That’s right! Imagine receiving a check from Microsoft that covered the full cost of your first day’s worth of deployment services for a new SBS Premium + Small Business Desktop Advantage roll-out. Would that help you close more deals or make your clients happy? Well, now you can offer this type of promotion.
If you attended my breakout session at the Small Business Symposium last week or if you have attended any of my Live Meeting sessions where I talked about promotions and offers available to Partners, one of the topics I call out is to be sure to combine offers when possible to provide the most benefits and cost savings to your clients. Currently, with the SBS Partner Subsidy offer (including the SBSC Exclusive benefit as well) and the Office Partner Subsidy offer, we have such an opportunity.
As you saw from my Blog post regarding the SBS Partner Subsidy offer, when your clients purchase a new SBS Premium L+SA through Open Value, they are eligible to receive a $325 Partner subsidy check. This means Microsoft will send a check, made out to you, to the customer to use for your services. If you are an SBSC Partner, not only will they receive the $325 Partner subsidy check, you will also receive an additional $162.50 rebate check from Microsoft (1/2 of the Partner subsidy check) as part of the SBSC Exclusive component of the promotion. So in total, you will be receiving $487.50 from Microsoft when your client purchases a new SBS Premium L+SA through Open Value.