American Solutions for Business Signs Three-Year Contract with Dallas-based Odyssey HealthCare
Glenwood, Minnesota-based American Solutions for Business (ASB) president Alan Grundei signed a three-year contract with Odyssey HealthCare, one of the largest providers of hospice services in the country, to provide forms, promotional items and technology to Odyssey HealthCare’s 90 Medicare-certified providers in 30 states. Odyssey HealthCare lists annual revenue at $690 million and is based in Dallas.
ASB sales associates Dan Brown and Cathy Daniels will be account managers for Odyssey HealthCare and its affiliates. Brown will be the senior account manager, coordinating marketing collateral and promotions, and Daniels, account manager, will be the contact person for healthcare forms and will conduct necessary training for the e-commerce application. Daniels will have have an on-site presence at the Odyssey HealthCare office several days a week.
Last summer, Brown began pursuing the opportunity to serve Odyssey HealthCare and its affiliates. In October, he and Daniels, along with three other ASB team members, including CEO Larry Zavadil, presented the final proposal, complete with forms samples, detailed implementation schedules, e-commerce demonstrations and video clips.
“This represents a great opportunity for American to expand its healthcare business,” said Grundei. “We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with Odyssey as they fulfill their mission to serve all people with the utmost dignity and respect during the end of life’s journey.”
With an effective date of March 29, 2010, details are now being finalized and full implementation has been scheduled for Odyssey’s personalized e-store, powered by ACES, ASB’s proprietary e-commerce technology that enables clients to conduct and control a number of everyday business functions via the Internet.
About American Solutions for Business
American Solutions for Business is the industry-leading distributor of printing, promotions and enterprise-wide document management solutions with approximately 600 sales associates and 100,000 clients. Founded in 1981, the company lists booked sales at $200 million in 2009.