Mississauga, ON., April 30, 2020 – SoftwareONE Canada, a local subsidiary of SoftwareONE AG a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, is honored to announce today that we have been named the Fastest Rising Star from Channel Daily News (CDN) Top 100 Solution Providers List for 2019. This award places us in the top 10 Solution Providers in Canada. SoftwareONE Canada General Manager, Michael Charter, has also received the award for Fastest Rising Star at a virtual CDN event.
This years CDN announcement was somewhat different than in previous years, as attendees joined remotely from their home office, kitchen or sofa, tuning in to learn the results, as well as engaging in virtual panel discussions and networking. The results placed SoftwareONE Canada in the top 10 of solutions providers in Canada. SoftwareONE Canada leaped up 15 positions on the list, now sitting at position number 9, up from 24 last year.
In the award acceptance interview with CDN Charter said, “I would like to extend my thanks to CDN for the recognition of this award and for facilitating this event. We are very pleased that SoftwareONE is contributing to business transformation in Canada. We would also like to congratulate our colleagues on their successes.”
Three Factors Driving Success:
SoftwareONE attributes the success of the Canadian subsidiary to three main factors.
- Customer Satisfaction: At the core of everything we do is our customer, whether internal and external. Our team goes above and beyond to ensure that we exceed expectations. At SoftwareONE, our customers always come first. We strive to provide a world-class service based on quality and speed. Our people are performance-driven and empowered to deliver results for our customers.
- People and Culture: SoftwareONE is built upon 7 Core Values, which are essential to our culture, and we live and breathe them every day. Michael Charter, General Manager of SoftwareONE Canada, selected two of these values as leading contributors in this accomplishment. Charter stated, “If I were to pick a top 2 of these seven values that have heavily impacted our success, I would pick Employee Satisfaction; our people are our greatest asset. We love and support our colleagues and operate without hierarchy. The 2nd Core Value I would select is Integrity; We pride ourselves on our consistent delivery, honesty, and commitment always to do what is right. This value is proven in the passion of our employees.”
- Vision: Globally, SoftwareONE works in 4-year vision evolutions. These evolutions are the guiding principles of our success. 2019 was the first year of our Vision 2022 (VS22) and transformation. VS22 lays the foundation for the future of where we see our customers needs going. We are focussed on the delivery of a variety of strategic solutions that assist our customers in gaining the highest value from their IT investments in software. SoftwareONE’s North American President Ashley Gaare shared, “2019 was a very good year in that we have successfully transitioned away from traditional on-premise and cloud software reselling. We are assisting customers with advisory solutions that surround the software lifecycle as well as technology implementation and managed services all aimed to help customers get the greatest amount of value from the software IT investments. We are uniquely positioned to deeply understand our customers business, advise them on technology as an enabler that drives transformation and disruption while managing the challenges of change, speed, and adoption. Our customers have been very receptive to our Vision 2022 and are excited about their future with us.”
The annual ranking is produced by CDN with verification provided by IT business intelligence and analysis leader International Data Corporation (IDC)Canada. The rankings are based on 2019 revenue submitted by Canada’s leading channel players.
SoftwareONE is a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, headquartered in Switzerland. With capabilities across the entire value chain, it helps companies design and implement their technology strategy, buy the right software and cloud solutions at the right price, and manage and optimize their software estate. Its offerings are connected by PyraCloud, SoftwareONE’s proprietary digital platform, that provides customers with data-driven, actionable intelligence. With over 5,400 employees and sales and service delivery capabilities in 90 countries, SoftwareONE provides more than 65,000 customers with software and cloud solutions from over 7,500 publishers. SoftwareONE’s shares (SWON) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information, please visit SoftwareONE.com.
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