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Sage Announces 2020 Partner of the Year Awards

Partners across the Sage and Sage Intacct channel programs recognized for customer satisfaction, strategic expertise, and year-over-year growth.

The year’s award winners are comprised of organizations that have gone above and beyond for customers during a tumultuous year for most businesses. These top partners have set themselves apart within the Sage channel

ATLANTA, Nov. 23, 2020 – Sage (FTSE : SGE), the market leader in cloud business management solutions, today announced its 2020 Partner of the Year award winners for both the Sage and Sage Intacct channel programs. These awards are given annually to the company’s top-performing channel partners in the U.S. and recognize value-added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and accounting firms for their success in helping clients leverage Sage technology solutions.

Sage channel program leaders formally announced the winners at the recent 2021 Partner Kickoff Meeting. Sage has built robust channel programs designed to foster a network of business partners that deliver comprehensive, high quality services, support, and software to help companies get maximum value from their Sage technology. 

“The year’s award winners are comprised of organizations that have gone above and beyond for customers during a tumultuous year for most businesses. These top partners have set themselves apart within the Sage channel,” said Taylor Macdonald, SVP of Channels for Sage Intacct.

Nancy Teixeira, VP of Partner Strategy and Sales for Sage, added, “Despite the challenges presented in 2020, these organizations have maintained an unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding levels of customer success, all while continuing to drive sustainable excellence and growth. Congratulations to all of our top partners—we look forward to each firm’s continued success.”

Sage continues to attract the best of the best to its channel programs, boasting more than half of the Top 100 VARs and Top 100 CPA firms in the industry. Backed by a 5-Star Partner Program and best-in-class cloud financial management software, Sage partners have achieved stellar results over the past year. 

Below is a listing of the Sage and Sage Intacct 2020 Partner of the Year award winners :

Sage Top Overall Sales Partner

Net at Work built a strong and purposeful marketing plan that led to a record-setting September to end FY20. This success boosted them to the top of the reseller channel for FY20 in total sales. Their collaboration with the Sage team was unmatched and they were able to leverage that partnership to successfully secure customers, leading to their commendation as the Sage Top Overall Sales Partner.

Sage Top New Customer Acquisition Partner

During FY20, SWK Technologies developed a core focus on growing their new customer acquisition business and winning back customers. They built a marketing strategy to support this goal, creating the necessary initiatives and investing to see their goal become a reality, earning them the position as Top Acquisition Partner for 2020. 

Sage ISV Partner of the Year

NetStock enables businesses to make better inventory decisions with an intuitive, cloud-based application built on decades of best practices and tailored to small- and medium-sized businesses. In FY20, NetStock Sage Inventory Advisor was consistently a top performer in total revenue, new customer acquisition and marketing / co-marketing campaigns and events. This is why NetStock is named the Sage ISV Partner of the Year.

Sage Top Cloud Transformation Partner (Sage X3)

NexTec is a national consulting firm specializing in technology to help manage businesses. They leveraged Sage’s subscription pricing alternative for their Sage X3 prospects and were able to demonstrate the value of subscription successfully, resulting in 40 percent of sales including a subscription. NexTec embraced Sage’s strategic vision to become a great SAAS company and is named as the Best Cloud Transformation Partner for Sage X3.

Sage Top Cloud Transformation Partner (Sage BMS)

Since 1991, the Oasis Solutions expert team has developed a process that puts the focus where it matters most : on people. Over the course of 2020, Oasis Solutions held many webinars and extensive account reviews with their clients to ensure the highest level of service. Their dedication and attention to detail helped them achieve over 98 percent subscription migration in FY20, which is why they were awarded Best Cloud Transformation Partner for BMS.

Sage Excellence in Marketing Innovation

Avalara is a global independent software vendor specializing in sales and use tax. As a critical player in Sage’s partner ecosystem, they devised new marketing initiatives to help Sage and our partners to generate interest, build pipeline, and drive new sales. Because of their innovation developing training, to creating sales tools and running sales contests, Avalara received the award for Excellence in Marketing Innovation. 

Sage Partner Community Award

Nearly 30 members of the RKL eSolutions team got together to participate in a Missing Maps volunteer event where they used an innovative online volunteering platform to map buildings in rural Guyana to help the Red Cross and other nonprofits in COVID-19 relief and disaster mitigation. This is example of a dedicated member of the new Sage Foundation Partner Program giving their employees time to give back. RKL eSolutions is recognized with the Sage Partner Community Award.

Sage Construction & Real Estate Biggest Mover

ETHOSystems are concentrated on recommending, designing, implementing, and supporting solutions tailored to the specific needs of the construction and real estate industries in the Midwest, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain regions. ETHOSystems had a tremendous year with Sage Intacct Construction and the Sage Construction and Real Estate portfolio. They are named Sage Construction & Real Estate Biggest Mover for 2020.

Sage Construction & Real Estate Channel Salesperson of the Year

Bob Sandelands, founder of Accordant Company, has built a firm centered on understanding the unique needs of each customer and offering a wide range of ongoing consulting, training, and support options before, during, and well after the sale. Sandelands has unparalleled knowledge of the construction industry that he leverages to help serve his customers. He is recognized as the 2020 Construction & Real Estate Channel Salesperson of the Year.

Sage Intacct Overall Partner of the Year

AcctTwo is known for its outstanding customer satisfaction, differentiated product mastery, and unparalleled practice growth within the Sage Intacct community. A leading consulting firm and provider of cloud-based financial management solutions, AcctTwo has a global customer presence across industry segments including Software-as-a Service (SaaS), faith-based/nonprofit, and energy industry practices. As Sage Intacct’s Partner of the Year for the seventh consecutive year, AcctTwo is recognized for excellent consulting, development, and technical services practices supporting the Sage Intacct development platform and business ecosystem.

Sage Intacct VAR Partner of the Year

Armanino LLP, one of the top 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., is Sage Intacct’s VAR Partner of the Year for 2020. A recipient for the seventh time, Armanino is dedicated to helping its clients by providing best-in-class cloud financial solutions, implementation, and integration consulting services. Armanino delivers an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting, and technology solutions to growing companies in the U.S. and globally.

Sage Intacct Accountants Program Partner of the Year

Consero Global is a leading Finance-as-a-Service (FaaS) firm that provides small and mid-sized companies with a superior alternative to building and maintaining an in-house finance function—offering the perfect blend of technology and people that scale. This is the fourth year in a row that Consero has earned the SIAP Partner of the Year award. The firm achieved exceptionally high revenue growth in FY20, driven by a focus on larger engagements with mid-sized organizations.

Sage Intacct Construction Partner of the Year / Sage CRE Marketing Partner of the Year

Alliance Solutions Group focuses exclusively on software solutions for the construction and real estate industries. Alliance uses its in-depth knowledge and experience to make finding the right solution a thorough and straight-forward process. The software solutions they represent, combined with their implementation processes, allow customers to run their businesses at an optimized level. Alliance was the first partner onboard with Sage Intacct Construction and leveraged its industry expertise coupled with Sage Intacct’s platform to help transition customers to the cloud. They also produced thoughtful and informed marketing machine tailored on providing information to their clients. This year, they received two awards : Sage CRE Partner of the Year and Sage Intacct Construction Partner of the Year.

Sage Intacct Growth Partners of the Year (Deals)

The two firms earning Growth Partner of the Year for Deals are RSM US LLP and Wipfli LLP. RSM is the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. RSM continues to grow its Sage Intacct practice through consistent firm and customer education. RSM expanded its client base exponentially this year, achieving significant year-over-year customer growth with an extreme focus on customer success.

Wipfli, a top 20 national accounting and consulting firm, was recognized for its success in helping clients migrate to the Sage Intacct cloud financial management system. Wipfli delivers comprehensive, high quality services, support, and software to help companies get maximum value from cloud accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Sage Intacct Growth Partners of the Year (CMRR)

The two firms earning Growth Partner of the Year for Contracted Monthly Recurring Revenue (CMRR) are RKL eSolutions and One Vision. RKL eSolutions provides ERP financial software, business networking solutions and support services to its clients throughout the United States. The team from RKL eSolutions, the top performing dually authorized Sage and Sage Intacct partner, achieved more than 225 percent growth as the result of targeting vertical markets with precision and exceptional performance.

One Vision is a leading solution provider for professional service organizations and project-based businesses. One Vision achieved more than 1700 percent growth by helping construction, real estate, architectural, and engineering firms across the United States benefit from best-in-class solutions with Sage Intacct financial accounting as the foundation.
 

Sage CRE Partner of the Year /Sage Intacct Rookie of the Year /Sage Top Estimating Sales

The Accordant Company is focused on understanding the unique needs of each customer and offers a wide range of ongoing consulting, training, and support options before, during, and well after the sale. The staff at Accordant Company has extensive knowledge of many industries including construction & real estate, financial services, franchise, professional services, and wholesale distribution. A perennial top performer in the Sage Construction and Real Estate practice, Accordant added Sage Intacct this year and jumped out of the gates quickly to become the Sage Intacct Rookie of the Year and Sage CRE Partner of the Year. They also received the Top Estimating Sales award for their focus on the preconstruction suite of Sage Construction and Real Estate.

2020 Sage Intacct President’s Club

The Sage Intacct channel program also recognized the firms earning membership in its 2020 Sage Intacct President’s Club—an exclusive group of top-performing firms. This year’s winners were Accordant Company, AcctTwo, AltaVista, Alliance Solutions Group, Armanino, BKD, Cargas, CliftonLarsonAllen, Consero, LTC Consulting, One Vision, RKL eSolutions, RSM US, Sockeye, and Wipfli

On behalf of all partner award recipients, Sage will donate $1,000 to select charities through the Sage Foundation to celebrate these winners.

To learn more about the Sage Partner Program, please visit https://www.sage.com/en-us/partners/. For details on the Sage Intacct Partner Program, please visit https://www.sageintacct.com/partners

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