Meet our 2021 XM Partner Award winners
Since its inception in March 2018, the Qualtrics Partner Network (QPN) has provided organizations with access to best-in-class experience management consulting, technology, and services. To recognize the shared client successes and innovation enabled through QPN, we’re celebrating our third annual Partner of the Year Awards.
These winners are recognized for their commitment to experience management (XM) and for helping organizations advance and scale their customer, employee, product, and brand experience programs, driving engagement, retention, loyalty, and brand relevance.
In addition to global awards, new categories this year include the Breakthrough Award, awarded to new partners that broaden the reach of XM to new markets, and the All-In Award, awarded to partners that exemplify our cultural values as voted on by our client-facing teams.
This year’s winners, announced at the 2021 Partner Summit, include:
- Korn Ferry: Employee XM Partner of the Year - Asia Pacific & Japan and Europe, Middle East & Africa and Innovation Partner of the Year
Korn Ferry helps clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance – from designing their structures, roles, and responsibilities; to hiring the right people to bring their strategy to life. In 2021, Korn Ferry announced a new solution that combines Qualtrics’ powerful cloud solution with Korn Ferry’s DEI expertise to help organizations become more structurally and behaviorally inclusive.
- EY: Customer XM Partner of the Year - Americas and Asia Pacific & Japan
EY helps clients to drive exceptional experiences, and innovate faster and with more insight using experience and operational metrics. EY recently launched an EY Qualtrics Experience Management competency to help leaders navigate challenges and understand how customers and employees feel about their brand, what they expect from their interactions, and how to provide experiences that build trust.
- ServiceNow: Alliance Partner of the Year
ServiceNow provides a smoother and more impactful way to put an organization’s insights into action. Customers leverage the combined power of ServiceNow’s digital workflows with Qualtrics’ experience management technology on a single platform to quickly act on customer insights.
- FullStory: Technology Partner of the Year
FullStory automatically discovers, analyzes, and ranks opportunities so teams can confidently focus on the improvements that will yield the greatest benefits. FullStory has an integration with Qualtrics that helps customers to prioritize their highest-impact digital experience improvements.
- WSA: Employee XM Partner of the Year - Americas
Workforce Science Associates (WSA) guides organizations around the science and delivery of employee engagement to achieve a high-performing workforce.
- Hall & Partners: Brand XM Partner of the Year - Americas
Hall & Partners brings the best brand & communications thinking together with the smartest research technology, and experience management to design, gather and inspire businesses to build stronger relationships with customers, consumers, and patients.
- SOM: Breakthrough Partner of the Year - Americas
SOM creates value for businesses by providing them with the advice, support, and guidance they need to make informed and judicious decisions.
- Walker: All-In Partner of the Year - Americas
Walker serves a wide range of industries including B2B, consumer, and public sector organizations. Walker delivers industry-best tools and expert guidance to drive better, faster results.
- Kantar: Customer XM Partner of the Year - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Kantar guides organizations to explore the entire customer journey and embed operational change, drive customer centricity and deliver business impact.
- AKT: Breakthrough Partner of the Year - Europe, Middle East & Africa
AKT helps customers to redefine and transform the way people experience their companies and organizations, adapting to the new expectations in the digital experience economy.
- Zill Consulting: All-In Partner of the Year - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Zill empowers clients by focusing on extracting value to get the most out of their programs, improving and evolving their XM programs and prioritizing areas of opportunity.
- IBM: Asia Pacific & Japan Breakthrough Partner of the Year
IBM empowers every leader and manager with real-time, role-based, and actionable data from their teams. IBM expanded its strategic relationship with Qualtrics by becoming its first-ever reseller in Japan.
- Ugam: All-In Partner of the Year - Asia Pacific & Japan
Ugam helps retailers, brands, and market research firms transform big data into valuable insights. Their unique managed services offering combines a proprietary big data technology platform with deep domain knowledge and analytics expertise to empower clients to make decisions that improve their business.
“The continued growth and innovation of the Qualtrics Partner Network push the boundaries of the Experience Management category,” said R.J. Filipski, Qualtrics Global Head of Ecosystem. “This year’s partner winners are leaders in their respective spaces and utilize their expertise and commitment to the customer to deliver ongoing value.”
“EY's purpose of building a better working world has been founded on the belief that Customer and Employee experiences are interconnected and have a direct influence in driving outcomes,” said Vijay Nidumolu, Managing Director, EY. “We are honored to be recognized by Qualtrics as the EmployeeXM partner of the year in 2020 and a CustomerXM partner of the year in 2021 which is consistent with how we approach everything we do for our clients."
“Korn Ferry is delighted to be recognized by Qualtrics for our expertise in delivering best-in-class employee experience programs on a global scale,” said David Marzo, Global Solutions Leader, Korn Ferry. “The combination of Korn Ferry’s transformational advisory expertise and Qualtrics EmployeeXM empowers our clients to close the gaps to create a radically human organization”
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