|Instructions for IBM Business Partners to get access to IBM Connections Cloud BP Demo Accounts
IBM Business Partners who are members of PartnerWorld now have access to the new IBM Connections Cloud S1 Business Partner Demonstration Account with Flexible Activation account, including:
- IBM Verse
- IBM SmartCloud Notes
- Instant Messaging
- Connections Social
- Document Editors
- Unlimited Web Meetings for up to 200 participants- including Audio/Video
- Hybrid Mail Support
- Mobile Support
- Full administrator access
- Unlimited Guest Access
Flexible Activation gives Business Partners the ability to provision services within the S1 bundle flexibly, and create custom demo scenarios based on only those services a customer may want to see.
This new IBM Connections Cloud S1 Business Partner Demonstration Account is intended to replace previous versions of individual service demonstration accounts, as it is inclusive of most all IBM Connections Cloud offerings. However, other current Demonstration Accounts in use by our Business Partners will not be revoked or removed at this time. You may continue to use other current Demonstration Accounts until further notice. The IBM Connections Cloud Business Partner Demonstration Account which is "hard-bundled" is no longer available for provisioning. If you currently have this BP Demo Account, you may continue to use it, but all new BP Demo Account requests will be provisioned with the Flexible Activation account type.
Please note: There is no current "trade up" or migration path from any previous BP Demo Account to the new S1 BP Demo account. Any user accounts or data you may have in an earlier BP Demo account cannot be automatically moved for you. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
For IBM Business Partners who don't already have a BP Demo Account , simply register for an IBM Connections Cloud account in Partnerworld at https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/isv_ben_prb_smartcloud_social/lc=en_ALL_ZZ and you will automatically be provisioned with the new IBM Connections Cloud S1 Business Partner Demo with Flexible Activation.
For IBM Business Partners who have an IBM SmartCloud Notes account being used for demonstration purposes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know that you are interested in the new S1 BP Demo. The IBM team will assist you in making the most of your Demo Account options.
For IBM Business Partners who already have a Demo account (other than an IBM Notes account) and want to access the new S1 Demo with Flexible Activation:
- Access the Admin tab from IBM Connections Cloud
- Choose "Manage Organization" Select "Subscriptions" from the left-hand navigation.
- Select "Add Demo" and then check the box for “IBM Connections Cloud S1 Business Partner Demo Account with Flexible Activation"
Renewing your Business Partner Demo Account:
Once you have registered for a Business Partner Demo Account, it will be available for you to renew as long as you maintain your status as an IBM Business Partner. When you are due for renewal, you will be notified.
Once notified, you will be directed to a renewal page hosted on PartnerWorld. On that page, you will be directed to authenticate with the service. The IBM Connections Cloud service will then:
1) Verify your BP Demo accounts
2) Renew all BP Demo accounts to which you are entitled
3) Redirect you to your IBM Connections Cloud subscriptions page where you will see verification of the renewal.