How can a solution maintain or achieve IP Co-Sell status?
What does this mean?
- If your solution was ‘IP Co-Sell Ready’ before June 2018, a draft of your offer has already been migrated to Marketplace. Check the Cloud Partner Portal (CPP) to review your draft and publish.
- If you’re not yet IP Co-Sell Ready, we encourage you to create your offer anytime by selecting “New offer” on Cloud Partner Portal (CPP).
They're referring to the same thing. Technically, "IP Co-Sell" is the name of the program, while "IP Co-Sell Ready" is the status earned by a solution that grants it eligibility into the program.
I have attached a screenshot of solutions from our OCP catalog. We want one of our solutions- Dynamic Customer Profile Creation: 4-week PoC which is on Azure Marketplace to be Co-Sell Prioritized. It would be great if you could help me know What are the steps in bullet points, I should follow to make our solution Co-Sell Prioritized.
Look forward to your response.
If a SaaS solution on the Azure Marketplace is published under the "Listing" category (vs "Sell through Microsoft") by Dec 31st does that leave the door open to easily switch to "Sell through Microsoft" in Jan'19? Our dev team is underway but the holidays are almost here. Or does the solution need to be "Sell through Microsoft" enabled by Dec 31st?
For the 31st deadline for IP Co-Sell, the solution simply needs to be a listing offer. You and your development team can easily modify the offer listing to add transaction functionality at a later date after they've enjoyed their holidays.
Important information but also time to highlight that today there are great opportunities to work together with Microsoft in order to find more sales. The new programmatic structure with AppSource and Marketplace really makes it easier than before.