Our mission at Pivotal is to transform how the world builds software. That’s a pretty bold mission, and it’s one we couldn’t achieve without our systems integrator partners. Over the past three years, our partners have collaborated with us to deliver amazing results for joint customers.
It used to take three weeks for Country Financial developers to get new features into the hands of testers, for example. After moving to PCF and adopting Agile methodologies with the help of Solstice, Country Financial developers ship new features to testers several times a day.
Comcast was struggling with lengthy software release cycles when its developers were challenged to develop and ship a new virtual agent application in just a matter of weeks, Working with Accenture, Comcast developed and released an MVP in just eight weeks, a process that would have taken many months or more in the past.
Similarly, T-Mobile wanted to get better and faster at shipping software and ensure its applications could handle a fast-growing transaction load. It teamed up with Altoros and has increased release velocity by 40% increase and has scaled up to 10,000 transactions/second.
It’s been an amazing experience for Pivotal and our partner community to date. Pivotal’s strategic services and on-the-ground collaboration have helped systems integrators grow strategic, profitable cloud-native practices based on the proven Pivotal methodology and technology, while together helping joint customers scale and accelerate impactful technology and business outcomes. We recognize how important our systems integrator partners are in helping joint customers navigate the cultural changes they need to make to modernize and compete in the digital economy. Therefore, we’re excited to announce that we are doubling down on our investment in our systems integrator program, PRPP.
As you know from working with Pivotal, we are obsessed with feedback and using it to drive product development decisions. While there will be many more details to come with an official rollout happening at SpringOne Platform in October, we want to give you a sense of our priorities that are shaping the next iteration of the Pivotal Ready Partner Program. These are all derived from the feedback we received from you, our partners. There are three key pillars.
Powerful and flexible partner training and enablement. As in my previous post, Pivotal is committed to meeting partners where they are on their own transformation journeys. The next iteration of PRPP will include new, persona-based enablement journeys, expanded training options and certifications, and a refresh of the partner portal.
Increase field and account collaboration. One of the keys to helping our joint customers achieve impactful outcomes is working closely with our SI partners on the ground. There’s just no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working side-by-side - literally - with customers and partners. And that’s why we’re doubling down on field and account collaboration programs to drive even more successful customer engagements.
Grow partners’ cloud-native practices. Our SI partners have already taken huge strides when it comes to building cloud-native practices. To help our partners continue growing these practices, we will introduce new specializations and related enablement services as part of the next version of PRPP.
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We are excited to continue this journey with all our Pivotal Ready Partner Program members. We believe our flexible but immersive approach - including the various enablement options as well as our deep, on the ground collaboration with SIs - is a recipe for success no other cloud-native software company can provide. As mentioned, we will share more details about the next iteration of the program over the coming months, with a formal announcement taking place during the partner summit at SpringOne Platform in October. We hope to see you all there (and sponsorship opportunities are still available)! In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to your alliances rep with any questions.
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