s HEAT and ITSM software products.

John Manna has been with SMA Management Systems for over 14 years and comes to Ticomix with nearly 20 years of service desk leadership and sales experience. He will serve as the new Vice President of Service Desk Sales and will, according to John, “look to build on the successful foundation already in place at Ticomix.” John brings a unique combination of consulting experience and business development skills, having worked with organizations of all sizes, providing technologies, professional services and applying best practices to enhance Service Management operations and Business Intelligence initiatives.

Antonio Marra has been with SMA Management Systems for nearly five years as a HEAT/ITSM Consultant and Project Manager. Prior to joining SMA, Antonio worked at other high profile tech-related companies like IBM where he held various roles in Service Management and Database Management. He will be a Senior Consultant for Ticomix.

Randall Reed—based out of Houston, TX—has worked in the HEAT Service Desk market for over 15 years. He will also serve as a Senior Consultant at Ticomix and will help define and build their online training presence.

About Ticomix

Ticomix fuses Industry Best Practices and Award-Winning Technology to provide premiere technology solutions to small- to mid-sized enterprises around the country in the areas of networking, data backup/recovery, customer relationship management, service desk management and a host of other customized software and hardware solutions.

In addition to being named one of FrontRange Solutions’ top global partners as a value-added reseller since 2005, Ticomix also sells and supports leading brands such as Xerox, Microsoft, Cisco and Dell. Through various partnerships, certifications and event offerings, Ticomix continues to show their commitment and dedication to helping clients succeed through effective technology implementation and management. For more information, please call 779-423-6200.

Ticomix Media Contact:
Mike Roberts
(779) 423-6228


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