Ottawa, Canada, December 5, 2017Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, a leading cloud-based supply chain management solution based on concurrent planning, today announced the launch of the Kinaxis Partner Enablement Program, enhancing the organization’s Partner Alliance Program to include a framework providing dedicated support, training, certification and solutions development features to optimize solution delivery to partner customers.  

“Alliances are essential for business strength, vitality and success,” said Bob Dolan, Vice President, Global Alliances and Sales at Kinaxis. “The Kinaxis Partner Enablement Program reinforces our commitment to our partners’ success, and ultimately helps us deliver on continuous customer value assurance. We are excited to enable our current and future partners with the tools, support, resources, training and certification they need to drive maximum and lasting value for our global RapidResponse customers.”

Backed by dedicated Global Alliance Managers, the Global Alliance support team, and Kinaxis Knowledge Services, partners benefit from unlimited access to the Kinaxis Learning Center, a set of redeemable certification vouchers, the Kinaxis Supply Chain Expert Community, a private RapidResponse demonstration/sandbox environment, and direct development support to help deliver solutions unique to every partner.

“The new partner enablement program has been very well received by our partners, helping better prepare them to drive new business through its sales and demonstration training components. Partners who have joined the program now have a much deeper understanding of RapidResponse and the range of its capabilities,” said Dolan.

Developed in direct collaboration with partners, the Kinaxis Partner Enablement Program requires partners to adhere to the Kinaxis Guardrail and Solution Assurance processes and to validate their skills and knowledge through our robust, multi-level certification program to ensure fully compliant and reliable solution delivery.

“As our partner ecosystem continues to grow, the Kinaxis Partner Enablement Program will play an important role in building and nurturing key relationships, enhancing the RapidResponse user experience and providing customers with peace of mind that they are working with trained, knowledgeable and trusted advisors at every touchpoint,” said John Sicard, Chief Executive Officer at Kinaxis.

Through this program, partners will have the necessary tools to empower customers to enable better, faster decision making in their supply chains with RapidResponse.

To learn more about becoming a Kinaxis Partner, please submit an information request, selecting Kinaxis Partner as your area of interest.

Forward-Looking Statements

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