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Welcome to PartnerNetwork™ News and Announcements. This page is dedicated to keeping Rockwell Automation partners informed with quarterly updates.

Rockwell Automation Celebrates Pride Month – Creating a S...

In honor of Pride month, we are pleased to share the following story of how a transgender man found a supportive workplace environment and a company culture focused on diversity, equity and inclusion at Rockwell Automation. 

“When I joined, I wasn’t looking as much toward career advancement as I was considering culture,” Marcin said. “A friend at the company told me it was a strong, ethical and supportive workplace that focused on employee diversity, equity and inclusion.” 

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Rockwell Automation Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results; ...

The following information was recently announced in the Rockwell Automation Q2 FY23 results press release:     

  • Reported sales up 25.8% year over year; organic sales up 27.3% year over year 

  • Total ARR up 15% year over year 

  • Diluted EPS of $2.59 and adjusted EPS of $3.01; up 463% and 81% year over year, respectively 

  • Updates fiscal 2023 reported sales growth guidance to 12.5% - 16.5%; organic sales growth to 13.0% - 17.0% 

  • Updates fiscal 2023 diluted EPS guidance to $11.71 - $12.41; Adjusted EPS guidance to $11.50 - $12.20 

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8th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report

Learn how leading manufacturers are harnessing technology to improve quality, drive higher profitable growth, and outpace the competition in 2023 – and beyond.  

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Rockwell Automation Recognized by Gartner® as a Leader in...

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Welcome New Partners!

Welcome two new Information Software System Integrators 

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new Information Software-focused system integrators to our PartnerNetwork™ concentrating on Plex MES deployment.  

Conperio is joining the PartnerNetwork as a Plex MES solutions provider creating integrated technology solutions for an array of customers and industries. From pharmaceutical, to food and beverage, manufacturing, aerospace, and insurance, Conperio has the background, experience, and expertise to create the solutions needed to build a better way for customers looking to integrate Rockwell Automation's Information Software with other systems and platforms.  

We are also proud to announce that Stefanini Group, currently a Gold system integrator in Latin America, will also be teaming with Rockwell Automation to help deliver and support cutting-edge technology and the digital transformation experience our customer’s expect today. A global company with 35 year’s experience in the market, they offer a robust selection of services such as automation, cloud, IoT with solutions tailored for each industry.  

Welcoming Doosan Robotics as new Technology Partner  

We are excited to welcome Doosan Robotics as a Gold tier member of the Rockwell Automation Technology Partner Program. Founded in 2015 by Doosan Corporation, Doosan Robotics develops innovative technology and offers various collaborative robot (cobot) solutions, including manufacturing and service. The Technology Partnership extends the recent MOU signed by both Rockwell Automation Automation and Doosan where the companies agreed to focus on further integrating their respective controllers and robots, as well as developing robotic and other technologies for automation facilities, smart factory construction and other applications. 

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Discover What’s Possible at Automation Fair® 2023

Save the date and get ready for 4 days of more enhanced training, networking and immersive experiences!  
Automation Fair® is a one-of-a-kind experience for manufacturing and production leaders. And this year we’re making it even bigger – combining the education sessions at ROKLive with the latest trends in industrial technology – to bring you a four-day event like no other. You’ll have access to technology experts and thought leaders, more enhanced training, industry-focused solutions, and proven digital transformation strategies. All in one place! Learn more here 

Sponsor the event! 
Choose from a variety of options to get your brand in front of thousands of attendees at the event, and at multiple price points to fit your budget. New this year, sponsorship opportunities are open to all partners—you do not have to be an exhibitor at the event. Sponsorships are limited and include time sensitive initiatives—claim your ideal package today! View the Prospectus to learn more about sponsorships 

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Smart Manufacturing Showcased at Hannover Messe 2023

Rockwell Automation collaborated with key partners to showcase our solutions and technologies at Hannover Fair 2023.  

Working with partners like Microsoft, CISCO, Ericsson and Rockwell Automation® owned Cubic, we demonstrated how smart manufacturing becomes the gateway to digital transformation. Connected smart devices open new windows of visibility into processes. Data and analytics enable better and faster decision-making. Seamless connectivity spurs new collaboration. The Connected Enterprise® makes all this possible. It converges plant-level and enterprise networks and securely connects people, processes, and technologies, therefore our customers go from data-rich to data-intelligent. 

In the Microsoft booth, Rockwell Automation solutions show how we are using Microsoft technology to help manufacturers transform production and build the smart factories of the future. Demos and presentations in the Microsoft space showcased co-innovation by both companies using Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twins, Industrial Metaverse, ChatGPT, Manufacturing Execution System, Edge to Cloud solutions, Unified Robotics, and others.  

“Together, Rockwell Automation and Microsoft are accelerating and simplifying the digital transformation of industrial enterprises with the proven expertise, market-leading technology, and resources needed to deliver better business outcomes,” said Dominik Wee, corporate vice president of manufacturing and mobility industry at Microsoft, who was on Microsoft’s booth at the event. (source: Technology Record, April 2023). 

Rockwell Automation and CISCO partnership showcased how the two companies can collaborate for better Network Infrastructure and Security Solutions through Cyber Vision. It provides complete visibility into industrial control systems to build secure infrastructures and enforce security policies – achieving industrial operations' continuity, resilience, and safety. The addition of Cyber Vision to the LifecycleIQ™ Services threat detection offerings provides a unique switch-based architecture for customers with existing Cisco solutions, greenfield networks or those updating their Cisco network infrastructure. 

At the Ericsson booth, emphasis was on remote assets (AGV). Our customers were introduced to remote asset management, monitoring and maintenance. 

CUBIC’s efficient and flexible modular systems was the focus of their presence at Hannover in 2023.  

Overall, the show was a great example of Rockwell Automation and its partner ecosystem joining forces to reach our customers to enable them on their digital transformation journey. #bettertogether 

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Technology Partner WIN-911 Alarming Boosts Operational Ef...

Operational efficiency has long been a primary goal across the industrial landscape. More efficient operations lead to better productivity, less waste – and higher profitability. 

“More and more, customers are coming to us with projects that aim to enhance sustainability,” said Jeremy Meegan, channel sales manager, WIN-911. “And just like any other project, they’re looking to achieve these ‘green’ objectives in the most efficient way possible.” 

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Partner Enablement News

OEM Partner Capability Launches 
The OEM Partner Program has launched several new capabilities, including: 
Augmented Reality 
Machine Safety 
Low Voltage MCCs 

System Integrator Partner Capability Launches  
The System Integrator Program has launched several new capabilities, including: 
Plex Production Monitoring 
Plex Asset Performance Management 
Plex Quality Management System 
Plex MES 
We have created a Plex System Integrator Success Kit to help partners better understand the product and how to get training and support for each of the Plex Capabilities.  

 Access the training directly on Rockwell Automation University (RAU) or see Seismic for details and program-specific information. 
OEM Seismic Page 
SI Seismic Page 
If you do not have a RAU or Seismic Account, please refer to the OEM Welcome Kit or SI Welcome Kit for instructions on how to create an account 

Partner Quarterly Webinars 
Once per quarter we are bringing together Rockwell Automation technology experts to share updates relative to their areas of expertise and responsibility. Webinars are 60 minutes in length and comprised of multiple sessions of varying content.  

OEM Quarterly Webinar Series 
Please join us for the next session of the OEM Quarterly Webinar Series on July 10, 2023. 
Sign up for the webinar here
Click here to watch previous webinar recordings. 

System Integrator Quarterly Webinar Series 
Please join us for the next session of the SI Quarterly Webinar Series on July 24, 2023. 
Sign up for the webinar series here
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Exclusive Vuforia® Offer for OEM Partners

We are excited to announce the launch of a new bundled offering of Vuforia Work Instructions to our OEM Partner Community! This new offering pairs Vuforia Expert Capture and Vuforia Instruct into one low-cost developer bundle for OEMs. The Vuforia Work Instructions Bundle provides OEM Partners the tools to build Augmented Reality experiences that can improve workforce productivity, efficiency, and safety for their End Customers.  

Paired with our new Asset-based license model, OEM Partners now have a simple and scalable path to build their own annual recurring revenue model as each machine is delivered to their customers. With Augmented Reality, work instructions become handsfree and are delivered in real time where assembly or field service take place. Knowledge from experienced workers is easily captured and shared with new workers and service technicians. Remote expertise can be delivered to workers no matter where they are in the world. Training manuals and videos become a thing of the past.  

To learn more about this new and exciting offering for our OEM Community, please talk with your local Rockwell Automation Account Manager or Authorized Distributor.   

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Register Your Products and Get Additional Warranty for Free!

Registering your products with Rockwell Automation helps you validate your recently purchased products and to help protect your investment. What’s more – it entitles you to ONE additional year of warranty for FREE! 

The registration process just became a whole lot easier!  Register any of over 16,000 products quickly using one of four methods below: 

  • Manually enter your product information 

  • Scan the QR code on your products 

  • Upload your own CSV file 

  • Use ControlFLASH Plus™ to collect your data 

 Learn more and start registering today!  

Have a Registration Question? Submit it here  

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New Success Planning Tool for Co-Managed Objectives in Pa...

One of the unique aspects of our program is the local business relationships that we establish with our partners through sales planning. Expectations for participating in success planning vary from bi-annually to monthly, depending on your program tier.   

 During this process, we work with you to establish the following:  

  • Evaluate the relationship and identify areas of improvement through co-managed objectives.  

  • Establish business objectives for the coming year.  

  • Determine growth opportunities through target account / project opportunity planning.  

  • Evaluate and develop competency plans to enhance your technical expertise where required.  

 We use this information to develop your success plan and establish our goals in Partner Portal Success Planning. Success Planning allows you to:   

  1. Collaborate with our partners.  

  1. Assign Executive Sponsor, Main Contact, and Secondary contact participating in Success Plan.   

  1. Create Parent Co-Managed objectives categories, co-managed objectives, assign objective capability, owner from current contacts, and due date.  

  1. Populate success plan with new objectives, update status and track progress, change description and take notes as you review them.   

  1. Download Success Plan in PDF format for emailing if needed.  

The Success Plan is completed in accordance with all anticompetition laws. It should not be interpreted as an agreement, not to compete contract or divide the market. 

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Announcing the New and Improved Partner Locator!

As a result of customer feedback and user research, a new optimized and consolidated Partner Locator experience has launched on  

Improvements include:  

-New UI for partner listing and detail pages 
-Increased visibility to Value-Add, Specialty Distributors and Silver Level OEM Partners 
-Improvements to the search, filtering and location detection functionality within the locator 
-Additional tracking and analytic capabilities to better understand the leads that are being driven to our partners from the locator 

Go to the Partner Locator   

When you visit the Portal, please confirm that your company information is up to date. You can review this information by logging into the Partner Portal and go to “Manage Resources”.  

It is important to keep primary, secondary and executive contact information up to date as we send important communications throughout the year.  

This information also appears on the Rockwell Automation Locator under your company’s listing, depending on your partner level benefits. You can maximize the potential of your listing by keeping this overview current and aligned with your business.   
Log in to the Partner Portal to review your information  

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