WinMill Software Named CA Technologies Focus Partner
Receives Highest Designation Under CA’s New Advantage Partner Program
NEW YORK, April 24, 2017 – WinMill Software today announced that it has been named a 2017-2018 CA Technologies Focus Partner, the highest designation under CA’s new Advantage Partner Program.
The new CA Advantage Partner Program that reflects partners’ desires for simplicity, profitability, protection and competitive differentiation. The partner program evolution is driven by CA’s strategic aim to accelerate growth through focused route-to-market strategies, while delivering exceptional experiences for CA Partners.
The new program introduces two new partner levels, Focus and Global, which demonstrate CA’s investment in strategic partners who are mutually willing to invest in CA’s business. The program’s lower tiers are Premier, Advanced and Member levels.
The new levels are defined by invitation to strategic partners who can execute within a framework for revenue commitment and expectations, including more stringent business plan requirements and higher thresholds, while CA will provide expanded benefits to support their evolving business models.
Redesigned with a focus on the entire partner experience, CA addressed the opportunities and barriers recognized by their partners across every region and business model. Across interviews with the worldwide partner community, partners shared with CA that they wanted a program in which they could easily understand the benefits and rewards tied to profitability, protection for their investment in opportunity pursuit, and unique benefits to differentiate the rewards compared to the industry.
The new CA Advantage Partner Program is simplified, with richer benefits that reflect the expanded recognition of our most strategic partner contributions and focused route-to-market strategies that help partners accelerate growth, increase revenue potential and drive new opportunities. Specifically, for the first time ever, CA will provide differentiation in rewards by allowing partners to choose their performance rewards as either business development funds, or rebates.
“We’ve built partnering into our DNA at CA, so it was crucial for us to engage our partners around the globe to understand and address their unique business challenges,” said John Eldh, senior vice president, Global Partner and Digital Sales, CA Technologies. “The redesigned CA Advantage Partner Program reflects their significant input with a framework and new benefits that ensure profitable and sustainable growth for both Partners and CA. Our mission is to leverage our joint resources to deliver value and exceptional experiences for our customers.”
“We’ve been a CA Technologies partner for 11 years,” said Kevin Kilgore, President and Chief Executive Officer of WinMill Software. “The partner program has gone through many iterations during that time, but this is by far the best implementation yet. We are thrilled to be a part of it and honored to have been selected as a Focus Partner.”
Read more about the new CA Advantage Partner Program.
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When CA Technologies acquired Niku and its flagship product Clarity back in 2005, Clarity quickly became the most recognized brand in CA’s extensive application portfolio. When CA later rebranded the application as CA Project & Portfolio Management, the industry was left scratching its collective head. The name “Clarity” remained popular, and never entirely dropped from the community vernacular. In November 2018, Broadcom completed its acquisition of CA Technologies, and immediately declared that most of their well-known products would be returned to their original names. And now it is official – CA PPM has been rebranded to Clarity PPM.