Why You Want To Work With A 5-Star Rated Partner Program
Many cloud-based platforms come with various partners that can help you with everything from implementations to training to app integrations that create seamless experiences with your most essential applications. But how do you know you’re getting the best possible partners to work with? A 5-star partner program rating is a pretty good indicator.
Where Does the Rating Come From?
CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, puts out an annual Partner Program Guide that provides a definitive list of the most notable partner programs from industry-leading technology vendors that provide innovative products and flexible services through the IT channel. The 5-star rating is achieved only by select vendors that deliver the best of the best, going above and beyond in their partner programs to help push growth and positive change.
“CRN’s Partner Program Guide delves into the strengths of each organization’s partner program in order to honor those that consistently support and promote good change within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “As innovation fuels the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers want partners that can keep up with and assist their growing business.”
Organizations that are highly rated are succeeding in offering sophisticated, rewarding programs for the partner community.
How This Benefits Customers
What this translates into is the highest quality partner offerings for customers — from day one and throughout future opportunities for innovation.
- The best technology service providers want to partner with 5-star programs because they offer the most impact to their business, and this results in better partners for customers to work with.
- Requirements for a service provider to be accepted into a 5-star partner program are standardized to maintain consistency across shared knowledge and customer experience.
- Continuous training and certification provide partners the information they need to get inside the product, customer pain points, and benefits of the solution, so they can confidently serve customers and successfully guide them to the right technology decision for their organization.
- A healthy partner program results in growth of the partner community and endless opportunities for customers to expand their capabilities, especially when integrating powerful partner apps to connect technologies or streamline workflows.
"With such an extensive network of high-quality partners to choose from, it has enabled us to elevate our investment in NetDocuments."
— Damian Burdette, Chief Information Officer at Kean Miller LLP
What It Takes to Be a NetDocuments Partner
By joining the NetDocuments partner ecosystem, tech service providers become connected with a global community where they can market, sell, service, and build solutions related to NetDocuments offerings. So it’s important that we have a strong relationship.
In order for a service provider to join the NetDocuments partner program, they must meet the following requirements:
- Technical certifications that must be renewed every 13 to 24 months
- Accredited sales staff
- Technology specialization
- Commitment to revenue growth
Partners receive in-depth training that provides technical expertise, industry insights, and the skills required for selling and implementing a robust, enterprise-level platform like NetDocuments.
The program also includes free migration toolkits, customized partner business plans, and ongoing training and support to keep partners appraised of product roadmaps, messaging updates, and more.
"We have partnered with many leading technology companies, yet the level of engagement we have with NetDocuments has far exceeded other partner programs because NetDocuments provides endless opportunities for my organization’s continued success and growth."
— Jeff Alluri, Chief Revenue Officer at Element Technologies, LLC
Stick with 5-Stars
Organizations focused on digital solutions and optimizing their user experience will no doubt take advantage of the partners that come with foundational technology platforms. Make sure your service provider is invested in developing the right partnerships, because they ultimately can become your partnerships.
Interested in becoming a partner? Apply today!
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