Q: Who is Avantstar?
A: Since its founding in 2001, Avantstar has focused on developing software tools that address digital content viewing and content management challenges faced by businesses, government agencies and legal organizations. Thousands of companies and millions of users worldwide, including AT&T, Intel, the U.S. House of Representatives and FTI Technology, rely on Avantstar’s products to reduce licensing costs on unnecessary software programs for viewing files or for publishing critical business information to websites.
Q: What is Avantstar’s overall value proposition?
A: Avantstar’s products helps government and private sector organizations to be able to view and publish to the web multiple types of files without having to buy and install extra software on users’ desktops. This reduces software license costs and saves users time by letting them open virtually any file without the need for native applications.
Q: What are the most pressing needs and issues in this industry today?
A: Organizations that receive many different file-types, such as law firms, need to be able to open and read them when they want, regardless of whether they have installed the native application that generated the file. The proliferation of email attachments means that any organization has users everywhere who are getting files they can’t read and it’s expensive for companies to have to install non-standard applications and manage user desktops to accommodate odd file types.
Q: How does Avantstar address those needs and issues?
A: Avantstar software lets user view, print and copy any of 300+ file types without having to purchase and maintain native programs, and to publish information directly to the web from popular applications without coding.
Q: What makes the company different from its competitors?
A: Avantstar’s flagship product, Quick View Plus (QVP), is the #1 desktop file viewing utility for eliminating the hassle of support calls from users who can’t open email or company file attachments. The product has more than one million users across more than 2,000 customer sites and has won numerous industry awards, including a 9 out of 10 rating from PC Today, and was named both a PC Magazine Editors’ Choice and a ZDNet Editors’ Pick.
QVP is an all-in-one desktop file viewing utility so it helps control PC software and support costs. It eliminates the need to purchase and install multiple applications on every computer as well as the need to manage dozens of “free” file-viewing utilities across different PCs for different applications.
QVP gives users confidence that they won’t have to worry about file viewing issues because it protects their environment from viruses and other malicious threats by enabling users to view files without opening them. QVP integrates with popular email clients and web browsers, giving users confidence that they can safely and automatically view most file attachments.