ValuD Consulting, LLC, announced today that it had been awarded Premier Business Partner status under IBM’s Business Partner Program. ValuD is an Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) consulting firm specializing in the development, implementation, support and training of the IBM TRIRIGA product suite.
According to IBM Partnerworld website, “Premier Business Partners have demonstrated superior skills and market success and actively collaborate with IBM to deliver significant client value through innovative solutions.”
The Premier designation is the highest level awarded by IBM, and is given in consideration of the strength of a company’s technical resources, customer references and sales knowledge of the IBM product line.
“We have been working diligently for the last several years to elevate our Business Partner status”, says Gopi Latpate, President and founder of ValuD.
“We have invested a tremendous amount in the apprenticeship model we use to train and develop quality resources who are capable of delivering exactly what our customers expect from us – a total solution that is provided on-time and within budget.”
Latpate was one of the lead architects on the original TRIRIGA development team, and responsible for the development of some of the product’s core modules.
In order to achieve Premier Business Partner status, business partners accumulate points in areas like technical certifications and sales certifications. However these points, by themselves aren’t enough to earn Premier status. In addition to the certifications, Business Partners must also accumulate a certain number of their points through customer verified solutions and customer references.
“I think those are the points we’re most proud of,” says Steve Lipson, ValuD’s Director of Marketing and Communications.
“There are many companies out there with certified technical staff, but having a customer verified solution tells future clients that we successfully deliver on what we promise”.
Recently, ValuD’s IBM TRIRIGA Capital Planning Solution Accelerator was customer verified and listed in the IBM Global Solutions Directory. In addition to ValuD’s designation as an IBM Premier Business Partner, the company is also “AAA” accredited for IBM TRIRIGA deployment – the highest level of technical accreditation awarded by IBM.
ValuD has completed over 40 successful IBM TRIRIGA deployments, including new implementations as well as application and platform upgrades. “We are proud to say that we have a 100% customer retention record,” says Latpate. “Customers who engage us for IBM TRIRIGA services have always continued on with us through other phases of their projects.”
About ValuD Consulting:
ValuD helps clients deploy best of breed enterprise real estate and facilities solutions on time and within budget.
They consistently create value for their customers through the use of their flexible delivery model and proprietary Solution Accelerators which help streamline solution deployment and reduce the time it takes clients to realize the benefits of their technology investment. To learn more about ValuD Consulting, and the services they offer, visit their website at http://www.valudconsulting.com.
About IBM TRIRIGA:
IBM TRIRIGA provides a single system to manage the life cycle of facilities.
It delivers business analytics, critical alerts and automated processes to increase visibility, control & automation of real estate management, capital projects, space management, facility maintenance and energy management and provides an integrated workplace management system to increase operational, financial and environmental performance of facilities.
To learn more about IBM TRIRIGA visit: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/ibmtrir/
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