It's official – the nominations for the APC Schneider Electric Partner Awards are now open until 5pm on Friday April 1, 2017.
Vice president - IT Business, vice president - Strategic Customers - Segments at Schneider Electric, Joe Craparotta says the awards are designed to celebrate the individuals and partners who contributed to the success of APC in 2016.
“We're extremely excited to announce that nominations are now open and look forward to reviewing them as they come through,” Craparotta says. “We've seen tremendous success, and the Partner Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this.
General manager for Pacific Channel - Alliances, Muralee Kanagaratnam says the awards will help to recognise sales and technical excellence in delivering value based solutions.
“Recipients will have to demonstrate effective engagement with local APC representatives,” Kanagaratnam says. “They'll also have to show how they've been innovative, where their competitive differentiation lies, and how their customer value has resulted in a profitable business.
There are new categories in this year's awards, including Distributor Technical Champion of the Year and Partner Technical Champion of the Year.
“These categories have been designed to identify those who have excelled in technical enablement and ability to leverage the breadth of the APC portfolio,” Kanagaratnam says.
“We've also introduced the APC Hall of Fame Inductees, acknowledging the best of the best. The individuals would have contributed significantly to the growth of APC solutions within their business and the Data Center community through innovative and beneficial activities.
The full list of award categories includes:
- Distributor Sales Champion of the Year 2016
- Distributor Technical Champion of the Year 2016
- Distributor of the Year 2016
- Elite Partner of the Year 2016
- Premier Partner of the Year 2016
- Select Partner of the Year 2016
- MSP Partner of the Year 2016
- Services Partner of the Year 2016
- Partner Sales Champion of the Year 2016
- Partner Technical Champion of the Year 2016
- Hall of Fame Inductees 2016
Companies can self-nominate or nominate a partner.