Wayne, Pa. – January 27, 2015 – Sungard® Availability Services™ (“Sungard AS”), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced the winners of six Sungard AS Partner Performance Awards, which recognize Sungard AS channel partners for their execution and dedication. Influenced by channel partners, the company’s expanding channel program grew 30 percent in overall revenue since 2013.
Three “Partner of the Year” awards distinguish overall partnership engagement and sales performance, while three “Breakout Partner of the Year” awards acknowledge excellence in execution in working with Sungard AS. The following six companies – selected from the United States and Canada – received the recognitions:
- Canadian Partner of the Year: Allstream
- U.S. Service Provider of the Year: AT&T
- U.S. Breakout Application Integrator of the Year: DAZ Systems
- Canadian Breakout Partner of the Year: Illumiti
- U.S. Solution Provider of the Year: Presidio
- U.S. Breakout Partner of the Year: Sigma Technology Solutions
“We strive to be the availability provider that every partner wants to work with, and we’re delighted to help our dedicated partners achieve profitable growth during this time of dynamic convergence in the marketplace,” said Carmen Sorice, senior vice president, Channels, Sungard AS.
The Sungard AS Channel program saw great success in 2014, including a new state-of-the-art partner portal that delivered easier access to deal registration, sales tools, collateral and more. Improved relationships and technical partnerships led to more than 90 seminars with over 86 companies. Sungard AS channel partners – chief among them the Partner Performance winners – brought dozens of new customers in the healthcare, consumer goods, energy, communications and financial sectors into the Sungard AS ecosystem. As a result, the company saw double-digit increases in lead registration and improved partner satisfaction and engagement.
To continue this momentum, Sungard AS announced that it will continue to improve its partners’ overall experience with Sungard AS – from how partners engage with the company online, to their interactions with the Sungard AS teams in the field. Sungard AS plans to increase its number of channel-focused solutions engineers, add new tools to help partners generate price quotes for customers, and initiate new efforts to create simpler service bundles designed for channel resale.
“Partners tell us that our ability to orchestrate the relationships between Sungard AS, our technology alliances and our shared channel partners is an innovative way to leverage these mutual synergies to create business opportunities,” Sorice added.
For example, Sungard AS continues to add new services to its EMC-powered portfolio, such as the new Enterprise Storage Replication offer supporting multi-tenant VNX and VMAX customers. In addition, Sungard AS was the first service provider to launch a cloud offer based on Cisco’s Advanced Cloud Initiative (ACI) technology, and was named one of the first Cisco Intercloud partners. Cisco also recognized Sungard AS as a Breakout Partner of the Year in 2014. Together, Sungard AS and its technology partners give customers the ability to create hybrid cloud environments.
“Working closely with its technology alliances will continue to be a top priority for Sungard AS this year,” Sorice concluded.
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Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1.866.714.7209. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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