Current partners in the program include WorldCom for communication, Gateway computer systems, Enterprise Fleet Services, MBNA credit card services, Lanier Worldwide office equipment, ADP, Vending Management Services, World-Wide Travel Network and Cintas. Further expansion of the program is being considered. Additional benefits under review include insurance, office supplies, shipping and training and management programs.
"We are offering a variety of solutions to our customers that are not necessarily directly related to Hughes," said Tom Starnes, senior vice president/sales and marketing. "We are using our buying power to help them get a better deal."