Blend Interactive Named EPiServer North America’s Partner of the Year
Blend happy to have been a part of EPiServer’s North American expansion plans.
- Deane Barker
- Jan. 26 2010
Last week, Blend Interactive was named EPiServer’s North American Partner of the Year for 2009. It’s a great honor, and we’re really happy to have been a part of EPiServer’s North American expansion plans.
Our experience as an EPiServer partner has been fantastic. They’re a great organization, full of smart people who know content management and are committed to making the best product on the market. I personally count the EPiServer North America crew out in Chicago among my good friends. (If you get a chance to visit, get them to take you to the Chicago Chop House. It remains the best meal I’ve ever had in my life.)
The support they provide their partners goes above and beyond. They’re always available for questions, willing to structure a deal to make it work, and standing by on a moment's notice with sales support. When my daughter had sudden tonsil surgery, they stepped in at the last minute for a client demo. When Blend got a chance at a very large job in Toronto, they flew two people up there to support us in the pitch. On top of all this, they have no professional services group, and they only sell their product through partners, meaning we always work with them, never in competition.
(On a more personal note, my mother passed away in December. At the funeral, I was touched to see flowers from the EPiServer North America office at the front of the church. I didn't even know that they had heard the news. You just don’t see that kind of thing in this business.)
Blend has been very active in helping EPiServer recruit U.S. partners. We believe that a rising tide floats all boats, and if we can help EPiServer push into this market, we stand to gain in the long-term. So if you’re a development shop looking for a good content management system, drop me a line. I’d be more than happy to elaborate on our experience with the system and how it can help you.
So, thanks to EPiServer for the award. We’re excited to be part of the North American invasion, and we look forward to more success in 2010. A large part of Blend’s future is being built around EPiServer — we believe that strongly in their product and their organization.