Sage Awarded a 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide

Annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market

IRVINE, Calif. (March 2, 2015) – Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses, announced today 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 provide products or service solution providers 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.

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Sage offers a wide range of training, education and support services and tools for its partners. For example:

  • Sage City: an online community and a single place for Sage customers, partners and employees to meet and share ideas, ask questions and impart knowledge and experience.
  • Sage Advisor Dashboard: a self-service dashboard that helps partners identify their high-value customers and opportunities for cross-sell.
  • Sage Net Promoter Score (NPS) Program for Partners: enables partners to provide consistently excellent customer experiences, gain insights to better serve their customers’ needs and strengthen relationships.

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.”

“Receiving this recognition from a leading publication dedicated to the issues that face solution providers further validates that we’re offering our partners the resources and support they need to grow their businesses” said Donald Deshaies, VP of channel management and strategy for Sage North America. “This award reflects the excellent work of our entire channel management team.”

The 2015 Partner Program Guide is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

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