Sharp Receives 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2017 Partner Program Guide

Sharp Receives 5-Star Rating in CRN's

2017 Partner Program Guide

Recognized for providing superior resources and tools for its program
Apr 10, 2017, 10:00am EDT

MONTVALE, N.J.April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and

Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp

Electronics Corporation, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The

Channel Company, has given Sharp a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner

Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing

of technology vendor programs that provide products and services

through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating

recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers

the best collaborative elements in their channel programs.


To determine the 2017 Partner Program 5-Star ratings, The Channel

Company's research team assessed each vendor's program based on

investments in program offerings, participant profitability, training,

education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales

support and communication.


Sharp's growing channel program focuses on providing participants

with the best marketing resources, qualified leads and technical

training to ensure top-notch product expertise among alliances.

Striving to help alliances expand their businesses, Sharp provides all

the tools needed for channel success in the field.


"For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors is crucial

to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be

overwhelming," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company.

"Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them

narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding programs and

outlining their strengths and benefits."


"Our team is honored to receive a 5-Star rating for our distinguished

channel program," said Mike Marusic, Chief Operating Officer of

Sharp Electronics Corporation and Executive Vice President of

Marketing, SIICA. "This recognition is a reflection of our team's hard

work to offer better solutions for our alliances and to provide our

customers with the best possible technologies."


The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of

CRN and online at