SAGE presents industry suppliers with annual A+ and A rating awards based on distributor ratings collected in its product research and business management solution SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile. This year, 935 suppliers received the top A+ rating, while another 222 suppliers received an A rating. A total of 27 percent of all active suppliers in the SAGE database received an award this year. As part of the Power of Two relationship between SAGE and PPAI, suppliers with SAGE ratings are also considered for eligibility in the industry’s annual PPAI Supplier Star Awards Competition.

“With the hardships suppliers have faced over the last 18 months, from staffing issues to shipping delays, we are proud to offer these awards to those that have persevered and really raised the bar for the standard of quality, transparency and integrity in the industry,” says SAGE President David Natinsky, MAS.

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 through the SAGE suite or via a “Rate us now” link provided by suppliers. They can only rate each supplier once, however, they may update their ratings at any time, providing the most accurate representation of their experiences with each supplier. Rating awards are given each year based on the aggregate of distributor ratings and suppliers with an A+ or A aggregate rating are given an award.

The SAGE ratings are intended to allow distributors using its research and business management tools to make more informed decisions about suppliers by accessing their current, real-time ratings, including distributor peer comments as well as full award information, including any additional industry awards, for each supplier.

Award-winning suppliers will have access to a variety of marketing collateral to promote their A+ or A rated status, including logos for their catalogs, websites and email signatures.

Click here to download the complete list of A+ Supplier Ratings and here to download the complete list of A Supplier Ratings.