Channel-centric companies are facing multiple challenges: From finding and building relationships with optimal partners, to arming channel sales and marketing team with the optimal resources to boost brand penetration among end-users. This infographic offers a high-level overview of key trends and statistics brewing within channel organizations.
During the JDA FOCUS Conference in Las Vegas, President and CEO, Hamish Brewer, announced the company’s transition to cloud-based services and solutions. New product offerings include the JDA Shelf-Connected Cloud, and the cloud-based Customer Engagement platform, which was released in January 2012. In this episode of TouchPoints TV, Joe King, SVP of Cloud Services at […]
By Ed Thompson, Director of Demand Generation, The Pedowitz Group Editor’s Note: Due to a special arrangement with CRN, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from the site, written by Ed Thompson of the Pedowitz Group. On the surface, reselling a vendor’s products is a relatively straightforward process. I source a lead, work […]
By Tony Serino, Founder, Serino Channel Services An ISV focused on product development solutions (Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)/Lifecycle Management) needed to drive top-line sales with and through its channel of technical resellers and IT service companies to meet its dramatically increased sales budget. The organization had a small window of opportunity to motivate, mobilize and […]
By Mike Ruff, Associate, CTX Resources When times are tough and resources are thin, leveraging channel relationships is often a force multiplier. But engaging with a partner in a joint business development initiative can be a minefield of shattered expectations for both vendor and partner. According to Ian MacMillan, Wharton Professor of Innovation and […]
Tiered partner programs and special recognition for channel players allow vendors and manufacturers to spotlight high-performing partners and garner greater loyalty. To recognize top channel partners that succeeded in improving business quality and customer satisfaction, ESI, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance telephone systems for SMBs and organizations recently announced its Elite Reseller Partners for […]
Part 1 Part 2 Marketers need to think more like sales teams, according to Todd Michaud, CEO of Power Thinking Media. In fact, due to the always-on, personalized nature of social media and mobilized tools and solutions, marketers must think of every communication as a new sales opportunity. During this episode of ChannelChat, Michaud shares […]