The Problem: Most channel marketers have some form of incentive program in place for their channel sales reps. However, the traditional approach—that is, one without a central software platform—requires ample time, the juggling of spreadsheets and a threat of fraud or mistakes due to simple “human error.”
Microsoft has entered a six-year agreement with HP to deploy its Dynamics CRM solution — as well as Azure, Office 365 and other Cloud solutions — to HP’s 6,500 salespeople and 20,000 support personnel. The companies have not disclosed the value of the deal.
Problem: Companies selling through the channel work with retailers, e-tailers, resellers and distributors, and as a result, they can easily lose touch with the lifeblood of their business – the end customer. And when it comes to collecting data from distributors and resellers, many companies rely on a mix of manually collected forms and custom-built […]
Digital partner marketing platform Performance Horizon announced an integration with LiveRamp, a data connectivity and onboarding solution that unifies online and offline customer data. The partnership is designed to help companies understand how digital marketing partners (such as aggregators, affiliates, content partners, comparison shopping engines, mobile apps and social media) drive offline sales.
Relayware, a partner relationship management (PRM) software provider, has gained $11 million in funding planned to help the company drive further growth in the U.S. market. The round of funding was led by Amadeus Capital Partners. Existing venture capitalist investor Albion Ventures also participated in the round.
Online marketplace platform provider Mirakl announced its partnership with ChannelAdvisor, a cloud-based E-commerce solutions provider. The partnership positions Mirakl customers to connect with new sellers and target relevant audiences.
The Problem: Because channel marketers work with multiple partners concurrently, resellers can often feel inundated with information. On the opposite side of the partnership, most channel managers are struggling with how to obtain mindshare from their indirect sales network of resellers, distributors and channel partners.
DataXoom, a provider of mobile data services to businesses, unveiled its Mobile-First initiative, offering a new mobile application which positions sales partners with a suite of tools to engage prospective customers and close more business.
Channel sales today requires a “consultative approach,” and vendors must supply their partners with the support they need to provide answers to their customers’ challenges, according to Eric Harvey, the recently appointed Senior Director of Strategic Channels at telecommunications services and solutions provider MetTel.
Samsung Electronics America announced it has launched new enhancements to its Samsung Team of Empowered Partners (STEP) program, which it said are designed to help partners position themselves for success with their marketing campaigns.