Plantronics Introduces Enhancements to Its Global Channel Partner Program

Plantronics Introduces Enhancements to Its Global Channel Partner Program

Connect Partner Program Designed to Improve Sales Organizations and Reward Them Accordingly

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The rate of innovation and adoption of new communication technology is growing at a rapid pace, challenging companies that sell communication solutions. Plantronics (NYS: PLT) today announced the kickoff of new initiatives within its Connect Partner Program designed to enable authorized Connect partners to be more successful by providing them with education and increasing rewards.

"Our channel is one of our most critical assets and we respect and value their time and hard work. Today we are unveiling three exciting programs designed to make our partners more competitive, better prepared and richer," said Roland Rice, vice president of Channel Sales at Plantronics. "Deal registration, a world class learning management system and a new rewards program are designed to do just that."

Connect Deal Registration - Program Helps 'Seal the Deal'

This industry best practice program is designed to increase collaboration and provide discounts for the registration of new opportunities. Deal registration is typically a program in which a channel partner properly informs the vendor about an opportunity and is given priority for it. The Plantronics Connect Deal Registration program is designed to help partners 'seal the deal' by enhancing margins for appropriately notifying Plantronics of qualified opportunities.

Connect University - Training Program Helps Partners 'Learn and Earn'

Knowledge is power. Partners are demanding improved online training from vendors. Plantronics is delivering with Connect University - a world class online Learning Management System (LMS) that offers professionally developed training curriculums, sales specializations and partner certifications. This program is designed to enable partners to better understand industry trends and solution selling techniques that will drive sales.

Connect Rewards - Incentive and Points Program Helps Partners 'Reap the Rewards'

This new rewards program incents partners for selling Plantronics products, completing training, attending events or webinars and other activities. The online points program is designed to reward engagement as well as sales. Partners can redeem points online from a world class catalog of prizes including electronics, luxury branded products, fashion, home goods and more.

Connect Partner Program - Ever Improving World Class Program

The deal registration, training and rewards enhancements are additions to existing Connect programs including customer trial units, channel employee purchase discounts, event support and marketing development funds. The Connect Program, a critical platform for partners, includes a portal that provides sales and marketing resources in one easy to access place.

Connect Global Enhancements - A Phased Approach

Connect Deal Registration, Connect University and Connect Rewards are global programs with regional variances including implementation timing. These programs are only available to authorized Connect partners. For more information or to apply for the Connect Partner Program, please visit

About Plantronics - Simply Smarter Communications®

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics and Simply Smarter Communications are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.

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