SugarCRM Announces Annual Global Partner Awards Program Winners at SugarCon 2012

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SUGARCON – SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 24, 2012 – SugarCRM, the world’s fastest-growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, today announced the winners of the company’s Annual Global Partner Awards Program at SugarCon 2012, the company’s annual customer, user and partner conference. Partners from North America, EMEA, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand were recognized for their successful growth and new customer acquisition and retention in 2011. More than 40 companies were honored with awards, and two companies were given highest honors as the Partner of the Year and the Rookie of the Year.

The 2011 Partner of the Year Award was granted to Opensymbol. Each year, the award is given to one SugarCRM partner. The criteria for the award is based on the company having more than one year of SugarCRM experience, as well as success in new customer acquisition and customer retention, consistent growth and active participation in SugarCRM’s sponsored events. The partner must also be in good standing and nominated by a regional vice president.

W Systems, based in Ramsey, New Jersey received the Rookie of the Year Award. The company was selected because of their ability to engage quickly with SugarCRM and achieve major milestones since signing their agreement with SugarCRM in November 2011. Within 60 days of signing on with SugarCRM, W Systems secured more than 20 new customers and became a primary evangelist for SugarCRM by becoming the first partner to participate in a partner case study.

The Top Performer Awards were given to 29 companies by region. Each company achieved growth from 2010 to 2011 and secured at least $20,000 in new customer subscriptions with SugarCRM.

In North America, the winners were: Profiling Solutions, Cynergy Solutions, OA Solutions, ATCORE Systems, ApexTwo, Faye Business Systems Group, Technology Advisors, Inc., Concentrix, Highland Solutions, and Plus Consulting. In EMEA, the winners were: Smile Open Source Solutions Group, Corenet, Hubstone, OpenSymbol, Captivea, CS2, Ysance, Dupaco, and dotBase. In Latin America, the winners were: DISYTEL openConsulting, Palmtree Consulting, QuanticVision, and GrowIT. In Australia and New Zealand, the winners were: Innovent, CRM Online, and CRMLogic. In Asia, the winners were: Bhea Technologies Pte Ltd., CRMWorks Asia, and Signify.

The Most Valuable Player Awards were granted to 10 companies by region. Partners were nominated by a Regional Vice President based on their significant customer acquisition year over year and their ability to achieve customer retention of 80% or higher. In North America, the winners were: BrainSell, Epicom, ATCORE Systems, and Levementum. In EMEA the winners were: EnableIT Technologies, Insignio CRM, Synolia, and Jacobsons Direct Marketing. In Latin America, the winner was GrowIT. In Australia and New Zealand, the winner was InsightfulCRM. In Asia, the winner was BHEA Technologies Pte Ltd..

"We are thrilled to see a record number of top performers awarded and want to congratulate all our partners on their achievements,” said Jeff Campbell, Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “They have been diligent in 2011 to meet their business goals and deserve recognition for their accomplishments. We are looking forward to continued success in the channel in 2012."

Special Recognition Awards were given to BrainSell, Epicom, Highland Solutions, InsightfulCRM, Insignio CRM, iZeno, Lampada Global Services, Levementum, OpenSymbol, Palmtree Consulting, REDK, and Synolia. Both iZeno and Epicom received multiple Partner of the Month Awards in 2011. Amanda Anderson of Epicom was the recipient of the Most Creative Marketer Award.

Please see other SugarCRM announcements from SugarCon about the company’s Q1 2012 momentum, the latest Sugar 6.5 product release, and additions to the company’s channel partner program.

More About SugarCon 2012

SugarCon 2012’s theme is “Explore the Possibilities of CRM,” inspiring attendees to dig deeper into the vast capabilities that CRM offers. In keeping with SugarCRM’s open approach to business, the CRM community, not SugarCRM, built the conference schedule based on attendee suggestions and online voting. The event will offer eight tracks with more than 80 breakout sessions, as well as separate UnCon and training programs.

For more information on SugarCon 2012, visit the event web site. To register for the event, visit the registration page.

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM makes CRM simple. As the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than ten million times and currently serve over 1,000,000 end users in 192 countries. Over 7,000 organizations have chosen SugarCRM's On-Site and Cloud Computing services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognized for its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and Customer Interaction Solutions.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in the US, email contact@sugarcrm.com, or visit www.sugarcrm.com. You can also connect with SugarCRM on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Media Contact:
Elena Annuzzi
SugarCRM
(408) 792-6952
eannuzzi@sugarcrm.com

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