Are You Ready for the Partner Connect Program Annual Audit?

This week marks the beginning of FY22 and as part of the on-going program governance, this month we will be conducting the Partner Connect Program annual audit. To maintain your current tier level and continue to have access to those incentives and benefits associated with your program tier, all tier requirements must be met by February 28. Please access your Partner Performance Dashboard today and replay the December 17 vmLIVE for more on this topic. NOTE: If you are only missing your Foundational training requirements, it can take as short as 90 minutes to complete.

If your Partner Connect Program renewal is due, RENEW today through your Renewal Dashboard. We continue to post Top Trending Questions on the Partner Connect Program renewal, as well as audit processes and other tools.

The Q1 (FY22) Partner Connect Program Guide currently includes information on:

  • New incentives that deliver value across the full customer lifecycle by focusing on customer-centric outcomes that drive strategic and SaaS-driven engagements, create more opportunities, and increase margins by leveraging your unique skills to drive customer value.
  • Host Satellite Master Services Competency (MSC) launched on January 8. This program recognizes a partner’s expertise and investment in VMware services capabilities across a region. When the Host partner earns a full MSC, all approved affiliated Satellite partners in a region become eligible to earn a MSC with a subset of requirements. Learn more and review the MSC Program Guide for details.
  • Third-Party Crediting for VMware Partners in the Partner Connect Program (VMware started applying credit toward Partner Connect tier credits for VMware Platform sales).
  • VMware Cloud Foundation Master Services Competency (achievement demonstrates a deep expertise in server, storage, and network virtualization, as well as cloud management and automation).