To make your validated solution 'Ready for', it must initially be placed in the IBM Global Solutions Directory. Then you will work with the appropriate Business Unit technical advisory team to ensure your solution uses the appropriate interfaces, includes product documentation, and successfully integrates with selected IBM technology. 

2020 - the mark design has been refreshed! New mark available by July 1

Validated Solution mark

Benefits for Business Partners

You'll have access to even more benefits and programs

  • New mark design available by July 1 to promote your validated solution status.  
  • Your successfully validated solution counts toward PartnerWorld Competency capability verified solution requirements.
  • Your 'Ready for' solution will be highlighted in the Business Partner Application Showcase - searchable within IBM Partnerworld and externally from any browser.
  • Clients and prospects will know that your solution complies with IBM's technical integration standards.

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

The new Validated Solution mark will be available by July 1. 

These licensed marks can help you identify and promote your software, hardware, services, or technology solution as a qualified offering that has met specifications established by IBM.

The "Ready for" mark must be positioned near the information detailing the solution. When used on Product Packaging, place the mark onthe package so that clients can easily distinguish it from other logos or marks.

Explore the validated solutions

Ready for IBM Data and AI

 Ready for IBM Analytics is now called 'Ready for Data and AI'.  Demonstrate your solution compatibility with the IBM Analytics portfolio and your commitment with IBM to help customers identify and implement integrated Analytics applications and solutions. 

Ready for IBM Blockchain  

Demonstrate and validate the integrate between your solutions and the IBM Blockchain technology.

Ready for IBM Cloud

Accelerate the pace of business - let your clients know the value of your cloud solutions which are validated on IBM technology.

Ready for IBM Power Systems on Cloud

Demonstrate your expertise and commitment to delivering cloud solutions which are validated on IBM Power Systems technology and help your clients with their journey to the hybrid multi-cloud era. 

Ready for IBM Storage

Validate the interoperability of your solution components and IBM Storage, highlight them in the Business Partner Application Showcase, and use the "Ready for IBM Storage" mark for marketing purposes.

Ready for IBM Watson IoT

Connect your technology in an open, scalable, inter-operable and secure manner to the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Mark usage guidelines

The 'Ready for' mark refers to a Business Partner solution, not to the firm's relationship with IBM. The membership level marks, e.g., Platinum, Gold, Silver, refer to the IBM relationship. The 'Ready for' mark is used as a stand-alone achievement. It cannot be combined with other Ready for achievements, or other competencies, authorizations, and awards in a single mark, or used in

a signature position or as an IBM relationship mark in a communication.

The "Ready for" mark must be positioned near the information detailing the solution, e.g., web site and collateral. When used on Product Packaging, place the mark on your package so that clients can easily distinguish it from other corporate, product, or other logos or marks.