Now in its 11th year, the 2018 MSP 501 is brought to you by Channel Futures and our sister site, Channel Partners. The MSP 501 is the IT channel’s largest and most comprehensive ranking of leading managed service provider (MSP) organizations worldwide. We use a unique data analysis method that weights revenue streams according to how well the applicant’s business strategy anticipates trends in the fast-evolving channel ecosystem.


This award recognizes vendors for innovations in their partner programs or technologies that support the MSP community. Any partner may nominate a vendor. Channel Futures editors will select the most ingenious enhancements for recognition. The 2018 winners will be honored live from the Channel Futures Theater at Channel Partners Evolution, Oct. 9-12, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Submissions must be received by Sept. 1, 2018. NOMINATE NOW! Completed submissions should be sent to Buffy Naylor at Questions may be directed to Buffy or T.C. Doyle at


The Channel Futures Circle of Excellence program recognizes leaders who are helping their partners create business value for customers. The Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition and convergence. Selections are made by Channel Futures, and inaugural 2018 inductees will be recognized at an awards dinner at Channel Partners Evolution.