It’s the most basic of principles: the purpose of a business is to make money. Of course we all want a healthy top- and bottom-line, but turning a good profit isn’t just about numbers on a spreadsheet. I often joke about being a Scotsman and loving money. OK, that’s true – but let me explain. I take very seriously my responsibility to our Partners, and to my team, to operate a sound business.
Because profit means opportunity.
Profit means we can pay people well, and have the opportunity to continue working with the best and brightest minds in the industry. It means we can continue to innovate and invest in new capabilities so we can offer our customers the most cutting-edge solutions. It means we can pay our bills, save something for the inevitable lean times, and plan for our families’ future.
I said it on our Dell EMC Partner Program Launch Broadcast, and it bears repeating: profit matters on every level.
The Dell EMC Partner Program must, above all, help our Partners be profitable.
Having run my own Channel businesses, I realize very well that when you have a dollar to spend, you want to maximize that Return On Investment. We want you to invest that dollar with Dell EMC, so we’ve structured our Program to give you tremendous value. We must deliver value, both monetarily and strategically. That’s how you’ll keep doing business with us, and do more business with us. That’s a win-win.
And the great news? I’ll be blunt here: Partners can make a ton of money with Dell EMC. Every opportunity is there, with incredible benefits each step of the way:
- Stackable rebates with base starting at Dollar 1
- Aggressive rebates when you grow your business above target
- Incentives for driving services
- Incentives for winning net new business
- Competitive MDF
All in, Partners can earn 1.5 times up to eight times what they were earning with us previously based on driving the desired behaviors. I can barely believe it myself – up to eight times.
Getting these benefits requires hustle on the part of Partners to ramp up extremely quickly; but because our Program is Simple and Predictable, and we’ve created world-class training, it is my whole-hearted expectation that Partners will be able to seize every sale.
The only thing left to do? Get selling the full Dell EMC portfolio. Attach services. Get after net-new business and logos. Let us know what we can do to support you. Let’s attack the market, together.
We live in exciting times… some might even say Extraordinary.