Formjet Innovations has partnered with M&S to produce an exclusive new range of software products designed to support the home and office computing needs of M&S customers.
The range is available to buy in the Technology departments of selected M&S stores nationwide and online.
Formjet, a specialist in alternative software solutions, is initially providing five titles: M&S Internet Security with Back-Up Software; M&S Office Suite and Internet Security with Back-Up Software; M&S Office Suite with Antivirus Software; Greetings Card Maker and Clipart Collection Software; and Driving Test Software.
Formjet is well-known for creating popular own-brand home software ranges for both Tesco and Woolworths and regards this latest agreement with M&S as a further seal of approval for the quality of its products and services.
David Hennell, Group Development Director at Formjet Group plc, said: “Our partnership with M&S and the brand endorsement that it brings us is true testament to the high quality and good value of our software solutions and competence of our back-end support. We are delighted that the range will be available in M&S, making the products accessible to their wide-ranging customer base.
“The individual titles within the M&S Software range have been jointly and carefully selected to provide the widest appeal. Internet Security and Antivirus are of course crucial today to ensure protection of any user’s system online and every household needs a complete suite of office applications. Equally, if help is needed with an upcoming driving test or if customers want to get creative and design their own individual greetings cards, M&S now offers ideal solutions to those needs as well.”
In store, M&S Software will be sold alongside a growing range of Home Technology products including laptops and PCs, creating a natural marriage of solutions for customers. High-tech products already being sold in M&S Technology departments include among others, laptops, digital cameras, printers, gaming systems, mobile phones and iPods.
Customers will have access to full technical support via a dedicated website which will be managed by Formjet Innovations and will include product information, links to email support and the facility to renew annual subscriptions. As well as email technical support, Formjet will deliver second-tier telephone support to users on behalf of M&S, with calls being transferred by the store’s own customer services team.
M&S Internet Security with Back-Up Software
This solution ensures customer computer activity is fully protected against identity theft, viruses, spyware, hackers, spam, online fraud and other Internet threats. And as well as being able to back up important documents securely, users can optimise the performance of their computer.
M&S Office Suite and Internet Security with Back-Up Software
This easy-to-use yet full-featured Office suite offers essential office applications including word-processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation, all operating under a very familiar user interface, so users can get started with minimal effort. Also included with this title is Internet Security with Back-Up Software, delivering all the features detailed above in the stand-alone product and so providing an essential integrated online security solution.
M&S Office Suite with Antivirus Software
Combining Office Suite with Antivirus offers customers an even more cost-effective way to get the core software they will need in the home. The very latest antivirus solution included provides the best protection against dangerous viruses and has the ability to block malicious web pages, protecting users against spyware and phishing attacks.
Greetings Card Maker and Clipart Collection Software
Users can get creative and save money with this solution that makes it easy to create professional-looking cards with personalised messages. Users can choose from a wide selection of templates and add in photographs, images and artwork before printing. Also on offer – 10,000 pieces of clipart to decorate calendars, invitations, even T-shirts.
Driving Test Software
Anyone planning to take a driving test in the near future will benefit from this extremely useful product. It contains every question a learner driver could be asked in the Theory Test, includes over 300 test simulation video clips, helps users to revise essential manoeuvres and lets them test their knowledge of every road sign. It also includes a full length mock Practical Driving Test, so users can find out what an examiner is looking for.