Focus has begun 2011 on a winning note, by receiving the IBM Business Analytics Partner of the Year award for Australia and New Zealand, for the fourth consecutive year.
The award recognises partner performance in the ANZ Business Analytics market - covering TM1, Cognos, and SPSS based software solutions.
In receiving the award, Tom Reich, Focus' Managing Director, praised the exceptional contributions of the sales and delivery team at Focus. He noted that Focus’ reputation for consistently successful solution delivery to our clients continues to be Focus’ greatest asset, and the primary driver of Focus’ growth as IBM’s Premier Partner for Business Analytics and Information Management.
Rob Watson, IBM Business Partner Manager for all Software Brands, drew attention to the value Focus provide to both IBM and the market in general:
"IBM Premier Partner Focus Strategies & Solutions is key to the success of IBM's Business Analytics & Optimisation strategy in Australia.
Their highly skilled and experienced team, and success in the market, have made them the natural "go to" partner for many of our reps looking to engage with a business partner to work a deal together.
Despite their dedication to only 2 of 7 brands of IBM Software, (Business Analytics & Information Management), Focus have enjoyed such success as to become our third largest overall software business partner by new license revenue in 2010.
I am excited to have Focus in my Key Business Partner Accounts list this year and plan to help them exceed their growth targets in 2011."