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GFI Partner program: frequently asked questions

What are the GFI Partner levels?

Our program features three main levels of membership: Gold, Silver and Bronze (with Registered Partners as the base level in the U.S. and Canada). Our partners' rewards and benefits increase as they advance through the program and ultimately reach GFI Gold Partner status.

Learn more about the GFI Partner levels

What are the partner requirements?

Membership levels in the GFI Partner program are determined based on specific requirements, as detailed in the table below. The benefits our partners receive also increase as they advance through the program.

Gold Partner USA/Canada EMEA APAC EMEA emerging Latin America
Total qualifying transactions
160
160
40
40
40
Sales staff trained
2
2
2
2
2
Technical staff trained
2
2
2
2
2
Joint business plan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Forecast reviews
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

Silver Partner USA/Canada EMEA APAC EMEA emerging Latin America
Total qualifying transactions
80
80
20
20
20
Sales staff trained
1
1
1
1
1
Technical staff trained
1
1
1
1
1
Joint business plan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Forecast reviews
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

Bronze Partner USA/Canada EMEA APAC EMEA emerging Latin America
Total qualifying transactions
3*
1+
1+
1+
1+
Sales staff trained
1
1
1
1
1

*In the U.S. and Canada, Bronze level is achieved once registered partners submit three (3) new business deals.

When are GFI Partner levels established?

GFI Partner levels are qualified annually at the start of each calendar year. If a partner reaches the next level of the program during the year, we will update the membership status to take effect at the start of the next month. The partner will then be eligible for those newly achieved benefits (e.g., greater discounts) for the remainder of that calendar year and the year that follows. Qualifying partners will receive notification of any upgrade in levels form their GFI channel sales manager.

What is the cost to join the GFI Partner program?

The program is free.

How can I join the GFI Partner program?

Simply complete this application form.

How will I know that my application has been accepted?

As soon as your application is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email containing your customer identification number, level of membership, login details to our websites and requested allocated GFI interim not-for-resale (NFR) software license keys. This will also contain a link to the GFI Partner welcome manual.

Where can a GFI Partner download the partner welcome manual?

The manual is accessible from within the GFI Partner Area at http://partners.gfi.com/partnerpack.htm  

You will be required to provide your username and password to access this password-protected portal; login credentials are sent to you upon joining the program.

What is the GFI Partner Area?

We offer our partners secure access to a dedicated area that features key resources to help resell GFI products. Our partners will find a vast selection of sales tools, marketing collateral, promotional materials and campaigns, and much more.

The GFI Partner Area is updated regularly. We encourage you to bookmark it and visit frequently. (Remember to check out the new items, which will always be marked.)

Sales and marketing tools available include:

  • Product brochures and datasheets
  • White papers
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Product webcasts
  • Product advertisment
  • Promotional flyers
  • Product mailshots and HTML templates
  • Logos
  • Online banners
  • Product comparison sheets

How can I cobrand GFI promotional material with my own logo and contact information?

Our partners are offered a self-service system for creating cobranded marketing materials that can be used to promote the GFI product range. With just a few clicks, you can cobrand brochures, presentations, advertisements and mailers that are available in the GFI Partner Area with your company’s logo and contact details. It couldn’t be easier. Simply create a marketing contact, set up your customer account for auto-cobranding, choose items that you want to customize and, within minutes, you’ll receive a link to your new materials.

Access to GFI Partner Area.

How do partners get started with GFI?

Learn everything about partnering with GFI by downloading our welcome manual  (username and password required).