What is PartnerWorld?

It's 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.

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

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

Specialized tracks

Build

For partners that build innovative products

Service

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

Sell

For partners that resell products and services

Partner stories

NexJ Health & IBM – Partner Heroes leveraging IBM cloud services and Watson AI cognitive capabilities to navigate New Environments in Healthcare

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.

Ready to become a Business Partner?