March 31, 2019
**DENVER, CO** (April 1, 2019) – [Pax8](http://www.pax8.com), the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given the company a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
“Pax8 simplifies the cloud journey for MSPs through our technology, Wingman experience, and Business Intelligence,” said Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer at Pax8. “We offer partners unique benefits that enable them to achieve more with cloud technology, including faster and deeper adoption of leading-edge products and services. Combining high automation and high touch, we are constantly improving our partner program as the market evolves so our partners receive the best support and enablement training in the business.”
To determine the 2019 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.
The Wingman Partner Program gives MSPs access to full support throughout their cloud journey including, simplified billing, automated provisioning, enablement training, leading PSA integrations, access to best of breed vendors, resources, and more. Pax8 offers the tools like Pax8 Stax™ and a simplified approach that empowers MSPs to go-to-market effectively with cloud solutions. Stax is an award-winning BI tool that enables more visibility into what MSPs’ clients’ are buying, providing more up-sell and cross-sell opportunities.
“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO at The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”
“The Pax8 Wingman Partner Program opened up new doors for us that have ultimately helped us achieve our business goals without any of the hassle,” said Zac Paulson, CEO at TrueIT and a Pax8 partner. “Pax8 supports our business end-to-end and works with us to drive innovation instead of just managing IT.”
The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and can be viewed online at [www.CRN.com/ppg](http://www.CRN.com/ppg).
To learn more about Pax8, please contact the cloud solutions advisors at (855) 884-PAX8, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit [www.pax8.com](http://www.pax8.com).
Pax8 is the leader in cloud distribution. As a born in the cloud company, Pax8 empowers managed service providers (MSPs) to achieve more with cloud technology. Through billing, provisioning, automation, industry-leading PSA integrations, and pre-and-post sales support, Pax8 simplifies cloud buying, improves operational efficiency, and lowers customer acquisition cost. Pax8 is a proven, award-winning disruptor in the market, earning accolades like NexGen’s Best in Show, Best Places to Work in IT by ComputerWorld, Biggest Buzz at IT Nation, CRN’s Coolest Cloud Vendor, Best in Show at XChange, HTG’s Best Partner Program, and more. If you want to be successful with cloud, you want to work with Pax8. Get started today at [www.pax8.com](http://www.pax8.com).
**About The Channel Company**
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