Friday, 14 January 2022 12:17

Micro Focus announces winners of 2021 APJ Partner Awards and further enhancements to its partner program


COMPANY NEWS: Enterprise software provider Micro Focus announced the winners of its APJ Partner Awards during its annual Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) GTM Summit and reinforced the company’s commitments to its distributor and reseller base in the region.

Members of the Micro Focus Partner Program can expect an enriched layer of support and enablement in 2022 across key pillars including Micro Focus Cloud Solutions, training and certifications, and upselling and cross-selling opportunities.

Recognising the increased demand from regional customers and the partner community for personalised and scalable tools that enable accelerated cloud adoption, Micro Focus rolled out and introduced enhancements to its comprehensive software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, which now consists of 15 enterprise-grade products.

The company has also made further investments in its Partner Portal to provide easy, accessible, and up-to-date online enablement and training courses. Partners and resellers can also benefit from enhanced pre-sales tools and cloud-based online labs that will help them drive effective and fast value-selling to their customers.

Micro Focus president Asia Pacific and Japan Stephen McNulty said, “Partners sit at the forefront of Micro Focus’ continued success, and we are very heartened to see that the strategic enhancements we’ve made were met with positive response. With the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, we foresee that businesses in the region will continue to accelerate their cloud transformation efforts and rely on partners to provide them with solutions that offer scalability, flexible pricing, and security. Our absolute priority is to enable our partner community with solutions that accelerate innovation and create competitive differentiation.”

Micro Focus’ continued investments in delivering more value and growth opportunities to the partner base have been met with positive responses in Asia Pacific and Japan. The company has seen over 120% of year-on-year growth in a number of partners submitting deal registrations, which reflects an increase in net new businesses, as well as enhanced partner capabilities to better serve their customers across the region.

The following representatives from Asia Pacific and Japan were honoured at the annual Micro Focus Partner Awards for their dedication to powering innovative solutions for the region’s digital future:

Kapish Services (a Citadel Group Company) - APJ Partner of the Year 2021, Business Innovation
iCognition– Partner of the Year 2021, Australia and New Zealand
PCCW Solutions– APJ Partner of the Year 2021, Emerging Market
Larsen And Toubro Smart World & Communication - APJ Partner of the Year 2021, Smart and Safe City Innovation
NH2 System, Partner of the Year 2021, Southeast Asia
iSET-DA Co.,– Partner of the Year 2021, Korea
Shanghai Wesure Information Technology Co., Ltd. – Partner of the Year 2021, Greater China
K.K. Ashisuto - Partner of the Year 2021, Japan
Cyberpwn Technologies Private - Partner of the Year 2021, India

Micro Focus vice president, channels J R Wong said, “We’re thrilled to acknowledge our 2021 Partner Awards winners for their continued support and commitment to help businesses in the region accelerate their transformation. Micro Focus is a partner-first organisation, and we’ve been very fortunate to be working with a strong and dedicated partner network. Our top priority to help partners solve their customers’ digital challenges remains and we will continue to innovate to broaden their capabilities and enable them to grow faster.”

The Citadel Group general manager Ryan Harris said, “This recognition is a true testament to a successful partnership between Micro Focus and Citadel. We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Micro Focus at the technical, operational, and sales levels that brings Citadel’s products to customers, providing them with the breadth and depth of solution portfolio that addresses many of their practical problems.”

iCognition CEO Joe Mammoliti said, “FY21 saw iCognition achieving excellent growth in sales of Micro Focus products, across our clients in public, financial, and education sectors. We’re thrilled that we’ve also achieved Platinum Partner status with Micro Focus this year. We thank Micro Focus for awarding us this award and Platinum membership, which is not only acknowledgement of our premium level of Micro Focus sales and service but recognises 18 years of an excellent partnership.”

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