It is an award of excellence to recognize 50 VARs, MSPs or ITSPs in the target country, who run the best managed companies. If you score in the top 50, then you are one of the 50 best managed IT companies in the country. The actual size of the company is less important as we are primarily evaluating the business practices. Those who leverage this opportunity sooner will gain a strategic competitive advantage. More importantly, it will help them to continually benchmark their business practices and improve.
TechnoPlanet, a North American channel marketing company that has been doing business in the channel for over 25 years. Its news media divisions have been producing leading channel events and awards for over a decade. The 50 Best Managed IT Companies is the latest award to recognize the very best run companies in the channel. We often hear of top 100 VARs or MSPs based only on sales, but sales are not the only measurement of success. Many companies with lots of sales fail. What really sets successful and sustainable companies apart is the way in which they run their business. We believe that the best managed businesses will outsmart and outlast all others. So, we wanted to identify and recognize the best managed VARs and MSPs, and then help more to become better! It is part of our global mission to help the channel to become bigger, better and stronger!
Start by completing this application form. You will receive access and instructions to complete the full application. We will also contact you to answer your questions, if any. The deadline to complete the application for the UK is November 30, 2018 if you wish to receive an actual award at the awards gala on December 13 in London. However, you may complete your application up to December 31, 2018 to be considered, but you may only receive a notification of your win and the Award logo to leverage.
There is no minimum criteria for taking this business assessment test and no financial data is required if you only want to do the assessment and get the report. For the Award, you should be in business in the channel for at least 3 years. Although not a prerequisite, you should be profitable or you are on a fast growth path. Providing financial information is not required. Your business must be operating in the UK.
Yes. With this recognition, Vendors, distributors and other establishments will immediately know that you have outstanding management skills and business operations. Your customers will also be impressed to know that they are working with a top performing company. You can also get some valuable insights from our business coaches on how you may improve your business. If you already run your business well, then this experience will help you to take it to the next level. You will also be part of an exclusive VIP networking experience in the IT Industry.
Answer as many questions as you can. The system will automatically benchmark and score with an AI Algorithm in each of the areas of best business practices.
The business evaluation process and scoring will help you to identify any deficiencies. Most companies need some improvement in some areas of their businesses. The key is to improve upon your weaknesses so you can eventually become a Best Managed Company.
Yes. And, there is a very special recognition for VARs and MSPs who win consecutive years! Companies that can demonstrate consistent best performance will become tomorrow’s top industry leaders. Many unique opportunities await these companies. It is also a great way to gauge your best practices improvements year over year!
Yes. You can consider joining a “MasterMind” peer-group where you will be grouped with 8 other like-minded companies to complete a year of business improvements (see www.300elitemastermind.com) Ask for more details.
To win one of Best Managed IT Companies awards, the applicant will need to demonstrate that their company has what it takes to be one of the very best in each of the 12 business categories such as sales process, marketing, operations, financial and leadership etc. There are about 200 questions that each applicant will need to answer in this comprehensive business assessment.

Each applicant will also be reviewed in several public areas such as the strength of their digital presence including their web site, social media, search engine results and marketing campaigns. Other activities that they do such as charity, community work, customer testimonials and other achievements will be reviewed. Other awards and certification levels will also be considered. Depending on the results of this review up to 6% can be added or subtracted from the applicant’s total score.

A combination of these business assessments will ultimately determine the final score and ranking of each applicant. The 50 companies will the highest scores will win the award in their country. The winners will be part an elite group within the country and in the World.

They will want to win this award because winning says that they are one of the best of the best-managed companies in the IT Channel. It says a lot about the company, its management and team. It is something that their management and staff will be proud to be recognized for and will want to show off, as it tells so much about who they are and what they do. It tells their customers and prospects that they believe in excellence and have an award to prove it. It says that they run an outstanding organization and is part of a small elite group of companies that are recognized for their best-practice business performance in the entire country.
Being recognized for operating one of the very best companies in the country is so much more rewarding to the employees and management on many levels.

  • Each department will be motivated to keep doing better, which will only improve the company in the future.
  • Your customers will be impressed and want to do business with an organization that believes in and is recognized for excellence.
  • New prospects will gravitate to the winners because they will prefer to work with suppliers that are the best in what they do.
  • Your community will be proud that you are part of their neighborhood.
  • The local news media will want to showcase your company to their readers.
  • Financial institutions will see another reason to support the company, as we know that the way management runs a company does matter in their decisions.
  • The IT distributors and vendors will seek out deeper partnership with the best companies for obvious reasons.
  • Channel news media will showcase the winners.
  • The award will be like a permanent trump card that will constantly open more doors of opportunities and benefits.

Every winner can promote their win to their communities and target markets. It is one award that the winners will want everyone to know about! Being recognized for your outstanding work has its unique set of rewards on so many personal levels.

On top of this, companies with the highest scores in each participating country will be ranked in the Global Best 50 IT Companies. Imagine what winning one of these will mean to the company

This is one award that will actually benefit every applicant regardless if they win or not. Each applicant will receive a business assessment feedback to help them to better understand how they did in each category of best practice. It is a free business assessment that they can leverage to improve their weaknesses and build on their strengths. The companies may also speak with business experts to help them develop a proper roadmap to improve their business in the coming year. Striving to improve your business is always a good thing for any business and if done right, winning the award in the future is within grasp. Being a finalist in the 50 Best Managed IT Companies does have its own set of benefits and it also says that the company is committed to improving the way that they run their business.
Physical awards will be handed out at an annual formal awards ceremony and gala! All applicants as well as industry leaders, vendors, distributors and news media will be invited to attend the awards show. It will be an evening for the finalists and winners to celebrate with their colleagues and representatives from all corners of the IT industry.
Most people like to win awards but not all awards are equal in its desire to win or the benefits of winning. Ultimately, it depends on the award and the recognition that it brings its winners. The 50 Best Managed IT Companies Award is on the top end of the list to win. Winning one may actually matter more than any other award for VARs, MSPs and ITSPs. Who wants this award? This may be best answered by asking another question…Who wouldn’t want to win this award?
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