Service Delivery Partner

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This segment of the Partner+ Program supports services vendors who consult, develop, deliver and support commercial software applications developed using the Progress platform, a category that includes System Integrators and Digital Agencies. Progress offers three tiers for your unique business model and to accommodate growth—Bronze, Authorized Silver, and Authorized Gold.

Benefits

Broaden the scope of your offerings to attract and retain customers. Here are some of the benefits of being a Progress Partner+ member:

Member Premier Elite
Service Engagements in Assigned Region Tertiary Secondary Primary Preferred
NFR/OEDKPSDN Subscription Free for 1 user Free, up to 3 users Free, up to 5 users
Beta Release Program Yes Yes Yes
Landing Page in PartnerLink Yes Yes Yes
Logo Usage SDP Authorized Silver Authorized Gold
Individual Badges Yes Yes Yes

In addition, you can also:

  • Work with a dedicated, field-based Progress Partner Account Manager to help with sales, marketing and technical issues
  • Train and become certified on Progress technologies for development, deployment and support
  • Get comprehensive marketing assistance including webinars and white papers, event support and more
  • Join beta programs for Progress products where you maintain certifications

Program Requirements

To participate in the Progress Software Partner+ Program your organization must meet the following requirements and remain a Partner in good standing:

  • Maintain validated knowledge and skills with the minimum number of certified resources at all times
  • Deliver services in accordance with Progress methodology
  • All services must comply with the Progress modernization methodology
  • Must maintain 90% or better positive customer survey results
  • Must provide for references/case studies annually

System Integrators

Benefits

A wide variety of benefits are waiting for you to help you fine-tune your expertise in Progress technologies—each designed to assist you in driving business around your Progress-based practice. They include:

  • Partner Account Manageryour personalized resource for managing sales and marketing plus technical requests and issues
  • Partner Marketing Manageryour advisor for go-to-market planning and execution
  • Sales Engineer Supportan expert who provides insight into technical issues and attends important sales calls
  • Partner Portal Access—immediate access to Progress PartnerLink, the one-stop resource center for Progress partners

There’s much more waiting for you as a Progress Partner+ SI: sales and technical training, branding initiatives, public relations support, workshops and access to annual partner/user conferences.

Program Requirements

To participate, your organization must meet certain requirements. They include:

  • Legal Agreement—agree to the terms of the Progress Partner Agreement
  • Assign a Relationship Manager—designate a liaison with Progress
  • Annual Marketing Plan—collaborate with Progress to establish a 12-month strategy and work together quarterly to refine tactics
  • Reference Accounts—your Partner Marketing Manager will help you create reference accounts for our joint activities
  • Press and Analyst Activity—participate in media activity or analyst briefings
  • Progress Sales and Technical Training—take advantage of our online training and keep your staff up-to-date
  • Joint Business Plan and Quarterly Review—Progress believes joint business planning and regular reviews are critical for mutual success.

Digital Agencies

Benefits

Digital Agencies compete for clients based on their ability to provide expertise and solutions that solve digital marketing challenges. Digital Agencies win when they can provide unique insights and abilities that speed their clients toward success.

Marketers are looking for modern platforms that provide digital business agility and integrated marketing for desktop are mobile customers. They are looking for Digital Agencies that can provide both the right technology and the knowledge of how to effectively use it.

You have the skill and the Sitefinity platform is the right technology.

Progress offers three tiers of participation to match your business model, with room for growth within the Partner+ program:

Member Premier Elite
Portal Access Yes Yes Yes
Customizable Marketing Content Limited Yes Yes
Sitefinity and Progress Partner Badging Yes Yes Yes
Access to Progress Partner Events Discounted Complimentary Complimentary
Relationship Management Online only Dedicated Account Manager Dedicated Account Manager
Market Development Funds No Yes Yes
Progress Resources for Marketing Compaigns? No Yes Yes
Business Reviews No Bi-annual Quarterly
Professional Service Discount Limited Yes Yes
Training Discount Limited Yes Yes
Onsite "Sitefinity" and "Developer" Days No Yes Yes

In addition, you can also benefit from regular newsletters to keep you informed, PR and technical support, customizable marketing content, Progress partner logos, event support, and much more.

Program Requirements

To participate, your organization must meet certain requirements. They include:

  • Project and Edition Requirementsdeliver a set amount of projects every year for specific license types
  • Legal Agreementagree to the terms of the Progress Partner Agreement
  • Certificationmaintain a set number of certified developers and Business Development Representatives
  • Annual Business Plancollaborate with Progress to establish a 12-month strategy and work together quarterly to refine tactics
  • Dedicated Liaisonidentify a designated contact between your company and Progress
  • Activity-Related Point Requirementsparticipate in activities that maintain your status as a partner