MUNICH and BOCA RATON, Fla., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in Barcelona, Spain Unify, the Atos brand for communications and collaboration software and services, kicked off its annual global Partner Conference, bringing together over 250 partners from around the world. Two years ago, Unify declared its intent to be the partner of choice in the communications and collaboration industry, and this event will highlight the strides the company has made towards achieving that goal.
The Unify Partner Conference 2016 theme is about providing partners with opportunities to make more money, or as they say in Spain - Más Dinero! In the past year, Unify's partner program has more than doubled in size to over 2,000 partners in more than 50 countries, along with 13 new distributors. These partners have embraced Unify's differentiated program, which is structured to reward partner's investments in developing their skills and expertise. As a result, over the last 12 months there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of partners completing certifications on the Unify portfolio, with more than 25 percent of partners holding master or professional level certifications. Additionally, in the six months since making Circuit certifications available, over 370 partners have begun selling Circuit to their customers. The commitment of Unify's channel has resulted in growing Unify's business with more than 50 percent of all products sold through partners.
Beginning in 2014, Unify revamped its business strategy to concentrate on increased growth through the channel, resulting in an enhanced parter program, simplified product portfolio and strong channel-focused management team. Jon Pritchard, brought in to lead Unify's channel initiative was recently named CEO, reinforcing that partners are critical to Unify's business. At this year's Partner Conference, Unify will unveil additional partner program enhancements, new opportunities for partners to grow their business with Unify and new tools and programs to make Unify even easier to do business with and a superior choice for partners.
"Two years ago we put the industry on notice that we intended to be the partner of choice for the communications and collaboration industry. Today I can say that we have built a world-class program with the best partners in the space, so we are well on our way to achieving that goal," said Jon Pritchard, CEO of Unify. "With our partners this week in Barcelona, we will share more about how we continue to enhance our business to drive greater business to our partners, and work with them to explore further improvements we can make to fulfill our mutual growth aspirations."
Unify is one of the world's leading communications software and services brands, providing integrated communications and collaboration solutions worldwide. Our customers range in size from 5 employees to 500,000+ employees. Our solutions unify multiple voice, video and data networks, connected devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to collaborate effectively and efficiently – anytime, anywhere. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, improves employee satisfaction and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security. Our OpenScape and Circuit communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device. Together, the group's global team of UCC experts and service professionals set the standard for a rich communications and collaboration experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. Unify is an Atos company.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
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