K2 Software Starts New Year With Global Partner Program Launch

K2’s new Ascend Partner Program includes delivery partners, technology partners and VARs.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

January 4, 2017

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K2 Software Starts New Year With Global Partner Program Launch

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K2 Software has unveiled a new global partner program aimed at furthering its commitment to partners.

K2 Software's Tom EvansThe K2 Ascend Partner Program, which officially launched Jan. 1, includes: proactive and preemptive communication to create “simple transactions, clear requirements and specific measurements”; tools to help partners build skills and promote offerings to achieve the “highest level of customer success”; and opportunity registration designed to protect partners and provide incentives as “fuel for future growth.”

Tom Evans, K2’s vice president of global channel sales, tells Channel Partners that during the past several months, “we met with partners to really get a better understanding of what they needed in a program in order to be successful.”

“As we’ve rolled the program out to partners, the feedback has only been positive,” he said. “So we felt the program was ready for global launch to start the year. In addition, as we look towards our growth goals for 2017 and beyond, we will only be successful by leveraging our partners in the field.”

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The new program includes multiple partner levels that are customized to specific partner needs.

“Our ecosystem is fairly even across partner types, and our program is geared towards a wide variety of partner types,” Evans said. “Whether you are interested in simply referring end user leads, reselling our solutions or delivering in complex PS engagements, the program will reward you for your specific contributions.”

“Avanade is excited about K2’s new channel program and looks forward to jointly helping clients digitize their businesses with these innovative capabilities,” said Tom Hoglund, vice president of digital workplace for Avanade.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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