Harvey Jones has been named ProfitBase's worldwide Partner of the Year in the first year of representing the Norwegian BI specialist.
A Microsoft Gold Partner, ProfitBase delivers ready-to-use business analytics, business system connectivity and a rapid configuration data warehouse that results in faster implementation and deployment of BI solutions.
"We won the award because we gave our all in taking ProfitBase to market," says Keith Jones, MD of Harvey Jones. "We did a product launch, trained a services team, ran training courses, created a dedicated resources team, landed a reference site at Super Group, secured five customers and generally applied a great deal of energy passion to ensuring the product was well received in South Africa."
In addition, Harvey Jones is building future capacity by running a proof of concept a week. "This creates the potential for four clients a month, or around 50 in the next 12 months," says Jones. "We see this goal as readily achievable; it would make South Africa ProfitBase's best performing territory worldwide."
Jones received the award from ProfitBase marketing VP Rune Vatnamot at the company's annual user conference in Oslo, attended by more than 150 people from around the world.
“Harvey Jones was named Partner of the Year because of its outstanding product focus, market development and sales,” says Vatnamot. “We are pleased to work with a partner which really knows how to bring product to market and can use ProfitBase as a solution tool for different requirements. Our relationship with Harvey Jones is more than a partnership – it is more of a symbiosis.”
ProfitBase has partners in many countries and divides them into value-added resellers, strategic partners, certified consultants and certified system integrators. Harvey Jones is one of eight strategic partners, and beat Microsoft, PWC, NewVision, IFS, Clicks & Mortar Consultants, Solver and WM-Data into first place.
ProfitBase's flagship product, ProfitBase 2007, significantly reduces time to value and empowers information workers with one consolidated view of the information they need for better and faster decisions.
"With ProfitBase customers see value, obtain results very quickly, and they can soon see what they're going to get," says Jones, "which is why the market is so receptive to it. ProfitBase is a true solution, and it delivers on the promise of quick BI."
Harvey Jones has a solid track record of winning Partner of the Year awards: among those it has won down the years are ProClarity Partner of the Year, and three awards from Microsoft: the Customer Experience Award, the Winning Customer Experience Award and Gold Partner of the Year finalist.