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ZINFI Expands PRM Platform with Community/Partner Collaboration Module

ZINFI Technologies, Inc., a provider of unified channel management (UCM), through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) and partner relationship management (PRM) solutions, has expanded its partner relationship management platform with an expanded community module with state-of-the-art collaboration capabilities. The advanced community capabilities enable dynamic collaboration among users across all core application areas, including business planning, contract management, lead […]

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Allbound To Focus on Product Development with $3.6 Million in New Funding

Allbound, a partner relationship management (PRM) platform provider, has received a significant investment in Series A funding led by Canal Partners with other investors including KLH Venture Partners, Tallwave Capital, Arizona Founders Fund, and Stout Street Capital. In total, $3.61 million has been raised to advance product development within the Series A round, resulting in a total […]

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Forrester Infographic Provides Overview of Expanding Ranks of Channel Software Providers

Forrester Research has published an infographic offering a fairly comprehensive view of the companies providing channel software today. The 106 companies, ranging from large enterprise software vendors to start-up providers of point-solutions, are grouped into six major categories supporting: Partner relationship management (PRM) Through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) Channel incentives and program Channel data management (CDM) […]

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Through-Channel Marketing Support Earns Partner Loyalty, Survey Finds

A recent survey by OneAffiniti, a through-channel marketing support company, discovered that vendors can win the loyalty of a large percentage of their partners by offering marketing support programs. Monetary incentives were tagged as the most popular motivator by two-thirds of the respondents. But 40% of the partners said that offers of marketing services make […]

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Daniel Hawtof Joins WorkStride as Chief Product Officer

Daniel Hawtof has been named Chief Product Officer at WorkStride, a provider of channel incentive and employee recognition solutions. In this role, Hawtof will be responsible for driving the launch of platform product enhancements as well as developing the future product development roadmap and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining WorkStride, Hawtof  was Vice President of […]

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Ingram Micro Boosts Partner Enablement with New Digital Marketing Platform

Ingram Micro has launched a new digital marketing program. Designed to enable channel partners to establish a meaningful digital presence for their brands, Ingram Micro Partner Connect simplifies the complexities of digital marketing with personalized, premium digital marketing content delivered as-a-service. Launched in beta earlier this year with members of Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance community, the […]

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Forrester Focuses on Partner Relationship Management Solutions in Wave Report

Forrester has put a spotlight on partner relationship management (PRM), a not-so-new but somewhat low-profile channel supporting solution category. In its recent report – The Forrester Wave: Partner Relationship Management, Q4 2018 — the research firm noted that companies have invested in PRM since the early 2000s. But “as CRM started to grow significantly in […]

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B2B Marketing Exchange Conference Doubles Channel Track Sessions

The B2B Marketing Exchange will feature an expanded agenda of channel marketing sessions. As the conference moves to a new venue, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, February 25 – 27, the channel track has been expanded to include as many as eight sessions and workshops. “We fully expected that our channel sessions would be well received […]

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Impartner Enhances PRM Technology with Data-Assisted Decision-Making Capabilities

Impartner is offering enhanced data-assisted decision-making capabilities with the Fall ’18 release of its partner relationship management (PRM) technology. It’s upgrade solution will now mirror transactional data into a data lake optimized for analytics. As the technology learns, the company said, it will provide predictive, prescriptive data-backed recommendations to channel manager to help them continually […]

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Vendors Say Slow Adoption of Data Management, Digital Marketing Best Practices Will Impede Success of Small and Midsize Partners

The successful collection, management and analysis of data will be critical to the success of small and medium channel partners in 2019, according to a recent survey by the Channel Institute, a training and certification body for channel business professionals. Channel marketers continued to raise concerns about the ability or interest of their small and […]

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