Over the past few weeks I wrote about the changes in the industry and the shifts in perception from IT consultants, vendors to solutions providers. It is easy to see why we've designed the partner program to focus on developing the the weaker areas for VARs: branding, margins, process automation, and product offerings. Here is the value proposition for our program:
Leveraging Pointivity's superior private label hosted services (with storefront!) allows VARs to offer a wide range of products without having to pay for hardware, software, licensing and maintenance.
One of the fastest way to start is to expand your offering to your customers providing a complete set of services such as hosted Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics, and wireless emails to earn additional business process outsourcing revenue.
Majority of the businesses needs emails and offering enterprise email solutions such Microsoft Exchange and Blackberry services creates added value from a cost saving(CapEx to OpEx) and infrastructure management perspective(overhead and risks). If you are able to offer the basic IT needs to your customer, it will create future opportunities for additional services while lifting you towards the trusted advisor role. We're working on additional services such as email archiving or efax to complete the email offering.
Our program includes “on-demand” provisioning automation, ecommerce engine (online store), integrated billing (payment gateway options), and feature-rich control panel for administration and private label control panel for end-users.
Your own private label online store allows your customers to sign up (self-service checkout) then the system automatically provisions and deploy the services immediately. It is all about streamlining your business process while providing a branded solution. As the store grows we will be adding more business essential applications such as accounting, CRM or even dedicated servers to strengthen your hosted services offering.
In addition, the solutions is being offered on a wholesale pay-as-you-sell basis allowing your own pricing structure to adjust to the way you sell. You can sell them in packages or include it in your other solutions such as managed services, backup/disaster recovery or even application hosting depending on how you bundle and deliver them.
The more hosted services you offer the higher chance of customer retention because you’re able to provide a wider range of products while aligning both you and your customer’s overhead to revenue via SaaS. Creating value for your customers is the key for high customer retention and it can be done easily with our partner program.