Progress (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 communication.
The 2014 Partner Program Guide is featured here. The 5-Star Partner Program listing will also be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.Quotes: 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.”