Re-organized to Simplify Accessibility; Now Includes Single Sign-on Partner Portal
-- Grow Business: These programs help business partners develop new business, and include Fast Track for Growth, the Marketing Alliance Program, Preferred Vendors and Webcast Lead Builder. Fast Track for Growth is an intensive, one-year mentoring program for partners who are committed to growing their businesses by acquiring new customers. Participating partners receive over $8,000 worth of benefits and are given $1,000 credits for new license sales that are above and beyond the number of sales they had one year prior to joining the program. This package includes new marketing tools for partners to optimize their website for local web searches and for developing sales referrals. Top graduating Fast Track for Growth partners now also gain free access to the marketing consulting services of the Marketing Alliance Program. -- Hire Talent: These programs and resources help business partners recruit and retain staff, and include HireAssist Sales (formerly known as the 100/100 program), and other Recruiting Resources. HireAssist Sales helps partners recruit, hire, and train full-time field salespeople. It includes an $8,000 cash grant, personality profile services, additional co- op allowances for developing new recruits' lead pipelines, and enrollment in the Sage Sales Academy. This annual program will now be available two times per year. -- Build Knowledge: Sage Software University, www.sagesoftwareuniversity.com, is home to hundreds of business partner certification and specialization training classes that are designed to build knowledge and proficiency on Sage products. Training courses are delivered in various formats, including traditional classroom hands-on certification, virtual classrooms, instructor-led online classes, and self- paced anytime learning tracks and subscriptions. Additionally, partner development courses in the study of sales, consulting, marketing and leadership are coming to Sage University. These courses will be offered in new Centers of Excellence training facilities at select Sage Software campuses. -- Earn Rewards: These programs provide partners with margin enhancement opportunity and peer recognition, and include the Sage Select and Sage Co- op programs, as well as four annual recognition award programs: Business Partner of the Year, Chairman's Club, President's Circle, and the Million Dollar Club. Sage Select, for Sage partners who exclusively offer Sage Software products and services to their clients, is now available to Silver level partners. In addition, Sage Select now offers availability of co-op funds for development training, and free access to Sage's 24/7 Anytime Learning subscriptions on Sage Software University for Gold, Platinum and Diamond level Sage Select partners.About Sage Software Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.9 million small and medium-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage Group now has 5.7 million customers and employs over 14,800 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the web site at www.sagesoftware.com or call (866) 308-2378. © 2008 Sage Software. All rights reserved. The Sage Software logo and the Sage Software product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software or its affiliated entities.
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