Can somebody point me towards any official info on how to become a referral partner please?
Also what are the requirements, if any, compared to becoming a reseller partner?
Referral partners have the same requirements as a Reseller partner, which are detailed here: How to Become a SugarCRM Reselling Partner | SugarCRM. The only difference between Referral and Reseller is essentially the billing relationship between customer > partner > Sugar. If you are interested in joining our Channel Program, please complete the application in the link attached and I would be happy to discuss further. Thanks, Jen
Thanks for your reply.
Wouldn't requirements for a referral partner be lower, being that we wouldn't be selling directly and therefore simply passing Leads to you?Is there also a fee, same as Reseller partner?
The Referral partnership model is a bit different than just sending leads to Sugar for our reps to work. I will send you a private message for further discussion.
We also have an "Affiliate" program (not a partnership) which may apply here depending on the role your company provides. Our Channel program (resellers and referral partners) take on a number of critical responsibilities in the client engagement process (lead generation, prospecting, sales engagement, demonstrations, closing deals, deployment, support, add-ons and renewals). Whereas a SugarCRM Affiliate acts more as a "finder" of opportunities providing introductions to key individuals at the prospect company and insight in that company's needs.
Hope this helps.
thank you for the additional clarity.
So would an Affiliate be able to have a login to register Leads and track progress?
I also wonder if it's even possible to become a Reseller partner, even though only myself in the company right now?
A partner may join later on but not sure yet.
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