When the world’s largest technology distributor, Ingram Micro, Inc., needed a better way to automate and expedite service sales, it turned to MaintenanceNet. The two companies first joined forces in 2006 to lead the industry in deploying one of the first cloud-based service contract management platforms. That platform – called the Reseller Services Portal (RSP) – continues to flourish today. Always looking to deliver greater profits and revenue to its resellers, Ingram Micro recently asked MaintenanceNet to build upon the power of the portal and find new ways to help its partners close more low-dollar service deals faster, and without the need to hire additional sales staff.
With the technology integrations firmly in place, MaintenanceNet implemented its AutoQuote™ solution as part of the RSP. AutoQuote “auto-creates” low-dollar service contract quotes and sends them directly and securely to resellers for processing with their customers. All AutoQuotes are automatically pre-validated with Ingram Micro’s manufacturer partners and delivered to resellers electronically, via email, 90 days in advance of service expiration. The AutoQuotes are designed to improve the ease of ordering services with Ingram Micro and can be viewed and managed through the RSP.
- More than $220 million in Cisco SMARTnet opportunities delivered to resellers
- Gained additional service sales coverage without overhead costs of sales agents
- Empowered resellers to focus on selling instead of on operational tasks
- Closed more sales deals faster, while keeping partner relationships intact
- Manufacturer-validated quotes delivered via email in a professional electronic format
- Integrates with existing systems, processes and business rules
Paul Bay, President of Ingram Micro North America, shares about their success.
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Gartner & 1to1 Media CRM Excellence Awards- Sales Force Effectiveness
Ingram Micro has made it easier for resellers to renew service contracts that are about to lapse, leading to an increase in sales and better customer service.
Frost & Sullivan Sales & Marketing 1to1 Impact Award – Most Innovative Service Sales Initiative
MaintenanceNet honored in Technology Optimization category. Ingram Micro recognized increases of 172 percent in service renewal opportunities following Service360 deployment.
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“Our data driven automated approach with MaintenanceNet, helped our resellers drive recurring service revenue to grow their business, and we collectively achieved over 100% increase in what we call, 'low dollar,' service renewals. ”
-Paul Bay, President
Ingram Micro North America