Getting started

Before getting started, make sure you are listed as an Authorized Profile Administrator (APA) defined in your HQ location.

Step 1

Register for PartnerWorld using your IBMid. If you do not have an IBMid, you will be prompted once you click on the button below.

Step 2

Once your PartnerWorld application is approved, you will receive an approval email with a link to apply for your Business Partner Application to resell. You can also sign in below to start your BPA by selecting your country and enterprise.

Step 3

Complete the application.

Note that after you’ve submitted the Business Partner Agreement, you will be sent an email on your approval status or if any additional information is required.

User guides

Step-by-step user guides to apply online for a new IBM Business Partner Agreement.

Apply for new Business Partner Agreement

Apply for the IBM Express Start relationship

Sign your IBM Agreements using IBM eSignature

Resources to help you complete the application

Use these helpful resources before filling out the application.

IBM Business Partner types

Determine what business model suits your company and see the different IBM Business Partner types.

IBM Product Groups and Exhibits

See if the products your company intends to resell require authorization.

IBM Business Partner Agreement templates

Review the templates of the most commonly used contractual documents.

List of documentation

In most countries Business Partners (BP) are not required to provide any supporting documentation during the application.

In some countries BP may be required to provide Commercial Register certificate (or local equivalent). The documentation requirement is clearly labelled in the online application - when relevant there is a specific field requesting BP to attach the document.

Business Partner Locator

Find an IBM Distributor in your country to order your Power, Storage and Software/XaaS products.

More about the Resell model

Learn how you can design a comprehensive, integrated solution from our vast product portfolio.

Sell, configure, price and order

Find the right solution to meet your customers’ needs, get support on pricing and have orders placed on your behalf.

Earn incentives and enjoy benefits

Get rewarded for the value you bring to different stages of the sales cycle, from identifying opportunity to closing the deal.

Maintain your IBM relationship

Make the changes you need to ensure your profile information is always up to date and in compliance.

Have any questions?

Use the contact bar below for any questions during the application process. Conditions may vary by country.

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