Eligibility for CSP Performance Based Incentives to be Connected to Competencies

Categories: Business Transformation
Tags: Cloud Solution Provider Microsoft Incentives
OFC18_SMB_FirstLine_017

Microsoft has announced a major change to the CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) Incentive programme, simplifying and widening the eligibility requirements. Previously to be eligible to earn performance based CSP incentives, partners needed to be a ‘Managed Partner’ on the Managed Partner List (MPL). From July 2017, eligibility for the CSP performance based incentives will be connected to the attainment of relevant competencies.

The change is effective from 1 July 2017, and means that partners who are part of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) and achieve at least one qualifying MPN competency at either Silver or Gold level are eligible for partner incentives in the CSP Indirect Reseller programme.

MPN qualifying competencies: 

  • Cloud Customer Relationship Management
  • Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Productivity
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Platform
  • Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions
  • Windows and Devices

To be eligible, a relevant competency must have been achieved by 12:00 am Pacific Standard Time (USA), 1 January 2018. Partners already awarded a competency should note that competency status must be registered as ‘active’ on 1 January 2018, and competencies expiring during FY18 H1 (July-December 17) will render partners ineligible to receive incentive earnings.

Julian Dyer, Vuzion CTO, says, “This is excellent news! It means that all Vuzion resellers who achieve the required competency will be rewarded for their investment in building the Microsoft cloud service capability with higher margins.

“The exclusive nature of the MPL has now gone. Any reseller with the right competency can now earn extra incentives for CSP.”

Related Articles

Vuzion awarded Acronis Best Cloud Service Provider 2019

Few businesses do not now have security as a top-agenda item - and which is why we partner with Acronis, a global leader in cyber pr...

Windows Virtual Desktop now available – find out more from Vuzion

Delivering a multi-user Windows 10 experience, partners "can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes,” B...

Vuzion’s Chris Hoard speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2019

I’m delighted to have been asked to speak at Microsoft’s largest annual technical-focused event, Ignite, held this year in Orlando, ...

Azure reservations monthly payment now available

Customers can now opt to pay for Azure Reserved Instances monthly, while taking advantage of the same discount previously offered on...