Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 06, 2014
Gail Wilson, founder and president of GWA Business Solutions Canada, Inc. (http://www.gwabiz.com), has been named as one of CRN magazine’s 2014 Women of the Channel for the third year in a row. The annual list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within the IT channel and their impact on the advancement of the technology industry. Wilson received further accolades in the publication’s inaugural Power 50 Solution Providers, an elite group of female executives leading companies whose clients regard them as trusted advisors.
“Naturally, I’m both thrilled and honored,” says Wilson, a 31-year IT industry veteran. “Peer recognition like this also helps validate the company vision, direction, and business transformation we’ve made in recent years to adapt to a changing technology industry.”
The 2014 Women of the Channel award recognizes the success GWA Business Solutions has enjoyed under Wilson’s leadership. While many channel vendors struggled with changing business models, Wilson positioned GWA to better serve targeted industry verticals, transforming a purely sales-driven company to a consulting group heavily invested in their client’s goals and objectives. That investment includes new staff dedicated to working more closely with the company's existing client base, which includes a significant number of companies running manufacturing, CRM, and HR, along with Sage 300 ERP.
Wilson says she had to confront a vastly different future for GWA’s daily practice. "New software distribution models have arisen, such as cloud computing and SaaS for starters. This meant we had to rethink our approach and develop new and sustainable ways to add value for our clients. We had to build closer relationships, which means our clients are now consulting with us on everything they do. We help them to 'do it once.' It’s the best way to combine growth and stability while staying on the leading edge. It’s good for everyone – our company, our software vendors, and absolutely our customers.”
No need to ask Wilson if change is good for business. "Our success comes from the fact that we don't just throw software at people. Just providing a quote won’t help customers succeed. We spend time with them to truly understand their business and needs before recommending any product or technology."
About GWA Business Solutions Inc.:
GWA Business Solutions Inc. is based in Markham, Ontario. GWA help its clients to streamline their repetitive processes into a smooth flowing efficient course of action. Our core belief is that repetitive mundane tasks cost companies much more than they realize. Helping North American business to transform their companies and give them the ability to react to change and growth is our goal.
For more information about GWA Business Solutions, visit http://www.GWAbiz.com.