Alliance Program

Netformx® Alliance Program

Maximize exposure of your company’s networking products, services and design rules to thousands of network design professionals representing hundreds of service providers, systems integrators and resellers throughout the world.

Often, a decision to use one manufacturer’s solutions over another literally hinges on the ability to quickly and easily access up to date product information. Populating the Netformx KnowledgeBase™ with your company's information, presents your products, through the suite of Netformx solutions, in a way that virtually any network designer, from novice to the most experienced, can readily use.

Benefits of Becoming a Partner

To date, Netformx has created profiles for over 1 million devices and over 3 million design rules for design configuration and validation. Alliance Program members have reported the following benefits after adding their catalog data to our KnowledgeBase:

  • Increased brand loyalty
  • Extended reach to global resellers such as AT&T, Bell Canada, Dimension Data, Sprint, BT, Orange and others
  • Increased accuracy of product orders
  • Easier communication of product, pricing and promotion
  • Reduced number of support calls

Netformx offers three levels of participation in our Alliance Program and provides professional services to incorporate your equipment into the public KnowledgeBase or to create a custom private content

KnowledgeBase Content Includes

Netformx has more experience adding manufacturer content into a centralized, multi-vendor data store than any other company in the world. We recognized that each manufacturer’s products, services and configuration rules are unique, so we work closely with you to custom tailor your data for the KnowledgeBase. This includes:

  • Product specifications: catalog numbers, order codes, capacities, and more
  • Definitions of supported network functions
  • Mappings for cards, software, and other accessories
  • Physical configuration rules, including slot assignment guidelines
  • Validation rules to assure configuration compatibility for orders and installation
  • SNMP MIB mappings for devices and components
  • Real-world front and rear device graphics with intelligent slots

The Netformx KnowledgeBase is updated continuously and updates are pushed to customers on a weekly basis ensuring they always have access to the most up to date information.

Because the information is comprehensive and validated against your designated design rules, network sales and engineering professionals can easily incorporate your products in their designs with full confidence that all components will work in harmony.

Our users have also reported that having access to the Netformx KnowledgeBase significantly minimized and often eliminated time consuming steps in the design and sales process. No online configurators to access; no pricing to look up; and no guessing about connectivity to other networking elements in the design. A sales engineer using a Netformx productivity solution like Netformx DesignXpert can select any available equipment vendor’s products – even those recently released – and know they are valid, orderable and installable choices. Moreover, they can readily see the availability of your current promotions and how to make full use of them in a given end-customer quote.

Design professionals have come to trust the product information and design validation rules built into the Netformx KnowledgeBase, so being included there makes it that much more likely your products will be used in a network design.

For more information about how you can become a member of the Netformx Alliance Program, please Contact Us