SMP Makes CRN’s Solution Provider 500 List For a Third Time

(Rochester, NY – June 5, 2017)  CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, announced today that it has named SMP (Systems Management Planning Inc.) to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list, coming in at number 254. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

During the 20 years in business, SMP has achieved a number of honors and awards, including acknowledgement by Inc. magazine numerous times as part of their list of 5000 fastest growing firms, and three-time winner of CRN’s Solution Provider 500 List. Revenue growth is not the only measure of success, and one area that SMP is most proud of is how it treats its employees. Being named a Rochester Top Workplace four years consecutively (every year the award was given out) as well as a Best Companies to Work for in New York State in 2017 provides fodder that SMP puts its money where its mouth is relative to employee satisfaction.

“At SMP our philosophy is PEOPLE FIRST, and that not only means our customers and communities, but also our employees.  We believe that happy employees do great work. To that end, we strive to ensure our employees have a healthy work-life balance, are informed and included in the direction of our organization and have venues to express their ideas.” remarks Eric Rorapaugh, President and founder of SMP.

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete list will be published on, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with.

“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.”

The complete 2017 Solution Provider 500 list will be available online at


About SMP:

Winning digital transformation brought to you with integrity and delivered with passion by the nicest people around.  SMP delivers strategic, value-based IT Solutions for collaboration, infrastructure, end-user computing, mobility and security, working with top manufacturers like Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, NetApp, and VMware.  We also provide managed, professional, and cloud services. With local offices in New York and New England, we serve customers in the healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, finance, manufacturing, government, and commercial sectors.

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About the Channel Company 

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.