BOSTON, MA — May 6, 2015 – harmon.ie, the leader in delivering a single-screen experience for all Microsoft collaboration tools, today launched a comprehensive Affiliate Partner Program. Building on its product leadership and rapid growth in the SharePoint and Office 365 ecosystem, the expansion of its channel partner program will help individual consultants and boutique consultancies reap the benefits of the growing market for cloud and mobile tools in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
“As the adoption of Office 365 accelerates, individual experts and smaller consultancies have an opportunity to play a bigger role in this new ‘mobile-first, cloud-first’ world,” noted Yaacov Cohen, CEO of harmon.ie. “Our Affiliate Partner Program empowers these consultants to have quick and easy access to the harmon.ie collaboration suite of connected apps to help their clients succeed in this new cloud and mobile era.”
New affiliates will join the global network of harmon.ie Alliance and Solution partners, ranging from boutique consultant houses to enterprise IT organizations employing dozens of advisors, implementers, systems integrators and consultants. The Affiliate Partner Program is expected to accelerate harmon.ie’s global SMB growth. A simple, cloud-based portal for affiliates makes it easy for partners to sign up and immediately sell harmon.ie to their customers.
What partners are saying:
“Office 365 presents enormous opportunities to expand our business,” noted Christian Buckley, managing director of the Americas at GTConsult, a multi-national SharePoint consultancy. “harmon.ie can help customers make the transformation to the Microsoft Cloud – already the fastest growing part of our business – by making it easy for business users to take advantage of the best Microsoft has to offer. We are impressed by the harmon.ie Affiliate Partner Program because it provides an easy way for SharePoint and Office 365 customers to get up and running quickly and efficiently.”
“As a traditional IBM and Microsoft reseller, we recognized the opportunity afforded by Office 365 early on to grow our business by providing customers and partners the tools and services they need to migrate to the cloud,” said Effy Shkuri, managing partner at Silverside, a leading Microsoft and IBM solution provider in the Netherlands. “The new harmon.ie Affiliate Program makes it easy for partners like 4i Solutions, QS solutions and Salves to help their enterprise customers make the transformation to the cloud and facilitate user adoption of Office 365, SharePoint and Yammer."
“harmon.ie offers the most powerful tools on the market to help companies drive employee efficiency, collaboration and productivity. Being able to sell harmon.ie as part of my offerings is a win-win, and I’m eager to reap the rewards of our joint passion for the redefined user experience,” said Affiliate Partner Bhuti Mbele, owner of Sompisi IT Solutions, a South African consultancy.
Consultants can quickly obtain a partner ID and then submit purchase orders directly on the partner portal for deals ranging from 15 to 200 users. All business is sold through harmon.ie with the referring partner receiving a 15 percent commission upon harmon.ie receiving payment from the customer. For deals involving more than 200 users, Affiliate Partners will work directly with a harmon.ie representative to ensure customer success.
“We are committed to helping companies of any size overcome evolving digital workplace challenges. This is the first of our many partner program enhancements, as we actively cultivate the harmon.ie partner ecosystem in 2015 and help drive this revolution,” added Cohen.
In addition, harmon.ie continues to grow its established Solution Partner Program for systems integrators. Working closely with top mobile and collaboration vendors, including Citrix, IBM, MobileIron, Microsoft and Samsung, harmon.ie offers comprehensive, high-touch partnership opportunities to bring enterprise-ready solutions and products to the places where people spend their business work time – on the desktop, on mobile or in the cloud. Through its expanding partner program, harmon.ie now offers the resources and expertise to design, implement, integrate, service and manage SharePoint- and Office 365-based solutions for a specific client location or at a regional, national or global scale.
harmon.ie provides a powerful suite of products that empower the digital workplace. An established global company serving thousands of enterprise customers, harmon.ie helps organizations increase their return on cloud-based application and service investments, increasing information workers’ focus by bringing multiple cloud services into one contextual, single-screen, personal experience across mobile devices and desktop computers.