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Acronis® Reveals A/NZ Channel Program and Launches Online Community for Channel Partners

SYDNEY, Aust. February 12, 2009 – Acronis® (http://www.acronis.com.au) is today announcing its A/NZ Channel Program and the availability of the new partner portal (http://partners.acronis.com.au/) to equip resellers and distributors with instant access to resources and tools to support their sales lifecycle.
  • 17 February, 2009 15:04

<p>The Acronis Channel Partner Program features three membership levels:</p>
<p>• Acronis Authorised Partner: has access to online technical support, sales and marketing materials, trial versions of the software and technical training
• Acronis Certified Partner: gains comprehensive sales training, technical certification, and access to joint marketing funds and the A/NZ channel manager
• Acronis Enterprise Solutions Partner: benefits from dedicated assistance and support from Acronis on pilot projects
Membership to a specific level is based upon reseller commitment to sales and technical training, and signing a joint business plan with Acronis.</p>
<p>In conjunction with the Channel Program launch, Acronis Partner Portal has also gone live from today. The portal will provide 24 hour one-stop access for all sales and marketing collateral as well as technical resources including an online support enquiry form and knowledge-based material to allow partners to gain a better insight into Acronis and its solutions.</p>
<p>Bill Taylor-Mountford, General Manager of Acronis A/NZ, said: “When Jason Donahue, our CEO visited Sydney last November, we made the commitment that we would have a full channel program for the A/NZ partners ready by early this year and also provide additional collateral and support to our existing partners, who have been actively working with us. Now we are glad to see that the tailored channel program is in place and the online community for the resellers is live. Acronis remains a strong brand for resellers and offers the most suitable backup and disaster recovery solutions for the SMB and mid markets. We are working from a 100% channel model and our partners remain at the heart of our business.”</p>
<p>Available to all Acronis partners, this online community platform is designed to give resellers the edge when selling Acronis products by providing lead generation support and training materials. The portal launch supports Acronis’ tiered channel model and the Acronis Certified Engineer Program (ACE) which provides technical training on Acronis and its solutions.</p>
<p>Robert Ek, Managing Director of GO Systems, concluded: “Having trialled the new partner portal, we are impressed by the breadth of material available and how easy is to use. We started working with Acronis early in 2008 and have been very happy by their channel commitment and revenue generating programs in this time. Acronis puts its channel first and I’m pleased to see the ongoing investment and focus which the company shows to us.”</p>
<p>For more information about the Acronis Partner Program and the benefits, please visit http://www.acronis.com.au/partners/resellers/. To register as an Acronis reseller, please go to http://partners.acronis.com.au/.
Acronis distributors are Datastor, Manaccom and SAN Systems in Australia and Distribution Central in New Zealand.</p>

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