As the only master agent to earn the 5-Star designation on the 2022 list, PlanetOne ranks among an elite group of companies recognized for going above and beyond to help partners achieve success
Scottsdale, Ariz., March 28, 2022 — PlanetOne, announced today that it is being acknowledged by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, for achieving a 5-star rating in the 2022 Partner Program Guide. PlanetOne is the only master agent to earn the distinction this year as part of the annual list.
CRN’s Partner Program Guide provides a definitive overview of the most notable partner programs from industry-leading technology vendors that provide innovative products and flexible services through the IT channel. Companies are scored based on their investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. The 5-star rating is achieved only by select companies that deliver the best of the best, going above and beyond in their partner programs to help push growth and positive change.
In 2021, the PlanetOne team changed its engagement model, embracing new processes and unveiling SENTIENT, a disruptive, intelligent enterprise-grade sales engagement and enablement platform powered by AI. With SENTIENT, PlanetOne MSPs, VARs and agents gain real-time visibility and account-based business intelligence across their existing base of customers, as well as prospects. From sales funnel management to project management to commissions, they can use SENTIENT throughout the sales cycle and beyond.
“Achieving the 5-Star rating is a tremendous honor for our team, and one we are especially excited about as it enables us to stand out from our peers and demonstrates the success we’ve had in elevating the partner experience,” said Ted Schuman, CEO, PlanetOne. “Being the only master agent to earn this designation is proof positive that our work hard, play hard culture, and tools and resources like SENTIENT, are making a positive impact for our partners. We’ve achieved a level of energy and execution that is untouchable, and it shows. Thank you to CRN for continuing to recognize our influence and leadership in the channel.”
“CRN’s Partner Program Guide delves into the strengths of each organization’s partner program in order to honor those that consistently support and promote good change within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “As innovation fuels the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers want partners that can keep up with and assist their growing business.”
The 2022 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April 2022 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/PPG.
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. Since 2017, the company has been 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.
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