Marketing and sales resources
The Ready for IBM Commerce program is designed to create a win for you, a win for our customers, and a win for IBM. By working together, we create greater value for our shared customers. Achieving the Ready for IBM Commerce validation enables you to take advantage of go-to-market benefits designed to help generate pipeline for your verified solution. Learn how!
Establishing Your Solution Foothold
Leverage the following benefits to help establish your Ready for IBM Commerce solution with a foothold in the market and build a solid foundation for your validated investment.
- IBM Global Solutions Directory Showcase
A fully customizable profile that allows visitors – IBMers, Prospects and other IBM Business Partners - to find your solution offerings via comprehensive filter options. Control the first impression you make on interested visitors by attaching market facing assets, media, and sales tools in a portal dedicated to promoting your offering!
- Internal IBM Introductions
Newly validated Ready for IBM Commerce Business Partner solutions will be highlighted in various internal communications to our global IBM Commerce sales teams.
- External IBM Introductions
Newly validated Ready for IBM Commerce Business Partner solutions will be highlighted in various external communications targeted at the IBM Systems Integrator ecosystem of Business Partners.
- "Ready for IBM Commerce" mark
A dedicated Ready for IBM Commerce branded mark help drives credibility and empowers you to differentiate your solution on your website, on your marketing materials, and in customer facing sales materials.
Land and Expand
Learn how Ready for IBM Commerce Solution Providers can expand their relevance and influence as a solution leader in the market:
- Promotion on the IBM Commerce blog
Join the discussion and add your voice and expertise to the mix. Blog submissions from Ready for IBM Commerce Business Partners will be reviewed, referenced and/or reposted on the IBM Commerce blog.
- Enablement Webinars
Throughout the year, you’ll be encouraged to promote your solution via thought leadership webinars to our IBM Sellers & Technical Community along with other Channel Business Partners. These webinars support ongoing awareness and education to key teams of people in the IBM go-to-market channel mix.
Accelerate Your Market Traction
Research and incentives, combined with inclusion in a targeted marketplace, can further accelerate your traction and reach:
In addition to a referral payment, a SaaS Referral Business Partner is eligible to receive:
- HOOVER'S Online sales lead and marketing research tool
Business Partners who have validated Ready for IBM Commerce solutions are offered a significant discount to this industry leading research tool. With more than 60 million companies worldwide, this database enables business development teams to research leads, identify decision-makers, and verify prospect financials.
- IBM Marketplace Enablement
Business Partners who have a validated Ready for IBM Commerce solution may choose to offer their solution via the IBM Marketplace. When fully integrated into the marketplace, your listing enables prospects to click to try and/or click to buy. To explore this option further, please see the Marketplace Business Partner Guide to understand the integration requirements and further details on participation.
- SaaS Referral Incentive
Business Partners who have a validated Ready for IBM Commerce solution are eligible to join the IBM SaaS Referral program. This program provides you with the opportunity to receive a financial referral payment for each opportunity submitted, and become eligible for additional co-marketing resources from IBM.
Time to Get Started!
Join the IBM PartnerWorld Program
The first step is to join IBM PartnerWorld and become an IBM Business Partner. There's no charge and PartnerWorld includes many benefits to help you develop and sell your solutions.
Find a Relevant Solution Opportunity
Browse our “Find Opportunities” link above and consider the types of use cases you could enable by integrating with IBM Commerce products.
Develop Your Solution
Get started by gaining access to an instance of the IBM offering you want to integrate with. Different offerings have different options for creating a development environment.
Submit Your Solution for Validation
Once you've developed and tested your integration, validating your solution helps ensure your integration is ready for prospective clients. This Ready for IBM Commerce validation indicates your solution is readily deployable with minimal cost and risk to a client.
For more information about IBM Commerce, please visit the following resources: