WAYNE, PA – April 1, 2019 – Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed ITcloud and recovery services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has awarded Sungard AS a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide highlights the strongest and most successful partner programs from technology vendors that offer products and services through the IT channel. 

The Channel Company’s research team determined the 2019 5-Star ratings by assessing each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

The Sungard AS Partner Program offers a uniquely collaborative selling approach. Partners acquire the skillsets to maximize their conversations with customers and extend their reach across the enterprise to business and technical decision-makers. Sungard AS delivers a wide-ranging portfolio of solutions that address customers' top IT objectives, including hybrid IT, managed public cloud, hosted private cloud, data security and disaster recovery/business continuity. With a fuller services portfolio, Sungard AS partners gain resources to help identify and win new incremental opportunities, the ability to transition to a recurring revenue stream and the improved customer retention that comes with a hybrid IT approach.

“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”

"We value our relationship with our partners, and this 5-Star rating from CRN shows how effective our collaborative approach has become in enabling companies to improve their application resiliency while evolving their IT environments,” said Darren Thomas, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Sungard AS. “As the needs of businesses continue to change, we’re committed to this program as a way to empower our partners to help customers reach their end goals.” 

The 2019 Partner Program Guide is featured in the April issue of CRN and online at https://www.crn.com/partner-program-guide/ppg2019.htm.

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 35 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 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.  

Sungard Availability Services is a trademark or registered trademark of SunGard Data Systems or its affiliate, used under license. The Sungard Availability Services logo by itself is a trademark or registered trademark of Sungard Availability Services Capital, Inc. or its affiliate. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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About The Channel Company 

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Media Contacts: 
Nora Hahn
Sungard Availability Services 
281-728-6999
nora.hahn@sungardas.com  

Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company
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