Join the IFS partner network
IFS partner network: there’s a reason we call it an ecosystem
We speak of our ecosystem of partners because we invite them—and you—to join us in a living, dynamic organism that easily adapts to the business needs of the people we value most—our customers. In fact, we even want to be ahead of the game so that we have the answers before the questions are raised. If you think you can add life to our ecosystem and like a challenge, then we want to hear from you. And this is what we’d like to hear.
Like us, you develop your solutions with the customer in the center, at times even involving them directly. You’re also committed, straightforward and professional to work with. Your people are highly skilled, with industry and process expertise that help customers and partners improve their bottom line. Our industry knowledge is the driving force behind our best-practice product development program and drives the collaboration with our customers and partners.
In brief, you can transform customer organizations, processes, systems and people, and provide outstanding solutions that help our customers make their customers satisfied.
We’re for the challengers. Are you?
The IFS Partner Network Program defines our partner relationships, providing a context for partner solutions and a framework for how our products and services combine with those of our partners to extend the capabilities of IFS.
Become an IFS partner and open up a new world of opportunities for your business.
Download the IFS Partner Network Program Guide for details about our program offerings, including partner benefits, requirements and more.
Our partnerships are built on an ecosystem of companies that consist of four different partner types:
Management consultancies, system integrators, consulting houses, contractors, support organizations: Enhance or expand the ability to deliver complex IT and managed services projects.
Independent software vendor (ISV), outsourcing, technology, infrastructure organization, or IoT. Provide infrastructure and/or software, complement the software capabilities offered by IFS and allow for network connectivity.
Distributors, vendors, consultants, systems integrators (SI), technology deployment consultancies and value-added resellers (VARs) and other such organizations.
All ‘types’ of partners can become resellers of IFS Applications (subject to agreement). To enable IFS and our partners to deliver a customer project effectively and fully, IFS partners with third-party software and technology companies and may act as a reseller of their software or technology.
There are four levels of relationships, which are categorized by the level of commitments and deliverables between the companies.
This is the entry point for building the foundation for a long-lasting business relationship. IFS will recommend best practices to help your organization increase sales opportunities. You will have access to training, marketing and sales resources as well as the opportunity to refer customers to IFS. Over time, we want to develop Authorized Partners into experts who sell complete IFS solutions.
Silver Partners have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the IFS Partner Network to determine how IFS will complement their company’s strengths. At this tier, your expertise will come into play as you start to create case studies and align with the IFS sales organization on a deeper level. Silver Partners receive all the Authorized level benefits plus guidance and support from the Partner Network Office to maximize your investment.
The Gold Partner level is a collaborative alliance with expertise in specific industries or solutions. Gold Partners receive all the Silver level benefits while experiencing greater visibility within the IFS sales organization. You will receive increased support from IFS, including access to our extranet, elevated priority within our internal website, invitations to participate in more co-sponsored events and the sales tools needed to accelerate business growth. Business reviews will help ensure that the path to a higher tier is clear and obtainable.
Platinum partners have demonstrated proficiency in delivering customer value with a clear focus on selling complex solutions. You will receive dedicated support from IFS, including access to our extranet, top priority within our internal website, exclusive co-sponsored events and the sales tools needed not only to accelerate business growth, but also sustain this elite status. Business and executive reviews demonstrate the mutual commitment to continued success.
Depending on the active commitment and alignment of the partner relationship, IFS partners who elect to enter the IFS Partner Network are eligible to receive benefits that cover marketing and sales, product and service tools and support.
Through the IFS Partner Network, IFS and its partners commit to building and maintaining productive win-win relationships that are passionately aligned with our customers’ success. We set expectations and benchmarks for each partner type and level to ensure our partners are getting the most out of their relationship with IFS and stay on track for success. Based on partner type, some of these expectations include:
- Participate in and support joint activities that drive our customers to deliver outstanding solutions for their business.
- Participate in the development of the joint offering and integration between partner products and IFS products.
- Participate in joint sales and marketing initiatives to promote the joint offering.
- Participate in the IFS Partner and Certification Program to acquire relevant certifications.
Download our IFS Partner Network Program Guide to learn more about the requirements for each partner type and relationship level.
Partner Program Guide
Find out what makes the IFS Partner Network different, the benefits of being an IFS partner and everything else you need to know about the IFS Partner Network.
Sign up for the referral partner program
Would you like to earn a percentage of every deal you submit to IFS that is successfully closed? This is an ideal first step to deeper partnership for companies who aren't yet ready to sell IFS solutions.