Data Protection Software Provider Asigra Collaborates with Impartner to Power Its Global Partner Portal
For Immediate Release
Impartner Partner Relationship Management technology ensures Asigra can deliver a world-class customer experience to its global ecosystem of more than 500 partners
Silicon Slopes, Utah — December 17, 2015 — When global cloud-based data protection software provider Asigra, Inc. wanted to transform the customer experience they provide to their network of more than 500 partners worldwide through their online Partner Portal, they turned to SaaS Partner Relationship Management (PRM) leader Impartner. With a 100 percent channel-focused business model, Asigra develops and takes to market a comprehensive, multi-tenant cloud backup software solution designed for MSPs and VARs, enabling them to deliver a reliable, secure cloud backup and recovery service to SMBs and Enterprises worldwide. A new video customer case study of Impartner's work with Asigra is featured here.
We wanted to provide our partners with more access to marketing materials in the form of a self-service, 24/7 content hub that could service them across multiple time zones with everything they need to do business with us, said Asigra Vice President of Marketing Tracy Staniland.
At the same time, there was demand from our executive team for a portal that could provide more robust insights and metrics into the materials that partners were using most, how frequently partners were logging into the portal, and lead tracking. The portal provides us with a vehicle for referring and tracking leads referred to partners, which enables us to measure our return on marketing investment.
Since launching, Asigra's new portal has delivered on those needs and more. Partner response to the portal has been tremendous, causing an influx of new partners who have shifted to Asigra from other technologies due to the company's robust partner program. The Partner Portal participation rate has climbed to more than 40 percent, and the company has received an ongoing series of awards for its channel program.
Working with Impartner has been a great experience, Staniland said.
They never, ever say no, and they always really want to understand what our business objectives are and what we are trying to do. We've been able to define metrics and define the return on investment we see. That's really key in being able to deliver a strong customer experience to our partners that they really appreciate and that meets their business needs.
When we made our predictions for what trends will drive channel sales next year, we said 2016 will be the year companies realize that while customer experience is the new battleground, if they sell though indirect channels, that experience has to extend to their partner programs — who are their true customers, said Impartner CMO Dave R Taylor.
Still too often, we see leading corporations with fantastic dotcom sites that have Partner Portals that are years old and in no way reflect the branding and quality of the digital experience they provide on their other Web properties. Asigra is the perfect example of how a differentiated Partner Portal experience is critical to ensuring that you are a vendor of choice for the industry's top partners.
Watch the Impartner/Asigra video case study here and view a written case study here.
Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to recover their data now from anywhere through a global network of partners who deliver cloud backup and recovery services as public, private and/or hybrid deployments. As the industry's first enterprise-class agentless cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository, and provides 100 percent recovery assurance. Asigra's revolutionary patent-pending Recovery License Model provides organizations with a cost effective data recovery business model unlike any other offered in the storage market. Asigra has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor and has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. In 2014, Asigra Cloud Backup was also named the Top Enterprise Backup Solution and Product of the Year by Storage Magazine. More information on Asigra can be found at www.asigra.com.
1. Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances, June 15, 2015
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