Mindmatrix | November 07, 2023
Mindmatrix has enhanced the learning management module within its partner enablement platform. The upgraded LMS is an integral component of Mindmatrix's Bridge platform, which stands as the foremost partner enablement platform within the marketplace.
This enhancement will produce a more robust learning management system (LMS) to enhance partner learning, training, and certification effectiveness. Bridge's LMS module provides organizations with the capability to establish learning curricula, compile course catalogs, and develop diverse training as well as educational materials directly within the platform. Subsequently, these assets can be distributed to their sales teams and channel partners. Moreover, it empowers companies to configure live classrooms or instructor-led virtual training sessions.
Bridge's comprehensive LMS integrates with external learning experiences, including web-based training sessions, virtual classrooms, and even classroom sessions facilitated by instructors. This LMS module also closely aligns with partner incentives, scoring mechanisms, and recognition protocols, such as badges and awards. Consequently, organizations can acknowledge exceptional performances by their esteemed partners.
The LMS offers a diverse array of reports to both instructors (representing companies) and students (comprising salespeople and channel partners). At the corporate level, individuals can access reports that include sign-up statistics, attendee records, candidate outcomes, instances of non-attendance, pending evaluations, and registrants with suspended participation.
The upgraded module will integrate with Bridge's data and analytics, enabling companies to assess training effectiveness and enhance partner learning experiences. Furthermore, Mindmatrix's integrated visibility tools and metrics assist in assessing educational coursework. This integration with analytics helps companies identify recurring challenges and patterns, such as lead loss, prompting them to take corrective actions or offer further coaching and training for improved results.
Mindmatrix, a PRM and partner marketing software provider, assists companies in accelerating sales processes and boosts their marketing effectiveness. It offers a unique, fully integrated platform known as Bridge, which unifies and empowers various aspects of business operations, spanning direct and indirect sales, marketing efforts, alliances, and partner ecosystems. This innovative platform extends its influence beyond traditional boundaries, catering to not only sales ecosystem enablement but also partner marketing and multi-vendor solutions management, all to optimize business success.
Bridge, a product by Mindmatrix, is a unified platform that simplifies sales ecosystem enablement by combining the capabilities of PRM software, partner marketing software, and partner and direct sales enablement software. It extends its reach to encompass partner marketing and multi-vendor solutions management, offering a personalized collaboration platform for shared marketing, sales, and service experiences.
Meltwater | November 06, 2023
Doug Balut has consecutively received the CRN Channel Chiefs Award in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
He led global teams and forged partnerships with organizations such as SAP, Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, and Intel, among others.
At Meltwater, Doug Balut will be crucial in growing the company and enhancing client satisfaction through partner programs and strategic relationships.
Meltwater, which empowers companies with solutions spanning media, social, consumer, and sales intelligence, has announced the appointment of Doug Balut as Senior Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships.
In this new position, Doug Balut will be cultivating a dynamic partner network, establishing a resilient channel sales structure, and formulating go-to-market strategies. These initiatives are all geared toward advancing the company's expansion, enhancing customer value, and reinforcing its standing as a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade solutions.
Doug Balut possesses over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, with a strong background in building and leading strategic alliances, channel sales, and business development within the SaaS sector. Before this, he worked as Senior Vice President of Global Alliances at Sprinklr. During his tenure at Sprinklr, he was pivotal in establishing a partner organization and successfully implementing a growth-oriented methodology, culminating in Sprinklr's IPO in 2021. Before his time at Sprinklr, he held various leadership positions in sales, both in direct sales and indirect partner sales, at Cisco. He directed teams on a global scale and established collaborations with entities like SAP, Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, and Intel, among others.
John Box, CEO of Meltwater, remarked
I am thrilled to welcome Doug Balut to the Meltwater team as our new SVP of Alliances and Partnerships. He has a proven track record of driving revenue growth, expanding market reach, and creating value for customers and partners.
[Source – Meltwater]
John Box emphasized that Doug Balut will be pivotal in fortifying the company's partner ecosystem and expediting its worldwide expansion. He added that the company anticipates a fruitful collaboration with Doug Balut to provide clients with excellent media, social, and consumer intelligence solutions.
Doug Balut expressed his enthusiasm upon joining Meltwater, expressing his profound excitement about the opportunity to establish a novel partner ecosystem in support of Meltwater's growth and enterprise transformation initiatives. He emphasized that the current moment is opportune for directing attention toward expanding large accounts on a global scale, marking the next phase in Meltwater's dynamic history. He acknowledged that partnerships serve as a driving force for this expansion and affirmed his readiness to construct an organizational framework and a network of influential partners to facilitate the attainment of these objectives.
Business Wire | November 03, 2023
Sevco Security, the cloud-native CAASM platform that delivers the industry’s most accurate, continuously updated IT asset inventory, today announced the launch of the Sevco Channel Partner Program, including an incentive-based program to reward channel partner representatives for driving new deals and evaluations with Sevco. This new tiered sales performance incentive fund (SPIFF) program includes generous monetary incentives and significant discounts on Sevco’s SaaS-based 4D Asset Intelligence Platform for its partners.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of the Sevco Channel Partner Program because we understand how integral channel partners are for organizations trying to understand the cyber tool landscape, simplify the procurement process, and drive immediate value by understanding how these tools deliver better outcomes together,” said Trace Sheridan, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Sevco Security. “Because our platform is able to identify previously unknown devices within an IT environment, Sevco is uniquely positioned to better help our reseller community understand their customers’ asset landscape through correlation of device, user, software and vulnerability data.”
In today’s cloud-native business environment, most organizations have the tools necessary to help secure their IT environments. However, they likely don’t have full visibility into how well those tools are deployed across company-owned assets. This lack of visibility into the assets that need to be managed and protected upends the very foundation of every major security framework, presenting a major challenge for security teams – how can you protect what you can’t see?
Sevco’s 4D Asset Intelligence Platform provides comprehensive real-time asset visibility and fulfills CIS Critical Security Control 1: actively managing, inventorying, tracking, and correcting all enterprise assets. Sevco automates discovery and remediation of security gaps, vulnerabilities, and risks. With the asset data and real-time intelligence provided by Sevco, security teams can make faster, accurate, evidence-based decisions to close security gaps that appear when devices are unprotected.
The Sevco 4D Asset Intelligence Platform integrates seamlessly with existing security stacks at scale, allowing service providers to quickly increase security operations center (SOC) efficiency and better serve their customers by protecting them from threats.
The Sevco Channel Partner SPIFF will run from November 1, 2023 until January 31, 2024 – all deal registrations must be submitted by January 31, 2024.
About Sevco Security
Sevco is the cloud-native CAASM platform delivering the industry’s most accurate, real-time IT asset inventory. Hundreds of companies rely on Sevco's 4D Asset Intelligence engine to bridge the gap between IT and security teams. By providing a continuously updated inventory of assets across IT, public/private cloud, IoT devices, operational technology (OT), supply chain, contractors and remote users, Sevco autonomously identifies and closes previously unknown security gaps, while dramatically improving incident response. Sevco’s patented asset telemetry uncovers significant security gaps and out-of-compliance assets in every deployment without fail. Founded in 2020 and based in Austin, Texas, Sevco is backed by SYN Ventures, .406 Ventures, Accomplice, and Bill Wood Ventures.