Problem: Companies selling through the channel work with retailers, e-tailers, resellers and distributors, and as a result, they can easily lose touch with the lifeblood of their business – the end customer. And when it comes to collecting data from distributors and resellers, many companies rely on a mix of manually collected forms and custom-built […]
Relayware, a partner relationship management (PRM) software provider, has gained $11 million in funding planned to help the company drive further growth in the U.S. market. The round of funding was led by Amadeus Capital Partners. Existing venture capitalist investor Albion Ventures also participated in the round.
The Problem: Because channel marketers work with multiple partners concurrently, resellers can often feel inundated with information. On the opposite side of the partnership, most channel managers are struggling with how to obtain mindshare from their indirect sales network of resellers, distributors and channel partners.
Netsertive, a provider of digital marketing intelligence solutions for brands and local partners, has raised $24 million in Series C financing. After winning $15 million in growth financing in October 2015, Netsertive has acquired an additional $9 million to help accelerate product development and innovation. The latest round was led by River Cities Capital Funds, with […]
By John DeSarbo, ZS This year’s IndyCar Series concluded when Scott Dixon captured his fourth championship with a spectacular come-from-behind victory over front-runner Juan Pablo Montoya in the series finale. Dixon, who was in third place until the final race, flawlessly executed a clever strategy to take advantage of his competitors’ mishaps and seize the […]
The Problem: Using partner portals, vendors can empower their channel partners to better market and sell their solutions. Providing access to everything from deal registration, to product information and thought leadership content, these portals are designed to be partners’ go-to resource for a specific vendor. Although these portals can be useful for partners, it is sometimes […]
The Problem: Content is the lifeblood of the sales process, but finding and using the right content for various selling situations can be difficult. As a result, many customer engagements miss the mark. This problem is exacerbated by indirect channel sales models, where partner sales reps handle products from multiple manufacturers and are loosely connected, at best, […]
An overwhelming majority (88%) of executives purchase business products online. Nearly half (49%) intended to buy a specific product, but purchased a competing solution instead because it was easier to complete the transaction online. This infographic from Sullivan, a digital marketing agency, highlights some key statistics regarding B2B online sales. Source: Sullivan