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  • Dean Darwin VP North American, F5 Networks Elay Cohen Sr. Director Product Management PRM Business Unit Salesforce.com Channel Management Best Practices Keynote
  • Tommy Boy Video Clip
  • What Does it Mean to Not be a Tommy Boy?
    • “ Channel must be knowledgeable on all your products and latest technology updates.”
    “ Channel must be able to sell on their own with the latest competitive analysis and company positioning.” “ Channel must feel “connected ” to the vendor to build loyalty and knowledge.” “ Channel must have instant access to latest vendor marketing programs.” “ Channel must be able to easily utilize channel programs like lead forwarding, MDF, and Deal Registration.” “ Channel should be part of an overall business plan .”
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  • The History of PRM
    • Chaos in the channel
  • F5 Drives 90% Revenue Through Channel
    • 90% of revenues driven through channels
    • 60% growth year over year
    • Over 10,000 customers
    Leading provider of products and services for application delivery networks
  • F5 Challenged with Channel Conflict and Visibility We looked ourselves in the mirror and said, 'We call ourselves channel-friendly. Are we really putting skin in the game?'
    • Poor Deal Visibility
    • Channel Conflict
    • Too many “disconnected” channel programs
    • Trust and Loyalty
    • Scale to manage programs
    ” “ — F5 Networks
  • F5 Gives VARs an Edge
    • Salesforce PRM is the tool of choice for deal registration
    • Direct access to customer data
    • Registered discounts for 120 days
    • Partners are brought into deals earlier
    • Workflow driven deal forwarding
  • F5 Drives More Business to Partners
    • Deal approvals shortened by 90%
    • 300% increase in deal registrations
    • Increased visibility to pipeline
    • Top 20 partners have doubled their business
    We get more leads, more scope, and support to work the deal and, ultimately more business at a better margin . . ” “ — David Lesser, President and CTO, Nexum, an F5 partner
  • Our Mantra Is Partner Loyalty
    • Our partners are number 1
      • Ease of use for partners
      • Needs to add value
      • Not just another portal
      • Needs to incorporate the entire supply chain
      • Flexibility in the system to launch new future programs
  • Further Differentiation and Channel Success
    • Best practice channel management tools
    • Enhanced education and certification
    • Integrated supply chain
    • Distributor portal
    • Business at the speed at light
  • F5 Collaborates With Channel For Higher Sales With our partners, we are now able to deliver the best solutions to our joint customers. “ ” Dean Darwin VP North America Channels, F5 Thanks Dean!
  • In closing… Don’t be this guy….
  • This Is What The Channel Is Saying
  • Channel Experts Share Their Secrets Partner Adoption Strategies Lead Management Channel Manager Adoption Partner Profiling Channel Conflict Global Program Management Recruitment Strategies Funny Money and Loyalty Program Personalization Process Help and Benefits 1 3 2 4 5 6 9 8 7 10
  • Partner Adoption
    • What drives your partner relationships?
    Business Planning Tools Qualified Leads Deal Registration Cash Flow Rebates Special Pricing MDF Claims Incentives Exclusivity and Discounts Segment and Target Benefits 1 Lead 1 Lead 2
  • Channel Manager Adoption
    • Empower channel managers to manage and create their own programs
    Recruit Partners Manage My Partners Partner Scorecards & Dashboards Collaborate with Partners My Channel Program 2
  • Measure Channel Success
    • Design dashboards that drive your objectives
    My Channel Program Dashboards Channel Sales Performance Deal Registration Recruitment Budgets Funds & Claims Usage Partner Marketing ROI 3
  • One Pipeline. One Application. One Salesforce. ” — VP of sales, Webtrends Our partners are now part of our sales force. “ My CRM My SFA Complete Visibility High Adoption Complete Partner Lifecycle Functionality Reduced Channel Conflict My PRM
  • Adds the Power of AppExchange! Install AppExchange apps to your portal Share any custom process or object Share Custom price books and products Related lists and attachments for partners Notes and activities for partners Streamlined partner account management Configurable email templates
  • The PRM Directory
    • PRM best practices and apps on demand
  • POS & Inventory Application Available Now
    • Integrate POS and inventory data with your salesforce.com database
    • Measure performance and compare sell in vs. sell through
    • Algorithms to drive data accuracy
  • The Road Map for Channel Success CRM Applications User Experience Sales Force Automation Partner Relationship Mgmt Marketing Automation Service & Support Analytics Enabling Integrated Sales Channel Management On-Demand
  • What’s Ahead Of You At Dreamforce
    • 3 days of channel management best practices and networking with channel executives
  • The Community is Growing…Be a Part of It
    • More Dreamforce Resources:
      • PRM Success Clinics
      • One on One Sessions with Product Management
      • Register at the Salesforce Pavilion
    • Free Consulting
    • Dedicated Support
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