Acronis Partner Program: How to grow your business
16/03/2022 | Blog
Acronis is a software platform that unifies data protection to deliver integrated and automated cyber protection. With more than 20,000 partners and global leadership in cyber protection, Acronis is a great option for service providers looking to expand their portfolios. In this post, we’ll explore the #CyberFit Acronis Partner Program, its advantages, our integration, and how to use it to grow your business.
What is Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud?
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is the only platform that integrates backup and next-generation security such as antivirus, anti-malware, and endpoint protection management. Integrating cybersecurity, data protection, and management prevents client downtime and data loss.
The Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud leverages an advanced AI-based behavioral detection engine to stop threats on clients’ workloads. Some benefits of the Acronis Cloud include minimizing security risks, strengthening security, and lowering costs by consolidating vendors. This seamless integration simplifies cyber protection and makes it easier for service providers to protect clients better while controlling costs.
What Is the Acronis Partner Program?
The Acronis #CyberFit Partner Program accelerates partners’ growth with sales, marketing, and technical support.
Some features of the program include:
- Partner support: Partners enjoy the support of a Partner Care Team from the start. You can contact a Partner Care Specialist for unlimited support, both on technical and business issues. An extensive knowledge base gives you on-demand troubleshooting.
- Training and certification: Acronis #CyberFit Academy offers training sessions and certification programs in cyber protection and technical competencies.
- Marketing support: The platform provides marketing and sales tools to support upselling and empower sales. Some of the tools include campaign-in-a-box, pricing and positioning guides, and demos.
interworks.cloud integration with Acronis Cyber Cloud empowers you to offer your customers advanced cyber protection, such as hybrid cloud backup, disaster recovery, ransomware protection, file sync and share, and blockchain-based file notarization and e-signature devices. You can streamline management, billing, maintenance, and supervision.
The automated processes are geared for distributors, aggregators, or service providers, so you can offer diversified solutions for high-quality cyber protection. The integration of interworks.cloud with Acronis Cyber Cloud offers you an end-to-end service. With yearly updates, the partner program evolves to meet our partners’ protection challenges while offering a competitive migration program.
Advantages of the Acronis Partner Program
If the thought of becoming an Acronis Partner seems appealing, let’s explore some of the benefits. The advantages of partnering with Acronis include lowering costs, improving marketing efforts, enablement, and partner support.
Acronis financial benefits aim to help partners to increase their revenue, including:
- Rebates: eligible partners enjoy quarterly rebates.
- Referrals: there is a monetary reward for successful referrals.
- Joint marketing development funds: eligible partners can receive proposal-based joint marketing development funds for selected activities.
Acronis helps its partners be more effective in their marketing activities by delivering a wide range of marketing materials, automation tools, and services. Some of them include:
- Materials: the partner portal features data sheets, price lists, sales decks, and more.
- Tools: the portal includes ready email campaign templates, blog posts, and landing pages.
- Services: the system allows for the geolocation of partners according to regions and countries on the portal. This enables the system to drive traffic to partners.
Partners get training and certification courses, pre-sales assistance, and priority to test-drive Acronis products first-hand.
You can contact a partner care specialist and receive unlimited support. The tech support is available 24/7 via chat, email, and phone.
The Acronis platform is a multi-tenant, multi-tiered cloud architecture that operates across infrastructure and data centers, operations, and storage.
Why do you need a cloud commerce platform as an Acronis Partner?
At interworks.cloud, our integration with Acronis Cyber Cloud empowers your business to offer your customers advanced cyber protection. Some key security features include backup and recovery, file notarization, ransomware protection, and file sync. A central dashboard enables you to manage your customers, billing, and maintenance. Acronis also offers a new volume pricing scheme to save more costs and focus on giving your customers what they need.
The interworks.cloud platform is fully integrated with the Acronis Cyber Cloud Platform and offers partners automation features that enable them to focus on growing their business. Some key features include:
- Live usage data
- Cost monitoring
- Automated billing
What are the benefits for Managed Service Providers?
Sell through your own branded marketplace with a ready go-to-market plan. You can manage costs by promoting all Acronis Cyber Protection services via a pay-as-you-go plan. Your customer can monitor their spending via your white-label marketplace.
Integration with the Acronis platform empowers automation features beyond streamlined processes. Automation features include pricing updates and billing, according to the contract tier.
You can customize your pricing and define your commercial policies. You can also set your subscription model by gigabyte or per workload. The Microsoft integration enables you to cross-sell your Office 365 and Azure offerings to meet an expanded customer base’s data-protection needs. This high level of integration means you can save your backup in any cloud, including MS Azure, AWS, interworks.cloud data center, Acronis data center, or your own data center.
As a managed service provider, leveraging interworks.cloud enables you to resell efficient and secure services for backup and sync to increase productivity, visibility, and compliance.
This ease of migration means you can migrate the existing Acronis customer base to the interworks.cloud seamlessly with the interworks.cloud migration tool. Provisioning and orders are also fully automated.
What challenges does the interworks.cloud platform solve?
The integration of Acronis and interworks.cloud is proof that “the total is more than the sum of its parts” in addressing common challenges service providers face:
First, as a managed service provider you may struggle to diversify your portfolio. Now you can easily configure, sell, provision, and manage Acronis offerings from a central console and a custom branded marketplace.
If you have been working with Acronis but find it difficult to keep up with updates, this integration enables you to incorporate changes via two-way data synchronization. In addition, the platform solves multiple configuration issues by automatically providing the subscription mode (per gigabyte or per workload) to the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform.
Billing issues, such as tracking different billing types, often result in increased operating costs. With the interworks.cloud platform, you can invoice resellers or customers for services according to the subscription.
With interworks.cloud, you can take your Acronis business to an automated, efficient level that enables you to accelerate your growth. Book your demo today.