Each year, SAGE presents industry suppliers with A+ and A rating awards based on distributor ratings collected in SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile.

This year, 1,070 suppliers received the top A+ rating, while another 415 suppliers received an A rating. A total of 37 percent of all suppliers in the SAGE database received an award this year. As part of the Power of Two relationship between SAGE and PPAI, SAGE ratings are also considered for eligibility in the industry’s annual PPAI Supplier Star Awards Competition.

“We are always excited to acknowledge our award-winning suppliers for their outstanding

achievements during the year,” says SAGE President David Natinsky, CAS. “Being awarded with an A+ or A rating from SAGE is something to be very proud of and shows that our industry continues to move in a positive direction with a strong focus on customer service and quality products.”

Awards are based solely on the distributor rating system that is part of SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile. Distributors can rate suppliers at any time using SAGE Online, SAGE Web or SAGE Mobile or via a “Rate us now” link provided by suppliers. Distributors can only rate each supplier one time but may change their ratings at any time. Rating awards are given each year based on the aggregate distributor ratings. Suppliers with an A+ or A aggregate rating are given an award.

Supplier award winners will have access to a variety of marketing collateral to promote their award status, including logos for their catalogs, websites and email signatures. For more information, suppliers should contact their account representative at 800-925-7243.