To perform at a higher level, you need to work with highly skilled experts who understand your business inside and out, and can help you achieve your objectives. Go farther, faster. And compete to win in today’s global marketplace.
IBM Software Value Plus empowers your success and impacts the way you purchase some IBM Software through IBM Business Partners. Through Software Value Plus, IBM Business Partners worldwide are making an extensive investment in skills and a renewed commitment to providing the solutions you demand.
When engaging an IBM Software Business Partner, you can be assured that you will receive high quality software solutions, service and support – what you need, where and when you need it. IBM Software Value Plus will ensure you:
Software Value Plus organizes the entire IBM Software portfolio into two categories – Open and Authorized.
|Open Portfolio products can be acquired through all IBM Business Partners. Products in the Open Portfolio are primarily focused on mid-sized businesses, have broad market appeal, rapid time-to-value and a high degree of usability.||Authorized Portfolio products can only be acquired through Business Partners approved by IBM to sell them. Authorized Business Partners have demonstrated advanced skills through certifications and/or approved solutions with leading capabilities.|
The Value of OPEN
Fast time to value—ubiquitous access and out-of-the-box capabilities for many general business needs
Ease of use—lower skill requirements and streamlined solutions
The Value of AUTHORIZED|
More targeted solutions—customized support and solutions specific to your unique business challenges
Faster deployments—accelerated time to market
Reduced implementation risk—proven solutions and deep technical skills
Effective January 25, 2010, IBM Business Partners were required to be authorized in order to resell a specific set of our offerings. The IBM Business Partner Locator tool can help you quickly identify local, highly-skilled Business Partners with industry-specific solutions. To access, visit ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/
You will continue to be able to acquire Open Portfolio products, as you do today, from any Business Partner. For additional information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit ibm.com/partnerworld/softwarevalueplus.