“The economy is growing, technology is everywhere, and demand for what channel partners do has never been greater – 2020 will be a competitive, game-changing year for the channel,” says PlanetOne Founder & CEO
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., January 22, 2020 – Known as an industry disruptor and top-performing partner, PlanetOne called 2019 a “telling and transformative year” for the channel that laid the groundwork for a “game-changing” 2020.
“We saw incredible growth across our business in 2019, and together with our partners, inked some of the largest recurring-revenue wins in our 28 year history. Money makes the world go round, but it’s the relationships and results that enable us to win big each and every year, and build on our mutual success,” says Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne.
In 2019, the PlanetOne team hit it out of the park with double-digit revenue gains; a 25% percent increase in headcount; the move into larger office spaces in both Scottsdale and Orange County to support an expanded partner base; a score of 95% in its annual partner experience survey; the addition of several new providers; and, a new level of service excellence with its preferred providers. With a series of successful Tech Tours behind them, the PlanetOne team closed the year strong with Schuman issuing a challenge to the industry to take a closer look at the partner and provider ecosystem, especially when it comes to sales engagements, and walk away from bad business and those who won’t have your back.
“There’s never a good time to sign a bad deal, take a hit on your profits, or keep a customer that doesn’t value what you do,” reminds Schuman. “We are here to help our partners avoid pitfalls, exceed expectations, capitalize on opportunity and build a successful business that will have people talking. It’s what we set out to do in 1992, and it’s what we continue to do today.”
Demonstrating the work-hard, play-hard mentality Schuman and his team have originated, PlanetOne unveiled its 2020 incentive program which includes experiences such as Las Vegas Exotic Driving Tour; Barrett-Jackson car collector auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and, Blackberry Farms in Walland, Tenn. Additionally, PlanetOne’s 2020 Tech Tour stops, which always earn the attention of the industry’s best and brightest decision-makers and industry thought leaders, kick off next month. Schuman will also be shaking things up at the 2020 Channel Partners Expo, taking the main stage, as well as participating in key panel discussions throughout the show.
Upcoming dates for the 2020 Tech Tour include:
- April 15 & 16 – Catalina Island
- June 8 & 9 – Hilton Head
- September 23 & 24 – Las Vegas
- November 10 through 12 – Year-End Event in Scottsdale
“There’s never been a better time to be in the channel and at the top of your game,” continues Schuman. “The economy is growing, technology is everywhere, and demand for what channel partners do has never been greater. There’s no doubt 2020 will be a competitive, game-changing, successful year for the channel, and we’re ready to win big with our partners and providers.”
For more information about PlanetOne call (877) 487-8353 or e-mail email@example.com.
PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. In 2018, PlanetOne was named one of the Best Places to Work by The Business Intelligence Group. In 2017 and 2018, the company was honored as one of the “Nation’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources. In 2015 and 2017, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and has been recognized as one of Arizona’s largest privately-held companies as part of the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards program, since 2016. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has also been included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide and Cloud Partner Program Guides. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.