For years, partners who wanted to sell CRM Online had only one option: going straight through Microsoft and following their set of rules. Flexibility was not the norm. But as time went on, Microsoft realized that if it wanted the enterprise segment of its business to grow, it would have to return to its core. In other words, it would have to cut its partners some slack.

Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program was born. Still in its early stages, the program hasn’t quite caught on. It’s being largely ignored by most of the MSPs, VARs and IT consultants who have been reselling Office 365, CRM Online or Azure directly through Microsoft for years.

As an Indirect CSP partner, SherWeb has seen constant growth in its Office 365 reseller numbers. Our efforts to educate our partners about the advantages of the CSP program have paid off. Our recipe is simple: offering more flexibility to partners on price and services while giving them access to the best support team in the industry, plus all the benefits of our Partners First program.

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Now, SherWeb is getting geared up to offer the same great benefits to resellers who have been selling Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online through Microsoft’s Advisor or Open programs.

Why Make the Move to SherWeb?

To be honest, Microsoft has taken clear actions to drive partners away from its Advisor or Open programs. Many resellers are either becoming Direct CSP partners or going through an Indirect CSP distributor.

While the Direct CSP status forces partners to sell a hefty quota of licences from month to month, signing up with an Indirect CSP distributor gives partners of all sizes the full set of advantages of the CSP program. It also strips away the need for monthly commitments and obligations.

Did you know that in October of 2015, Microsoft cut commissions for resellers in its Advisor program? ? For CRM Online, the drop was drastic. Commissions were reduced from 23% to 15% in the first year and from 4% to 3% in the second year.

But SherWeb has a special offer for Advisors –transfer your CRM Online licenses to us and we’ll give you another 15% commission for your first year with SherWeb, and then offer you a 5% commission for the second year. New licenses will fall under SherWeb’s Advisor commission model, guaranteeing you a 150% one-time commission and a 7% monthly commission. We challenge you to find an easier way to boost your revenue.

For partners who would prefer to set their own prices and margins, we urge you to take a look at SherWeb’s white-label and co-branded programs. With margins ranging from 16% to 20%, you can grow your revenue even more. Add value-added services to the mix and you’re in a good spot!

The SherWeb Benefits

While we understand money is important, the experience of a partner is not limited to making margins. When you’re looking for a service provider, we know you do your homework and you’re looking for the best package for your business.

What you really need in a partner is an ally that will help you grow your business and close more deals. And that’s exactly what your dedicated Account Manager is there for. Combine this with our constant stream of webinars aimed at helping you sell and understand our products, free training sessions and our resource-packed Partner Toolbox and you have a complete set of tools to confidently resell our cloud services, including CRM Online.

And that’s another thing. SherWeb is not limited to CRM Online. We offer the full variety of IT products your customers are looking for. Our one-stop-shop approach helps you offer a full stack of services to your clients, positioning you as a complete IT shop.

And last but not least… All of this comes with our free 24/7/365 support. We’ve built our reputation on the excellence of our customer support and the statistics speak for themselves: a net promoter score of over 70, an average response time of 40 seconds and over 4,000 support tickets resolved every month.

How to Transfer CRM Online Licenses to SherWeb

Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible. To transfer your existing CRM Online licenses to SherWeb, sign up to one of our three partner models or call our team of solutions specialists to plan your transfer to SherWeb’s CSP program.

We’ll take care of everything from there, ensuring a smooth transition with no downtime. You’ll soon be able to leverage all the advantages of SherWeb’s Partners First program.

Don’t wait any longer. Sell more. Profit more. Become a CRM Online partner with SherWeb.

Transfer your CRM Online licenses to SherWeb

Written by Mathieu Leblanc Business Development and Partner Network Director @ SherWeb

Mathieu Leblanc is SherWeb's Partner Network Director. His extensive experience in the field helps him pinpoint upcoming trends that matter to MSPs and IT consultants.