ftopia clients to enjoy privileged access to the Fotolia image bank

From: ftopia
Published: Tue Oct 12 2010

ftopia, a European software publisher offering file-sharing solutions for professionals through SaaS (Software as a Service), announces its new partnership with Fotolia, the leading European royalty-free stock photography bank.

Committed to its promise of promoting the secure exchange and file-sharing amongst the world’s professionals, ftopia is bringing their delivery one step further through its partnership with Fotolia – a company that offers professionals in all sectors an online collection of over 10 million royalty-free photos, vector illustrations and HD videos.

"ftopia and Fotolia share a common set of prospective professional users of small to medium sized business primarily working in the fields of communications and publishing. Our partnership allows us to add value for these common users through our innovative online document-sharing solution that will serve as a helping hand for a company's entire creative staff," explains Oleg Tscheltzoff, CEO and Founder of Fotolia. "All of ftopia’s new and existing clients will be offered a selection of 10 free images, taken from our most popular categories, allowing them to add illustrations to their documents while discovering the rest of our services," he adds.

Upon creation of their user account, ftopia clients will enjoy free access to a set of royalty-free, regularly-updated images, made available to them in their private online ftopia sharing space. ftopia users will also have access to the entire Fotolia catalogue, allowing them to choose from the 10 million available references. Additionally, with each Fotolia account opened, the ftopia user will be given a 20% discount on their first purchase.

Professionals responsible for sharing media quickly find the limitations in email distributions: heavy graphics and multi-media files are too large and blocked at the receiving end, while sending out updated versions to several contacts can lead to the risk of using incorrect versions of the files. As for standard ftp sites, they are often tricky to approach for non-technical professionals and are not always accessible via company networks.

"Our goal is to offer a unique and innovative service by combining exclusive professional content with our collaborative document-sharing services," explains Philippe Honigman, ftopia President. "We are delighted to enter into this partnership with Fotolia, a company fully compatible with this strategic perspective, and which offers a true bonus to our professional clients in the fields of communication and graphic design."

With ftopia, authorized users around the world have immediate access to the secure online storage facility which promotes consistent and up-to-date project information sharing with all members of the team. To make the collaboration and sharing process easy, users can view and validate their files without having to download them first.

About ftopia
ftopia is a European Software as a Service (SaaS) provider based in Paris (France). Incorporated in 2008, the company harnesses cloud computing to deliver scalable, secure and cost-efficient online file-sharing solutions to professionals and businesses. Our goal is to let professional users share information easily, securely and instantly with their team, customers and partners, wherever there are, whatever network endpoint they use. ftopia is a privately held company with offices in Paris, Dublin and Madrid.
Visit www.ftopia.com and start sharing now!
About Fotolia
Fotolia is a worldwide leading provider of micro-priced stock images, assisting over 2 million international users with local customer care established in 14 countries. Launched in 2005, Fotolia's image marketplace has acquired over 10 million images and HD videos. In 2007, Fotolia became the first independent microstock agency gathering micro and macro stock images, with the launch of the Infinite Collection. Fotolia is the first microstock company to launch a premium subscription plan, which gives members all-inclusive main collection access to high-resolution files, vectors, and high-definition videos. With a disruptive model and a complementary offer, Fotolia images are available for as little as £0.63 on-demand or as low as 7 pence with subscription.
www.fotolia.co.uk. Fotolia customer service: 9 am to 8 pm Uk time +44 020-881 67284

Véronique Corda
Directrice Marketing et Communication
Tél : 06 24 36 53 85

Daniela Reissmann
Director, Fotolia UK & EU

Company: ftopia
Contact Name: vcorda
Contact Email: vcorda@ftopia.com

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