San Jose, Calif. — July 13, 2016. Acrolinx today announced that it has entered into a partnership with iT1 Source (iT1), a provider of managed IT solutions. Under the agreement, iT1 will become the principal distributor of the Acrolinx Plain English Solution to the US Federal Government. Acrolinx helps government agencies comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which requires public content to be clear, concise, and easy to understand. Acrolinx also helps ensure that public content conforms to the OMB Plain Writing Guidelines.
“We’re excited to be working with a fantastic organization like iT1,” said Dr. Andrew Bredenkamp, Acrolinx Founder and CEO. “With this partnership we get access to an approved entry point for Acrolinx licensing to the Federal Government. We look forward to working with a well-managed, customer-focused company, with an outstanding team with deep sales experience in the Federal Government space.”
iT1 will manage sales of Acrolinx to the Federal Government as a CIO-CS Contract holder. CIO-CS is a $20 billion Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for commodities and solutions, including commercial software and enterprise licenses. The Acrolinx software is available for immediate sale to anyone in any branch of the Federal Government through iT1 and the CIO-CS contract.
“Acrolinx is an excellent solution that will help government agencies overcome the challenges of managing plain writing at scale,” said Guy Steinbrink, Principal of iT1. “We’re delighted to be able to work with a dynamic company, with unique capability and functionality. We believe that Acrolinx will play a critical role in helping government agencies meet the obligations required by the Plain Writing Act of 2010.”
The Acrolinx software analyzes and scores content, guides writers to follow Plain Writing Guidelines, and helps them maintain one clear, consistent voice. It also offers robust analytics to provide managers with the critical metrics they need to ensure conformance with the Plain Writing Act and Guidelines.
Feedback from ongoing deployments shows that Acrolinx addresses critical communication, operational, and management issues that have previously hindered full compliance with Plain Writing Guidelines. This real-world feedback has been built in to the latest release of the software. The Acrolinx Plain English Solution is now ready for prime time.
The Acrolinx platform helps the world’s greatest brands create amazing content: on-brand, on-target, and at scale. Built on an advanced linguistic analysis engine, the Acrolinx software actually “reads” your content and guides writers to make it better. That’s why companies, such as Adobe, Boeing, Google, and Philips, use Acrolinx to create content that’s more engaging, enjoyable, and impactful. Learn more at acrolinx.com.
iT1 is a national, full-service technology solution provider headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with field office locations in the Metropolitan DC area, Illinois, and sister companies in Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Australia. iT1 was founded in 2003 as a value-added reseller that combines business relationships with in-depth product knowledge to provide industry leading IT services and solutions. iT1 focuses on six core areas: Virtualization, connectivity, communications, data management, technical services, and corporate procurement. iT1 serves 2,500+ active accounts in many industries including healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, and education as well as state, local, and federal government agencies.