The following describes the revised Inductive Automation Integrator Program effective as of October 1, 2015. The goal of the new Integrator Program is to provide a clear path to success for new integrators. To achieve this goal, the Integrator Program has been restructured to incentivize training in order to help guide new system integrators into the expertise needed for their first sale. Inductive Automation reserves the right to alter this policy at any time.
The Inductive Automation Integrator Program has been at the core of our business strategy since our inception in 2003. We understand that our success is largely dependent upon the success of our integrators. To that end, our Integrator Program is designed to make each of our integrators as successful as possible. Here are some of the benefits that an Inductive Automation system integrator enjoys:
Free support. We don't charge our integrators for technical support. There are no annual or per-incident support fees. Why should you pay for support when you are promoting and selling our software? You support your customers, we support you.
Integrator Roundtables. The sales process is a collaborative effort. We host Integrator Roundtables on a regular basis to encourage knowledge expansion and best practices.
No up-front costs. Implementing a system using Inductive Automation's software doesn't cost anything up front. All of our software runs fully featured in the two-hour trial mode. The free Designer never times out, allowing you to develop an entire project without spending a cent.
No obligations. We do not require you to offer our software first or exclusively. You are the integrator, we encourage you to make the best software recommendations for your customer's project.
Website listings. As an Inductive Automation Integrator, you are eligible to be listed on our website. Acquiring more certifications and developing within the Integrator Program strengthens your website presence.
Joining our Integrator Program is free for any qualified systems integrator. There are four levels in the integrator program. As system integrators progress through higher levels of certification, program benefits increase. In order to advance through the program, each integrator must demonstrate competency and enthusiasm for the software. The intent of these levels is to encourage integrators to seek out the training and experience required to become experts in our software.Level One - Registered Integrator
This level includes integrators who have been signed up for our integrator program but have not yet attained any certification. They are approved to sell our software, and will receive a discount on all software purchases.Level Two - Certified Integrator
To qualify as a Level Two integrator, there must be at least one engineer on staff who has passed the Inductive Automation Core Certification test for the current version of Ignition. Level Two integrators qualify for the full integrator discount.Certification Process
Our Ignition Core Certification test is administered online for a $1,000 fee. You must first earn the Ignition credential through the Inductive University website before requesting the Core Certification test. The basic training required to pass the test, such as Inductive University, other online training videos, and user manual, are provided free for integrators. Periodically, we also offer live, in-person training courses.
We highly recommend attending our 5-Day Ignition Core training class before taking the test. Our Ignition Core Certification test is offered for $500 off the usual fee to those who have attended a 5-Day Core training class on the most current version of Ignition. To remain in Level Two, system integrators must have at least one engineer certified in the current version of Ignition. As new versions of Ignition are released, an upgraded Core Certification test will be provided.Level Three - Gold Level Certified Integrator
To qualify as a Level Three integrator, there must be at least one engineer on staff who has passed the Inductive Automation Gold Level Certification test for the current version of Ignition. Level Three integrators qualify for the full integrator discount.Certification Process
Our Ignition Gold Level Certification test is administered online for a fee of $1,000. The Ignition Core Certification test is a prerequisite. We highly recommend attending our 3-Day Ignition Advanced training class before taking the Gold Level test.
Our MES Certification test is administered online for a fee of $1,000. The Ignition Core Certification test and the Inductive University MES credential are prerequisites for the MES certification. We recommend taking the 5-Day MES training class prior to the certification test, although it is not required.
To remain in Level Three, integrators must have at least one engineer certified in the current version of Ignition. As new versions are released, Gold Level Certification tests will be provided.Level Four - Premier Integrator
This is an integrator who have one or more engineers on their team who are certified in the current version of Ignition. They have become experienced by implementing the software in successful projects. They are likely to be active on the Forum and are actively selling our software.
Level Four integrators will be eligible to participate in co-marketing efforts with Inductive Automation. They, of course, continue to receive the full integrator discount. Level Four Premier Integrators also qualify for sales engineering support, including: lunch-and-learn opportunities, unique one-on-one program consultation, technical demos, and pilot projects.
To retain the Premier Integrator status, integrators must have at least one engineer certified in the current version of Ignition and maintain a high level of involvement.
As new versions of Ignition are released, new Inductive University videos and challenges, as well as Core, Gold and MES certification tests will be created. There will also be “Update” test versions featuring just the new material to quickly get up to speed. For Integrators who are already certified, there will be a grace period to take the new certification tests to become certified in the current version of Ignition and maintain their certified status.
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