OpenText | October 11, 2023
The new programs provide an expanded range of solutions, increased training opportunities, and enhanced service availability.
The new OpenText Partner Network program provides standardized frameworks, cloud acceleration, AI-driven solutions, and tailored joint initiatives.
OpenText Partner Network operates across 150 countries worldwide, providing leading information management solutions to many end customers.
OpenText has introduced its newly consolidated initiative, OpenText Partner Network. This unified network brings together the partner ecosystems of OpenText and the recently acquired Micro Focus, providing comprehensive support and expanded opportunities for the extensive network comprising over 30,000 partners.
Sandy Ono, Chief Marketing Officer at OpenText, remarked that in pursuit of the opentext.ai vision and strategy, OpenText Partner Network is positioned to evolve into a dynamic ecosystem that nurtures collaboration and innovation. OpenText is making significant investments in research and development to create advanced technologies that partners can leverage. Sandy Ono further added that this collective commitment is aimed at assisting customers globally in enhancing and securing their foundational data and information processes to harness the potential of AI.
With the integration into a standardized program framework, these partners will gain access to OpenText's extensive knowledge and wide-ranging capabilities in information management, enabling them to deliver top-tier solutions and exceptional value to enterprise clients.
Darryl Gray, Global Vice President of Software Partner Solutions at SAP, stated, "As generative AI moves on from the initial hype, the work to ensure a measurable return on investment begins. SAP is committed to creating an enterprise AI ecosystem for the future that complements our world-class business applications suite and helps our customers unlock their full potential.
He added, We support the vision behind OpenText's opentext.ai strategy and are confident that OpenText's latest innovations will enable businesses of all sizes and industries to elevate their operations to unimaginable heights.
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The new OpenText Partner Network program is a comprehensive initiative with several vital components to empower partners and expand business opportunities. The first component, OpenText Partner Program for Enterprise Partners, establishes a standardized global framework, streamlined processes, and a range of benefits to support future growth. Additionally, OpenText Cloud Acceleration Program specifically targets mid-market partners, focusing on enhancing business prospects by using OpenText's public cloud offerings. OpenText Aviator Thrust for Partners component equips partners with the capability to craft tailored solutions for clients by leveraging OpenText Cloud API services, which can be utilized to guide customers on their AI journey or develop industry-specific solutions. Further, OpenText SolEx program allows partners to collaborate closely with OpenText in co-creating solutions that address distinct market needs, effectively extending OpenText's product line and making them an integral part of the company's innovation ecosystem.
Meltwater | November 06, 2023
Doug Balut has consecutively received the CRN Channel Chiefs Award in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
He led global teams and forged partnerships with organizations such as SAP, Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, and Intel, among others.
At Meltwater, Doug Balut will be crucial in growing the company and enhancing client satisfaction through partner programs and strategic relationships.
Meltwater, which empowers companies with solutions spanning media, social, consumer, and sales intelligence, has announced the appointment of Doug Balut as Senior Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships.
In this new position, Doug Balut will be cultivating a dynamic partner network, establishing a resilient channel sales structure, and formulating go-to-market strategies. These initiatives are all geared toward advancing the company's expansion, enhancing customer value, and reinforcing its standing as a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade solutions.
Doug Balut possesses over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, with a strong background in building and leading strategic alliances, channel sales, and business development within the SaaS sector. Before this, he worked as Senior Vice President of Global Alliances at Sprinklr. During his tenure at Sprinklr, he was pivotal in establishing a partner organization and successfully implementing a growth-oriented methodology, culminating in Sprinklr's IPO in 2021. Before his time at Sprinklr, he held various leadership positions in sales, both in direct sales and indirect partner sales, at Cisco. He directed teams on a global scale and established collaborations with entities like SAP, Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, and Intel, among others.
John Box, CEO of Meltwater, remarked
I am thrilled to welcome Doug Balut to the Meltwater team as our new SVP of Alliances and Partnerships. He has a proven track record of driving revenue growth, expanding market reach, and creating value for customers and partners.
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John Box emphasized that Doug Balut will be pivotal in fortifying the company's partner ecosystem and expediting its worldwide expansion. He added that the company anticipates a fruitful collaboration with Doug Balut to provide clients with excellent media, social, and consumer intelligence solutions.
Doug Balut expressed his enthusiasm upon joining Meltwater, expressing his profound excitement about the opportunity to establish a novel partner ecosystem in support of Meltwater's growth and enterprise transformation initiatives. He emphasized that the current moment is opportune for directing attention toward expanding large accounts on a global scale, marking the next phase in Meltwater's dynamic history. He acknowledged that partnerships serve as a driving force for this expansion and affirmed his readiness to construct an organizational framework and a network of influential partners to facilitate the attainment of these objectives.
PR Newswire | November 02, 2023
IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, today announced that it has received the EMEA Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year Award from Boomi™, the intelligent connectivity and automation leader, at Boomi's 2023 EMEA Partner Summit.
A Boomi partner program member since February 2020, IFS has helped mutual customers optimize critical business processes to unlock the power of intelligent connectivity and automation.
IFS and Boomi have formed a strong partnership that provides businesses with a scalable, flexible, and intelligent platform. By combining their expertise, they offer IFS customers the ability to achieve greater efficiency, agility, and scalability from their investment.
Partnering with Boomi, IFS customers can build integrations faster, reducing development time by weeks or months. Boomi provides a unified, cloud-native platform that seamlessly connects IFS Cloud with other services and SaaS applications.
Christian Pedersen, Chief Product Officer, IFS, said,Boomi has been and continues to be a significant Global Technology Alliance for IFS, enabling us to deliver value to our customers. We prioritize our customers' freedom to select the best solutions that suit their needs. IFS Cloud seamlessly connects to Boomi's platform through open RESTful APIs, enabling customers to efficiently integrate best-of-breed applications and services.
Pedersen continued, "Our partnership with Boomi offers customers a variety of choices for complex data integration, resulting in faster time-to-value. We're honored to have been recognized as their Partner of the Year and look forward to continuing this mutually beneficial partnership."
EMEA Partner Award winners received recognition during the 2023 Boomi EMEA Partner Summit held on October 30, 2023, in Lisbon, Portugal, which brought together Boomi partners from across the region to learn, network, and share best practices.
"Our global partners offer a wide array of expertise, skills, resources, and technologies to ensure the success of our equally diverse customer base," said Dan McAllister, Senior Vice President of Global Alliances and Channels at Boomi. "As trusted advisers, strategic consultants, leaders, and innovators in IT and digital transformation, our partners solve problems and proactively implement Boomi's technology day in and day out. We're honored to recognize the work they accomplished this past year."
IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers-at the Moment of Service™. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of over 6,000 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 6,500+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com