To apply to join the PartnerWorld program:

  1. Select Register your company and add yourself to the membership in the process from the Join PartnerWorld page.
  2. Request an IBM ID if you need one.
  3. Select a country of residence.
  4. Accept the PartnerWorld agreement by clicking I Agree.
  5. Enter the required information as prompted on each screen of the application form.
  6. Select the Next button on each page after filling in the required information.
  7. When finished, click Save.


As you apply to join the PartnerWorld program, you will be asked for information, some being mandatory. The system will not save or submit any application with incomplete required fields. Please be prepared to:

  • Sign the PartnerWorld agreement
  • Provide company full legal name
  • Provide company URL
  • Provide business model¹ and business model products
  • Decide whether you wish this information to be published to other Business Partners and/or customers (yes or no)
  • Provide information on industries where your company does business
  • Provide complete address with city, country, state/province and zip/postal code
  • Provide employee name who will be the Primary Relationship Contact
  • Provide employee email address
  • Provide language preference
  • Provide job function

¹Business model identifies the primary business that describes how the company operates. If more than one business model applies, multiple types can be selected. In addition, you will be asked to select at least one business model brand. This information is important, since it will be used on the PartnerWorld website when you sign in to display the PartnerWorld offerings most relevant to your business model(s).