Our benefits are the key to differentiating your business. We're focused on providing you with the resources to help you help your clients thrive in the digital era.
Here's what you get after joining PartnerWorld.
Education and training
IBM Value Package
Reduce your education costs and access the full IBM Software Catalog.
Access PartnerWorld University (PWU) for personalized courses and Competency roadmaps to help build your sales, marketing and technical skills and capabilities.
Demo and development systems
Tap into the Cloud capabilities, purchase the equipment or visit one of IBM's Executive Briefing Centers.
Advocacy and support
IBM solution validations
Test your client solutions against IBM criteria to ensure compatibility and integration with IBM technologies and earn an IBM Validated Solution (Ready for) mark and Business Partner Application Showcase listing.
PartnerWorld Contact Services
Have your questions answered on any aspect of your PartnerWorld membership by telephone, live chat and email in every country we operate.
Global Solution Directory
Promote your client solution built on IBM technologies or services to IBM clients, other Business Partners and the IBM sales team.
Marketing and selling
Sales authorization and assistance
Subscribe to the IBM Value Package and become authorized to resell, get technical sales assistance, and use what you sell to Run Your Business.
Obtain discounts from over 60 participating vendors to run your business.
Business Partner promotional merchandise
Receive IBM negotiated rates and terms and conditions on promotional merchandise.
Executive briefing centers
Host a meeting or conference at one of IBM's briefing centers.
Make your first 60 days count
The IBM Skill Starter Pack provides new Business Partners with the tools and benefits to accelerate their time to value and growth within their first 60 days.
As you advance in the program, the value of benefits increase to match your program status. So you can look forward to such benefits as:
Grow with opportunities generated through IBM demand generation activities.
Use discount vouchers to reduce your costs for certification tests and select IBM events as you build skills and capabilities.
Digital Content Marketing
IBM’s Digital Content Marketing (DCM) benefit is an integrated suite of marketing tools.
Event sponsorship packages
Take advantage of sponsorship discounts for select global IBM events to promote your business.
We'll reward your expertise
In addition to Registered benefits available to all members and program level benefits that reward growth, you can capitalize on competency benefits. These benefits are tied to the high-value capabilities acquired and encourage continued skill-building:
Earn more benefits for each Competency you achieve:
Drive demand for your competency solutions, products and services.
Help increase your competitive advantage
IBM Business Partner mark
Promote your skills in the marketplace with a specially designed mark.
Learn about competencies and other elements of the PartnerWorld journey.