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Fresche Launches Power Partner Program

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Fresche Partner Program helps extend the value of IBM i™ applications for Power Systems

Montreal, September 7, 2016 – Application modernization and management solutions provider, Fresche, today announced the launch of its global Power Partner Program. The program provides access to one of the broadest portfolios of solutions in the market. Specifically for the IBM i™ Power System community, it creates a modernization and management network. The program enables IBM i™ Business Partners, VARs, ISVs, SIs and consultants to help customers move from legacy applications to new web, mobile, open source and cloud solutions. This transition is helping to run modern workloads, putting customers in a leading position for the future.

By combining Fresche’s solutions and services with the IBM i Business Partners’ own expertise and customer relationships, partners are able to provide increased value to clients around modernization and more efficient maintenance.

With its recent acquisitions, including BCD and Quadrant Software, Fresche now has one of the most comprehensive sets of tools and methodologies for improving client environments. Fresche launched the Power Partner Program to help these Business Partners respond to customers’ increasing need for analysis, management and modernization solutions. The program enhances Business Partners’ ability to generate new revenue by using Fresche’s solution set to help their customers meet evolving needs.

“Today, there is increased interest from IBM i Business Partners in providing clients with an IBM i operating environment with IBM Power Systems as the foundation for cloud based services,” said Bruce Maule, vice president, Worldwide Systems and Cloud Channel Marketing at IBM. “Creating a program such as this one will make it easier for these Business Partners to sell more IBM Power solutions and services that deliver superior cloud economics that are optimized in a security-rich environment, and adapt to changing business demands.”

Fresche has put significant investment into ensuring a wide-ranging, flexible program that will benefit these Business Partners throughout the world. Members of the Fresche Power Partner Program receive:

  • Enhanced access to one of the largest global application management & modernization solution suites to help evolve the services side of their business
  • Dedicated Channel Managers, covering all regions in the world
  • Global Technical Support
  • Proven IBM i and Power quality solutions
  • Marketing Support
  • Co-marketing funds
  • A competitive program and partner community portal
  • Multi-tier training and onboarding program

“IBM i Business Partners, VARs, ISVs, SIs and consultants are trusted advisors for the Power System community,” said Jennifer Fisher, Vice President, Worldwide Channels, at Fresche. “Their customers have been with them for years and trust them to evolve their systems and help meet their needs. These partners now have an excellent opportunity to join our program and further leverage the relationships that they have built over decades. They can re-invent themselves by complementing their current offerings with our solutions, support and expertise for application management and modernization.

IBM i partners who have become part of the Fresche Power Partner Program are already taking advantage of the program and benefiting from the expanded portfolio of solutions. “Originally, we partnered with Fresche to extend our hardware implementation capabilities. With Fresche’s strategic investments in the IBM Power platform, our partnership has enabled us to significantly expand our software modernization capabilities, solutions and strategic business value to our clients and prospects,” said Grant Sojnocki, President, AbleOne.

Fresche Business partner Jaime Penagos, Regional Manager from Greenlight Technology, said: “With the ever growing changes in IT, we began a transformation to evolve from our product centric roots, offering more strategic consulting services to our enterprise client base. We were looking for a solution to solve a problem and Fresche’s suite of tools arrived at a perfect time. We believe that with this solution in our portfolio, we can become a dominant player in our market.”

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