Annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market
Qlik® (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in data discovery, today announced that it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide. This 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.
Through continued focus on its partner ecosystem, Qlik has expanded its partner program to more than 1,700 partners in 100 countries, and in the fourth quarter of 2014, generated 52% of license and first year maintenance billings from its indirect partner channel. This acknowledgement comes as Qlik prepares to meet a record number of partner attendees at its tenth annual Global Partner Summit, Qonnections 2015. The event, being held April 26-29 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, welcomes attendees from around the world to share best practices for the sales and support of Qlik solutions.
To determine the 2015 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s Research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
“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,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendors deliver the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”
Earlier this year, CRN also recognized Qlik VP of Global Partner Marketing, Brooke Cunningham and
Qlik VP of Global Partner Sales & Qlik Partner Network, Christof Majer as 2015 Channel Chiefs.
“Our success is built upon a strong ecosystem, which is one of the most vibrant in the business intelligence industry,” said Majer. “Along with our partner network, we are committed to achieving transformative business outcomes through continuous innovation and superior technology. Together, we have the complimentary skills and shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solutions to each unique customer environment. I am proud to see that the continued adoption and expansion of Qlik is driving business growth for our partners and that that growth is being recognized by an industry leader like CRN.”
The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in this month’s issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in data discovery delivering intuitive solutions for self-service data visualization and guided analytics. Approximately 34,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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