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Zyme, the CDM Company, Completes Acquisition of Incentive Management Firm, CCI

Zyme, a leading channel data management company, has acquired CCI, the channel incentives management firm. With the acquisition, Zyme now offers its customers the added capabilities of a comprehensive data-driven incentive management solution supporting rebates, MDF, co-op, SPIFS, and referrals. The purchase of CCI is in line with Zyme’s mission to create “the new smart […]

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Salesforce Introduces Out-of-the-Box PRM App to Accelerate Partner Program Inception and Expansion

Problem: Partner relationship management has changed. More vendors are adopting the channel as a sales strategy giving partners more choices of businesses to represent. The competition for partner mindshare cannot be won with antiquated systems that are inflexible, siloed, and not mobile-ready. Partners chose to do business with vendors who can provide an experience that makes […]

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Seven Ways Sales Incentives Are Changing

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Strategy and Solutions at Hawk Incentives Many companies use incentive programs to motivate independent channel partners such as dealers, distributors and resellers. In fact, the Incentive Federation extrapolated in its “Incentive Marketplace Estimate Research Study” that 41 percent of enterprise companies invest in channel incentives worth a total of more than […]

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Master the Art of To-Channel Marketing: Engage and Empower Channel Partners

Email fatigue is growing more common for partners as most are now working with many vendors at any given time and end up feeling bombarded by associated, incoming communications. As incoming emails pile up, yours may be completely overlooked. How do you float to the top of their inbox? In this e-book, Channel Maven Consulting shares five […]

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Zift Solutions And Relayware Reach Merger Agreement To Provide End-To-End Channel Platform

Zift Solutions, a channel marketing automation provider, and Relayware, a partner relationship management (PRM) software provider, have reached a merger agreement. Pricing details of the intended merger were not disclosed.

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Workbook: Social Media Prospecting for VARs

Considering there are more than one billion monthly active users on Facebook, and over 300 million monthly active users on Twitter, there’s a good chance VARs will find their next customer there. Using these tools to get their name out, spread their content, and draw more people to their sites has become an everyday practice […]

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Allbound Strives to Expand Channel Pie with Free Offer of Partner Sales Acceleration Solution

Allbound, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Partner Sales Acceleration solution provider, announced the availability of a free version of its cutting-edge platform. Offered to vendors with up to five partners, Allbound’s new Initiate package supports small or emerging channel programs with the capabilities typically built into PRM systems used by much larger organizations. “A channel partner […]

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Aberdeen Data Shows Companies With Partner/Channel Management Technology Out-Perform Non-Users

Companies that have implemented partner channel management technology are out-performing non-adopters in key areas such as customer retention, lead acceptance rates and marketing contrition to revenue. According to a recent report by the Aberdeen Group, the impact on the bottom line is significant. Companies that report using partner channel technology improve overall revenue at a […]

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Datto’s MarketNow Program Offers Concierge-Supported Marketing Automation Platform to MSP Partners

Datto, Inc. a leading provider of total data protection solutions, announced the official launch of a new global marketing automation platform to support its 6,000 managed service providers (MSP). MarketNow, which is being run on the MindMatrix platform, enables partners to utilize pre-written content to create campaigns, social media posts, web pages and branded collateral. […]

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Winning the Battle for MSP and MSSP Attention

By Jeffrey Mesnik, president, ContentMX Traditional channel marketing models no longer work. In the past IT departments would install pipes, wires, computers, and storage to support a corporate infrastructure. CIOs would piece together the required infrastructure based on expert opinions from channel partners representing the OEMs. Thanks in some part to vendor consolidation, a CIO […]

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