Herndon, VA – May 5, 2011 – Apptix, the premier provider of hosted business communication services, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in the Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development (IES&BD) Awards in the "Excellence in Customer Partnering" category.
"We're pleased that our success attracting premier channel partners seeking world-class email, mobility, and collaboration tools that help their customers grow and succeed has resulted in Apptix being named a finalist in the IES&BD Award for Customer Partnering," said Aubrey Smoot, Apptix Vice President of Sales and Business Development. "Our capabilities and services coupled with the flexibility and scalability of our partner program help us support the needs of businesses who want to bring the economic benefits of the cloud to their customers."
The Apptix solution provides advanced communications and collaboration capabilities that enhance productivity and reduce IT costs. With nearly 15 years of expertise in managed services, channel partners turn to Apptix for award-winning support, progressive partner margins, white-label offerings, and digital marketing assistance. The Apptix channel partner experience is extremely flexible and customizable, with options for Apptix to handle internal and external support, billing, accounts receivable, and provisioning.
"Congratulations to the 2011 IES&BD finalists for delivering such superior sales & business development operational excellence," said Fred Diamond, Co-Founder of the Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development. "It's incredible to see the level of accomplishment that our finalists and winners continue to exhibit as they create and deliver innovative customer-centric approaches to grow their businesses, meet customer needs, and bring valuable solutions to the market."
On May 19, 2011, IES&BD Awards will be presented in four categories recognizing sales and business development operational excellence. The four categories are: Sales & Business Development Innovation; Sales Training; Excellence in Team Building, Management and Development; and Customer Partnering. Winners and finalists were nominated by partners, customers, or clients.
Apptix (OSE: APP) is the premier provider of hosted business communication services for businesses of all sizes, with particular expertise serving legal, financial, and health care firms. The extensive Apptix product portfolio includes integrated solutions (e.g. Unified Communications) and point solutions including Exchange, VoIP, SharePoint, Web Conferencing, and Secure IM with Presence. Services are delivered over a highly reliable network leveraging best-in-class technology, housed in SAS 70-compliant data centers, and backed by U.S.-based 24/7 support. For more information, visit www.apptix.com or follow at www.twitter.com/apptix.
About the Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development
The IES&BD was co-founded by marketing guru Fred Diamond of DIAMOND Marketing to recognize corporate and organizational sales and business development operational excellence, and promote best practices and thought leadership. The IES&BD promotes best practices across all operational areas in Sales & Business Development. IES&BD provides education, recognition, research, thought leadership, insights, and strategies for enabling Sales & Business Development leadership, development, and excellence. The keystone program is the annual IES&BD awards, which recognizes achievement in corporate and organization sales initiatives, such as training, team building, sales/marketing integration, and customer relationship development. Learn more about the IES&BD at www.i4esbd.org or by calling 888.443.9943.