Press Release, July 1, 2015

SMB 500

Safe Systems Named Ingram Micro’s Fastest-Growing SMB Channel Partner in the U.S.
Global Technology Distributor Recognizes Safe Systems’ Achievements in Banking Industry, Success in Fourth Annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 List
July 1, 2015

Alpharetta, Ga., July 1, 2015 – Safe Systems today announced it was named to the Ingram Micro 2015 SMB 500. The annual list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners serving the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Ranked at number one, Safe Systems expanded its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) by more than 265 percent in the past three years.

“The complexity of information technology systems inside community banks continues to accelerate,” said Scott Galvin, executive vice president, technical solutions, Safe Systems. “It is very easy for banks to make mistakes when purchasing IT systems. Our team understands the entire technology infrastructure necessary to run a financial institution, and we use that knowledge to design bank technology environments that are more efficient, more compliant with regulatory requirements and work with client’s core banking and ancillary applications. We are pleased to have our success and growth recognized by the world’s largest IT distributor and to share this accomplishment with our associates, partners and customers.”

As part of the SMB 500, Safe Systems earns industry-wide recognition for its growth, continued success and commitment to service excellence.

“The Ingram Micro SMB 500 is comprised of IT service providers and solutions experts who specialize in the business IT needs of SMBs and know how to use technology and IT services to build advantage and solve for the best business outcome,” said Darren Gottesmann, director, SMB sales, Ingram Micro. “We’re honored to recognize Safe Systems’ success and applaud its continued growth with Ingram Micro.”

The Ingram Micro SMB 500 draws performance data on more than 20,000 U.S.-based channel partners supported by Ingram Micro’s dedicated team of SMB IT sales professionals. This year’s list ranks channel partners by the company’s compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2014. To qualify for consideration, SMB-focused channel partners must have been doing business with Ingram Micro for three full years, as well as meet minimum sales thresholds in the first and last years of the analysis period.

“This year’s winners are growing faster than the industry average and finding greater success within the SMB,” said Lawrence M. Walsh, CEO and chief analyst of The 2112 Group. “The SMB 500 shows how consistent execution and collaboration with strategic alliance partners such as Ingram Micro can and will result in accelerated growth, performance and business agility.”

A copy of the 2015 Ingram Micro SMB 500 list can be found here.

More information about Safe Systems’ bank hardware and software procurement services is available at www.safesystems.com/hardware-software/.

 

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