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Winners Announced for Rocket Software Partner Awards

Rocket Software

January 19, 2024

At Rocket Software, we embrace partners as crucial to our growth. Partners are not only our trusted advisors, providing tremendous market and customer insights, they are also pivotal in adding significant value to our customers.

A standout moment this week during our Sales Kick Off—LAUNCH24, a gathering of over 250 sales, technical and product professionals—was the opportunity to shine a spotlight on outstanding achievements and contributions from our partners across different regions.

During the event, Alyse Daghelian, Rocket Software’s Chief Revenue Officer, announced the winners of 2023 partner awards, celebrating those who made outstanding business impact in helping us maximize customer value. We commend their dedicated efforts and collaborative spirit.

Americas Partner Award

Our Americas partner award was presented to Mainline Information Systems for their outstanding contributions in various key areas. Mainline has played a crucial role in shaping and evolving our channel program through valuable partner perspectives. Serving as a collaborative and strategic trusted advisor to Rocket Sales, Mainline has actively engaged with our sales teams, offering insightful feedback and suggestions on opportunities, cross-selling tools and strategic selling practices. Their significant involvement in Mainframe roadshows and dedication to learning multiple tool sets, such as IBM i, C\Prof, RTE, and PRO/JCL, exemplifies Mainline's commitment to expanding sales opportunities. Moreover, Mainline's team has been instrumental in leveraging its strong relationships at strategic mainframe accounts, acting as a trusted advisor.

EMEA Partner Award

Our EMEA partner award was presented to Mauden who has showcased exemplary performance with a remarkable streamline for renewals and a dedicated team supporting mainframe initiatives. Acquired by the esteemed Japanese company 'Ricoh' three years ago, Mauden has successfully doubled its revenue from 50 million to an impressive 100 million, solidifying its position as one of the most awarded IBM Partners in Europe. Undergoing significant expansion, Mauden has strategically hired new talent and established innovative teams. Mauden’s collaboration has led to exciting potential around RPA, security, RTE/IBM i and many other areas. Mauden truly exemplifies excellence, innovation, and growth in our partnership.

APAC Partner Award

Our APAC partner award went to Xmeg, a strategic partner of ours for over two decades. Xmeg is singularly focused on delivering Rocket Software solutions and has been a key reason for our presence and growth among some of the largest banks in Malaysia; Maybank, CIMB, RHB and more. Xmeg specializes in selling and supporting Mobius and Zena, starting from the mainframe in the early years, but now expanded to Open Systems. Xmeg is one of our most enterprising partners eager to beta test new versions, provide feedback, position new solutions with customers and develop extended capabilities on top of Rocket Software solutions (i.e. WhatsApp and Viber integration for sending alerts from Zena). Xmeg has been instrumental in delivering solutions focused on key customer challenges and is a dedicated, strategic partner of ours in APAC.

These awards showcase the remarkable impact our partners have had in their respective regions, emphasizing dedication, innovation, and exceptional performance in 2023. It stands as a testament to the incredible partnerships that drive our mutual success. A heartfelt congratulations to all the winners, and sincere gratitude to every partner who contributed to the success of 2023.

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Our partners played a pivotal role throughout the event, actively engaging in all the sales breakout sessions. Their enthusiastic participation reinforces their status as an extension of our team, and we are truly grateful for their dedication and collaborative spirit. During LAUNCH24, we unveiled an exciting initiative—the "re-launch" of our partner program. This comprehensive overhaul brings forth a new incentive structure, a new partner portal, and a level of commitment to our partners like never before. We believe these enhancements will empower our partners to thrive in their collaboration with us and achieve unprecedented success in 2024 and beyond.