Hi Cloud sellers! Wanted to make sure all were aware of the current SMB Advantage program in place, see info below!
Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage! The SMB Advantage offers are valid from September 2, 2014 – November 30, 2014. The offers allow you to claim partner subsidy funds on eligible purchases of Office 365 premium SKUs, Windows Server Standard, and Windows Datacenter!
Offer Details The incentive payout rates are as follows:
Eligible revenue is defined as:
· Office 365 E3, E4, and ProPlus US non-recurring commercial revenue sold through the Open pricing level, limited to the SMB customer segment during the stated time period
· Windows Server Standard or Windows Datacenter that is attached to at least $500 of Azure on a single invoice
How it Works
Every time that you register a sale that qualifies for a payout on one of the above offers, follow the following steps:
Receiving Your Payment
Once you submit the request to PIE, you will receive an email notification with the request claim number within 48 hours. The PIE program team will follow up once your Purchase Order (PO) is opened for invoicing Microsoft.
You will receive payment within 45 days after the conclusion of the month of purchase.
Your call to action
We are confident SMB Advantage will help you drive additional Cloud solutions!
Todd: This is the most succinct explanation of the PIE Tools purpose and how it is related to SMB Advantage or Open selling programs. I wish we all (and other Partners) understood this better and had read your post so much sooner!