On January 9th, we announced our new Authorized Partner Program at Compiere.The newly expanded partner program offers a variety of benefits including lead distribution, discounts on solutions that partners resell, Compiere partner logo usage, advertisements on Compiere’s Web site and more. The program is divided into three tiers to accommodate a variety of partners:
- Authorized Partner Program is designed to play a dual role and serves as a great entry point into the multi-tier partner program or for use by low-volume partners requiring basic support.
- Authorized Silver Partner Program is designed for partners whose core business revolves around implementing and supporting Compiere’s ERP & CRM business
- Authorized Gold Partner Program is the elite designation for Compiere’s top partners. These are high-volume partners that have not only differentiated themselves by the outstanding quality of their implementation and on-going support of Compiere’s ERP & CRM business applications, but have additionally made significant contributions toward the evolution of the product suite itself. These elite partners are recognized by receiving additional partner benefits, including click-through advertisements and distribution of additional sales leads.
It can be a challenge to design a partner program within an open source company and find creative ways to achieve the balance between providing enough revenue to sustain business for Compiere and our partners while creating product offerings at appropriate price points for customers without relying on revenue from product license sales. The new partner program is designed to provide the resources partners need to build their businesses by providing consulting services, training, and support.
I am excited about the new partner program. Compiere's business is driven by our partners, and I think that the new partner program will help both Compiere and our partners succeed in 2007.