WAYNE, Pa. (October 6, 2016) -Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS) has been named the gold winner of the 2016 Stevie® Great Employer Awards for computer services. With more than 35 years of experience offering solutions in business continuity, information security and IT disaster recovery, Sungard AS offers a host of employee-centered services and activities to ensure a seamless transition into the company for new employees, multiple mentorship and career development opportunities and wellness programs that promote work-life balance.

This is the latest of several Stevie awards for Sungard AS, including a Gold Award for “IT Executive of the Year” for Kaushik Ray, Vice President of Global Architecture and Customer Engineering, and “Best New Product or Service of the Year, Software – Cloud Storage and Backup Solution” for its Cloud-Based Recovery for AWS.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, September 30.

The judges took special notice of Sungard AS’ outstanding performance in the field of human resources management, as well as its diversity and talent development initiatives. Sungard AS provides an extensive onboarding process that fully integrates new staff members by pairing them with a “buddy” who helps them acclimate to company culture, creating a mentor/mentee program for career development, as well as providing a portal to reference throughout the 90-day enrollment program. Sales teams in particular receive intensive strategy sessions as part of onboarding to learn solutions selling, products and services, presentation skills and peer coaching.

Once employees are up to speed, Sungard AS recognizes and rewards their contributions. Its SCULPT program provides the women of Sungard AS opportunities to develop skills to advance not only their own careers, but also the company’s missions and goals. The A*Star Reward Program spotlights team members who best embody the company’s core values and apply them to the customer experience.

In addition, the company offers lunch-and-learn sessions on everything from managing a 401(k) to keeping stress levels in check. Its ASpire to Wellness program encourages employee wellness through free yoga, nutrition coaching and biometrics screenings.

"Our employees are among the most skilled IT talent in the industry and thrive in our environment because of the challenging opportunities associated with serving our customers. Top talent joins Sungard AS for the professional challenges as well as the tools, resources and mentors to grow their career from day one," said Patrick Sabine, senior vice president, human resources at Sungard AS. “This gold award from the Stevies echoes what our team already knows: We find and develop the best talent, who in turn can better serve our customers, particularity those with complex IT challenges."

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About Sungard Availability Services

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 1.888.748.9580. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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