What is Ready for IBM Blockchain?

Ready for IBM Blockchain can help you differentiate your offering from the competition by showing your solution meets key IBM integration standards.

After your solution has been validated, you’ll earn the right to promote your solution with a specially designed IBM Business Partner mark.

Steps to achieve Ready for IBM Blockchain validation

Step 1: Join PartnerWorld

The first step is to become an IBM Business Partner and join PartnerWorld. It’s free, and PartnerWorld offers many benefits to help you develop and sell your solutions. If you are already a member, go to step 2.

Step 2: Nominate your solution

Create an entry in the Global Solution Directory (GSD). Once the entry is approved by IBM, sign in to IBM PartnerWorld; access your solution; select "manage your solution;" then "nominate your solution." Select 'Ready for IBM Blockchain' from the list of available solution validations, click "Submit."

Step 3: Validate your solution

We will send you a link to the solution validation portal when we receive your nomination via Step 2.

Step 4: Go to market

Once your solution validation is approved, you will be contacted to accept the entitlement and download the mark. Use the mark widely on collateral and your website.

Benefits for Business Partners

You'll have access to even more benefits and programs

  • Your Global Solution Directory entry will be linked to the Ready for IBM Business Partner Showcase. Both databases are searchable within IBM PartnerWorld and externally from any browser.
  • We will publish your solution validation in our Ecosystem Portal for IBM sellers and technical staff.
  • Our technical team will provide help with questions on product integration, product features and roadmaps.

Best of all, you will be able to use the mark on your web site and collateral

  • We can help you create joint collateral, white papers or solution pages for your website.
  • We will work with you on lead generation activities, such as webinars, events, social media and demo videos.
  • Clients and prospects will know that your solution complies with IBM's technical integration standards.
  • Our Ready for Business Partners have increased web traffic as much as 250% by using the mark.

Benefits for your clients

  • Assurance that your solution complies with the published technical criteria
  • Easier access to validated Business Partner products and solutions

Applicable products

Validations are available today for the IBM Blockchain Platform Starter and Enterprise versions. For solution validation: items such as a link to your website highlighting the solution and support as well as a demo of your solution working with IBM Blockchain Platform will be required.