Twilio, a San Francisco-based cloud communications platform vendor, has formally rolled out “Twilio Build,” a partner program designed with an API-first, developer-first approach. The program delivers go-to-market support, certification and training programs, and a partner success team to support consulting and technology organizations.
The company categorizes every partner as either a technology partner or a consulting partner and offers two levels of partnership – Registered and Gold. Key aspects of the program include support for a variety of partner models, lead sharing, co-selling, a new certification program, dedicated support, a digital product showcase, and a New Technology Early Access Program.
While many developers prefer the traditional approach of building directly with Twilio’s platform, the vendor also has customers who are looking for alternate ways to build and customize their applications. The ecosystem of partners offers customers both packaged applications and consulting expertise.
Consulting launch partners include Blacc Spot, DVELP, Impekable, Nethram, Perficient, Silicon Valley Software Group and Vision Point Systems. Technology launch partners include Zendesk, IBM Watson, Voicebase, WhitePagesPro and Ytica.
“Twilio’s unique API-first cloud platform is tailor-made to support an ecosystem of partners that are differentiated by the innovations they deliver for their customers” said Ron Huddleston, chief partners officer at Twilio. “With Twilio Build, we believe we are laying the foundation for a whole new partner ecosystem that will accelerate Twilio, our partners, and most importantly, our customers.”
The new program will help to enable channel partners to add additional value to vendor value propositions, which has long been the primary mainstay of indirect sales.