Making Money in the Meantime
So, what about the now?
To generate more revenue through cloud subscription sales, wrap your own services around each contract. You don’t have your own services? Partner aggressively to obtain them. Here’s how it works.
When a customer buys a cloud services subscription like Office 365, several things need to happen. Somebody must plan out the deployment of the mailboxes and provision services for the users. Usually, customers buy a bundle of cloud services from you. Somebody has to plan how they will all work together. What are the security provisions? The users need to be trained. The data must be migrated. Long term, the services will need to be managed and users supported. Somebody has to do all that – and it should be you!
Your Wrap-Around Services Checklist
If your company doesn’t provide many of these services, think “partnering.” Just because you don’t deliver them yourself doesn’t mean you can’t sell them profitably to your customers. Many Microsoft Partners will gladly partner with you and pay you a commission to sell their services to your customer, and the quality providers will gladly sign any agreement you need them to sign to protect your customer base.
The following is one comprehensive checklist of services that should be included with every cloud subscription sale. There are sure to be services that we’ve missed, but this is a good starting point. Let us know what you’d add to this list!
- Application Inventory and Evaluation
- Solution Architecture/Cloud Service Selection
- Information Architecture/Capacity Planning
- Security Planning w/Cloud Integration Design
- Application Transition Planning
- Environment Transition Planning
- Cloud Service Provisioning
- User Deployment & Rollout
- Day Zero Transition Support
- Network & Cloud Service QoS Monitoring & Management Program
Think these can add some significant, immediate revenue and profitability to your cloud sales? Talk to your partners at BitTitan about MigrationWiz and other tools we provide that position you to be the Migration Wizard who makes money now and later.
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