Partners trying to succeed in the IoT and M2M market historically faced the daunting prospect of mastering lengthy sales cycles, complex on-boarding process and a confusing pricing model.
With the release of its Neo AffilateProgram Tuesday, Aeris has overcome these problems by dramatically simplifying the connectivity buying experience while simultaneously improving profitability through a revenue sharing arrangement.
Neo, launched in October, is an industry leading online marketplace that lets customers buy today and connect tomorrow with a cost savings of 50% or more. Now, with the Neo Affiliate Program, partners, including IoT device makers, distributors, and resellers can expand their business model and improve profitability by participating in a recurring revenue stream in IoT/M2M.
Through the Neo Affiliate Program, partners can easily integrate Neo into their buying process, in turn delivering significant value to their customers. The Aeris Neo Affiliate Program provides companies with a wide range of value-added services for the IoT and M2M ecosystem including:
- Device manufacturers selling cellular-capable IoT and M2M devices.
- Solution providers offering a complete IoT or M2M solution for a specific vertical market (e.g. fleet, health care, asset tracking).
- Distributors and resellers who resell a range of IoT and M2M products.
Previously, IoT/M2M partners have struggled to tap into the promise of IoT/M2M, said Bryan M. Eagle, VP of Business Development & Communications at MultiTech.
There is explosive growth and interest in M2M and IoT-enabled devices, but being able to provide customers with reliable and affordable connectivity options is a challenge in todays marketplace, Eagle said. A platform like Neo and this affiliate program allows us to provide quick, reliable and affordable connectivity options to our customers for 1 to thousands of devices with just a click. Plus, we have access to a rich source of data on our customers usage patterns to better optimize their overall experience.
Jeff Kaplan,the managing director ofTHINKstrategies, and host of theFourth Annual Cloud Channel Summit,says the Neos partner program represents a huge step forward in the development of IoT.
"The confusion and complexity surrounding cloud services has made the role of VARs, SIs and MSPs even more important, Kaplan wrote in SandHill.com. VARs, SIs and MSPs are going to be in the vanguard of the deployment of IoT initiatives also, with the help of cloud-based marketplaces like Aeris Communications Neo platform.
Enroll in the Neo Affiliate Program today and at no cost at http://neo.aeris.com/affiliate-program.
To learn more about Neo powered by Aeris, visit: http://neo.aeris.com.