Annual guide recognizes the very best channel partner programs in
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced that the company's Partner+
Program has been awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN
2014 Partner Program Guide on Cloud Vendors. The annual directory is the
definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers
or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program
rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution
providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
Progress and its ecosystem of more than 2,000 partners support more than
5,000 applications, 4 million users, and 47,000 businesses. To
help partners maximize growth, increase revenue potential and drive new
opportunities, Progress developed its industry-leading partner program, Partner+.
As part of the program, Progress provides a consultative relationship
that offers partners a wealth of resources to meet customer needs, grow
and sustain profitable businesses, and achieve long-term business goals.
Progress also empowers partners by providing them constant access to
experts who can help them solve business and technical challenges in
their markets. Progress works with partners throughout the business
opportunity cycle; from concept to deployment and optimization, to drive
business growth to help drive success.
To determine the 2014 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company's Research
team assessed each vendor's capabilities based on investments in program
offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and
support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and
The 2014 Partner Program Guide is featured here.
The 5-Star Partner Program listing will also be highlighted in the April
issue of CRN.
Richard Firth, Chairman & CEO, MIP Holdings, said, "At MIP we were not
surprised to hear that Progress had been awarded a 5-star rating from
CRN. We are a South African-based partner of Progress, and the Progress
Partner+ Program makes us feel like we are just next door. It does not
matter how big or small, near or far a partner actually is, Progress has
the ability to make us all feel important. We feel this is critical to
driving global success."
Kurt Groeneveld, CEO, Supercorp, said, "As we are about to enter our
fourth decade of working with Progress, we would like to congratulate
them on being awarded this 5-Star rating from CRN. There is nothing that
tests a relationship more than the tyranny of distance, and as an
Australian-based partner, we are very grateful for the effort that
Progress puts into their Partner+ Program which continues to drive
superior results globally."
Phil Pead, CEO, Progress, said, "Receiving a 5-Star Rating for our
Partner+ Program in CRN's 2014 Partner Program Guide only validates our
strong dedication to our partners and customers. With a strategic focus
on creating value for our partners around our application development
and data integration technologies, we continue to see growing excitement
Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company, said, "Solution providers have
a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying
the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach
can make all the difference."
"Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very
best channel programs available in the market today to help solution
providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for
their individual business goals."
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About Progress Software Corporation
Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company
that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business
applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to
any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and
low total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at www.progress.com
Progress is a trademark or registered trademark of Progress Software
Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and
other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of
their respective owners.
Christina Pizzella, +1 781-280-4843
Source: Progress Software Corporation
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