We are proud to announce that we have achieved Platinum Partner Status! This status is a great honor, achieved less than one year after receiving Gold Partner status.
So what does Platinum status actually mean? How does this fit into the future of our company as it continues to grow? And what impact will this have on our clients?
Matt Stoyka, Founder and CEO of RelationEdge, sat down with us to discuss what Platinum Status means for RelationEdge as we continue to expand our offerings as a full-service Salesforce Implementation partner.
Here are his reflections on hitting this milestone.
What’s Platinum Status?
“The Salesforce partner program is best in class, and platinum status is reserved for very few partners. To be included in this group of impressive companies is quite an honor,” said Stoyka.The Salesforce partner program is best in class, and platinum status is reserved for very few partners. Click To Tweet
Salesforce implementation partners are ranked in tiers. Salesforce assessed RelationEdge’s annual contract value (ACV) and ACV growth, certifications and specializations, customer satisfaction, and customer stories to evaluate the company and designate it a platinum partner. In 2017, we were the #1 ranked Regional SI partner based on ACV attribution.
“Salesforce has supported us to help us achieve this significant milestone. We are thankful for this partnership and intend to continue to work even harder at helping both our clients and Salesforce be successful,” said Stoyka.
Investing in Our Team to Benefit Our Clients
Platinum status is an achievement that all team members at RelationEdge contributed to. “Attaining platinum status would not be possible without the incredible effort that each team member shows for all of our clients. It is that passion that motivates us to help our clients succeed. Each employee has contributed their time and effort to achieve industry-recognized certifications and specializations, including Field Service Lightning, CPQ, and Marketing Cloud.”
One of the benefits of being a Salesforce partner is it provides us access to unique training opportunities. “Working very closely with Salesforce, we’ve been able to leverage specialized training for our employees — which helps them advance their individual careers and the mission of the company as a whole,” said Stoyka.
In addition to the recent acquisition of Main Path Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency, our company has welcomed team members with expertise in marketing cloud practices, marketing automation, and digital marketing. With this expertise, our team is equipped to support clients throughout the entire lead process.
“Our clients are looking for one partner that can deliver across the entire process from lead generation, through lead nurturing, all the way to building customer loyalty,” said Stoyka.
A Bright Future for RelationEdge and Our Clients
“We are thankful for all of our clients that have given us an opportunity to help them transform their businesses,” said Stoyka. “Achieving Platinum status shows it’s time for us to work even harder to bring our full range of services to clients all around the country, delivering excellent value to businesses.”
“Our clients are looking for one partner that can be their digital marketing agency, their marketing automation specialist, and their Salesforce core technology partner,” said Stoyka. “As a full-service partner, we can now impact every aspect of our clients’ businesses — process, technology, creative — RelationEdge can support all of it, and we plan to continue to expand our capabilities to provide value in all of those areas and beyond.”Our clients are looking for one partner that can be their digital marketing agency, their marketing automation specialist, and their Salesforce core technology partner Click To Tweet
Platinum status is an achievement, but it’s not a reason to slow down. Rather, it’s an occasion for us to take stock and double down on our focus on quality and excellence.
“For us, Platinum status is just the beginning. It means we have to work even harder to ensure our clients are delighted with the services we provide,” said Stoyka. “We will continue to be thought leaders, and to develop our talent and skills across the business.”