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Jackie Schmid

By: Jackie Schmid on November 22nd, 2015

GreatAmerica Customers Can Now Submit Credit Applications via ConnectWise

(Cedar Rapids, IA) – GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation announced today it has enhanced its integration with ConnectWise to allow customers to submit credit applications. The new feature will improve front-end efficiency for ConnectWise users.

"GreatAmerica is an exemplar ConnectWise Invent Vendor partner," said Jeannine Edwards, Director, ConnectWise Platform. "The ConnectWise Platform team worked with GreatAmerica to close identified integration gaps for a tighter tie into our community's best practice processes. This version of the integration speaks nicely to that, giving users the ability to start the credit approval process right from ConnectWise."

The new feature allows status tracking of submitted applications and streamlines the sales process by empowering users to programmatically capture submissions via open ConnectWise opportunities and send those details to GreatAmerica for credit approval.

"Financing is helping MSPs close more sales at higher margins," said Greg VanDeWalker, Senior VP and General Manager at GreatAmerica. "By removing obstacles that make financing a challenge, IT Solution Providers can get those bigger sales and higher margins more quickly."

"Automation is critical to our customers," said Lori Berry, Director of Vendor Technology at GreatAmerica Financial. "Understanding their processes within ConnectWise give us the opportunity to make financing as simple as possible."

Current integrations with ConnectWise allow IT Solution Providers to include miscellaneous charges from Managed Services contracts, such as equipment charges and service charges, on GreatAmerica's monthly invoice. GreatAmerica is also reporting customer delinquency through ConnectWise.

About GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation

Founded in 1992, GreatAmerica has over $1.6 billion in assets. More than just a finance company, the Communications & Data Group at GreatAmerica is dedicated to understanding the IT, Managed Services, and Telecommunications industries. Our exposure to thousands of telecom providers, MSPs and independent VARs contributes to our ability to help our customers evolve their businesses through targeted and innovative solutions. The collective knowledge and experience of GreatAmerica enhances the development of specialized programs and collaborative learning opportunities to complement our vendor's offerings.

About ConnectWise®

ConnectWise® transforms how technology solution providers successfully build, manage and grow their businesses. Through the ConnectWise® Business Suite™ – a comprehensive set of award-winning solutions that deliver a seamless, simple user experience – ConnectWise gives its partners the ability to increase productivity, efficiency and profitability. Just as importantly, ConnectWise's relentless commitment to innovation and unparalleled passion for partner success assures its partners have comprehensive business support through every step of their journey. Today, more than 100,000 users in over 50 countries take advantage of the competitive edge that comes from ConnectWise solutions and its powerful network of ideas and experts. For more information, visit or call 800-671-6898.

Media Contacts:

Jackie Schmid
Director, Strategic Marketing
GreatAmerica Financial

Amy Legere
Greenough for ConnectWise

Jackie Schmid

Jackie Schmid is the Director of Strategic Marketing of the Unified Communications & IT Group at GreatAmerica Financial Services located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jackie is responsible for building brand awareness and gaining strategic relationships through creative marketing. Prior to joining GreatAmerica, Jackie worked in the TV News industry as a producer and executive producer at the local CBS and FOX stations where she helped shape the programs delivered to the market. Jackie’s finance career began in 2011 when she joined GreatAmerica to support the sales team serving the Office Equipment space.

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