August 26, 2009
Press release

Acronis Commits to 100 percent Channel Strategy with Larger Reseller Margins, Distribution of $7 million of Leads

Gold and Silver Resellers Will Reap Benefits from Enhanced Deal Registration and Channels 1st® Program

Acronis® Inc. (, a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, is revitalizing its reseller program, with a wide ranging set of channel offerings to increase reseller margins to as much as 30 percent and distributing in excess of $7 million of qualified leads to business partners.

After moving its sales model exclusively to the reseller channel, Acronis will disperse more than $7 million of in-house leads to its Gold and Silver VARs based on geography, industry specialization and ability to service the business.

The new, enhanced deal registration promotion gives up to 30 points back to Gold and Silver authorized resellers on deals of $15,000 or higher who record opportunities with Acronis through November 30. In addition to the increase of 10 to15 percentage points, Acronis provides a 10 point guarantee that pays channel partners for registering the deal - even if the transaction falls through.

"Our channel dedication is crucial to the growth of Acronis," said Michael Coney, Acronis President and General Manager, Americas. "We recognize the importance of an active and committed set of business partners to our success. In turn, Acronis is delighted to commit to sharing our success with our partners."

For Jason Schuerhoff, Vice President of Sales, Sublime Solution, Inc., a Manchester, N.H., reseller, Acronis' new programs and commitment are welcome. "The new, powerful Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 release combines with aggressive margins to give resellers offerings to build long-term success."

In July, Acronis released Acronis Backup & Recovery® 10, the next-generation of backup and disaster recovery solutions that combine increased scalability, enhanced support for virtual environments, integrated data deduplication into the backup process and powerful operations manageability. Acronis will showcase its technologies at VMworld 2009 (booth #1319) in San Francisco from August 31 to September 3, 2009. Existing Acronis partners and those interested in joining the Acronis partner program are invited to learn more at the Acronis Partner Suite at the W Hotel in San Francisco on September 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the deal registration promotion, Acronis is launching an accrued market development funds (MDF) program, designed to put money back into growing the partnership with resellers. Depending on bookings, Acronis will reward partners with MDF funds ranging from 3 to 6 percent of their annual revenue commitment and sales.

Acronis' Channels 1st® turnkey lead generation program tools have also been enhanced. Through the program, Acronis provides qualified resellers and distributors with access to a broad range of marketing resources to expand their sales pipeline and strengthen their lead-generation programs. Included are such elements as co-branded, go-to-market programs, including web page templates, email campaigns and joint events.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at
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