The MapR Global Partner Program is a comprehensive program, designed to meet the critical needs and interests of companies that seek to become consulting, software, platform, OEM, or distribution partners for MapR. The program helps to strengthen MapR partnerships through the collaborative development of business objectives, value proposition, and technical value-add. It employs a proactive approach to business planning and revenue achievement. The program encompasses structured channel initiatives, such as MapR Partner “go-to-market” initiatives and development support. MapR has developed a strong, high-quality ecosystem of 1300+ partners, all over the globe, to ensure the success of MapR customers worldwide.
MapR business partners are organized around four main categories with three achievement levels. The partner categories are:
The partner achievement levels are:
MapR provides achievement levels within each of the three partner categories. The MapR Global Partner Program uses a three-tier system, providing partners with opportunities to achieve higher levels of partnership by meeting specified program requirements in a specific time frame. The required time varies within each partner category. Benefits vary, depending on the partner achievement level. The partnership investments are aligned to programs and market opportunities:
The Affiliate level enables new partners to begin their partnership with MapR and enables existing partners to further develop their MapR business and demonstrate industry expertise. Partners at this level are required to meet minimum program guidelines to establish a relationship with MapR.
Preferred level partners provide industry-leading solutions to customers and are committed to doing significant business with MapR. Partners at this level are established partners with regional practices and have mature industry value-add and solution sets. Partner requirements are higher than the requirements at the Affiliate level.
The Elite level is the highest achievement level within the program. An Elite Partner demonstrates a proven track record and a very high degree of business synergy with MapR and has significant presence in multiple geographies. Elite Partners are global leaders in providing industry standards and have worldwide coverage. Partners at this level are assigned a named account manager with executive involvement and enjoy a substantial commitment from MapR. Partnership at this level is by invitation only.
The MapR Partner Program team will review a prospective partner’s application and respond via email within 5-7 business days as to whether the partner has been accepted into the MapR Global Partner Program or additional information is required. Following full execution of the applicable contracts and payment of the program fees, the partner will be eligible to receive the corresponding benefits for its partner category and partner achievement level.