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How to Increase Visibility with Customers Through the AWS Competency Program

For APN Partners that have earned an AWS Competency, we offer specific benefits that help you increase visibility and engagement with AWS teams and customers. Five key areas of AWS Competency benefits include: Increased visibility with go-to-market (GTM) activities; Access to Market Development Funds (MDF) and discounts; Demand-gen and customer acquisition; Unlock benefits for business development and support; Exclusive access to event-specific benefits.

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Achieving APN Tier Compliance by Meeting the Requirement for Public References 

Customer references are consistently recognized by successful APN Partners as one of the top reasons they are selected by net-new customers. Learn how your organization can identify a public reference, the various asset options available, and how you can track and manage your progress toward compliance against this requirement in APN Partner Central. Our renewed approach to public references includes a range of options and improved flexibility for APN Partners.

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Best Practices for Managing Your APN Partner Solutions Finder Listing to Connect with Customers

For APN Partners at the Select tier and above, the AWS Partner Solutions Finder (PSF) is a useful tool that enables AWS customers to easily search for and connect with APN Consulting and Technology Partners based on their business needs. This experience is now available in Japanese apart from English. In this post, we explore best practices for managing your PSF listing and getting the most out of this valuable resource for APN Partners.

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New AWS Co-Branding Guide Provides Best Practices for Joint Marketing with AWS

Exclusively for members of the APN, we have created the inaugural version of the AWS Co-Branding Guide. These guidelines detail how AWS brand marks should be used in co-branded assets, such as web banners and social media posts, as well as the different ways APN Partners can co-brand with AWS, all while maintaining your own brand voice. This guide is a must-read for APN Partners interested in growing their relationship with AWS customers.

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How to Manage Your Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Data in APN Partner Central

On April 1, 2019, we announced updates to the overall APN program that included new benefits for APN Partners, such as prescriptive funding based on your current tier and program attainment, and updated APN tier requirements. The APN Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Program is one of the new requirements we added for 2019. Learn what’s new with the APN CSAT program, how to access your unique customer review form URL, and how to see your CSAT data available in APN Partner Central.

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Celebrate Your APN Partner Status and Gain Credibility with AWS Customers with an APN Branded Plaque

Be amongst the first businesses in the AWS Partner Network (APN) to receive a branded APN Partner Plaque showcasing your company name and APN Partner status. To receive the APN Partner Plaque, your company must meet the new APN tier requirements at your current tier, or upgrade to the next APN tier prior to October 15, 2019. If you are a registered APN member, you can earn the plaque by becoming an official APN Partner—that is, Consulting and Technology Partners at the Select tier or higher.

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AWS Partner Network

Joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Strengthens Your Capabilities to Better Serve Customers

Tens of thousands of AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners from across the globe support Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers of all sizes to build sophisticated, personalized, scalable solutions in a diverse set of industries. More than 90 percent of Fortune 100 companies utilize APN Partner solutions and services to drive their business outcomes. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an APN Consulting or Technology Partner.

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Expanded APN Partner Learning Paths Now Include AWS Professional Services

We have expanded and updated our APN Partner Learning Paths to make it easier for you to find the right training for your role. APN Partners can choose from AWS Business Professional, AWS Technical Professional Path, or a new AWS Professional Services learning path. Each path highlights where to get started, and then directs you where to find and enroll in the relevant training courses and AWS Certification to achieve your learning objectives.

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Why APN Partners Should Register for AWS Training and Certification Through APN Partner Central

We strongly encourage APN Partners to register for AWS Training and Certification through APN Partner Central so those achievements count towards your APN tier requirements. By registering through APN Partner Central, your organization receives credit toward APN tier eligibility and compliance requirements. Employees should make sure all registrations are made using their corporate email address. To register, log in to APN Partner Central and access the Training portal via the link at the top of the home page.

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The Value of Customer References for Maintaining APN Tier Compliance

Public references are commonly noted as one of the top APN elements that AWS customers look to when selecting an APN Partner. Customers can view validated public references within your AWS Partner Solutions Finder listing under the “Case Studies” tab, and they use these public references to review an organization’s previous success delivering AWS workloads. References not only enhance your visibility with customers, they can prepare your organization to apply for APN Programs such as the AWS Competency Program.

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