Getting started

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

Step 1

Use the "Apply now" button below to sign into the PartnerWorld Profiling System (PPS) with your IBMid and password.

Step 2

Once you are logged into PPS, select 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.

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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.

Have any questions?

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

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