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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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Build Your Channel Program on the 6 Pillars of Partner Experience

Channel partners account for a staggering amount of the total revenue many companies generate. And more than 75% of vendors are forecasting that their partner-driven revenue will climb this year.

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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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UK Event Crosses Pond to Bring Global Insight to US Channel Marketers

North American channel marketers will have a unique opportunity to learn how they can better engage global partners, especially those in the United Kingdom and other off-shore markets this month. The Channel Meet Up, a successful series of professional events for channel marketers, is bringing its format to Menlo Park, CA. After holding three events […]

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Five Questions Vendors Should Ask Partners About Their Channel Program

By Heather K. Margolis, founder, Channel Maven Consulting Thanks to the Internet, cloud adoption, and changes in buyer behavior, the Channel has slowly but steadily shifted towards selling outcomes versus products. With this comes a monumental shift in vendor-partner relationships whereby partners are self-selecting relationships with anywhere from 5 to 25 vendors at any given […]

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Jay McBain Joins Forrester as Principal Analyst – Global Channels

Channel innovator Jay McBain has joined Forrester as Principal Analyst – Global Channels. The co-founder and former CEO of ChannelEyes, McBain’s career has spanned more than two decades, including executive sales, marketing, channel and strategy roles at IBM, Lenovo and Autotask. He currently serves as the chairman emeritus of the CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council and […]

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Start-Up Companies See Straighter Path to Market with Channel Partners

Start-up companies participating in the 2017 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium’s Innovation Showcase said channel partners will play a key role in the sales and marketing of their products. While most new companies rely on direct sales teams out of the gate, more start-up firms are considering indirect channels much earlier in their development, according to […]

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Driving Channel Success Through Increased Partner Engagement

By Veronica Brunwin, Relayware Chief Product Officer Top channel managers are acutely aware that the Pareto Principle (often called the “80/20 rule”) applies to channel partner productivity. It’s long been known that typically 80% of business is generated by 20% of channel partners. The most obvious effects of the 80/20 rule in a channel program […]

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