Sonata’s relationship with IBM pans close to two decades. Sonata is a Tier 1 Business Partner for IBM and besides being amongst the top 5 SI Partners for IBM in India. Sonata also nurtures a strategic partnership with the services arm of IBM (GBS). Sonata’s WebSphere Commerce Competency Center focusses on building competency on IBM WCS Solutions besides other IBM tools and products.

Web Sphere Commerce Competence Center

The WCS Competence Centre has the following objectives :

  • Build competency on IBM WCS solutions, IBM tools and products
  • Educate Sales and Consulting team on how to leverage WCS as a business generator
  • Create a demo centre and develop WCS related assets and Proof of Concepts
  • The Scope of activities of the Competency Centre includes :
  • Opportunity validation and assessment
  • Demo of WCS
  • Client specific PoC development on WCS platform
  • Showcasing assets build by the Sonata CoE team
  • Customer presentation & proposal submission
  • Creating offerings around WCS
  • Develop WCS related skills and obtain certifications
  • The WebSphere Competency Center has developed re-usable assets in the following areas:
    • Supplier Marketplace – B2C channel
    • Loyalty program

Highlights of Partnership

Sonata has an 18+ year long partnership with IBM

  • Tier 1 Business Partner
  • Among Top 5 SI partners of IBM in India
  • Strategic partnership with IBM services arm (IBM GBS) globally
  • Preferred WCS partner for IBM Solution Labs
  • Preferred Cognos and Microsoft Dynamics AX partner for IBM Global Services
  • Sonata is an IBM certified partner for multiple products
  • Sonata is a member of the IBM SVP and SVI compliance programs
  • 2013 - IBM GBS partnership extended to other Microsoft stack
  • 2012 - Preferred Dynamics AX partner globally for IBM GBS
  • 2011 – WCS Competency Center setup for IBM Solution Labs
  • 2010 - Best Partner for Websphere. Joint eCommerce, Portal GTMs
  • 2009 - Most promising partner for Rational in
  • IBM has most recently recognized Sonata for :
    • Best Partner for WebSphere for 2010
    • Most promising partner for Rational for 2009
  • 2008 – Tier 1 Business Partner
  • 2006 – Saas ISV Service Partner
  • 2005
    • VAD for Ascential in India
    • DB2 Migration Center setup in India
    • Business Partner Consultant/SI globally
  • 2004 – VAD for Rational in India
  • 2003 – VAD for DB2 in India
  • 2001 – Exclusive VAD for Informix in India
  • 1997 – IBM software distributor in India
  • 1996 – Lotus distributor in India
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