Ingenico, Premis | November 01, 2022
Ingenico, a global leader in payments acceptance solutions, announces a partnership with Premise, a payment-led embedded banking platform to provide integrated digital payment solutions and financial services to cash-driven micro merchants across the Philippines.
Ingenico is Premise's preferred certified payment terminal provider, deploying the AXIUM DX8000. Running on Android, the terminal allows third-party software integration to enable digital payments for these micro-businesses. Premise will also scale its service offerings by linking to Ingenico's Payment Platform as a Service (PPaaS), a cloud-based platform to manage and deliver advanced payment and commerce services quickly and efficiently to terminals.
In the Philippines, cash remains king as 65% of its population is still unbanked, amongst the highest in the APAC region. And a viable option for accessing the financial infrastructures is digital payments like mobile or digital wallets, requiring only a phone number and valid ID. In 2020, almost 25 million* Filipinos used mobile wallets to make or accept online payments, presenting a vast opportunity to tap into their existing behaviour offline.
Premise's turnkey universal payment acceptance platform, which includes payment terminals, financial services capabilities, and regulatory licenses, removes businesses' reliance on banks for payments. The partnership between Premise and Ingenico opens an omnichannel payments acceptance platform by bringing alternative and cashless payment methods directly to the merchant's point of sale, emulating the online customer experience.
We are proud to partner with Premise and empower the micro-entrepreneurs by equipping them with digital and alternative payment solutions in their businesses. It allows them to facilitate their customers' transition from online payment methods to in-store and become the driving force for cashless inclusion in their community. This aligns with Ingenico's mission to help shape the evolution of commerce worldwide. - Nigel Lee, Ingenico's Senior Vice President for the Asia Pacific
Ingenico has provided unparalleled levels of support to Premise during the integration of the AXIUM DX8000 and PPaaS by supporting our delivery of a terminal designed for a fully digital payments experience to cash-first Filipinos. - Gary Repchuk, Premise's founder
Ingenico has provided unparalleled levels of support to Premise during the integration of the AXIUM DX8000 and PPaaS by supporting our delivery of a terminal designed for a fully digital payments experience to cash-first Filipinos. Our designation as an Ingenico Technology & Channel Partner enables us to lead the market in delivering cashless inclusion to every corner of the Philippines. Premise shares Ingenico's vision of enabling this new world of commerce, and we look forward to working with them over the course of this and future partnerships. -Gary Repchuk, Premise's founder
Through the alliance of technologies between Ingenico and Premise and a deep understanding of local behaviour and existing user experiences, the micro-businesses point-of-sale is now empowered with flexible, seamless solutions and promoting cashless inclusion across the depths of the informal economy.
Premise is a Payment-led Embedded Finance Platform that is built on the fact that when all of your platform's transactions are processed within your platform's rails via your own bank-grade regulatory infrastructure, then integration costs and complexities for all financial products gradually disappear. This is the foundation for innovating banking exactly the way you want it, and this is why the future of finance begins with Premise.
Premise is powered by Xpay.Worldwide Corporation (XPAY), including the maintenance of the following compliances: PCI-DSS L1 v3.2.1, AML, KYC, Data Privacy, Operator of a Payment System (Philippine Central Bank). XPAY is a Global Ingenico Channel and Technology Partner, as well as a Global Payment Facilitator and Third-Party Processor for Visa, Mastercard, JCB, and AMEX.
Ingenico is the global leader in payments acceptance solutions. As the trusted technology partner for merchants, banks, acquirers, ISVs, payment aggregators and fintech customers our world-class terminals, solutions and services enable the global ecosystem of payments acceptance. With 45 years of experience, innovation is integral to Ingenico’s approach and culture, inspiring our large and diverse community of experts who anticipate and help shape the evolution of commerce worldwide. At Ingenico, trust and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do.
CallTower | November 14, 2022
CallTower, an international leader in delivering cloud-based enterprise-class unified communications, contact center and collaboration solutions has expanded its Channel Partnership team with the addition of Global Director of OEM Alliances, Chuck Ward.
Chuck Ward is a channel sales professional known for developing valuable strategic relationships and driving growth. In his 20-year technology career, he has a proven track record of working effectively with multiple partner types within the channel and developing partner programs to increase awareness and adoption with the top sellers in the industry. He prides himself on being a trusted resource for his partners and creating strategic initiatives that bring value to their organization. Chuck has received multiple channel awards for creating innovative partner development programs and executing business strategies.
In his newest role as Global Director of OEM Alliances at CallTower, Chuck will bring his expertise in partner development to create strategic plans on how the partners he supports can accelerate results together. He will strategically develop, market, and sell to the Global Community, drive increased CallTower adoption, also increase marketplace knowledge and sales conversion through joint selling efforts.
Ward joins CallTower’s additional Global Director of OEM Alliances Jessica Flannery-Ball in this role. She joined CallTower in October and brings over 20 years of direct and channel sales experience to the team.
“We are excited to have Chuck join the CallTower Channel team”, says CallTower’s Chief Revenue Officer, William Rubio.
“We are excited to have Chuck join the CallTower Channel team”, says CallTower’s Chief Revenue Officer, William Rubio. “His addition to our team is instrumental as we continue to grow the CallTower family globally.”
“Chuck will be a great asset to our Global Channel team”, says CallTower’s Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Andy Ramos. “His ability to build meaningful relationships with partners and knowledge of the technology services distribution community will be beneficial to the team as we explore more global opportunities
Since its inception in 2002, CallTower has evolved into a global cloud-based, enterprise-class Unified Communications, Contact Center and Collaboration solutions provider for growing organizations worldwide. CallTower provides, integrates and supports industry-leading solutions, including Microsoft® Teams Direct Routing, Operator Connect, Office 365, GCC High Teams Audio Conferencing and PSTN, Cisco® Webex Calling / UCM, Cisco® CCPP, CT Cloud UCaaS, CT Cloud Meeting powered by Zoom and four contact center options, including Five9 for business customers.
IAMCP | November 03, 2022
The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), a professional association of more than 1,700 Microsoft partners globally, has joined the ITX Channel Partner initiative to offer M&A services to IAMCP members seeking the sale of their Microsoft practice.
The ITX Channel Partner (ICP) initiative brings sellers and buyers of IT-enabled businesses together. Since its launch in May 2022, the ICP has created a community of over one million IT professionals by leveraging publications, podcasts, webinars, and social media communities. The partnership with IAMCP marks ITX’s 11th collaboration.
IAMCP members will now have access to more than 50,000 global buyers of IT-enabled businesses.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, ITX (a martinwolf company) has completed more than 230 transactions in 20 countries, and sold more Microsoft Channel Partners than anyone in the industry. Recent Microsoft deals include: Quanitq (Avanade), ebecs (DXC), The Pavlik Group (Sylogist), BroadPoint (Velosio), and Adoxio (KPMG).
Since 1994, the IAMCP has worked to bring together Microsoft Partners in an effort to leverage joint strength — bringing world class solutions to clients — while strengthening ties to Microsoft. The IAMCP currently has over 80 chapters in over 40 countries.
“The partnership between ITX and IAMCP allows more opportunities for the Microsoft community,” says Eddie Bader, president for the Americas with IAMCP.
“The partnership between ITX and IAMCP allows more opportunities for the Microsoft community,” says Eddie Bader, president for the Americas with IAMCP. “Adding a trusted M&A services partner to our community provides value for our entire membership and ecosystem and we can now offer educational information on how to grow, as well as how to exit.”
IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a martinwolf company, was founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M&A professionals. As a firm, martinwolf provides M&A advisory services for IT-enabled transactions spanning $5 to 500 million.
martinwolf has a proprietary network of more than 50,000 global IT decision makers. The ITX M&A Marketplace focuses on smaller companies (below $30 in value) that are historically ignored by large investment banks and M&A advisors. Specific segments of the IT industry served include: Microsoft Channel Partners, Managed IT Services, MSSPs, software as a Service (SaaS), Hosting, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Cyber Security, IT Services, Software Development, as well as Oracle, ServiceNow, and Salesforce channel partners.
Impartner | September 16, 2022
Impartner, the global pure-play leader in SaaS-based channel management and Partner Relationship Management (PRM), launched Impartner Business Planning within its PRM—scaling your channel and engaging partners like never before. Impartner Business Planning accelerates revenue in your entire channel.
Impartner Business Planning ends managers' dreading the quarterly business reviews (QBRs) with their partner channel. The increased collaboration, transparency, and automation help companies create business plans with all segments of partners—maximizing the productivity of the largest ones and fully engaging even the very smallest.
"Business planning with partners is no longer a check-off item or something to dread," said Gary Sabin, VP of Product at Impartner.
"Business planning with partners is no longer a check-off item or something to dread," said Gary Sabin, VP of Product at Impartner. "Impartner brings more accountability into the process through collaboration—not top-down micro-management—making partner planning meetings more productive, more fulfilling and even more enjoyable with the end result being increased revenue."
Impartner Business Planning motivates and manages partners with clear performance measures and objectives, enhancing the overall partner experience. Most companies perform business planning through spreadsheet applications and one-off systems, which impacts partner experience. Today, partners decide whom they want to do business with based on the experience they receive, especially compared to competitors. Business Planning provides a competitive advantage in partner experience.
Impartner Business Planning provides better collaboration with partners. It works with any CRM system. Channel managers can drag and drop pre-built metrics using standard objectives or build their own based on the partners' business. They can also establish two-way communication of these metrics with message threads, templated plans for different levels of partners and automated instructions. Business Planning provides easy access to current performance measures and attainment status. The system displays progress updates and tracks the history of business plan details. Business Planning extends the value of Impartner's Journey Builder, Program Compliance Manager and MDF applications by tracking and displaying the progress of journeys, tier badges and percent of MDF funds used.
The new product helps customers achieve more revenue with all levels of partners. It allows customers to deepen relationships and effectiveness of the top-performing partners, but it also engages the smallest, lower-tier partners. With new partners, channel chiefs can automatically track metrics like lead distribution, deal conversion and revenue targets and set goals for channel certification completion.
Business Planning is available in Impartner PRM for all customers now.
To learn more about how Impartner helps corporations from the smallest to the largest enterprises like Honeywell, Qualtrics and Vertiv grow their channel revenue by an average of 32.3% in the first year of use alone, click here.
Impartner is the fastest-growing, most award-winning provider of channel management technologies, including its flagship Partner Relationship Management (PRM) and Through Channel Marketing Automation (TCMA) solutions, which help companies worldwide manage their partner relationships, drive demand through partners and accelerate revenue and profitability through indirect sales channels. For more information on Impartner, which is based in Utah's tech hotbed, the Silicon Slopes, visit impartner.com.