Channel Marketer Report

Incentive Programs

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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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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Zift Solutions Offers Channel-as-a-Service to Simplify App Integration

Zift Solutions, a leading provider of channel marketing and management solutions, has launched a fully integrated software platform that automates the spectrum of activities required for sales, marketing, and operational processes. Zift Channel as a Service (CHaaS) integrates all of the multiple and traditionally disparate applications modern channel organizations require. As a result, suppliers can […]

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Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Provides Incentives For All Sales Behaviors

Problem: Today, most vendors only incentivize their reseller partners on sales, versus sales behaviors. However, most channel managers know that their best partners are engaged in behaviors that can drive sales, such as lead generation, deal registration and more. So, why not incentivize more than just the end result? Oftentimes, because it’s too complex. According […]

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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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Maximize Partner Engagement: Identify And Incent Non-Sales Behaviors

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Business Solutions, Global Channel, parago Last spring, I hosted a webinar during which I talked about parago’s latest channel marketing survey. One thing our research pointed out was channel marketers’ desire to grow beyond pure sales incentives and start including the behaviors that support sales. But they also told us […]

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Channel Incentive Program Best Practices

By Jim Sullivan, Director, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America  It’s no secret that we’re in a highly competitive market in technology sales. It takes more than groundbreaking technology and innovative products to make the channel sales engine operate. Vendors can’t afford to put an incentive or program in place and simply hope for the […]

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Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Zeroes In On Partner Empowerment

By Brian Anderson, Associate Editor  Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), a group which helps partners of Oracle better develop, sell and fulfill the company’s solutions, welcomed more than 5,000 executives, customers and partners from around the world this week to Oracle OpenWorld 2013. As part of the week-long event, which took place Sept. 22 to 26, 2013, […]

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Cisco Partner Summit Spotlights Business Transformation In The Cloud

Many vendors still are wrapping their heads around the advent of the cloud and managed services. Additionally, organizations are considering how these technological advancements will impact channel operations and end-user demands. Rather than fighting inevitable change, Cisco is evolving. During the annual Channel Partner Summit, which took place June 4-6 in Boston. Cisco executives shared […]

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