Hat Trick of Gold Awards for Motivforce with Know Your IBM at 2019 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards

Motivforce has struck gold, not once, not twice, but THREE times at this year’s prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in recognition of our innovative Know Your IBM channel partner program.  

Know Your IBM was honored with a Gold Award for Excellence in three categories: Best Results of a Learning Program; Best Advance in Creating an Extended Enterprise Learning Program; and Best Sales Training Program for Extended Enterprise.

Additionally, Know Your IBM collected a Bronze Award for Excellence in Best Program for Sales & Training Performance.


‘Know Your IBM’, created and managed by Motivforce, is IBM’s primary incentive program targeting Business Partner resellers in its B2B distribution channel with loyalty rewards for completing educational activities to increase their knowledge of IBM products and services. The program is critical to ensuring Business Partners in 131 countries are as technically proficient as possible, giving them a competitive edge when selling IBM’s complex server solutions, generating revenue for IBM in an aggressive market.

Now entering its 25th year, the Brandon Hall Group (www.brandonhall.com) Excellence Awards for Learning and Development, Workforce Management, Sales Performance and Corporate Initiatives is the most prestigious awards program in the industry. Often called the “Academy Awards” by learning, talent and business executives, the program was one of the first of its kind in the learning industry, which was pioneered in 1994.

The Excellence Awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. The program attracts entrants from leading corporations around the world, as well as mid-market and smaller firms.

Award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.

David Cox, CEO Motivforce comments: “We are incredibly proud to win three Gold Awards this year for the Know Your IBM program. The entry process for the Brandon Hall Awards is very detailed with specific criteria that we had to meet. The judging process is also rigorous and totally impartial. So the fact that we have won Gold in three categories demonstrates that Know Your IBM is a truly outstanding program. Congratulations and well done to the Motivforce Know Your IBM team for continuing to ensure this program is best in class and never fails to deliver results year after year.”

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program has recognized leading organizations for the past twenty-plus years for the latest trends in Human Capital Management,” said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program. “The initiatives that were honored are not only innovative but fit the unique needs of the business and create truly remarkable success stories.”

“The HCM Excellence Awards recognize programs that measurably benefit organizations,” said Mike Cooke, Brandon Hall Group CEO. “Many human capital management departments are unable to confirm that their initiatives help the business’s bottom line. Because we focus on measurable benefits, our awards program is universally recognized and highly prestigious.”

Excellence Awards winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, February 4-6, 2020, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida

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