As we all wrap up the calendar year, we want to remind partners that Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) remains unchanged and will close on December 31, 2016. The quarter close time is 6 PM on Friday, December 30, 2016. Orders must be locked at 6:00 p.m. Cork local time (for international orders) and 6 PM PST (for orders in the Americas).
As part of the move to the 4-4-5 calendar (FY17 to FY18), F17 will be a transition period from January 1 through February 3, 2017. FY18 will begin on February 4, 2017. View key FY18 dates and full details on the 4-4-5 fiscal calendar shift.
Partners should also note that during the Fiscal Calendar Change Maintenance Period, orders will be held from 6 PM Cork local time (for international orders) and 6 PM PST (for orders in the Americas) on January 31, 2017, through February 3, 2017. Please remember to submit all orders as early as possible to help us transition smoothly into the fiscal calendar change maintenance period. Orders placed during the fiscal calendar change maintenance period will be fulfilled beginning February 4, 2017.
Incentive program schedules, with the exception of Aggregator Rewards, will align to the new 4-4-5 calendar quarters. Incentives for the transition period (January 1 through February 3, 2017) will be included in Q1 FY18, which ends May 5, 2017. Q1 payouts for incentive programs will be distributed within the 60-day SLA by July 6, 2017.
To see additional questions on Aggregator Rewards, development funds, and the fiscal calendar change maintenance period, please review the updated Partner FAQs.