Global cloud enterprise software company, IFS, has recently unveiled the winners of its annual Partner of the Year Awards for 2023. The ceremony was held at the IFS Global Partner Summit at The O2 Intercontinental in London, UK.
The awards are intended to honour and recognise partners who have shown an unwavering dedication to the IFS Partner Program, a commitment to delivering top-notch services to mutual customers and have demonstrated innovative prowess in enhancing the capabilities of IFS’s solutions.
Merlin Knott, IFS's Global Head of Partner and Channels, stated: “The IFS Partner of the Year awards highlight the commitment and synergy between IFS and our Partners. These exceptional organisations have consistently gone above and beyond expectations, driving mutual success and fostering a spirit of collaboration that sets them apart on a global scale.”
He added that 38% of IFS’s license revenue involved partners, 14 of the top 20 IFS deals included partners and that they have completed just over 1,000 new certifications. Knott praised the winners for their unwavering commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction, and innovative solutions.
IFS's Chief Customer Officer, Cathie Hall, also commented: “These awards reflect the amazing work and results of our partners. They have shown excellence, innovation, and collaboration throughout the year, and have helped deliver value, best-of-breed solutions, and amazing Moments of Service to our customers.”
An internal steering committee of global and regional IFS representatives judged nominations for the merit-based categories of the awards, and this year also saw a Customers’ Choice Partner of the Year category, which was nominated by IFS customers.
Industry analysts Sarah Lee (IDC), Hugo Fuller (Verdantix), and Predrag Jakovljevic (Tech Evaluation) formed the panel judging nominations for the Innovative and Services categories.
The winners included Accenture, named Partner of the Year (Global System Integrator), while the Regional System Integrator Partner of the Year accolade went to Arcwide. The IFS Foundation Partner of the Year Award was bagged by Hoist; Astra Canyon won the IFS Spirit Award; and the Customers’ Choice Partner of the Year was Xitricon.
RutterKey received the award for the Innovative Partner of the Year, and the Services Partner of the Year – Enterprise title went to Tech Mahindra, while Enterprise Analytics clinched Services Partner of the Year – Mid-Market. InfoConsulting won the Channel Partner of the Year award; Kurumsal Bilgi Sistemleri was named Distributor Partner of the Year, and F8 won the Distributor Channel Partner of the Year award.
Infosys was declared the Growth Partner of the Year, and the Technology Alliances Partner of the Year honours were shared by CadTalk and Boomi.