QuoteWerks 2020 Review and Award Winners
2020 was a challenging year with COVID-19, restrictions, and sheltering. We hosted our third QuoteWerks User Summit in Orlando, FL two weeks before things started to shut down. This brought together customers, partners, and leads to learn and discuss QuoteWerks with their peers. This was also the only in-person event we attended in 2020.
At Aspire Technologies, Inc., we continued our aggressive QuoteWerks development schedule. We listened to feedback from our customers that we spoke with and the feature requests posted to our forums. We worked hard and were able to release many new features and enhancements that our partners and customers have been asking for. The 2020 QuoteWerks User Summit and the attendees' posts on the forum were great inspiration for our development team. This year, we released QuoteWerks Version 5.6 and added over 164 new features to QuoteWerks including Resource security for layouts, a new CRM integration to Kaseya BMS, the Aspire Hosted Database Subscription, Etilize Folders, the ability to re-export Purchase Orders, and more.
As a result of the sales and support efforts of our partners and staff, in 2020 we also expanded our presence into more countries while increasing our user base to more than 87,000 users worldwide.
Top 10 QuoteWerks World Wide Partners & QuoteWerks MVP
As we do every year, we awarded our 2020 Top 10 World Wide Partners and QuoteWerks MVP.
- Quintadena (United Kingdom)
- Prestige Quoting (United Kingdom)
- First Direct Corp (Hopewell Junction, New York, USA)
- Linked Systems (Seattle, Washington, USA)
- Hilltops IT (United Kingdom)
- Gold Rush Technology Pty, Ltd (Australia & New Zealand)
- Wizard Systems (United Kingdom)
- Perennial Software (Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA)
- Tandem Training & Consulting (Houston, Texas, USA)
- Equilibrium Consulting (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA)
QuoteWerks MVP: Matt Rose with Prestige Quoting
"Quintadena is delighted to have been named #1 QuoteWerks World Wide partner for the 14th consecutive year," said Paul Hodgetts, Managing Director at Quintadena. "QuoteWerks is an amazingly versatile product which makes it a superb fit for a wide range of businesses and the support we get from the team at Aspire is outstanding. To have kept that going and the product moving forward though this incredibly challenging year has been some achievement, and we're now all looking forward to building on that through 2021."
"We are honored to be recognized by QuoteWerks, they are a superior quoting tool and a partner that we value," said Pete Busam, Chief Balancer of Equilibrium Consulting, "they have an awesome team that we enjoy working with to support our mutual clients."
2020 was the first year that we opened the voting for QuoteWerks MVP to our partners and userbase. Matt Rose with Prestige Quoting received the top sport with over 32% of the votes. This is the 9th year in a row that Matt Rose has received the title of QuoteWerks MVP. Honourable mentions this year were Steve Stiggs with Hilltops IT and Jon Klubnik with Tandem Training receiving 19% and 17% of the votes respectively.
"I'm delighted to have been awarded the QuoteWerks MVP award once again," said Matt Rose. "It gives me a buzz to use QuoteWerks to help companies solve problems and inefficiencies they have in their businesses; both long-term and new users. Seeing impacts such as a task taking 8 hours (prior to QuoteWerks) go down to less than 5 minutes (after QuoteWerks being implemented and some custom development) is a thrill. Thanks to the QuoteWerks team for being a market leading vendor and supporting me along the way. What a ride!"
Prestige Quoting also took the number two spot for World Wide sales in 2020. "Prestige Quoting is thrilled to have recently been announced as a World Leading QuoteWerks Solutions Partner," continued Matt Rose, Managing Director of Prestige Quoting. "After an interesting 2020 in the World generally, it's been great to see businesses invest in a tool such as QuoteWerks. This might be new users to the platform, or existing users looking to learn more about what the platform can do. One big ‘win' this year was one of my clients being acquired and being instructed to take on the tools the larger company user; meaning leaving the QuoteWerks World. Once the acquiring company saw how QuoteWerks was utilized, QuoteWerks not only stayed, but was extended massively."
Congratulations to all of this year's winners and wishing all of our staff, customers, and partners much success in 2021 and beyond!
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