SOURCE: APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric

March 24, 2010 10:00 ET

APC Unveils New Rewards Program to Provide Incentives for Partners

Now Through March 31, Newly Enrolled Partners Will Receive 1,000 Bonus Points

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) -  APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today introduced a new rewards program to incentivize partners. The APC Rewards Program is a channel incentive program that awards partners for selling APC products and solutions. By redeeming points, partners are able to partake in adventurous excursions -- like adrenalin-filled race car driving or indulging in a relaxing travel package -- like spending a week on a sandy, sun-drenched beach.

"We truly see the value and importance that our channel partners bring to APC. Without their support, APC would not be able to supply end-users with the quality products and services that they have come to known and appreciate for decades," said Marc Sherman, vice president, Marketing and Sales Enablement, APC. "With the new program, we are not only able to provide partners with great rewards, but we offer them the tools and resources they need to succeed in the marketplace."

The APC Rewards Program is open to IT Resellers and Partners, as well as electrical contractors who are members of the APC Channel Partner Program. Users can join by visiting the APC Rewards Program online and registering as an individual or signing up as a team to increase points. Once an approved member of the program, partners can start planning their sales and training activities to earn the points they need for a desired prize. As partners grow their business, they will earn points for each eligible sale. Members can earn APC Rewards Points by selling: data center, server room and wiring closet equipment, including uninterruptible power supplies and power distribution units, racks and accessories, cooling, security and environmental monitoring, surge protection and power conditioning, management solutions and AV solutions and services* Additional points are awarded for those who build their competency through APC's world-class partner training program, which offers online webinars and instructor-led training courses. 

Once partners begin accumulating rewards points, they can start redeeming right away. With an easy-to-use, real-time online account, users can log-in, check their balance and browse through rewards and select prizes. The points for the prize will be deducted from the partner's account and the remaining balance will be displayed. Throughout the year, partners can partake in promotions that double and triple points on select SKUs, allowing partner to redeem more exciting prizes. Now through March 31, 2010, any partner who enrolls in the APC Rewards Program receives a 1000 points bonus.

The APC Rewards Program will be offered worldwide and is currently available in select countries. For availability and to learn more about APC's Rewards Program visit www.apcrewards.com or call 800-877-4080.

*Qualifying skus vary from country to country. Please refer to your local country site for list of eligible skus.

About APC by Schneider Electric
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of EUR 2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruxure(R) architecture, the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries, achieved sales of EUR 18,3 billion in 2008. All trademarks are the property of their owners. 

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