Software re-publishing house Phoenix Software has concluded negotiations for the rights to distribute the complete range of Corel software titles in South Africa. 

Corel provides easy-to-use software solutions that improve personal productivity and creativity in a variety of different applications – whether graphics, office or, with the recent acquisition of InterVideo/Ulead, the DVD authoring and video editing marketplaces.
Corel also markets WinZip, the original and most popular compression utility for Windows; it is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that quickly zips and unzips files to conserve disk space and greatly reduce e-mail transmission time.
With internationally-recognised products such as Corel’s own WordPerfect Office Suite, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel Painter and the ‘Paint Shop’ family; InterVideo’s ‘Win’ series including WinDVD Copy 5, WinDVD 8 and WinDVD Creator 3; and Ulead System’s VideoStudio and DVD MovieFactory, this appointment positions Phoenix Software as one of the leading independent software re-publishing houses in South Africa.
“This is great news for us after a lengthy negotiation”, says Simon Campbell Young, CEO of Phoenix Software. “We have, historically, distributed the Ulead/InterVideo range with great success in South Africa. By securing the complete range of Corel software, it will enable us to offer our customers an even greater and better choice of exciting, easy to use software from one of the world’s leading manufacturers.
"Our customers will now be able to purchase application programmes from a single source that address the needs of the PC graphics, office productivity and digital image creation, illustration and editing markets”, he says.
Thinus DuPlessis, international sales manager for South Africa at Corel, comments: “Looking for good distribution partners is always difficult. Corel is delighted to have brought Phoenix Software into the Corel distribution partner programme and is confident that market share in South Africa for Corel products will continue to grow with their expertise and level of customer satisfaction.”
The full range of Corel software products is available immediately from a choice of mail order, retail and value-added resellers including Incredible Connection stores countrywide and online e-tailers Kalahari.net, Digital Planet, Computrolley and Telkomsa.net.