The pages in this area explain how the
Gnosis Affiliate Program partners with independent
consultants in order to design, sell, implement, train, and
support solutions built on Gnosis technology and services.
The program is designed to support
industry professionals and independent consultants who wish
to utilize Gnosis as a cornerstone technology for their
clients. Connect4 provides structured assistance to
affiliates in pre-sales, sales and post-sales environments
in order to help ensure the success of each affiliate
engagement involving Gnosis products and services.
The program currently consists of
three options. An affiliate may elect to participate in one
or more of the following programs:
- Referral Affiliate
- Sales Affiliate
- Value Added Reseller (VAR)
Each option has its benefits,
requirements for accreditation (except for #1), and
responsibilities outlined in more detail in the following
sections of this document.
Referral Affiliate Summary
The Referral Affiliate option provides
a reward for individuals who identify organizations that may
benefit from Gnosis products and services. On the successful
completion of a sale, the referring affiliate earns a
percentage of the sale’s initial proceeds.
Sales Affiliate Summary
The Sales Affiliate option is
available to those who have a solid track record of sales or
can demonstrate excellent comprehension and application of
the sales process. For seasoned consultants and other
professionals, this option sets the stage to sell an
advanced set of database technology tools, processes and
support services which are designed to empower organizations
with internet-enabled and integrated database technologies.
A registered Sales Affiliate also may
have access to the Connect4 lead pool – a list of targeted
organizations ranging from “unqualified leads” to “hot”
referrals.” Connect4 provides marketing, collateral, sales,
and logistical support to assist in establishing
relationships which lead to winning sales opportunities.
Value Added Reseller Summary
The VAR Affiliate option is aimed
primarily at business and process consultants as well as
those already providing IT-related business services. VAR
Affiliates are trained and certified by Connect4. This
option requires the candidate meet a prescribed level of
knowledge and ability in order to be approved to implement
and/or train on Gnosis systems. VAR Affiliates may
provide Gnosis-related products and services to their own
clients as either a core product or as an ancillary part of
a full service offering— and thereafter enjoy ongoing
recurring revenue from each Gnosis subscription implemented.