What Is The Encore Partner Program
Encore is a partner friendly organization that effectively operates a program to manage our numerous partnerships. The program begins with both organizations confidently identifying a solid fit in the other, which is why we encourage you to read below.
How The Program Works
We understand that every company has its own style, pace, and talents which is why each of our partnerships are unique, though they do share some commonalities. We may co-author blogs or invite you to be a guest presenter on one of our webinars. We might help promote each other’s speaking engagements or bring your salespeople into appropriate sales processes. Whatever the path, we rely on open and honest communication to ensure the relationship is mutually beneficial at all stages.
We partner in both competing and complementary relationships. In other words, you can be a Microsoft partner offering Office 365, Dynamics 365, or IT services or you could be a partner that works with customers who often require ERP or CRM systems.
Does This Sound Like You?
Partnering With Us Has Its Benefits
- Accelerates Growth with Minimal Investment
- Shortens Sales Cycles
- Better Solutions to Customers
- Opens New Geographies
- Inroads to New Industries
- Build Positive Brand Activity with Prospects, Customers, Partners, Microsoft,
Employees, and Potential Employees
- Fosters Innovation
How to Know You’re Ready to Partner with Encore
The word partner dates back to the 13th century and is said to be derived from the Latin partitionem, meaning “the act of sharing”. We believe that sharing is at the core of a truly symbiotic partnership— sharing ideas, information, connections, and opportunities.
Take a look at the steps we believe both sides should take to create and maintain a healthy and successful partnership.
- Be open and honest with partners – Build a Foundation of Trust (back it up with systems if you can)
- Make an effort to find opportunity
- Define baseline conditions
- Look for mutual benefits
- Make agreements reciprocal
- Make it meaningful
- Think mid to long term
- Know your core competence
- Address crossover areas
- Invest in the relationship (usually just time)
- Be easy to work with
Is It Clear That You’re a Good Partner Fit?
We’re excited to start the conversation. Let us know more about you and why you believe that a partnership would benefit us both by filling out a quick form. Our partnership relations team will be in touch.
Here are some of the many partners we collaborate with to better serve our customers and participate more deeply in the broader Microsoft Partner community.