An Agreement is a versioned template created by a provider to sign contracts with other accounts (vendors or providers).
Go through the following short tutorial to understand concepts of using agreements and contracts:
The Agreements and Contracts modules are closely related to each other. Every contract is based on a certain agreement. Providers create agreements as templates used to sign contracts with other accounts, either vendors or other providers:
In the above diagram, Provider A creates Agreement X to sign contracts with Vendors A, B, and C. On the other hand, the same Provider A creates Agreement Y to sign contracts with Providers B and C.
The Agreements module enables providers and vendors to manage and use the following types of business objects:
Program Agreement: created by a provider to sign program contracts with vendors. The provider can use it in private and referral modes. Within a Program Agreement, the provider creates Distribution Agreements.
Distribution Agreement: exists only in the scope of a certain Program Agreement and sets detailed terms on reselling vendor products through a particular marketplace of the provider.
Service Agreement: used by a provider to sign contracts with other providers and this way invite other providers to Connect.
Syndication Agreement: used by a provider to sign syndication contracts with other providers and this way to arrange sale chains through those partners.
The Agreements main page on the Provider Portal displays a list of various types of agreements created by the provider:
In the above list, the provider finds general agreement information:
Agreement: the name and reference to the agreement
Type: one of the agreement types as per Data Model, except for distribution agreement that you can find in a program agreement
Description: a brief description of the agreement
Status: the current state of the contract according to the workflow of the particular agreement type
To narrow down a list of contracts, providers can use search and filter patterns as described in Data Grids.