Kinaxis Introduces Enhanced Global Partner Program to Accelerate the Customer Supply Chain Journey
OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, today announced Kinaxis PartnerLink, an enhanced partner program designed to empower global partners to augment and extend services, sales, marketing and product capabilities to better support Kinaxis' customers and foster mutual growth. The program will enable new ways for prospects and customers to engage with Kinaxis and its partner ecosystem, leverage a broader range of strategic, transformative and implementation services, and gain more value from their Kinaxis RapidResponse® investment.
PartnerLink establishes five partner types recognizing the unique role each plays in the Kinaxis community. These are comprised of Global Systems Integrator, Regional Systems Integrator, Solution Extension Partner, Referral Partner, and Value Added Reseller. For each partner type, Kinaxis has developed program attributes that are tailored, meaningful and relevant to both customers and the partner. The program focuses on delivering:
"Over the past 24 months, we have purposefully grown our partner ecosystem, quadrupling the number of newly established partnerships and significantly increasing the number of trained and certified consultants," said Conrad Mandala, Vice President Global Alliances, Kinaxis. "Introducing a more robust partner program reinforces our commitment to the channel and scales our ability to help our customers know sooner and act faster to stay ahead of unexpected disruptions. Partners accelerate our customers' time-to-value in their supply chain transformation journey and are a key element to our success."
"Businesses need resilience and flexibility in their supply chains to deal with constant market disruption," said Mike Landry, Global Service Line Leader, Supply Chain at Genpact. "Together ith Kinaxis, we help companies gain the agility to adapt, rise, and thrive in today's challenging environment. We are excited to see the evolution of the Kinaxis partner program. The ability for partners to develop on the RapidResponse platform, and the new services and support the program offers, will add value to accelerate our clients' supply chain transformations."
Solution Extension Partners to develop embedded and connected applications to accelerate innovation and meet customer needs
PartnerLink includes the introduction of a new partner type – Solution Extension Partners. These partners increase the value customers can gain from RapidResponse, by delivering digital inputs and developing domain-specific applications that leverage the power of concurrent planning, thereby extending the capabilities of the platform.
Today, Kinaxis is welcoming five Solution Extension Partners into the program:
"Our customers rely on RapidResponse to manage their supply chain day-to-day and protect them from an ever-growing list of disruptions and risks," said John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. "Extending our partner ecosystem and opening our platform gives our customers new functionality and more choice that will help them manage their supply chains more effectively. It enables our unique scenario planning capabilities with connections into the broader network, extending the concurrent digital twins of our customers' supply chains. Opening up RapidResponse for development in this way represents the realization of the broader vision we initially announced last year, one that we have had for our platform all along."
Kinaxis PartnerLink will launch in Q1 2021.
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