Lightwell Honored as IBM Sterling Business Partner of the Year at Think 2020


With the prestigious IBM Excellence Award, Lightwell is being recognized for its exceptional performance, innovative solutions, and outstanding services around the IBM Sterling portfolio.

IBM Business Partner of the Year 2020During the IBM Think 2020 digital conference this week, Lightwell was awarded the 2020 IBM Excellence Award for “IBM Sterling Business Partner of the Year.”

The IBM 2020 Excellence Awards recognize IBM Business Partners across the world who have exceeded expectations and delivered enhanced levels of business growth and innovation to clients.

This award recognizes Lightwell as the outstanding IBM Sterling Business Partner for delivering exceptional services, solutions, and support, along with superior performance and results in 2019. 

"Receiving this recognition from IBM is a tremendous honor, as it underscores the power of the teamwork between our organizations, and the exceptional value we strive to deliver to our clients together every day,” said Chris Halvorson, Lightwell Vice President of Solutions.

Lightwell also received the IBM Excellence Award in 2019 for IBM Watson Customer Engagement.

Lightwell 22 Year AnniversaryThe award’s timing on May 5 coincided with Lightwell’s 22nd Anniversary date, so it was especially great news for the Lightwell team across North America and United Kingdom.

Lightwell’s history and experience with the IBM Sterling solutions span over 20 of those years as the company’s partnership began with Sterling Commerce in 2000. 

From technical consultants and developers to support and front-line staff, many members of the Lightwell team have extensive experience with the IBM Sterling solutions—including IBM Sterling B2B Integrator, IBM Sterling Order Management, IBM Sterling File Gateway, and more. The team has successfully delivered and optimized these solutions for thousands of Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 clients across industries.

In addition, the team has developed many complementary, innovative solutions—including the Lightwell Visibility Portal, Illuminate OMS Analytics, and B2B Framework—to help companies harness exceptional value from their IBM Sterling investments, accelerate and streamline processes, reduce complexity and costs, and gain actionable insights to improve performance.

Because the Lightwell team also has extensive experience in other areas—including Integration and APIs, Data Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, and Application Development—they’re able to help companies achieve results like these across the enterprise, and assist them in strategic, enterprise-wide initiatives like Digital Transformation and Cloud.

"Through the extensive IBM portfolio, we can help our clients not only overcome their challenges, but also transform, innovate, and thrive,” continued Halvorson. “Many of our clients are focusing on major initiatives around Digital Transformation, Analytics, and Cloud—and through the power of our partnership, we can help them be successful every step of the way.”

View this video to learn more about how the Lightwell and IBM Partnership, and how the IBM Sterling solutions have helped companies around the world.