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2020 Annual Report Card Winners: Solution Providers Give Top Grades To Key Vendors
For the 35th year, solution providers scored vendors in 24 technology categories based on their performance in product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services.
Channel Chief: Nick Tidd, VP, Global Channel Sales
Plantronics and Polycom rebranded as Poly last year after the former acquired Polycom for $2 billion. In April the videoconferencing giant completed the merger of the two companies’ channel programs into one highly anticipated partner program for their combined 15,000 partners, including solution providers, service providers and IT distributors.
Poly attained an overall ARC score of 82.0 in this category, racking up scores of 78.6 in support, 85.0 in partnership and 72.7 in managed and cloud services. The company’s impressive 90.1 average score for product innovation included grades of 94.7 for richness of product features and functionality and 93.8 for product marketability.