NEW! Partners now have access to the same training as IBMers

You asked. We listened. As part of our commitment to making it easier to do business with us, we're announcing some key changes to our Partner Program. 

  • You now have the same access to training content as IBMers, at no cost
  • We've created a one-stop shop for learning in our simplified catalog
  • Our new badges are socially shareable and demonstrate industry-recognized expertise

You'll also get access to demos and tailored assets that are designed to help you differentiate IBM solutions to close more business. 

What is PartnerWorld?

PartnerWorld is a premier program that empowers partners to create with IBM. As a partner, you’ll get access to industry-leading Hybrid Cloud and AI technology, first-class support, specialized tracks, training and resources and reach into IBM's customer network. 

Member benefits

Go to market

  • Enhanced IBM Partner Portal
  • Business Partner marks
  • Global Solution Directory

Training and education

  • IBM training (badges and certifications)
  • Certification test vouchers
  • Sales resources (Seismic)

Technical support

  • No-cost cloud credits (new business partners)
  • Product demos in the IBM Tech Zone
  • Partner packages

Financial benefits

  • Re-sell incentives
  • Co-marketing funds
  • Embedded solution agreement growth funds

Partner stories

Listen to our partner stories and join our PartnerWorld program. Partner Heroes is a project between NexJ Health & IBM leveraging IBM cloud services and Watson AI cognitive capabilities to navigate New Environments in Healthcare.

Why partner with IBM?

Hybrid Cloud & AI Innovation

  • Build unique solutions with IBM's leading Hybrid Cloud and AI technology
  • Discover security and performance your customers demand without lock-in to a single cloud provider
  • Automate, unify and manage with AI

Customer reach

  • Benefit from IBM's global reach across software, infrastructure, services and cloud
  • Expand your customer base with help from IBM sales
  • Join over 55,000 active partners across 196 countries

Tools for growth

  • Leverage the industry's most robust partner incentive program
  • Discover the new, simpler and faster IBM Partner Portal
  • Use just one ID to access PartnerWorld, IBM applications and more

Specialized tracks


For partners that build innovative products


For partners that provide services on-prem, in a public, private or hybrid cloud


For partners that resell products and services

Recent features

What is the enhanced IBM Partner Portal?

The improved IBM Partner Portal makes it even more profitable for you to sell, advise and deploy Hybrid Cloud and AI solutions with IBM. Bringing together the best of our tools in one place, the portal makes collaboration simpler so you can focus on what’s important – more wins.

Join PartnerWorld now