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Tips for Building a Successful Reseller Channel

Avoiding channel conflict, keeping the lines of communication open, and ensuring consistent branding are vital to a successful channel program.
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4 Things That Won’t Work With Your Reseller Channel

To build a successful reseller channel, you can’t take anything for granted. Provide the channel program structure, products, and support your resellers need.
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doForms’ Secret to Success: Apply “The Art of War” for Business

Applying Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” for business can ensure you’ll be successful, even before your product hits the market.

Best Practices for Recruiting/Hiring Sales Reps

The tech industry’s unemployment rate hit 1.9% in April 2018, down from 3% a year ago. That’s great news for tech professionals, but it’s a challenge for growing ISVs who have to step up their recruiting efforts to find qualified candidates.

Go-to-Market Strategies for Successful Software Commercialization

In a world of smart devices and mobile users, software developers/integrated software vendors (ISVs) face new challenges in commercializing and operationalizing their products. Even the best product, hitting the market at the right time, needs a viable process and associated technology for monetizing and maintaining the solution. All software products...

Strategies and Best Practices for Monetizing your Software

At first glance, the outlook for app developers looks bright. According to Statista, there were 178.1 billion mobile app downloads in 2017, and projections for 2022 estimate that number will climb to 258.2 billion. Although the number of downloads is growing, however, it’s not necessarily an indication that developer...
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ISVs: Break These Common Reseller Partner Program Bad Habits

Sometimes the most obvious best practices go ignored and we get into habits that actually work against ourselves. At SaaSMAX, where we primarily help SaaS/ISVs and resellers to meet and do business together, we find this to be a very common theme. Whether you are launching a new reseller program,...

8 Tips for Building a Successful SaaS Model

Building a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution is a great and proven business model that can help quickly increase recurring revenue while sustaining predictable income. Below are eight tips that can help you build a successful SaaS model. Focus on a niche to start: It is always easier...

Opportunities for ISVs Created by Windows Embedded/Windows CE End of Support

Support for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 just ended on June 10, 2018, and Window Embedded Handheld 8.1 will end on June 9, 2019, followed by Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 on January 14, 2020. DevPro Journal asked James Pemberton, director of global ISV and developer strategy for Zebra Technologies, to...

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your POS Reseller Channel

The distribution of a point of sale offering is a persistent challenge that every point of sale developer (ISV), with the hope of scaling their business, needs to contend with. Regardless of POS architecture, a network of value-added resellers (VARs) often makes the difference between a point of sale...

Should an ISV Sell Hardware?

As an ISV, you may not be a hardware expert, but you know your customers need the right hardware to get the full value from your applications. Is the logical conclusion that ISVs should sell hardware along with their software solutions? DevPro Journal asked Linda Sudderth, North America Sales Manager...
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5 Can’t-Miss Tips for Building your Sales Channel

Most software companies that are interested in growing beyond "lifestyle business" status consider selling through the channel (e.g., VARs, integrators, MSPs, solution providers) at some point. If your business is thinking about selling through the channel, Linda Sudderth, Epson's North American Sales Manager of OEM, VAR and ISV channel...

5 Lead Generation Strategies for Software Startups

As a startup software developer, you have a lot on your plate. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if you are currently juggling the roles of a coder, manager, marketing, sales, and HR. With so much going on, finding the time to generate leads and nurture them can be...

4 Tips for ISVs Looking to Build a Channel

One of the most significant decisions an ISV/software developer faces is whether to sell direct or to develop an IT channel, comprising VARs, MSPs (managed services providers), MSSPs (managed security services providers), SIs (systems integrators), solution providers and value-added distributors. Selling direct may give an ISV more control over...

5 Tips to Increase E-Commerce Conversions

In 2017, for the first time, global retail e-commerce sales will account for 10 percent of total retail sales, eMarketer reports. Despite the steady rise of digital sales and increasing usage of mobile devices for purchases, it’s not enough to just build an e-commerce site and expect sales to come....

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