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Three Steps To Ensure Your MDF Allocation Drives Growth In 2015

By John DeSarbo, ZS, and Darren Yetzer, Semdrive  IT buyer behavior continues to change, and vendors are acting accordingly. Customers increasingly look to online resources to help guide their IT purchase decisions. They research online, utilize social channels and avoid speaking with sales representatives until they are ready to buy.  In response, the technology industry […]

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10 Tips For Capturing Reseller Loyalty

By Dan Hawtof, EVP, Corporate Business Development, Products & Solutions, parago It’s no secret that getting your reseller partners personally invested in selling your products is good for business. But when parago conducted a recent survey of channel marketers, we found that only 52% of vendors are paying incentives directly to their partner sales reps. […]

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Are Channel Incentive Programs Leaving Sales On The Table?

Most vendors are falling short in their partner engagement strategies, leading to lost sales opportunities, according to research from parago, a rewards-based incentives company that designs, implements and manages programs for the channel. Specifically, lead generation and deal registration strategies are not as successful as they should be, according to respondents, because they are still […]

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PartnerPortal Helps Vendors Improve Channel Efficiencies

The Problem: For any vendor, using an automated partner interface is a great start to managing an efficient channel. These interfaces typically support different channel modules, as well as forms for each of those modules. From time to time, modifications need to be made to these forms, which calls for custom programming by developers. This […]

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hawkeye Channel Launches channelPlans Application

hawkeye Channel, a software and services provider for channel organizations, has added a new solution to its cloud-based channelConduit platform for indirect channel sales management. The new offering — called channelPlans — is designed to facilitate joint marketing planning between manufactures and their indirect channels. Used in conjunction with other marketing enablement solutions offered by […]

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How To Build Successful Channel Incentive And MDF Programs [Infographic]

Need a quick reference sheet for managing channel incentive and MDF marketing campaigns? CCI has created this infographic just for you. Bellow you’ll see a rundown of channel incentive types, complete with pros and cons, some key partner scorecarding metrics, types of rewards commonly used, and a guide for channel accounting, breaking out contra vs. […]

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Is It Time To Re-Think MDF?

The process of offering marketing development funds, or MDF, has been a tried and true tactic for vendors that rely on resellers and partners to extend brand awareness and sales on a global scale. However, several industry sources have acknowledged that with the changing marketing landscape, there has been a decline in overall adoption of […]

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Channeltivity Helps Vendors Stay Top-Of-Mind Among Partners

The Problem: A partner program requires an online partner portal whereby partners may obtain information from the vendor to properly position and sell the vendor’s solution to their prospects. However, to properly work with those partners, vendors must also have the tools they need to manage, enable and engage with them…and in one place. The […]

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AccessData Drives Growth With Innovative Approaches To Partner Communication And Engagement

For many IT vendors and solution providers, cultivating a network of reliable partners that drive growth and sales is a struggle. Moreover, as the IT space becomes more complex and competitive, organizations are facing the ongoing task of winning and maintaining mindshare among resellers, vendors and SIs — which is central to overall success. AccessData […]

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