Agreements are legally binding documents that represent versioned templates for Contracts. Agreements are created by Distributors to define expectations, duties, and terms of collaboration with other accounts on the CloudBlue Connect platform (i.e., Vendors or Resellers).
Therefore, Distributors are required to generate an agreement before creating contracts on the CloudBlue Connect platform. Distributors can collaborate with one or multiple business partners and consequently create one or multiple contracts based on the defined agreement.
Go through the following short tutorial to understand concepts of using agreements and contracts:
Agreements and Contracts from the Partners module represent interconnected objects. Namely, every contract is based on a certain agreement. Distributors create agreements as templates that used to sign contracts with other accounts, either Vendors or Resellers:
In the above diagram, Distributor creates Agreement X to sign contracts with Vendors A, B, and C. On the other hand, the same Distributor creates Agreement Y to sign contracts with Reseller A and B.
The Agreements tab from the Partners module enables Distributors and Vendors to manage and to use the following types of business objects:
The Agreements tab of the Partners module displays a list of various types of agreements created by Distributors.
This tab allows creating agreements by clicking the corresponding button. Furthermore, the Agreements tab contain the following general agreement information:
Narrow down a list of contracts by using the search and filter options as described in Data Grids.
Vendors can use the Agreements tab of the Partners module to review and to sign updated program agreements. In addition, Vendors can access and enroll distribution agreements within each program agreement.
Refer to the Distribution Agreement documentation to learn how Vendors can enroll a distribution agreement and consequently enroll distribution contract. Refer to the Program Agreement documentation to learn more about signing and activating updated program agreements.