As Planful’s Vice President, Global Partnerships, I guide our partner team as they scour the globe in search of top-tier organizations with finance and accounting expertise, deep technology and domain experience, and a proven track record of achieving long-term success for their clients. Our team already supports over 50 Planful partners. Still, we’re never done searching for more firms in more regions to help the Office of the CFO innovate faster, plan more effectively, and act with confidence.
In just the first three months of 2022, we welcomed eight partners into the Planful partner network. Each firm brings its unique industry expertise and regional success to the program and will help increase Planful’s exposure in exciting new markets, including new and expanded coverage across South America, Asia Pacific, and Africa.
Planful is seeing extreme interest in our modern technology for the Office of the CFO. We nearly doubled new customer acquisitions in 2021, and in the same time, we tripled the size of our partner channel to help serve this growing customer base. Part of that growth comes from our continued global expansion, which saw 110% growth in international customer additions in 2021, and office openings in London, Sydney, and Toronto. Our amazing partner team has been working nonstop to support our growth in every continent except Antarctica (give us time!). Here’s a quick overview of the latest additions to Planful’s partner network:
We have a diverse network of certified partners to help guide, inform, and accelerate our customers’ unique journeys. We only choose the best because our name is on the line. These partners are an extension of our team, and we hold them to the same standards we hold ourselves accountable to.
Planful partners must also have competencies in administering Planful deployments, hold Planful implementation certifications and bring deep functional and industry expertise to our customers. They also need to have proven finance, accounting, and industry expertise. At our top tier, Planful’s “Elite Partners” must further meet our most advanced certification requirements and have proven capabilities managing complex planning projects and delivering value to customers.
But there’s a lot to gain for our partners, too, including exposure to new opportunities, a wide array of benefits, and the ability to grow within our partner program. New partners can be onboarded in just 90 days, and then gain access to training, sales, and marketing support, and receive assistance from everyone at Planful.
Additional Planful partner program benefits increase by tier and can be explored here.
If you’re a Planful customer, no matter where in the world you’re based, you can rest assured that our partners have all been vetted, educated, and certified with rigor by our partner team. As I mentioned, our partners are an extension of Planful, so you can expect the same level of attention and expertise as you expect from us.
If you’re interested in becoming a Planful partner (and why wouldn’t you be?), check out our extensive list of partner benefits here. Or, just cut to the chase and apply to be a Planful partner today. The bar is set high, but you’ll be in good company!