Ingram Micro Inc.’s multi-million-dollar investments within its Advanced Solutions organization are resulting in new and innovative business resources, opportunities, services and solutions for IT channel partners in more than 122 countries.
“Our Advanced Solutions organization continues to give our channel partners a clear advantage in the markets they serve locally and globally,” says Paul Bay, executive vice president and president, Global Technology Solutions, Ingram Micro.
“We’ve also made it easier for technology manufacturers, cloud and software companies to have an efficient, high impact sales channel with multiple routes to market worldwide.”
Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions is a worldwide organization anchored by eight global Centers of Excellence (COEs) and thousands of specialists and solutions architects spanning 122 countries. The worldwide business engages with more than 180 emerging and established vendor partners and operates throughout Asia Pacific (APAC), North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Over the last three years, Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions organization enabled thousands of midsized and small business channel partners to offer a variety of technology solutions including Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Data Center, IoT, Security and UCaaS technologies.
The organization has achieved major milestones including:
Established an innovative Ingram Micro Financial Solutions’ global team ready to design ways to boost cashflow by allowing businesses to buy cloud and consumption licenses together with technology product to consume technology as an operating expense, and an agile credit organization granting auto-credit increases for loyal Ingram Micro channel partners.
A custom program for new and emerging manufacturers or providers of enterprise-grade technology solutions and services, such as its most recent global announcement with UiPath
Growth of nearly 30 percent with Cybersecurity solutions from more than 80 providers and IT channel ecosystem partners, including the industry’s most valuable Cybersecurity companies, and groundbreaking Ingram Micro software solutions currently under pilot in EMEA.
Additions to the Business Transformation Centers in Buffalo, NY and recently launched Center in Singapore, showcasing exclusive Ingram Micro-bundled Advanced Solutions, which include in-house consultative professional experts and services, in addition to proof-of-concept demonstrations for business decision-makers.
Debut of the UCC Center of Excellence in EMEA, which served as a lifeline for channel partners across EMEA supplying Unified Communications and UCaaS during the pandemic.
Expanded Data Center Managed and Professional Services, which give channel partners an easier way to market, sell and support a full solution stack on premise, hybrid and in the cloud.
Launch of Ingram Micro’s IoT Innovation Lab and Virtual Experience team based in Irvine, CA, providing a fast-track to IoT solutions adopted by local governments, healthcare, and manufacturing.
“Last quarter we had a number of strategic vendors sign new agreements in Latin America, North America and APAC to ensure channel partners have an expert level of support for their solutions,” says Advanced Solutions leader Sabine Howest, vice president, Global Partner Engagement and IoT, Ingram Micro.