News | May 3, 2013

Ingram Micro Honored By Gartner & 1to1 Media For Sales Force Effectiveness In The IT Channel

Technology Distributor Receives Award for Helping Reseller Partners Improve Business Performance through MaintenanceNet-Powered Service Sales Initiative

Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, recently announced it has been named a winner in the sales force effectiveness category of the Gartner & 1to1 Media CRM Excellence Awards. The award was presented at the Gartner Customer 360 Summit in San Diego on May 1.

As part of an elite group of 12 winners across six categories, Ingram Micro was recognized for taking a customer-centric approach to improving business performance for its channel partners throughout North America. A case study highlighting Ingram Micro’s successful efforts to drive stronger sales and profits for the company’s technology resellers in 2012 will be featured on 1to1Media.com starting May 1, and in the 1to1 Magazine’s Weekly Digest on May 6.

“We’re extremely proud to be recognized by Gartner and 1to1Media.com. We consider this a testament  of our ability to empower our channel partners to do business better and achieve outstanding service sales results in 2012,” says Peter Gambino, executive director, Advanced Technology Division and Cisco Business Unit, Ingram Micro U.S. “Together with MaintenanceNet, our Auto Quote program offers channel partners in the U.S. and Canada access to business intelligence, technology tools and services that are proven to simplify success when it comes to selling and renewing maintenance services contracts.”

The CRM Excellence award recognized Ingram Micro for its implementation of MaintenanceNet’s Service360 Auto Quote service revenue automation solution, which automates the time-consuming administrative tasks of creating and delivering service renewal quotes to customers, ensuring that resellers can quickly close high-value, low-dollar service sales to capture the full revenue potential of the opportunities available across their installed base. The solution offers comprehensive insight into service renewal opportunities and nurtures the renewal cycle, allowing Ingram Micro and its channel partner to quickly take action on highly qualified sales leads.

“The 2013 winners showcase excellence in customer centricity. These 12 customer-focused leaders demonstrate how an enterprise commitment to making improvements to the customer experience and investing in the right technologies, processes, and people can lead to real financial gains,” says Mila D’Antonio, editor-in-chief of 1to1 Media. “1to1 Media honors these companies for their leadership in support of, and innovations geared toward, advancing their organizations to becoming customer centric.”

For more information, visit www.ingrammicro.com, http://ingrammicroinc.wordpress.com.

About The Gartner and 1to1 Media CRM Excellence Awards
Through this joint awards program, 1to1 Media and Gartner spotlight excellence among end-user organizations that take a customer-centric approach to improving their business performance and have seen exceptional results from doing so. The winners were selected by a panel of judges, including Gartner analysts, 1to1 Media editorial staff, and previous Gartner & 1to1 Media CRM Excellence award winners.

This year, Gartner & 1to1 Media honored the Americas gold and silver winners at the Gartner Customer 360 Conference, in San Diego on May 1st. The EMEA/APAC region winners will be honored at the Gartner Customer Strategies & Technologies Summit, in London on June 5th.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. For more information, visit www.ingrammicro.com.

SOURCE: Ingram Micro Inc.

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