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Acronis Announces Strong Momentum with Channel Program
New training and sales support program additions drive higher partner margins
August 15, 2007, Singapore — Acronis (www.acronis.com.sg), a technological leader in storage management software, today announced enhancements to the Acronis Authorized Solution Provider Program.
Key among the new features is the True Rewards Opportunity Registration Program. Gold, Silver, and Authorized Volume Reseller Partners have the opportunity to earn up to 15 percent of additional margin on qualified sales that they register with Acronis. To further demonstrate its commitment to the channel, Acronis has adjusted its compensation model for its direct sales organization to favor engagement with its partners.
In addition to the increased margins and sales support, Acronis has also launched its Acronis Certified Engineer (ACE) Training Program. This program offers technology professionals the knowledge, skills, and credentials necessary to deploy, administer, and maintain Acronis products. By becoming ACE Certified, partners gain the technical expertise required to ensure successful customer implementations and provide pre- and post-sales support.
"Acronis solutions are an important component of the professional services that we deliver to our customers to help them keep their IT infrastructure running in the most efficient and cost-effective manner," said Craig Sieve, chief operating officer of Foedus, a leading provider of virtualization infrastructure technologies and services based in Portsmouth NH. "The Acronis True Image product family integrates well into the VMware and Microsoft virtual infrastructures our customers are implementing. We firmly believe that this certification program will add an extra layer of assurance and value that we can deliver to them."
"In the past year, we have seen explosive growth in our partner network," said Eric Dougherty, director of Channel Sales at Acronis. "They are no doubt responding to the unique business opportunity that we offer and the advanced recovery solutions their customers demand."
Additional Acronis Authorized Solution Provider Program enhancements include:
- New Partner Portal: content is added and enhanced regularly for Acronis partners to learn about products, download sales and marketing tools and get technical information
- Dedicated marketing support for partners, including collateral, quarterly webinars and newsletters
- Lead Generation Programs
- Dedicated partner management
For more information about the Acronis Authorized Solution Provider Program and to apply to become an Acronis Partner, please visit: http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/partners/resellers/.
About Acronis True Image
Acronis True Image is disaster recovery and backup software that allows users to create an exact duplicate image of their disk drive. Should the drive become damaged, the operating system corrupt or files accidentally deleted or overwritten, the image of the hard disk can be used to restore the disk to its known, good working state.
Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud data protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 145 countries. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products have been named best product of the year, and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers.