Press Release | 13 Jan 2022

Micro Focus Announces Winners of 2021 APJ Partner Awards and further Enhancements to its Partner Program


NEWBURY, UK – January 13, 2022Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP), announced the winners of its Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Partner Awards during its annual APJ GTM Summit and reinforced the company’s commitments to its distributor and reseller base in the region. Members of the Micro Focus Partner Program can expect an enriched layer of support and enablement in 2022 across key pillars, including Micro Focus Cloud Solutions, training and certifications, and upselling and cross-selling opportunities.

Recognizing the increased demand from regional customers and the partner community for personalized and scalable tools that enable accelerated Cloud adoption, Micro Focus rolled out and introduced enhancements to its comprehensive SaaS offering, which now includes 15 enterprise-grade products. The company has also made further investments in its Partner Portal to provide easy, accessible, and up-to-date online enablement and training courses. Partners and resellers can also benefit from enhanced pre-sales tools and cloud-based online labs that will help them drive effective and fast value-selling to their customers

“Partners sit at the forefront of Micro Focus’ continued success, and we are very heartened to see that the strategic enhancements we’ve made this year were met with positive response,” said Stephen McNulty, President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Micro Focus. “With the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, we foresee that businesses in the region will continue to accelerate their Cloud transformation efforts and rely on partners to provide them with solutions that offer scalability, flexible pricing and security. Our absolute priority is to enable our partner community with solutions that accelerate innovation and create competitive differentiation.”

Micro Focus’ continued investments in delivering more value and growth opportunities to the partner base have been met with positive responses in Asia Pacific and Japan. The company has seen over 120% percent year-on-year growth in a number of partners submitting deal registrations,  which reflects an increase in net new businesses, as well as enhanced partner capabilities for better serving their customers across the region.

The following representatives from Asia Pacific and Japan were honoured at the annual Micro Focus Partner Awards for their dedication to powering innovative solutions for the region’s digital future:

  • Kapish Services Pty Ltd (a Citadel Group Company) - APJ Partner of the Year 2021, Business Innovation
  • PCCW Solutions Limited – APJ Partner of the Year 2021, Emerging Market
  • Larsen And Toubro Limited Smart World & Communication - APJ Partner of the Year 2021, Smart and Safe City Innovation
  • NH2 System Sdn Bhd, Partner of the Year 2021, Southeast Asia
  • iSET-DA Co., Ltd. – Partner of the Year 2021, Korea
  • iCognition Pty Limited – Partner of the Year 2021, Australia and New Zealand
  • Shanghai Wesure Information Technology Co., Ltd. – Partner of the Year 2021, Greater China
  • K.K. Ashisuto - Partner of the Year 2021, Japan
  • Cyberpwn Technologies Private Limited - Partner of the Year 2021, India

“This recognition is a true testament to a successful partnership between Micro Focus and Citadel,” said Ryan Harris, General Manager, Enterprise Solutions at The Citadel Group. “We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Micro Focus at the technical, operational and sales levels that brings Citadel’s products to customers, providing them with the breadth and depth of solution portfolio that addresses many of their practical problems.”

“FY21 saw iCognition achieving excellent growth in sales of Micro Focus products, across our clients in public, financial, and education sectors,” said Joe Mammoliti, CEO, iCognition. “We’re thrilled that we’ve also achieved Platinum Partner status with Micro Focus this year. We thank Micro Focus for awarding us this award and Platinum membership, which is not only acknowledgement of our premium level of Micro Focus sales and service but recognizes 18 years of an excellent partnership.”

“We’re thrilled to acknowledge our 2021 Partner Awards winners for their continued support and commitment to help businesses in the region accelerate their transformation,” said J R Wong, Vice President, Channels, APJ, Micro Focus. “Micro Focus is a partner-first organization, and we’ve been very fortunate to be working with a strong and dedicated partner network. Our top priority to help partners solve their customers’ digital challenges remains and we will continue to innovate to broaden their capabilities and enable them to grow faster.”

More Information

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About Micro Focus

Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, focused on solving the IT dilemma—how to balance today’s needs with tomorrow’s opportunities. We deliver mission-critical technology and supporting services that help more than 40,000 customers worldwide manage core IT elements of their business. Strengthened by a top-10 patent portfolio and an extensive partner network, our broad set of technologies for security, IT operations, application delivery, governance, modernization, and analytics provides the innovative solutions organizations need to run and transform—at the same time.


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