MONTVALE, N.J., April 10, 2017 /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 2017 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendor programs 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 collaborative elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2017 Partner Program 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's program based on investments in program offerings, participant profitability, training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
Sharp's growing channel program focuses on providing participants with the best marketing resources, qualified leads and technical training to ensure top-notch product expertise among alliances. Striving to help alliances expand their businesses, Sharp provides all the tools needed for channel success in the field.
"For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding programs and outlining their strengths and benefits."
"Our team is honored to receive a 5-Star rating for our distinguished channel program," said Mike Marusic, Chief Operating Officer of Sharp Electronics Corporation and Executive Vice President of Marketing, SIICA. "This recognition is a reflection of our team's hard work to offer better solutions for our alliances and to provide our customers with the best possible technologies."
The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
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About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems.
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Through U.S. B2B sales channels, Sharp is the leading brand of Large Format Commercial & Hybrid Displays (60"+) and is the #1 selling brand of Large Format Integrated Touch Displays (60"+)*. Sharp's professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes and varying capabilities. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to state-of-the-art ultra-narrow bezel video walls, to the award-winning AQUOS BOARD® interactive display systems, Sharp commercial and professional displays help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly. For more information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com.
*Results based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays Report, January 2017. Results are not an endorsement of Sharp. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own judgement and/or responsibility. Visit https://technology.ihs.com/ for more information.
For more information on Sharp's business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at siica.sharpusa.com. Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube.
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