Bytes Managed Solutions, the exclusive distributor of NCR products and solutions in South Africa and selected neighbouring countries, has been named NCR’s 2012 Most Successful Financial Industry Partner Worldwide. The award was announced at NCR’s Interact Global Partner Conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada in April.
The conference was attended by Bytes Managed Solutions MD Deidre Le Hanie, Fourie van der Merwe (Operations Director), Alan Anderson (Business Development Director), Koot De Klerk (Strategic Account Manager) and Brett Marais (Sales Manager).
“The NCR award is in addition to Bytes Managed Solutions being named as part of NCR’s Circle of Distinction in 2012 for exceeding our target by more than 110%,” says Deidre le Hanie, MD, Bytes Managed Solutions. “It’s an even more prestigious accolade as it focuses on line of business, and is an acknowledgment that cements our organisation’s dominance in the financial sector, both qualitatively and quantitatively.”
The award is a reflection of the solid partnership that has been fostered between NCR and the Bytes Technology Group, says Percy Thaver, country manager, NCR South Africa. “Bytes Managed Solutions has been a long-time key partner and has experienced great success while providing excellent leadership across its market,” he says. “I would like to congratulate the company on the hard work and dedication that has led to the achievement of this milestone.”
NCR is the leading global provider of payments, assisted- and self-service solutions and the world’s number one manufacturer of ATMs. The NCR Interact Global Partner Programme is designed as a global marketing, support, services and enablement programme for accredited NCR channel partners like Bytes Managed Solutions, which sell and support its portfolio of solutions and services across multiple industries. The programme is based on sales, financial, business, marketing and support benefits, giving partners the tools and resources they need to successfully and profitably deploy NCR products and solutions.
NCR sets certain criteria for its partners to encourage excellent performance. “The organisation has high expectations of its partners,” says Fourie van der Merwe, operations director, Bytes Managed Solutions. “To be named the global winner in the financial sector highlights our position as the top NCR partner in the region we serve, and recognises the effort we have put into understanding NCR’s global strategy.”
The award is based on year-over-year growth in the number of financial solutions ordered from NCR. “It speaks to the effort we have put into growing NCR deployment into the retail and financial market sectors we serve in South Africa,” says Alan Anderson, business development director, Bytes Managed Solutions.