Experience 360—Elevating the Advisor Experience, Simplifying How You Do Business

By / April 12, 2022

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Businesses of all sizes today are becoming more future focused—looking for a single trusted advisor to deliver a more holistic solution to their IT and business challenges. The most successful advisors realize it's not just about giving organizations access to technology, but embracing digital channels to streamline and support customers' entire buying journey—from strategy to implementation and support. At AppSmart, we continue to invest in our six core pillars to help advisors excel in this environment. Our culture of innovation drives improvements in our tools, technology, and resources to help advisors digitally transform to delight customers, and maximize growth around cloud, SaaS, and other in-demand services. It’s all part of our mission to continue to simplify your experience of buying, selling, and managing technology so you can amplify growth this year and well into the future.

Strategic investments drive advisor success

The initiatives at the heart of AppSmart's six core pillars deliver value and support around every aspect of your business—including a marketplace to buy, sell, and manage technology, an industry-leading catalog, custom tools, and a digital back office, all delivered from a single, robust platform. Our core pillars also include lifecycle support, unique investment programs to help you monetize and accelerate your business, our academy and expertise to uplevel your skills, and a thriving advisor community to help you stay connected and grow your network.

Experience 360elevating the advisor experience

We continue to innovate and refine our platform, support, training, and education to deliver even greater value based on advisor feedback and industry best practices. As part of this effort, we're thrilled to announce Experience 360, a collection of significant enhancements, upgrades, and powerful self-service tools designed to elevate the AppSmart advisor experience and help you meet long-term business goals. Whether starting or scaling your business or looking to extend your reach beyond telecom to sell profitable cloud solutions, you'll enjoy the simplicity of doing business with AppSmart.

What’s new with our One-stop-Shop Platform

Experience 360 adds several valuable enhancements to our One-stop-shop platform, which includes our Marketplace, self-service tools, and AppSmart Office. Using the platform, you can continue to automate and scale your business operations to streamline your quote to cash process.

  • Insights DashboardsUsing our new Insights Dashboards you can easily visualize and understand sales and user trends for Commissions, Sales, and Company Activity. Individual dashboard views include the My Company Usage Dashboard, a Commission Dashboard, and a Software Sales Dashboard. The Software Sales Dashboard allows advisors to view total subscriptions sold by your company’s advisors per month, monthly recurring revenue from net new sales, and the number of pending subscriptions.
  • Enhancements to Selling Productivity Apps—Within the platform, we've also made investments to improve the purchase experience for Microsoft and Google with comprehensive bundled support. New Microsoft NCE SKUs were added for the most efficient buying experience for Microsoft apps, plus built-in technical support for all Microsoft and Google new customers. You can also expect comprehensive support for customers with existing Microsoft accounts when moving those accounts to AppSmart.

What’s new with Lifecycle Support

Advisors will experience additional value around our Lifecycle Support that will continue to drive efficiencies throughout each interaction with current customers or prospects. This includes support across the entire customer lifecycle, including strategic sales, marketing, and support services. Advisors also have access to in-depth resources to support and accelerate pre-sales and post-sales processes.

  • Account Management Support as a Service—AppSmart will support end users and customers on your behalf as a newly available advisor service. Instead of spending time on implementation and supporting projects, our account managers will give you time to focus on what you do best—acquiring new customers and expanding existing accounts. Other benefits include lowering operational costs and maximizing profitability to increase valuation.

AppSmart will customize your account management support agreement to fit your requirements and to meet your customers' specific needs. Services offered include Implementation as a Service, First Bill Review, Trouble Ticket Support, and MAC Support (Managed Application Control) with End Users.

What’s new with the AppSmart Academy and Expertise

Experience 360 also includes strategic investments in our advisor-based curriculum and training program, AppSmart Academy and Expertise.

  • Advisor Training Center—Available directly through the Marketplace, our Advisor Training Center is your one-stop-shop for educational content and resources to help you sell confidently and grow your business. We’re continually investing in our advisor-based curriculum and our in-platform education to help you qualify new revenue streams and maximize business results.

The first educational track is all about enabling you to diversify your revenue stream through our Cloud Training Curriculum. Here you’ll find courses on how to position and sell SaaS, cloud, security, productivity solutions, and collaboration software, including interviews with industry experts. The second track focuses on Product Training Videos, teaching you how to simplify business processes with AppSmart’s innovative products and tools. New courses available include: Get Started with Advisor Tools, Find the Right Solution for you or your Customer, Manage your Commissions, and Manage your Company.

Elevating your experience, amplifying growth

Experience 360 is an elevated AppSmart advisor experience built around our six core pillars that are purpose-built to simplify how you buy, sell, and manage technology for customers. Driven by advisor feedback and continuous strategic investment, Experience 360 and our unified ecosystem of innovative tools, technology, and resources will continue to help you elevate growth. With AppSmart, you’ll be able to embrace digital channels, digitally transform, and tap into new profitable opportunities around cloud in 2022 and beyond.

Want to learn more? Get in touch or start your journey with AppSmart today! We’re also at Channel Partners 2022—visit us at booth #1615 to learn more about how these strategic investments and Experience 360 will help you digitally transform to expand what’s possible for your customers and your business.