SOURCE: Magento


April 20, 2016 12:00 ET

Magento Celebrates Top Contributions Across Its Global Partner Ecosystem With the 2016 Magento Partner Awards

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2016) - Magento Commerce, the leading provider of open omnichannel innovation, hosted the 2016 Magento Partner Awards at its annual Imagine 2016 conference in Las Vegas to recognize both solution integration and technology partners who made significant contributions to the eCommerce industry during 2015. The awards program is comprised of five main categories of awards -- the Shooting Star Award, the Spirit of Excellence Award, the Digital Commerce Partner of the Year Award, Omnichannel Partner of the Year Award, and the Most Innovative Extension Developer Award.

"This year's partner awards recognize extraordinary achievements across our global ecosystem of system integrators and technology innovators. These winners demonstrate superior creativity, quality, and customer service that singles them out in a highly competitive market," said Mark Lavelle, CEO, Magento Commerce. "On behalf of the entire Magento team, I am pleased to congratulate the winners on their well-deserved awards."

Awards presented to Solution Partners covered four main categories with winners representing various regions around the globe. They include:

  • The Magento Shooting Star Award is presented to partners who have recently finished their Associate level of partnership and who have shown great growth and made a significant contribution to the Magento Enterprise Edition community. The recipients of the Magento Shooting Star Award are:

    • From EMEA - H&O and Salmon
    • From North America - Kensium Solutions and Absolunet
    • From APAC - Equana Commerce

  • The Spirit of Excellence Award is presented to partners who have demonstrated outstanding performance in one or more of the following areas: investment in technical enablement, quality and customer satisfaction, thought leadership and innovation, and promotion of the Magento Ecosystem. This year's recipients include:

    • From EMEA - Media CT, Alpenite, Smile, Session Digital, and AOE
    • From North America - Gorilla Group, Blue Acorn, Demac Media, Silk Software, and Alpine Consulting
    • From Asia Pacific - Balance Internet and Netstarter
    • From Latin America - B Seller and Webjump

  • The Magento Digital Commerce Partner of the Year Award is presented to solutions partners who made significant overall contribution to the Magento business in their core region. This year's recipients are:

    • From EMEA - Redbox Digital
    • From North America - Guidance
    • From APAC - Bluecom

  • Magento Omnichannel Partner of the Year Award is presented to solutions partners who made the greatest contribution to our Magento Commerce Order Management (MCOM) business and our Magento Enterprise Edition business, in their core region. The Magento Omnichannel Partner of the Year winners are:

    • For EMEA - VAIMO
    • For North America - CORRA

Awards dedicated exclusively to Magento Technology Partners comprised of three main categories.

  • The Spirit of Excellence Award honors technology innovators driving state-of-the-art performance on the Magento platform. This year's winners include:

    • New Relic - a software analytics company that delivers real-time insights to more than 500,000 users and 13,000 paid business accounts
    • dotmailer - an email marketing automation platform of dotDigital Group PLC
    • Temando - a leading multi-carrier shipping and fulfillment platform for commerce, offering seamless access to global carrier networks and intelligence from the shopping cart to delivery
    • Celebros - a provider of cutting edge natural language site search, navigation and merchandising technologies for Magento merchants world-wide on both Magento 1 and Magento 2

  • The Shooting Star Award recognizes strong emerging technology solutions that are already driving Magento customer and merchant success. This year's winners include:

    • Nosto - a leading personalization engine delivering tailored shopping experiences to consumers
    • Fastly - a leading Content Delivery Network (CDN) that gives businesses complete control over how they serve content, unprecedented access to real-time performance analytics and the ability to cache frequently changing content at the edge of the network
    • TaxJar - a painless sales tax reporting and filing platform for online retailers

  • Finally, the Most Innovative Extension Developer Award is given to a top developer who is both prolific and provides outstanding quality extensions. This year's Most Innovative Extension Developer Award went to aheadWorks a leading eCommerce extension provider with over 100 Magento extensions such as Follow Up Email, Advanced Reports, Automatic Related Products, and Gift Cards all focused on enhancing site functionality and improving operations for more than 60,000 Magento websites.

About Magento Commerce

Trusted by more than 250,000 businesses worldwide, Magento Commerce is the leading provider of open omnichannel innovation to retailers, brands and branded manufacturers across retail B2C and B2B industries. In addition to its flagship open source digital commerce platform, Magento Commerce boasts a strong portfolio of cloud-based omnichannel solutions empowering merchants to successfully integrate digital and physical shopping experiences. With over $50B in gross merchandise volume transacted on the platform annually, Magento Commerce is the foremost provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000 and the Internet Retailer B2B 300, counting more than double the clients to the next closest competitor. Magento Commerce is supported by a vast global network of solution and technology partners, a highly active global developer community and the largest eCommerce marketplace for extensions available for download on the Magento Marketplace. More information can be found at

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