If there is one thing this past year has taught me, it is the enduring power of partnership. In a year of social distancing, learning pods, and remote offices, our partner network has never played a more vital role in keeping us connected. For PTC’s customers and partners, the past year has been an incredible challenge, but as the saying goes, we get by “with a little help from our friends” – and that’s exactly what happened.
Last summer, when we announced the launch of our first-ever PTC Partner Network Awards, I was excited to put together a program that would allow us to celebrate the hard work and success of our partner ecosystem. For me, an important component of the awards program was leveraging an independent industry analyst organization to review the award submissions and select finalists based on industry benchmarks and best-in-class outcomes.
After evaluating several analyst organizations, we selected ARC Advisory Council to fulfill that need. I’m excited to share that ARC Advisory Council has reviewed all FY21 Partner Award submissions and returned to us a list of the finalists. Despite a raging pandemic, global travel restrictions, and roller coaster budgets – our customers, together with our partners, have managed to accomplish incredible feats.
Today, as I read through the PTC Partner Award finalist submissions what strikes me most is the grit and determination our partners demonstrated as they navigated new ways to deliver mission-critical value in an exceptionally challenging year. Our partner ecosystem has tirelessly worked with customers around the world to adopt outcomes-based solutions that accelerate their digital transformation. Significantly and in parallel, not only did they allow our customers to maintain business continuity, but in many cases these new initiatives delivered double-digit growth.
The PTC Partner Network Awards categories are:
I encourage you to join me on July 20th at the PTC Global Partner Summit where we will recognize all the finalists and winners who delivered immense value to our customers and grew their own businesses in the process. Whether we find ourselves in healthy times or challenging times, it’s incredible to know that when PTC and our partner ecosystem leans in, it is possible to grow the business and solve business challenges for our customers and communities. Now that’s what I would call a win-win-win.