All we had to do was purchase the software and several licenses and see how we liked it. We could do the implementation ourselves, at our pace. Overall, xTuple gave us alternatives that no other vendor could.
Partner Levels - How We Work Together
Have a full schedule and cannot imagine taking on anything more? You can be a "Sales Affiliate" and earn 10% commission for every lead you pass along to xTuple that closes. You can learn about xTuple with no partner fee, no formal training, just the opportunity to earn some extra dollars.
Are you a software developer who does not want to sell, bundle or embed xTuple solutions, but have your own application to interface with our products? Our "Developer Affiliate" is comparable to the basic level of a traditional Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner program; no commissions, just developer-to-developer support to help you with the integration effort. Your software will be listed in our partner solutions directory on the xTuple xChange, however, we will not sell it directly.
Want to take the first step in a business relationship before the full plunge? The cost to be an xTuple Authorized Consultant is the same as the "xTuple: Setup, Configuration and Operation" 5-day In Class training – and you also receive direct helpdesk support and two licenses of the full commercial products for your own internal use. Authorized Consultants are focused on delivering professional services, not selling. Some are open source “purists” and only work with the free PostBooks® Edition of xTuple ERP. Some are independent consultants who don't want to have a sales relationship with any one vendor. Some are contractually prevented from selling another ERP product, but not from providing services around it. And some just do not like to sell. If any of these descriptions sound like you, consider becoming an Authorized Consultant.
Ready to start earning commissions? Solution Providers can earn up to 45% on sales of all published xTuple products and services. You receive all thof e benefits of the Authorized Consultant program plus three more commercial licenses for your internal use. You earn higher commissions for customers you acquire yourself, and the commission rates also increase when you reach a basic annual sales target. And if you reach 150% of that target, the partner fee is waived for the following year.
The next step up in the xTuple partner program is targeted at those who want to develop derivative software products. If you want to distribute such a product yourself – for example, a specialized accounting package for a particular industry you know well – then the Development Partner level is for you. The Development Partner level also includes a seat at our Power User Training class – and higher commissions, too, up to 50% on xTuple products and services and 70% on sales of any xTuple extensions you sell in our online marketplace, the xTuple xChange.
The premium level of the partner program is for the established company interested in providing xTuple ERP as SaaS (software as a service), and/or intends to close more than $200,000 in gross sales, a modest amount, for xTuple each year. Gold partners can provide additional managed services along with their hosted xTuple service and make up to 55% commissions (80% on xChange sales of your extensions). If you are serious about growing a new stream of xTuple business, a Gold partnership is the right level for you.
For more details on the benefits and costs associated with each level of the partner program, visit the Partner Programs page.