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Tallan Launches Praxair Direct App for Windows 8

Rocky Hill, CT — July 16, 2013

Tallan, Inc., a leading professional services firm with over 28 years of custom application development, business intelligence and systems integration experience, announced today the successful publication of the Praxair Direct app to the Windows Store.

The Praxair Direct app is a Windows 8 interpretation of the Praxair Direct website and can be downloaded for free from the Windows Store. The app allows users to quickly search and browse the tens of thousands of products that Praxair sells. The app can also be used to locate a nearby Praxair store and/or request a quote. The app was a joint effort between Tallan and Praxair. Tallan designed and developed the app while Shumin Liu, from Praxair, ensured that the necessary Praxair subsystems were in place and that the app adhered to all Praxair business, legal, and marketing standards.

Craig Branning, CEO of Tallan, said “Our early adoption of Windows 8 and recent book publications have put us in a great position to add tremendous value to clients like Praxair. While quickly getting their app for Windows 8 into the Windows Store, we helped them through the crucial initial steps in developing their strategy for Windows 8.”

Saverio Marrazzo, Associate Director of Solutions Technology at Praxair, added “I was impressed with the amount of Windows 8 knowledge and experience that Tallan brought to the table. Being one of the first in our industry with an app for Windows 8, we needed Tallan’s Windows 8 experience to help guide and execute our strategy.”

“With Praxair Direct for Windows 8, businesses can quickly fill orders, request quotes and locate stores on their Windows 8 device, whether at the office or on the go,” said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp.

Tallan hosted a complimentary webinar on May 22nd with their Ecommerce and Windows 8 experts to provide a deep dive into Tallan’s free Windows Store Shopping Reference App and to explain how a Windows Store app can give your current site additional reach and flexibility. Information about the Windows Store Shopping Reference App and the Webinar can be found at:

About Tallan

Tallan provides custom application development and integration services to customers in the retail, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, and government industries. As a Microsoft National Solutions Provider (NSP), Tallan has achieved five advanced gold competencies including Business Intelligence, Application Integration, Portals and Collaboration, and Application Lifecycle Management. Tallan is headquartered in Hartford, CT, and has offices in Boston, New York, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
(860) 633-3693

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) is a global, Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gasses, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies to a wide variety of customers. With 26,000 employees and operations in more than 30 countries, Praxair is focused on helping their customers become more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly. They serve a wide range of industries: aerospace, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverages, healthcare, manufacturing, metals, and more. At Praxair, they are challenging traditional ways while still doing what they do best – making the planet more productive – one customer at a time.
(800) 772-9247