Sharp Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN®’s 2016 Partner Program Guide – Yahoo Finance
MAHWAH, N.J., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Sharp a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual rating is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or deliver products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
In the past year, SIICA has added 240 new resellers to the program. The thriving channel reseller program is focused on channel sell-through, which makes it more convenient for resellers to do business. In addition, SIICA prides itself on making sure its partners have the resources needed for success. Sharp strives to go above and beyond in providing field-training opportunities that build product expertise. Partners can even qualify for loaner product units to show proof of concept to their customers. This platform provides top notch service to both partners and end users.
“Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit.”
“This distinction is a reflection of our enthusiastic team and showcases the innovation behind Sharp’s technologies,” said Mike Marusic, senior vice president, Marketing, Operations & Services, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We strive to offer better solutions for our valued partners and we are meeting that goal. Our program keeps our customers one step ahead, and improves their efficiencies while also strengthening their position in the market.”
The 2016 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016.