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|D-Link Named to CRN’s 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide|
|Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 02:34:10 PM|
5-Star Designation in Annual Guide Identifies IT Channel’s Most Elite Vendor Partner Programs.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – March 25, 2013 – D-Link Systems Inc., the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, UBM Tech 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.”
D-Link is committed to providing resellers with resources to rapidly grow their businesses, including marketing support, lead generation and training, as well as a dedicated campaign and lead management system. In the last year, D-Link launched a new partner portal with several core functions and sales tools to help resellers, including an online, on-demand, no-charge partner Certification program, a Campaign Center and a Product Selector Pro tool available to VIP+ partners for easy product comparisons.
D-Link’s Value In Partnership+ Program offers unique financial incentives to increase profitability for its partners by creating additional revenue streams and allowing them to expand into new markets. A newly added Gold level tier enables Gold partners to deliver complex D-Link solutions and earn its highest quarterly VIR rebates. Also, an enhanced Rewards Program delivers over 30,000 individual rewards, margin protection via a Deal Registration program and a unique Bounty Program that pays partners even when a Registered Deal is lost to a competitor.
“We are honored to receive CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program, which reflects the investment and commitment D-Link has made to support the channel and its partners,” said Mark Prowten, vice president enterprise and channel sales, D-Link Systems, Inc. “D-Link understands the importance of coordination and collaboration with all of our supply chain partners, and we place an emphasis on delivering our partners the products, education and resources needed for success.”
The CRN list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.