AppDev platform vendor debuts four-tier channel program
Crowd Machine, the Scotts Valley, California-based maker of no-code application development and hosting solutions, today unveiled its first official partner program, hoping to attract systems integrators, consultants, ISVs, and others working on app-driven digital transformation projects for large enterprises.
The Lowdown: The new Crowd Machine Partner Network (CMPN) formalizes what had been an ad hoc arrangement with the company’s first few technology and reseller partners, company officials said. The program features four tiers — for referral, sales, reseller, and ISV partners.
The Details: Participants in the Crowd Machine program get access to a number of benefits, including discounts and incentives that vary among the tiers. All tiers include recurring multi-year incentives for opportunities that convert to sales. The CMPN also provides training on no-code app development and on technical, sales, and marketing enablement features to help partners differentiate and build sustainable business models around the vendor’s platform and hosting solutions.
The Buzz: Early partners have expressed optimism about Crowd Machine’s offerings and the new channel program designed to support them.
“Crowd Machine is a real gem,” said Tom Hall, CEO and founder of Appsolutely, a Crowd Machine partner based in the United Kingdom. “We’ve been working exclusively with Crowd Machine’s technology for the last few months, and are delighted now for the opportunity to become an official partner — for managing development projects and seeing the system rolled out in the UK and beyond.
“We already see a strong demand for Crowd Machine apps given the significant reduction in costs and lead times associated with building and running SaaS products,” Hall added. “Having spent some time getting to know the platform, we’re really impressed with what it can do, and can’t wait to make use of forthcoming upgrades such as the Crowd Computer and no-code smart contracts.”