Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations - Eric Ligman

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I’m giving away up to $150,000, and getting your share is as easy as 1-2-3!

You know the sayings, “Put your money where your mouth is,” and “time is money.” Well, I’m offering up $150,000 to the Microsoft Partner and Reseller MoneyCase reps out there for some of your time. Since the beginning of January, I have been giving you information about the new Open Value Subscription Program and sharing the successes our counterparts in other subsidiaries have been seeing in helping SMB customers take advantage of technology in ways they have never been able to before through this exciting new offer. In addition, I have been sharing how the Microsoft Partners and resellers in these subsidiaries have been seeing great success with this program in growing their services and software businesses as well. Now it is your turn.

As of this past Monday, March 3rd, the Open Value Subscription program is now available here in the US and Canada. You can now have the conversation with your clients about how they can take advantage of this new offering as Easy as 1-2-3 for their businesses. Will it take you a few extra minutes to present this new option? Sure. Will it take you a few tries to get the hang of it? Maybe. (Just remember the basic 1-2-3 and it will definitely help) Will it be worth it to you and your clients to do so? We sure think so!

With this, we’re putting our money ($150,000!!) where our mouth is and converting your time spent to money. Here’s how it works, we are offering a $100 per new Open Value Subscription Agreement spiff to any sales rep who sells a new Open Value Agreement between March 3, 2008 and June 27, 2008 to a company with between 5 and 250 PCs. It is that simple.

Unlike other promotions and rebates out there that take place at the company level (the company gets the rebate money), this one I am offering to the sales reps themselves! That’s right. The sales rep at the Microsoft Partner or reseller who actually sells the Open Value Subscription Agreement is the one eligible to receive the $100 spiff. Plus, it gets even better. I am not going to put any limits on how many spiffs each individual can earn! So if you sell 100 qualifying new Open Value Subscription Agreements to 100 companies with between 5 and 250 PCs between March 3, 2008 and June 27, 2008 and claim them through this offer, I will gladly send you a check for $10,000! (100 agreements X $100 per agreement = $10,000). Here are some details you need to know:

  • I am offering the spiff on new Open Value Subscription agreements sold between March 3 and June 27, 2008

  • It is available only on agreements sold to companies having between 5 and 250 PCs

  • Only one $100 spiff will be paid per agreement and per end-customer company

  • It is available only to sales reps located in the US and for agreements sold to companies in the US

  • The spiff offer ends either end of day on June 27, 2008 or when we hit 1,500 spiffs claimed, whichever happens first

To claim your spiff, you will have to enter in the Agreement # of the qualifying Open Value Subscription Agreement you sold along with the name of the company you sold it to on the spiff claim site, along with your information for the check. The Open Value Subscription (OVS) spiff claim site will be live very shortly. We will also have the full Terms and Conditions of the offer posted on the site as well once the site goes live. Don’t worry, even though the site is not live yet, your sales of qualifying new Open Value Subscription Agreements sold as of March 3, 2008 will still qualify and you will be able to submit them once the site goes live. Remember, the offer is only available for the first 1,500 qualifying new Open Value Subscription Agreements sold, so be sure to get yours in and claimed to get your part of the $150,000 in prize money we’re offering up through this offer!

Don’t forget to have your clients also claim their portion of the Big Easy Partner subsidy dollars (you can read more on this in my “Open Value Subscription now added to the Big Easy promotion,” post ) we are offering up for their new Open Value Subscription orders as well and good luck to all of you!

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights

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