Markinson wins Sage Business Partner Award


Markinson, a specialist business software provider to small and mid sized businesses (SMBs), was recognised for its outstanding sales efforts at the 2009 Sage Business Partner Awards, winning Highest Revenue for Sage SalesLogix CRM in Australasia. Sage Business Partner Awards recognise top performing partners across Sage’s partner community in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Commenting on the award, CEO Ian Whiting said: “Winning this is a great achievement and the result of a strong three-way partnership; working hand-in-hand with our clients and Sage.” The Award caps a big year for Markinson with the company ramping up growth with its acquisition of CRM specialist, Adexio, earlier this month, as well as building out its partner network with leading vendors such as Sage, to further extend its solutions suite.

Whiting attributes the company’s strong sales results to a growing demand, especially in the SMB market, for business management systems. He names Surecom, MLRSA, Tattersall Group (Lotteries division) and Pharmatel Fresenius Kabi (PFK), who implemented SalesLogix CRM to manage the largest single rollout of Medical Infusion Pumps in Australia, as new clients that have deployed SalesLogix CRM. “Our job is to work with our clients to ensure the delivery of a complete business solution, using CRM as an engine and starting point for further development work as their needs and business evolves,” said Whiting.