- Create a Global Solutions Directory listing.
Go to Manage solutions, sign in to the Global Solutions Directory using your IBM ID and create or update a listing for each product you wish to nominate for validation. You must indicate support for at least one IBM Systems product (server or storage) to qualify for validation.
Note: If you create a listing in a non-English language, please create an English version to be used when nominating your product for validation.
- Nominate your product for validation.
After you submit your solution, return to Manage solutions. Go to Nominate your solution for an IBM technical validation.
Note: Please use your English language listing to nominate your solution.
- Complete the validation form. (Sign-in required)
Smarter Cities designation can be requested on this form as part of the validation process.
- Download the validation instructions. (PDF, 187KB)
Follow the instructions on how to use the submittal tool to gather the required solution log files and submit them to the IBM validation lab.
- Create sales and marketing materials for your Quickview and Solution Brief.
The Quickview explains the value of your solution in one page to educate and inform the IBM sales teams. The Solution Brief defines the joint value proposition of your IBM Industry Framework solution to our customers for joint sales opportunities. We may require completion of sales and marketing collateral before validating your solution. For assistance in completing this collateral, contact your IBM Client Executive.
- Provide a demonstration of the product being validated, if requested by IBM.
Depending on your solution, the IBM validation lab may request a demonstration either through a web session or by remote connection over an IBM secure network.