Acquia Launches ISV Partner Program Enabling the Social Enterprise
Program Offers Managed Hosting, Development and Sales Support to Software Partners Seeking to Leverage Market Leading Drupal Social Publishing System
Woburn, MA – July 13, 2010-- Acquia, the enterprise guide to social publishing, today announced a new Partner Program for independent software vendors who want to extend their market reach by incorporating Drupal-based solutions into their product offerings. Among other benefits, Acquia’s ISV Partner Program offers managed Drupal hosting, partner training, joint marketing opportunities, and expert Drupal technical support.
Social business software has become a top priority for business leaders and CIOs. To address these Enterprise 2.0 requirements, software vendors are increasingly turning to open source Drupal, the leading CMS technology in use across Alexa’s top 10,000 sites. With its unique combination of content management and social software capabilities, Drupal has emerged as the preferred choice for software vendors seeking to embed social publishing into their own web applications.
Acquia created this comprehensive program to meet the business needs of software vendors seeking to take advantage of Drupal, but who also require commercial support for both their R&D teams and their end customers. ISVs can take advantage of the Drupal social publishing platform for editorial and user-generated content publishing, community management and collaborative, team-based applications. At the same time, ISVs benefit from Acquia’s enterprise-class SLA-based support and Drupal hosting to achieve innovative technical differentiation while reducing product R&D costs.
"A thriving software partner ecosystem for Drupal social publishing solutions is critical to Acquia and the overall growth of the Drupal community," said Tim Bertrand, VP of Business Development for Acquia. "We've made strong progress in building our partner ecosystem in the past year and we are putting even more focus on solution provider and ISV partners as we move through 2010. We will make it easier and more profitable for these partners to extend their product lines and bring Drupal-based solutions to their markets."
The Acquia ISV Partner Program offers the following services to participating organizations:
- Suite of Drupal hosting and support packages to seamlessly extend ISV Partner offerings, speeding customer deployments and providing a one-stop shop for Drupal infrastructure support
- Software developer support for organizations building Drupal-based offerings to speed product development and take advantage of Drupal best practices
- Lead generation, pre-sales support and extensive training to help partners extend their market reach and grow Drupal momentum.
"With Drupal's emergence as the leading open source social publishing solution, we were seeking a partner program that would enable us to take advantage of community driven innovation and meet the needs of our enterprise customers. By giving us firsthand access to experienced Drupal resources and 24x7 support, Acquia's ISV Partner program enables us to confidently include Drupal as the standard CMS with the WoodWing Enterprise 7 Content Publishing Platform," said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software.
Acquia, the enterprise Guide to Drupal, helps organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. Our products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk. Please visit: http://acquia.com. Download Acquia Drupal, the completely free Drupal distribution, at http://acquia.com/downloads.
The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over two million times since its inception and powers more than 400,000 web sites globally. Drupal includes an enterprise class content management system and is used to deliver a wide variety of web applications including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, e-commerce, and many more. Assisted by a thriving ecosystem of consultants and developers, a diverse set of organizations use Drupal, including SonyBMG, Warner Brothers Records, the New York Observer, Forbes, Disney, Intel, Harvard University, and Amnesty International. A huge community has grown up around Drupal, with thousands of active contributors to the open source technology. For more information, visit http://drupal.org.