Autodesk Expands 2012 Platinum Club to Recognize Channel Partners Globally
Resellers and Distributors Inducted for Outstanding Service and Sales Performance
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has selected 36 Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Value Added Distributors (VADs) from 24 countries for induction into the 2012 Autodesk Platinum Club during Autodesk’s One Team Conference (OTC) an annual global channel partner event. The channel partners chose demonstrated strong sales performance and commitment to customer service during the 2012 fiscal year.
“It’s very rewarding to win Partner of the Year”
“Autodesk is proud to announce the 2012 Platinum Club winners and is grateful to each company for its exceptional performance,” said Steve Blum, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services, Autodesk. “These partners continue to deliver world-class service and technical expertise to their customers, providing them with the software, training and services they need to succeed. Customers have become more efficient, competitive and innovative as a result of these stellar partner efforts.”
Veteran VARs Influence Industry Innovation
This year’s Platinum Club Partners have helped customers take advantage of Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering and entertainment software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas, while solving critical business problems. Through the years, these valued partners have consistently helped encourage adoption of 3D design software in multiple industries and demonstrated what it means to be a trusted adviser to Autodesk users. Autodesk Platinum Club members include channel partners who have excelled in sales, growth and other key measures.
“It’s very rewarding to win Partner of the Year,” said Mike Delacey, president of Microdesk, the Autodesk North American Partner of the Year for FY12. “Being recognized shows the quality of our team and strength of our ability to provide our clients with the level of consulting they need to successfully make the transition to Building Information Modeling (BIM). I am extremely proud of my team and appreciate Autodesk recognizing our efforts.”
Autodesk supports a number of initiatives for its global channel partner network, including establishing a renowned reseller recognition program; implementing a customer engagement program which has assisted in increased partner solutions sales; investing in channel capability through training; and forming a channel partner web portal designed to deliver resellers fast, easy access to a wealth of resources, program material and news.
Partners are chosen based on their ability in promoting, demonstrating, installing and supporting Autodesk products. Those honored have pioneered the standards that resellers must meet to become Autodesk-authorized VARs.
“It’s fantastic to have global recognition for the work our team has done over the past year,” said Paul Laycock, CEO of KarelCAD in Australia. “We appreciate Autodesk taking this extra step to bring our team closer together. It truly feels like a global, united team.”
Platinum Club 2012 Winners
North American Reseller of the Year – Microdesk
North American Rookie Partner of the Year – Le Groupe A & A
North American 90/90 Subscription Excellence Award – CAD Technology Center
Top North American Reseller in AEC Suites Sales – Advanced Solutions
Top North American Reseller in MFG Suites Sales – D3 Technologies
Top North American Reseller in M&E Suites Sales – Ideate
North American MFG+1 Award – KETIV
Top North American Reseller in Product Sales Growth – CADsoft Consulting
Top North American Reseller in Government Overall Sales Growth – Rand IMAGINiT
Top North American Reseller in Education Overall Sales Growth – Synergis Technologies
Top North American Reseller in AEC Product and New Subscription Growth – ECAD
Top North American Reseller in MFG Product and New Subscription Growth – MasterGraphics
Top North American Reseller in M&E Product and New Subscription Growth – AnnexPro
Top North American Reseller in Marketing – Applied Software
Top Volume Channel Partner – CDW
Latin American Partner of the Year – CADGRAFICS
Top Latin American Reseller in AEC Overall Sales Growth – Frazillio & Ferroni Informatica
Top Latin American Reseller in MFG Overall Sales Growth – Microgeo S.A.
Top Latin American Reseller in PSEB Overall Sales Growth – Realize Tecnologia
Top Latin American Reseller in Product Sales Growth – MCR Sistemas e Consultoria
Top Latin American Distributor in Overall Sales Growth – PARS
Largest Percent Purchase Growth Central Europe – MCDS Datensystem
Largest Percent Purchase Growth Northern Europe – AGS-Gruppen
Largest Percent Purchase Growth Southern Europe – REFSA Sarl
Largest Percent Purchase Growth CIS – Softline Trade
Largest Percent Purchase Growth Middle East – Modena Design Centres
Largest Percent Purchase Growth MED – Omnitech-Eichut
Top Greater China Reseller in "Total" Billings Growth – Beijan Lianxun Chuangchen Tech and Forida Ltd.
Autodesk’s global channel partner network includes more than 1,900 partners, all of whom support customers across a number of industries, such as manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries -- including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop a broad portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
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