March 26, 2012
Motorola Solutions Named to CRN’s 5-Star Partner Programs Guide
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 26, 2012 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) announced today that it has been awarded the 5-Star Partner rating and been named to CRN’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide for its PartnerEmpowerTM program. The 2012 CRN Partner Programs Guide and CRN 5-Star Rating are the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. CRN’s Partner Programs Guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel.
In building the list, UBM Channel Research developed a methodology in which vendors are assessed on information provided in their completed applications. The objective criteria take into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
Focused on enabling channel partner success, Motorola’s PartnerEmpower program rewards partners for their experience in key technologies and target markets and for their investments in developing the highly specialized skill sets needed to sell, design, implement and deploy cutting-edge customer solutions. Motorola’s channel partners continually enhance their capabilities through world-class training and certification programs that increase their skills and competency to best meet the needs of their customers.
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for UBM Channel’s CRN. “The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”
“It’s an honor to receive the 5-star rating and be recognized in the midst of the global rollout of the PartnerEmpower program,” said Juliann Larimer, vice president of global channels, Motorola Solutions. “Through PartnerEmpower, Motorola Solutions will continue to innovate and recognize and reward differentiation so that together with our partners we can deliver powerful solutions to our customers.”
The 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partner listing will be featured on CRN.com and in the March 2012 issue of CRN.