IBM Software Value Plus extension for Lotus has been extended for the SS&UC product group from July 1st to July 19th. We're also announcing the creation of a new Reseller Authorization Group. This communication provides important information concerning your ability to sell IBM Lotus Connections, IBM Lotus Quickr and IBM Lotus Sametime in 2010. As you are aware, since January 25, 2010, IBM WebSphere Portal and Lotus Forms licences have been included in the authorized distribution portfolio of Software Value Plus (SVP). The IBM Lotus brand is now creating a new Reseller Authorization Group (RAG) called Social Software and Unified Communications (SS&UC) which will include the following product groups: IBM Lotus Connections, IBM Lotus Quickr and IBM Lotus Sametime into authorized distribution.
The SS&UC RAG will be added to the Authorized Distribution portfolio of Software Value Plus on July 19, 2010. After July 19, if you wish to resell the products included in this RAG you must:
Have two of any combination of technical certifications or technical sales masteries in IBM Lotus Sametime, IBM Lotus Quickr or IBM Lotus Connections or IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony.
A second new Reseller Authorization Group (RAG) is being created for the single IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT) product.
- Pass the SS&UC Sales Mastery test
- Apply to and be approved into the RAG (this includes creating a PartnerPlan)
- Alternatively, you can also participate in this new RAG through a Value Advantage Plus (VAP) solution. Should you choose this route, you do not have to have the certifications listed above.
The SUT RAG will be added to the Authorized Distribution portfolio of Software Value Plus on July 19, 2010. After July 19, if you wish to resell the product included in this RAG you must:
Download the Lotus Reseller Authorization Group Skills Navigation Guide from the Lotus SVP page, under additional resources, and
review it to understand how to get started and the courses needed to
- Pass the two Technical Sales Mastery tests for SUT
- Pass the SUT Sales Mastery test when available
- Apply to and be approved into the RAG (this includes creating a Partner Plan)
Click here for additional information on the SVP program for Lotus.
Review the comprehensive
list of classes
comprehensive list of classes to schedule the
classes you may need to gain your certifications.Note:
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino are planned for inclusion into authorized
distribution later in the year.