Sharp Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2016 Partner Program Guide


MAHWAH, N.J., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Sharp a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual rating is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or deliver products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

In the past year, SIICA has added 240 new resellers to the program. The thriving channel reseller program is focused on channel sell-through, which makes it more convenient for resellers to do business. In addition, SIICA prides itself on making sure its partners have the resources needed for success. Sharp strives to go above and beyond in providing field-training opportunities that build product expertise. Partners can even qualify for loaner product units to show proof of concept to their customers. This platform provides top notch service to both partners and end users.

“Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit.”

“This distinction is a reflection of our enthusiastic team and showcases the innovation behind Sharp’s technologies,” said Mike Marusic, senior vice president, Marketing, Operations & Services, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We strive to offer better solutions for our valued partners and we are meeting that goal. Our program keeps our customers one step ahead, and improves their efficiencies while also strengthening their position in the market.”

The 2016 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at

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About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, MX Series multifunction printer (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity. Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security.

Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes and varying capabilities. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to state-of-the-art ultra-narrow bezel video walls, to the award-winning AQUOS BOARD® interactive display systems, Sharp commercial and professional displays help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.

For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 1 Sharp Plaza, Suite 1, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit our web site at 

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About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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