COPA-DATA future-proofs its partner program
With 240 companies being certified members and spanning more than 45 countries, the COPA-DATA Partner Community (CDPC) already enjoys a large global footprint. Since 2011, we have succeeded in building a global network of specialists in industrial and energy automation. We work very closely with system integrators, OEMs, machine builders, and educational institutions and research facilities. We aim to extend this successful approach with a redesigned Partner Program.
“Our goal is to create a more tightly knit worldwide network of professionals who can support our end customers locally with their expertise in product, implementation and support,” explains Johannes Petrowisch, Head of Corporate Partnerships, regarding the idea behind the redesign.
The next step is to open the Partner Community to additional members. A new “Listed Member” status enables companies to engage fully with the zenon software platform at an early stage.
Transparency for end customers
The new structure of four membership levels will provide end customers with greater transparency, and will make it easier for them to select the right partner. Each partner level reflects the zenon skills and experience of its members: beginning with Listed Member and then progressing through Bronze, Silver and Gold partner levels. For partners, every level up provides additional benefits: enhanced support, discounts, exclusive previews of zenon versions, and support with marketing or sales campaigns.
Qualification initiative for partners
An initiative to boost individual qualifications makes our partner program even more attractive and helps to keep members' knowledge up to date. The offer includes global partner events as well as free access to online training courses and tutorial videos. To ensure high quality for our end customers, we regularly validate whether our partners meet the requirements of their partner status level.
We are also putting collaboration with educational and research institutions on a new footing. This will help us ensure that institutions receive the necessary support to widely and creatively implement zenon in their research and teaching. The results of these collaborations play an important role for us in stimulating innovation in product development.
For more details about the partner program, visit: www.copadata.com/partner
For more information about zenon certification, visit: www.copadata.com/certification