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Adding New Partners


Siebel Partner Relationship Management Administration Guide describes the process of adding new partners.

In Siebel PRM, companies typically apply to become partners by registering at the Siebel Partner Portal. When they register, they enter information that is stored in a Prospective Partner record. When the brand owner approves them, the Prospective Partner record is converted to a Partner record.

This model of partner registration does not apply to the apparel and footwear industry. Manufacturers develop relationships with retailers through a process that cannot be performed through applying at a Web site.

For this reason, the section about Registering Individual Partners in Siebel Partner Relationship Management Administration Guide does not apply to apparel and footwear.

In addition, the process of adding new partners is different for apparel and footwear. In Siebel Partner Relationship Management Administration Guide, the enrollment process begins with the following two steps:

  • Display and assess prospective partners. Begin by displaying the list of prospective partners recruited through the Web and deciding which to approve as partners.
  • Add a Partner record for the partner company. You typically add a Partner record by approving a prospective partner.

These two steps do not apply to apparel and footwear, and they should be replaced by the following:

  • Recruit new partners. Recruit retailers as partners in the usual way, without using Siebel PRM.
  • Add a Partner record. Add a record for the new partner directly in the Partner Administration screen.

After the first two steps, the rest of the process of adding a new partner or dealer is the same as in Siebel PRM.

For information about adding a new Dealer or Partner record directly, see the section about other ways of adding partner records in Siebel Partner Relationship Management Administration Guide.

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