Tandberg Data, the leading data storage company, today announced the launch of its new OStorage Partner Programme. This announcement comes hot on the heels of Tandberg Data's acquisition of UK storage design house Computer Design Group plc (CDG) and the launch of the new Bakstor range, further emphasising Tandberg Datas renewed commitment to the UK market.
"We want to continue increasing the market penetration and integration of our product lines in co-operation with our partners. Satisfied customers are the prime objective and pre-requisite," explains Andrew Brown, UK sales manager at Tandberg Data. "Tandberg Datas many years of experience in professional storage solutions allow us to be confident that we can offer our partners high-quality solutions that suit the needs of their customers. Furthermore we have significantly improved our sales and marketing support, allowing us to now offer our partners a more comprehensive package."
Tandberg Datas new Partner Programme caters for companies of all sizes and requirements through four levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Storage Partner. Finding the appropriate level will be determined through various criteria on the part of the partners and the services of Tandberg Data.
All partners benefit from sales and marketing support, including special offers on new products and sales training. Once pre-determined quarterly sales targets are reached, Tandberg Data will return this support by providing highly competitive rebates to Platinum, Gold and Silver partners to help maximise their margins. Partners will also receive a cash bonus for projects won, while loan equipment will be provided for testing purpose. Tandberg Data Platinum and Gold partners are also able to apply to MDF (Marketing Development Fund) for end user activity and joint public relations exercises will also be offered.
A further advantage of being a partner is the chance to become a Tandberg Data Certified Engineer (TDCE), which is combined with pre-sales, sales and after-sales support through Tandberg Datas Support Hotline. In addition, Platinum, Gold and Silver partners will receive technical support throughout a products lifecycle. Those at Platinum and Gold level will benefit from the prioritised, free-of-charge, advance replacement service during the whole warranty period.