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Helping Cisco Partners Support SMBs–and Themselves

- March 29, 2011 - 0 Comments

Our Small Business partners provide customers with expert guidance, hand holding, and support they need to flourish. And Cisco wants to extend that same level of support you offer SMBs every day.

That’s right, our new Cisco Partner Advisor Sales Support Service (PA) for Partners who sell to SMB Customers helps make it easier and more profitable to do business with Cisco.

And we want to get your feedback to make sure PA and some other partner tools are serving your needs. (More on that part later…) But first, here’s what you need to know about PA:

This service helps new partners get started with Cisco and provides existing partners with non-technical sales pricing, program, and tool support. And, partners can chat with a Cisco Partner Advisor agent to find the right resource at the right time to help accelerate sales

Here are a few of the benefits of Partner Advisor:

•  Live support for building your Cisco SMB practice

•  Deal support to help with pricing, product selection, promotions, financing and ordering

•  Help with SMB programs, incentives, tools and resources to help you speed time to profitability

Partner Advisor makes it easier to increase profitability and productivity as you expand your Cisco SMB practice

The service is specifically for new registered partners as well as actively selling registered and select partners who meet a sales threshold during a specific period of time

PA is part of Cisco’s Small Business Advantage which supports you in building a sustainable Small Business practice with breadth of industry leading products and services designed specifically for your customers needs.

We want your feedback!

Your feedback helps shapes the tools and services we provide to partners.

Once you’ve had a chance to try it out, please share your thoughts on Partner Advisor. We’d also like your feedback on both Virtual Engineering and Partner Relationship Management (PRM) tools. We are reviewing opportunities to create both of these for you, our valued partners. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Thanks for doing what you do to help SMBs every day. We hope these tools will make your job easier.


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