As many of our partners already have found out, Solution Profiler and Solution Finder are fantastic vehicles available to profile your business solutions for customers, partners and Microsoft sales teams. These can then be used to solve business critical problems. We would also like to make you aware of another system which is available to ALL partners which focuses SOLELY on the Microsoft Office System.
Why do I care?
- Get in front of customers
- Launch Partner Status – highlighted as already having the expertise and capabilities to deliver the 2007 Office product
- Opportunity to engage and participate in Microsoft’s external customer-facing initiatives/campaigns in the marketplace.
- Get your 2007 Office System business solution considered for leads received by Microsoft field
- Microsoft’s field team can help team partners and customers together in the appropriate situations.
- Appear in Solution Showcase for 2007 Office System
- Online showcase for customers to see demonstrated solutions that 2007 Office delivers
- Online resource for you (partner) to show Microsoft has recognized you as an expert – proof point for prospects and customers on the solutions that you can deliver
- Your 2007 Office System business solution on the Office Online website
- Search interface/tool that surfaces partners with specific capabilities (tailored search for your expertise and/or customer needs)
- Help Customers Find You! – or – Connect with Customers.
- Get your solutions in front of more customers.
- Increase your online visibility by profiling your solutions via this step-by step online tool.
- Reach customers who may be searching for precisely your offering.
- Save time and lower costs by creating, publishing and managing your company solutions and services information from one location.
- Set your business apart from competitors.
- Differentiate your products and services to potential customers worldwide by creating a detailed solution description that’s searchable by keyword.
- Promote your solutions FREE on Microsoft.com
- Profile your unique solution and services and have them listed on multiple customer-facing search engines through Microsoft.com.
How do I do it?
- Profile your solution(s) in the Office System Solution Directory (OSSD)
- Customers and the Microsoft sales field rely on OSSD to identify the right partners to do business with
- Go to www.microsoft.com/office/solutiondrive to learn more about OSSD and profiling your solution
- One-Slide PPT briefs are a great way to summarize what your company does and provide a short description of your solution with a relevant screenshot
- In OSSD, download the One-Slide PPT Overview template under the Collateral tab
- A solution walk-through is either a recorded demo delivered as a self-running video (known as screencast), or a detailed PPT with plenty of screenshots on how your solution work.
- In OSSD, download the Starter Guide on how to create a great screen cast of your solution using Camtasia Studio