MONTVALE, N.J., April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Sharp a 5-Star rating in its 2018 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2018 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
Sharp continues to grow its partner program by providing partners with marketing resources, strong leads, loyalty programs and sales training. Sharp's program offers support both before and after the sale as well as a dedicated account team to ensure the best possible experience for both resellers and clients.
"Finding the right technology vendor to partner with can be a daunting task, given the vast array of choices now available to solution providers," said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. "CRN's Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field and find the best fit, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and providing crucial insight into their strengths and benefits. We are pleased to present our 2018 PPG list, recognizing the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today."
"We are honored to once again receive CRN's 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating," said John Sheehan, Vice President of Channel Sales, Sharp Electronics. "This recognition highlights our team's hard work to provide the best benefits to our channel partners. It is the strong relationships we have built with our channel partners that allow us to bring the best products and services to the market."
The 2018 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.