Parallels Consulting Accelerates Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Application Process

Back in July, during Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced the expansion of its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. The program allows more partners to directly provision and bill for Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365. Additionally, CSP partners can bundle their own hosted, cloud, and professional services with Microsoft cloud services to provide a seamless service experience to their customers. The program begins with Office 365 and Windows Intune services and is expected to expand to Azure and other cloud services in the future.

The clock is ticking
Distributors, MSPs, and hosting providers are racing to quickly pull together their cloud business and execution plans to be among the first to apply for CSP status.

Microsoft's CSP application process requires interested service providers to submit a detailed qualification questionnaire and business plan. In addition to outlining your marketing, sales, support, billing and provisioning, and deployment capabilities, you're also required to prepare a market opportunity plan, a multi-year forecast, and a listing of your go-to-market offers and plans.

Beat the clock
Parallels can help you beat the clock with the Parallels Business Plan Development Service, designed for the Microsoft CSP program. Cloud market strategists will work with you to assess and develop your CSP business plan, including product strategy, route-to-market strategy, support model, sales forecast, and execution plan.

Unlike other cloud business automation vendors, Parallels has been helping cloud service providers build their business for over 10 years. We are strongly aligned with Microsoft’s cloud vision and strategy with over 1.5 million Office 365 and Hosted Exchange seats sold through our platform. Parallels Automation supports hosted Microsoft Dynamics, Windows Azure Pack, and Lync services – and will be ready to support you with quick time-to-market for any new Microsoft cloud services.

For more information about Parallels Business Plan Development Service for the Microsoft CSP program, contact your Parallels Account Manager or send us an email accelerate@parallels.com.