MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcient, the leading data backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery provider for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), has received CRN's 5-Star Partner rating for vendors who provide the best partnering elements in their channel programs. Axcient today rolls-out additional features to its partner program, which has already won numerous awards.
The revamped Axcient Partner Program places partners into three tiers according to their level of commitment to Axcient – Partner, Premiere Partner, and Elite Partner. Features of the various tiers include dedicated sales and marketing assistance, financial incentives, quarterly business planning, and other benefits and tools designed to ensure that Axcient partners are enabled for the highest levels of success.
"The upgrades to our partner program reaffirm our total commitment to the channel," said Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient. "This new structure will help our partners meet SMB data and application uptime needs with a simple-to-sell, easy-to-manage solution that also earns them high-margin recurring revenue."
The CRN 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of 2012 CRN Partner Program Guide vendors that show the greatest investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.
"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, VP and Editorial Director for CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. Vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership."
The 5-Star Partners listing, along with the CRN 2012 Partner Programs Guide, is now featured online and in the March 2012 issue of CRN.
About Axcient Because downtime is never an option, Axcient ensures data and application uptime, all the time, with its hybrid cloud backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery solution. Axcient's patent-pending technology, including onsite and offsite backup and virtualization, is built from the ground-up for the small and mid-sized business (SMB) market. Only the Axcient power of one - one vendor, one platform, one interface - can deliver such inspired data and application uptime solutions that continually receive industry recognition and customer praise. To learn more, visit www.axcient.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and our Blog.