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DataMentors purchases relationship marketing SaaS company

by Steve BogdonTuesday, October 6, 2009

TAMPA, FL. -October 6, 2009- DataMentors Holdings, Inc. (DHI), parent company of DataMentors LLC, the industry leading full-service Data Quality and Data Integration Solutions Company, today announced the acquisition of Touchpoint Technologies LLC. 

Touchpoint Technologies is a premier provider of cost-effective, integrated relationship marketing software solutions for business and industry. The acquisition of this SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company extends DataMentors' database marketing expertise to the B-to-C and B-to-B business user's desktop and mobile device.

Touchpoint Technologies' state-of-the-art, highly scalable, Sales And Marketing Retention Technology (SMART) System, enables small to mid-size businesses to leverage its robust turn-key relationship marketing tools, which influence behavioral purchase decision traits among existing customers.  The simplicity and flexibility of Touchpoint Technologies' SMART System allows businesses to schedule and instantly track an unlimited number of automated messages across a broad spectrum of traditional and social communication platforms including: mobile text messaging, email and direct response.  This proprietary software's overall performance is further enhanced by a dedicated team of Marketing Support Response Specialists (MSRS) who assist business leaders in effectively managing their company's marketing initiatives by building and scheduling the deployment of customer-proven "Best Practice" marketing and communication programs. These narrowly targeted programs can deliver value-added messages at critical customer decision times, which result in dramatic increases in overall sales.

Paul Mazzapica, Touchpoint Technologies' Co-Founder and CEO, has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience. He has played an integral role in the restructuring of affinity marketing organizations and third-party call centers.  In addition, Paul has started and sold numerous sales oriented companies including, multi-million dollar Laser-Mate, which was purchased by office equipment giant, Danka. Retained by Danka as a Senior Vice President, Paul led a 250-million dollar division with 400 employees to new revenue heights using his consolidation planning, "share of wallet" strategy. Mazzapica's instant mobile marketing vision, known today as the SMART system, was the genesis for the formation of Touchpoint Technologies.

Vince Albanese, Touchpoint Technologies' Co-Founder and CTO, has nearly 30 years of IT experience and expertise.  He is the chief architect of the SMART system concept and responsible for bringing Paul Mazzapica's vision to market.  Like Paul, Vince is a proficient entrepreneur having started several consulting firms, which specialized in information and technology services for the healthcare, financial and retail sectors.  Prior to Touchpoint Technologies, Vince fine-tuned his entrepreneurial interests as Vice President of Information Technology for Revolution Money, Inc., where he instituted unique processes and procedures that dramatically enhanced the overall operational performance of this financial services company.  He was also President of Rapid Deployment Inc., a 50 employee business, which provided Oracle and i2 consulting services. Prior to his tenure with Rapid Deployment, Albanese was Director of Global IT at Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical and VP of IT with Investment Service of America.

Bob Orf, DataMentors' President and CEO, sees his company's expanded solution suite ideally suited for enabling any business to cost-effectively capitalize on the "real-time" relationship marketing characteristics of social media at the mobile level.  "TouchPoint affords SMBs the opportunity to touch their customers like never before with specifically targeted offers, delivered by any device anytime, anywhere. This remarkable capability may very well make Touchpoint, the silver bullet for small business," said Orf.

Paul Mazzapica and Vince Albanese echo Orf's sentiments and see the acquisition by DataMentors as a symbiotic relationship. Albanese said, "We knew Touchpoint required advanced database management functionality and it was obvious that DataMentors' database expertise made it the perfect fit." Mazzapica went on to say, "Combining DataMentors industry leading database management skill sets with Touchpoint's mobile relationship marketing processes is sure to be a win-win for our companies and our clients. We are very excited to be part of the DataMentors organization."

About DataMentors Holdings, Inc. (DHI)

DHI, is a privately held global technology advancement-investment corporation, which identifies and forges closely-held relationships with leading-edge technology providers with primary focus on the development and distribution of database-driven technologies through mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Formed by a core of technology entrepreneurs and DataMentors LLC principles, DHI is the holding company for numerous intellectual properties and entities in the data quality and business intelligence analytics software.

About Touchpoint Technologies LLC

Co-founded by entrepreneurs, Paul Mazzapica and Vince Albanese, Touchpoint Technologies is a SaaS company providing small to mid-size business an economical relationship marketing software solution whose delivery platform is at a sophistication level equal to enterprise-class solutions for a fraction of the investment. TouchpPoint is an SMB focused company with sales-solution emphasis in the retail, financial and service industries.

About DataMentors, LLC

DataMentors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DataMentors Holding Inc., is a provider of database preparation and maintenance marketing solutions featuring DataFuse, ValiData, NetEffect, PinPoint and Professional Services. These services are used individually or as an integrated end-to-end turnkey database solution for a clean, highly granular and accurate 360-degree view of the customer through data validation, transformation, standardization and householding.  Offered as either a customer-premise installation or ASP delivered solution, DataMentors leverages proprietary data discovery, reporting and analysis, campaign management, data mining and modeling practices, identifying insightful customer sales and marketing directions.

For more information visit us on the web: http://Touchpointtech.com or http://www.datamentors.com/ or Contact: Gordon Daly, Director of Sales &

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