Fujitsu Boosts SELECT Partner Program with Focus on Digitalization and 1 Million Euro Investment
- Fujitsu makes new areas of its portfolio available to help channel partners sell digital transformation solutions
- New training and certification program to foster competencies based on key digitalization drivers including Big Data and the Internet of Things
- Adjusted rebate structure encourages partners to invest in developing business area expertise
Enhancements to the SELECT partner program include an improved rebate structure for SELECT Experts and SELECT Circle members, to better recognize partners who have particular expertise in, and a particular focus on, strategic areas of digitalization and digital transformation. In line with this, the set of new training courses and certifications encourages partners to become SELECT Experts in specialist, customer-centric areas such as integrated systems, high performance computing, virtual client computing, mobility solutions, and data protection. Partners will also be assisted by increased numbers of integrated solutions specialists offering one-to-one business support to help them win customer opportunities.
Fujitsu is investing more than 1 million Euros in new online tools for the channel, as part of the drive to simplify access to the partner program, resources and benefits, including special price requests, deal registration, and lead handling. These tools will be available from April 2017.
Dave Hazard, VP Sales Operations and Channel at Fujitsu EMEIA, says: “As a channel-centric organization, we have listened to our channel partner’s needs. As a result, we are making a significant investment to enhance our SELECT program, so our partners are better able to succeed as they adapt to the challenges of digitalization. Clearly, IT is becoming more complex and we’d like to help our partners bridge the gap in the development of necessary skills.”
Hazard adds: “Many customers are migrating to integrated systems, which combine server, network, storage and software resources in a single solution. Understanding new technologies including hybrid IT, hyper-converged systems and the cloud, and having the right competencies in areas such as Security, Big Data analytics and IoT are therefore essential for channel partners in being a trusted advisor to the customer. This is why we put such a focus on skills and training in line with the key digitalization topics. A solution-led approach backed by a solid understanding of new technologies will help our partners become more relevant to their customers, and ultimately drive better business and profitability for them.”
Notes to editors
SELECT Partner Program
Fujitsu’s SELECT Partner Program delivers unbeatable value to its growing international base of channel partners around the world, founded on three cornerstones:
- Reliable Innovation: Fujitsu provides every member of its SELECT Partner Program with access to high-quality, customizable solutions intended to help their customers to simplify and enhance everyday life. Fujitsu’s best-in-class products represent the foundation of IT solutions that channel partners’ end customers will find compelling.
- Individual Support: Fujitsu’s cooperation with channel partners is sustained and developed by personal relationships and distinguished by the hallmark of excellence, so it is easy for Fujitsu and its partners to succeed in developing mutually-profitable business. By providing market-leading tools, specialized processes, and sources of information, Fujitsu empowers its channel partners to differentiate in their business.
- Commitment to Growth: Fujitsu is helping its channel partners to grow in the market. The Fujitsu Rules of Engagement for business demonstrate the company’s clear commitment to understanding the unique value of its partners in the IT market, while also respecting their customers and embracing cultural differences.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu EMEIA
Fujitsu enables customers to capitalize on digital opportunities with confidence, by helping them to balance robust ICT and digital innovation. Fujitsu’s full portfolio of products, solutions and services gives its customers a competitive advantage in the era of digital transformation. In Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) the company employs more than 29,000 people. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/about/
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Date: 04 April, 2017