Distributor, Ingram Micro, has rolled out its Microsoft Advisor to Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) service plan in A/NZ.
The service plan was initially provided Canada, Mexico and US, but has now been rolled out to another 13 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and UK.
The service plan allows channel partners to convert Office 365 Advisor subscriptions to the CSP program through Ingram Micro’s Cloud marketplace and it gives partners the ability to provision, bundle, invoice, manage and support Microsoft Cloud solutions.
Partners won’t be penalised for the conversion and will be in complete control of the customer pricing, billing and support.
Ingram executive vice president, global Cloud, Nimesh Dave, said it was fully aligned with Microsoft to help drive channel sales for its Cloud solutions.
“As the first tier-2 partner to automate the conversion of Microsoft Office 365 Advisor subscriptions to CSP through a single portal, we are excited to deliver a service plan that accelerates the transition and the adoption of CSP,” Dave said.
Partners can also bundle the service with other Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace solutions and get one consolidated invoice.
“Channel partners who have direct control of their client relationships, have higher retention and greater opportunity for attached services,” Microsoft vice president worldwide partner group, Phil Sorgen, said.