Solution Provider Categories

 

IMPORTANT POINTS - Please read before starting your entry

 

  • ONE entry PER CATEGORY only. Multiple entries in the same category are not allowed and WILL BE DISQUALIFIED with the judges picking just one entry.
  • Please keep the entry relevant to the U.S. market and include facts, figures and testimonials to strengthen your entry. Entries that focus on another market outside the U.S. will be marked down or disqualified.
  • All initiatives and programs must have been launched or further developed between August 2016 and August 2017 to be eligible for entry
  • Channelnomics reserves the right to move an entry to another category if the judges see fit, and also to drop categories that are not adequately entered.
  • DO NOT go over the 800 word count (judges' discretion does count).
  • WE ARE ACTIVELY ENCOURAGING ALTERNATIVE STYLE ENTRIES to the standard block of text - this can be in the form of a video or PDF to really make your entry stand out. Feel free to use pictures, these do not count towards the word count.
  • You can still submit text entries, you won't be penalized for doing so, but the option is there to be more creative with your entry if you so wish.

 


ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday September 20, 5pm

 

SOLUTION PROVIDER CATEGORIES:

 

 

MSP/MSSP of the Year View criteria

Eligibility - Is this the award for you?

Solution Provider Awards will recognize excellence in the delivery of service and support to end user customers, taking into consideration the solution provider's ability to deliver real benefits to the user organization, and to meet customer objectives in terms of improved efficiency, cost reduction, ROI and investment protection.

Companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing-to-market new service offerings will also be candidates for these awards.

MSP/MSSP of the Year

This award is ONLY open to companies that can truly call themselves an MSP or MSSP. Vendors or support companies DO NOT qualify for this award and if entered will be removed from the category.

Business has to consist primarily of managed services TO END USER CUSTOMERS, this can be any or as many of the ‘as-a-service' disciplines as you like - although bear in mind there is a separate cloud services category, so non-cloud entries will be given priority and cloud entries could be moved by the judges.

Entries can cover managed services to enterprise, mid-market or SMB level customers. At least 40 percent of your business must be through managed services to qualify for entry.

Entry Criteria:

Your entry should be based around the following criteria, which is what the judges will be using as a basis to score each entry. Please do not address each point separately and just base the entry on these points alone - try to add some color/personality and just incorporate them into your entry as you see fit. Also bear in mind that the judges are accepting PDF or multi-media entries. At the very least, please make sure your entries are easy to read and digest if in plain text format.

 

  • Outline why you are entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered in this category -explain the MSP/MSSP part of your business, using figures and stats to demonstrate the size of that business, and ensure it meets the criteria requirements.
  • Provide evidence of the value provided to your customers over the past year through your services - use stats and growth figures to back up points. Include any investment in new systems/vendor accreditations/services for example. Or if you have made an acquisition to further bolster your offerings, please elaborate. Why do you stand out from the competition in this category? Why are you a valuable partner for vendors in this space?
  • Pick a particularly successful corporate customer case study from the past year and explain to the judges why it was such a success, how you helped that customer save money/streamline their business/improve their service to their own customers. A customer testimonial can be used to back up the study and again use stats.
  • People - how have you invested in your people to ensure they provide the best possible services to your customers? Do you invest in training? If so what type and how often?

 

Entries are actively encouraged to include hard facts and figures - all of which will be kept strictly confidential and used for judging purposes only. All campaigns and initiatives must have been new or further developed in 2017 to qualify.

Solution Providers are actively encouraged to enter for more than one award if they so wish, and if the category is relevant to their business. But every entry MUST be different.

Maximum word count: 800.

Please read the criteria before submitting your entry. Relevant partner testimonials and supporting materials are welcome but must be part of the 800 maximum word count.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday September 20, 5pm

Rising Star award View criteria

Eligibility - Is this the award for you?

Solution Provider Awards will recognize excellence in the delivery of solutions, service and support to end user customers, taking into consideration the solution provider's ability to deliver real benefits to the end user organization, and to meet customer objectives in terms of improved efficiency, cost reduction, ROI and investment protection.

Companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing-to-market new concepts and solutions will also be candidates for these awards.

Rising Star Award

This category is open any company that is seeing phenomenal growth in their field and has been in business for a MAXIMUM of five years and MINIMUM of 18 months in their current form.

There is no specific business model that is more qualified than others to enter - so you could be a solution provider, MSP, VAR, integrator or a specific vertical sector IT provider. If you can demonstrate strong growth over the past year, feel you are a disruptive force and can give some example of your potential growth in the future, then you are the ideal candidate for this award.

Entry Criteria:

Your entry should be based around the following criteria, which is what the judges will be using as a basis to score each entry. Please do not address each point separately and just base the entry on these points alone - try to add some color/personality and just incorporate them into your entry as you see fit. Also bear in mind that the judges are accepting PDF or multi-media entries. At the very least, please make sure your entries are easy to read and digest if in plain text format.

 

  • Outline why you are entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered in this category - give examples of customer demographics and include some information about your business to set the scene - size, staff, how long company been in business, what exactly you do etc.
  • Provide evidence of your growth over the past year and why you should be considered as a rising star in your field - what will you achieve in the coming year and how will you make an impact on the market? Use stats and figures to back up your points. Include any investment in new systems/vendor accreditations/services, for example. Or if you have made an acquisition to further bolster your offerings, please elaborate. Why do you stand out from the competition in this category? Why are you a valuable player and one to watch in this space?
  • Pick a particularly successful case study from the past year that has contributed to your amazing growth and explain to the judges why it was such a success and perhaps what different skills you brought to the table. A customer testimonial can be used to back up the study and again use stats.
  • People - how do you keep your staff happy and motivated? Do you offer anything different from the norm?
  • Company image - describe any marketing activities you undertake to raise awareness of your company to customers, and how you go the extra mile to keep customers happy and ensure you continue to grow.

 

Entries are actively encouraged to include hard facts and figures - all of which will be kept strictly confidential and used for judging purposes only.

All campaigns and initiatives must have been new or further developed in 2017 to qualify. Resellers are actively encouraged to enter for more than one award if they so wish, and if the category is relevant to their business. But every entry MUST be different.

Maximum word count: 800.

Please read the criteria before submitting your entry. Relevant partner testimonials and supporting materials are welcome but must be part of the 800 maximum word count.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday September 20, 5pm

Cloud Services Provider of the Year View criteria

Eligibility - Is this the award for you?

Solution Provider awards will recognize excellence in the delivery of solutions, service and support to end user customers, taking into consideration the solution provider's ability to deliver real benefits to the user organization, and to meet customer objectives in terms of improved efficiency, cost reduction, ROI and investment protection.

Companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing-to-market new concepts and solutions will also be candidates for these awards.

Cloud Services Provider of the Year

This category is open to solution providers/VARs/MSPs/integrators with a specific focus on providing cloud computing and the relevant services to their end-user customers. This can be in any vertical sector with any relevant cloud technology set, whether it is security, storage, infrastructure, datacenter services or a mix of the above and others.

NOTE: Solution providers entered for this category should derive at least 50 percent of their business from the provision of cloud products and services.

Entry Criteria:

Your entry should be based around the following criteria, which is what the judges will be using as a basis to score each entry. Please do not address each point separately and just base the entry on these points alone -try to add some color/personality and just incorporate them into your entry as you see fit.

Also bear in mind that the judges are accepting PDF or multi-media entries. At the very least, please make sure your entries that are easy to read and digest if in plain text format.

 

  • Outline why you are entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered in this category. If you have been on a journey to the cloud, or are a born-in-the-cloud player, please explain in your entry.
  • Explain your cloud business - the services and products you offer and what customer demographic you serve with your offerings. Please include stats and figures to help set the scene and ensure you meet the criteria for cut-off point for entry.
  • Provide evidence of the value your cloud offerings have provided to your clients over the past year- use stats and growth figures to back up points. Include any investment in new systems/vendor accreditations/services for example. Or if you have made an acquisition to further bolster your offerings, please elaborate. Why do you stand out from the competition in this category? Why are you a valuable partner for vendors in this space?
  • Pick a particularly successful customer case study from the past year and explain to the judges why it was such a success, how your cloud solutions helped that customer save money/streamline their business/improve their service. A customer testimonial can be used to back up the study and again use stats.
  • People - how have you invested in your people to ensure they provide the best possible service to your customers? Do you invest in training to ensure your teams are always up to date with the latest cloud technology?

 

Entries are actively encouraged to include hard facts and figures - all of which will be kept strictly confidential and used for judging purposes only.

All campaigns and initiatives must have been new or further developed in 2017 to qualify. Solution providers are actively encouraged to enter for more than one award if they so wish, and if the category is relevant to their business. But every entry MUST be different.

Maximum word count: 800.

Please read the criteria before submitting your entry. Relevant partner testimonials and supporting materials are welcome but must be part of the 800 maximum word count.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday September 20, 5pm

Security Solution Provider of the YearView criteria

Eligibility - Is this the award for you?

Solution Provider awards will recognize excellence in the delivery of solutions, service and support to end user customers, taking into consideration the solution provider’s ability to deliver real benefits to the user organization, and to meet customer objectives in terms of improved efficiency, cost reduction, ROI and investment protection.

Companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing-to-market new concepts and solutions will also be candidates for these awards.

Security Solution Provider of the Year

This category is open to solution providers/VARs/MSPs/integrators with a specific focus on providing cybersecurity solutions and the relevant services to their end-user customers. This can cover any vertical sector and is open to companies of all sizes, supplying to SMBs, mid-market firms, or enterprises, or a mixture of all three.

NOTE: Solution providers entered for this category should derive at least 50 percent of their business from the provision of security products and services.

Entry Criteria:

Your entry should be based around the following criteria, which is what the judges will be using as a basis to score each entry. Please do not address each point separately and just base the entry on these points alone –try to add some color/personality and just incorporate them into your entry as you see fit.

Also bear in mind that the judges are accepting PDF or multi-media entries. At the very least, please make sure your entries that are easy to read and digest if in plain text format.

 

  • Outline why you are entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered in this category.
  • Explain your security business – the services and products you offer and what customer demographic you serve with your offerings. Please include stats and figures to help set the scene and ensure you meet the criteria for cut-off point for entry.
  • Provide evidence of the value your security offerings have provided to your clients over the past year– use stats and growth figures to back up points. Include any investment in new systems/vendor accreditations/services for example. Or if you have made an acquisition to further bolster your offerings, please elaborate. Why do you stand out from the competition in this category? Why are you a valuable partner for vendors in this space?
  • Pick a particularly successful customer case study from the past year and explain to the judges why it was such a success, how your security solutions protected that customer/saved them money. A customer testimonial can be used to back up the study and again use stats.
  • People – how have you invested in your people to ensure they provide the best possible service to your customers? Do you invest in training to ensure your teams are always up to date with the latest security technology?

 

Entries are actively encouraged to include hard facts and figures – all of which will be kept strictly confidential and used for judging purposes only.

All campaigns and initiatives must have been new or further developed in 2017 to qualify. Solution providers are actively encouraged to enter for more than one award if they so wish, and if the category is relevant to their business. But every entry MUST be different.

Maximum word count: 800.

Please read the criteria before submitting your entry. Relevant partner testimonials and supporting materials are welcome but must be part of the 800 maximum word count.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday September 20, 5pm

Solution Provider Innovation Award View criteria

Eligibility - Is this the award for you?

Solution Provider Awards will recognize excellence in the delivery of solutions, service and support to end user customers, taking into consideration the solution provider's ability to deliver real benefits to the end user organization, and to meet customer objectives in terms of improved efficiency, cost reduction, ROI and investment protection.

Companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing-to-market new concepts and solutions will also be candidates for these awards.

Solution Provider Innovation Award

Have you launched a particular initiative or campaign that has reaped amazing results? Are you knocking out the competition left, right and center with your most recent customer innovation? Are you helping your customers grow/focus on their core business as a result? The firms entering must be able to show that they have helped their customers grow/improve/streamline business practices during 2016/2017.

Entry Criteria:

Your entry should be based around the following criteria, which is what the judges will be using as a basis to score each entry. Please do not address each point separately and just base the entry on these points alone - try to add some color/personality and just incorporate them into your entry as you see fit.

Also bear in mind that the judges are accepting PDF or multi-media entries. At the very least, please make sure your entries that are easy to read and digest if in plain text format.

 

  • Outline why you are entering this category, your relevancy to the category, describe in detail what exactly your innovation actually is. Is it a campaign or particular service offering? How has your particular innovation benefited your customers?
  • Back up your claims with numbers and stats to demonstrate the success of your innovation and ensure the entry is relevant to the U.S. market.
  • Pick a particularly successful customer case study from the past year (ie a customer that has seen their business grow as a result of your partnership) and explain to the judges why it was such a success, how you helped that customer succeed and ensure customer comments back up the case study.
  • Company ethos - how important is innovation throughout your company? How do you encourage staff to ‘think innovation' and get the best out of them?

 

Entries are actively encouraged to include hard facts and figures - all of which will be kept strictly confidential and used for judging purposes only. All programs and initiatives must fall into the qualifying timeframe - August 2016 - August 2017.

Solution providers are actively encouraged to enter for more than one award if they so wish, and if the category is relevant to their business. But every entry MUST be different.

Maximum word count: 800.

Please read the criteria before submitting your entry. Relevant partner testimonials and supporting materials are welcome but must be part of the 800 maximum word count.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday September 20, 5pm

Industry Achievement Award View criteria

Eligibility - Is this the award for you?

Solution Provider Awards will recognize excellence in the delivery of solutions, service and support to end user customers, taking into consideration the solution provider's ability to deliver real benefits to the end user organization, and to meet customer objectives in terms of improved efficiency, cost reduction, ROI and investment protection.

Companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing-to-market new concepts and solutions will also be candidates for these awards.

Industry Achievement Award

This award is aimed at individuals who run a solution provider/MSP/VAR business, having built the business from the ground up, or taken it to the next level. The individuals entering/being entered must be able to demonstrate how they have grown their business and taken it to the next level during 2016/2017.

Entry Criteria:

Your entry should be based around the following criteria, which is what the judges will be using as a basis to score each entry. Please do not address each point separately and just base the entry on these points alone -try to add some color/personality and just incorporate them into your entry as you see fit.

Also bear in mind that the judges are accepting PDF or multi-media entries At the very least, please make sure your entries that are easy to read and digest if in plain text format.

 

  • Outline why you are entering this category/entering this person for the award, your/their relevancy to the category, and give us a brief outline of your/their corporate background. How long have you/they worked at your current company? Did you/they set it up? How did you/they grow your company? What have you/they done that really makes you/them stand out?
  • Back up your claims with numbers and stats and ensure the entry is relevant to the U.S. market.
  • Pick a particularly successful case study from the past year (ie a customer that has seen their business grow as a result of your leadership, or a part of the business/team of employees that has/have thrived) and explain to the judges why it was such a success, the role you played and ensure you use either customers or staff testimonial comments to back it up.
  • Company culture - what sets you/the person you are entering apart from the competition? What makes you/them such a good leader? For example: "[insert name here] cares about staff wellbeing and offer regular incentives to keep employees happy and motivated.

 

Entries are actively encouraged to include hard facts and figures - all of which will be kept strictly confidential and used for judging purposes only. All programs and initiatives must fall into the qualifying timeframe - August 2016- August 2017.

Solution providers are actively encouraged to enter for more than one award if they so wish, and if the category is relevant to their business. But every entry MUST be different.

Maximum word count: 800.

Please read the criteria before submitting your entry. Relevant partner testimonials and supporting materials are welcome but must be part of the 800 maximum word count.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday September 20, 5pm

Most progressive Partner Award View criteria

Editorial choice - this category is picked by editorial from start to finish and therefore does not need entering, but we are open to suggestions.