Heartland Business Systems today announced it has been recognized by UBM Channel as a part of CRN’s 2012 Solution Provider 500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. Formerly known as the “VAR 500,” the Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services. Heartland placed 121st in the 2012 annual ranking – up from 171st in 2011 and 307th in 2010. Heartland Business Systems is a leading value added reseller and solution provider for Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Dell, VMware and other major technology providers.
The Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on revenue size, and considers each company’s forward-thinking approach to the channel. In particular, the Solution Provider 500 selection panel sought to recognize companies that are building out practices around the data center and virtualization while offering software integration and application development skills. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2011.
“The fact that Heartland has continued to move rapidly up the list of value-added solution providers throughout North America reflects our expanded offerings to our clients, especially in the realm of cloud-based services,” says Heartland Principal Peter Helander. “We’ve seen this paradigm shift coming for some time and so we have focused an increasing amount of our attention on data center and virtualization services. CIOs and other IT leaders within our client companies know that their roles are being redefined toward more strategic alignment with overall business goals and toward driving innovation. To do that effectively, they need to shift much of their responsibility for IT infrastructure maintenance, and that’s where a solution provider like Heartland comes in. We offer them the expertise and the capacity to manage their mission-critical hardware, software and data, freeing them to focus on innovation and business development.”
“The organizations listed in this year’s Solution Provider 500 list are today’s true integration innovators who generate high revenues by putting their customers’ needs first,” says Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director at UBM Channel. “Their primary role is to engineer ways to leverage technology solutions that help customers exceed their sales goals, drive client satisfaction, expand internationally or accelerate new product development. In essence, they are today’s IT integration leaders for middle market and enterprise customers. We congratulate Heartland Business Systems for making this year’s list and look forward to covering their continued success.”