Siemens Enterprise Communications Achieves 5-Star Partner Rating in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide for the Fourth Time

Siemens Enterprise Communications Achieves 5-Star Partner Rating in CRN's 2013
                  Partner Program Guide for the Fourth Time

5-Star designation in annual guide identifies the IT channel's most elite
vendor partner programs

PR Newswire

RESTON, Va., April 29, 2013

RESTON, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire --In recognition of its innovative
programs to support partners,  Siemens Enterprise Communications today
announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide and awarded a
5-Star Partner rating for the fourth time. The 5-Star Partner Program rating
recognizes an elite subset of CRN Partner Program Guide vendors who give
solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.The
CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and
software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the
IT Channel.

"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said
Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, for UBM Tech
Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that
a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering
their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go
above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial

The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account
each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner
training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales
support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in
their completed applications.

Over the past year, Siemens Enterprise Communications Go Forward! Partner
Program has been enhanced by new and innovative resources to enable partners
to more effectively, efficiently and economically develop qualified leads. One
example is MarketingCONNECT, a program that enables partners to utilize
packaged marketing services provided by pre-approved vendors familiar with the
value of Siemens Enterprise Communications' solutions. Partners work directly
with vendors to generate leads and improve sales efficiency with professional
training. Services are funded by automated payments taken directly from the
partners' accrued marketing funds. MarketingCONNECT complements the many
web-based marketing tools offered by Digital Channel, Siemens Enterprise
Communications' ground-breaking online marketing automation tool, which has
doubled the number of pre-packaged marketing campaigns and increased partner
utilization by 30%.

"We are honored to again be named a 5-Star Partner Program by CRN," said Chris
Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer for Siemens Enterprise Communications.
"Siemens Enterprise Communications is committed to continually deliver
products and services that will enable our channel partners to stay profitable
and remain ahead of their industry competition."

The 2013 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing are currently
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About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified
communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of
all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and
quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class
services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and
outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient
collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort
and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the
standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver
better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and
Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network
infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete
enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

For more information, please visit: or

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of
Siemens AG.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Siemens
Enterprise Communications' management. The words "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project"
are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the
company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks
and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be
materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and
business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens Enterprise Communications does not intend
or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Siemens Enterprise Communications

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