Canon has announced that Annodata, a leading business communications specialist, is the company's top performing European B2B channel partner by revenue for 1H 2012. Annodata is one of Europe's largest independent business communication vendors providing solutions to over 6,400 customers operating across corporate, commercial and government markets. Building on a successful 2011 where it was the second highest grossing Canon partner in Europe, Annodata has consolidated its position to become the first UK-based partner to reach the prestigious top spot.
"Annodata has consistently achieved record-setting results and we are delighted to have built upon the success of 2011," said Andrew Harman, joint Managing Director, Annodata. "Being able to offer a comprehensive and world-leading product suite combined with expert consultancy has been integral to our success. The role that Canon's comprehensive solutions suite plays in our ability to work, collaborate and consult with our clients is integral to finding the best possible fit for them."
Annodata also receives the Advanced Office Solutions certification, the highest level of software solutions certification in the Canon Partner Programme. The status recognises a partner's ability to consult, sell and offer customer support for Canon's advanced office solutions software. The accreditation enables partners to increase sales revenue by providing a combination of professional services and software solutions, as evidenced by Annodata's increasing focus on a solutions-led consultative approach.
"Canon would like to congratulate all Annodata staff for the company's continued success and growth," commented Hasse Iwarsson, Managing Director, Canon UK and Ireland. "In a market that has seen a number of technology-driven changes over the last few decades, there is an increasing need to offer value-added services to find and maintain loyal customers. Annodata has embraced this evolution by adopting an increasingly consultative approach and this has been reflected in its first half success. As the market continues to shift it will become even more important to offer these tailored services to customers."
For more information on the Canon Partner Programme, visit http://www.canon.co.uk/partners/.