Single pane of glass vs Massive pain in the ass!

Traditional channel management is still around and they are still trying to convince the world that it still works and it’s how it should be. We speak to vendors every single day who are stuck in that way of thinking that they should own all parts of the portal and be in control of all … Continue reading Single pane of glass vs Massive pain in the ass!

What partners really want – The partner experience!

As it appears that a lot of the channel tech neglect to ask what the partners really want from their vendors, we went out and asked them. The results are not what you will expect. We asked the question: What can vendors do to make your life better? 1. Support Many responses came back about … Continue reading What partners really want – The partner experience!

Marketing automation the easy way for the channel

What we often see is a mixture of tools being used for different things. A regular combination is outlined below. Hubspot seem to be the go to vendor for marketing automation and Mailchimp another popular choice for email marketing. Hubspot We work with a lot of companies that are using Hubspot for their marketing by … Continue reading Marketing automation the easy way for the channel

Distributor is not a globally equal term

“Distributors need to transform” “Distributors are just box shifters” “Distributors just fulfill orders for 15% margin” “Distributors earn money just for being a middleman” All of these phrases we hear on a regular basis. Where are these sayings coming from? They are coming from the US market as well as people who only know the … Continue reading Distributor is not a globally equal term

How much of your channel process can you really “get away with” automating? 

With the entire world trying to automate everything through software, we ask the question, how much can you get away with automating?  As a human race, we are designed to be collaborative. From the early days of hunter gatherers to the modern ways of working in project environments, everything is driven by people and groups of … Continue reading How much of your channel process can you really “get away with” automating? 

Onboarding your first distributor – A recipe for success

So you’ve decided it’s a good time to partner with companies to scale your company. What is the process you are going to use to onboard the distributor or partner? We are going to lay out the process that we have used forever and makes the whole evolution as simple as possible. Finding distributors There … Continue reading Onboarding your first distributor – A recipe for success

3% corporation tax for tech companies in this country! – But is it worth it? A look at another country being hidden from the rest of the world

We’ve all heard of Kaspersky, a lot of us have heard of Abbyy and even some will know Dr Web. All of these companies are large Russian companies that have gone global. Kaspersky are strong players in the anti virus sector, Abbyy are strong in the OCR solutions and Dr Web was the first anti … Continue reading 3% corporation tax for tech companies in this country! – But is it worth it? A look at another country being hidden from the rest of the world

The secret world of the hidden channels – A market worth attempting?

With China coming in second on the world index of GDP, the market is quickly becoming a market to penetrate in recent years. With a growth rate of 6.9% and a GDP of $14.72 trillion it’s a country that is set to overtake the US in the early 2030’s. The US is sat at $20.94 … Continue reading The secret world of the hidden channels – A market worth attempting?

$635m investment for this cybersecurity vendor

News was released yesterday, 21/10/21, that Invicti security had received an injection of $635m to further expand their global takeover of the DAST market. Invicti security is a vendor that we know well and are renowned in the dynamic application security testing market. They are predominantly a channel focused vendor which has seen massive growth … Continue reading $635m investment for this cybersecurity vendor

To channel or not to channel

Why should I sell through partners? Can our product be sold by partners? Why would a partner sell our products? 75% of global business is conducted via 3rd parties as opposed to direct. That’s to say that there is a high chance that if you have a product OR service to sell that it can … Continue reading To channel or not to channel