Research by leading analyst firm recognises ‘coolness’ of Esker’s hosted faxing and mailing services

Derby, UK – May 12, 2005 – Esker Software, the leader in document delivery automation, is named as a ‘cool vendor’ in the ‘Cool Vendors in Knowledge Support, 2005’ report by Gartner, Inc. The leading analyst firm recognises Esker on Demand, a unique hosted service for faxing and mailing transactional
documents, as one of the ‘clever new solutions to persistent problems’ in the area of knowledge support.

Gartner defines a ‘cool vendor’ as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are ‘innovative, impactful and intriguing’. Esker on Demand, which extends the reach of Esker’s DeliveryWare Platform, is a pay-as-you-go model based on the actual number of documents organisations send out. “Companies of all sizes are realising that it is simply inefficient to manage faxing and mail processing in-house,” said Bashrat Din, managing director of Esker (UK) Ltd. “By outsourcing these functions with Esker on Demand, customers can cut costs, eliminate inefficient manual processes and actually enhance document delivery flexibility. We are delighted that Gartner shares our view on just how ‘cool’ that is.”

Esker on Demand is ideal for companies whose fax and mail requirements fluctuate monthly or seasonally as it scales as the volume of documents delivered increases, without requiring additional personnel or software and hardware infrastructure such as printers, fax machines, mailers or phone equipment. It also provides tracking status and delivery notification, capabilities usually found only in a large enterprise mailroom or fax infrastructure.

Since its launch in January 2004, the Esker on Demand service has automated the delivery of more than 3 million pages via fax and postal mail. For further information contact Esker Software on + 44 (0) 1332 54 8181, email or visit

For further media information please contact:

Sam Townsend
Marketing Manager - Northern Europe
Esker Software
Tel: +44 (0) 1332 54 8181

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Barry Monk
Next Communications
Tel: + 44 (0) 1732 810644

About Esker Software
Esker is the leading provider of intelligent document delivery solutions – software and hosted services automating every phase of document delivery. Esker helps organisations streamline manual, paper-intensive business processes such as purchasing, invoicing and sales order processing, with Esker DeliveryWare, a single and universal information exchange platform that captures, formats, converts and routes documents – automatically – from any enterprise application.

Founded in 1985, Esker operates globally and has over 70,000 customers and millions of licensed users worldwide. Esker has global headquarters in Lyon, France and has a UK office in Derby. For more information, visit

Published on: 12:00AM on 17th May 2005