Agreements

Updated: May 4, 2021
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Agreements represent versioned templates that are created by Distributors to sign corresponding Contracts with other accounts (Vendors or Distributors). Therefore, Distributors need to generate an agreement before creating contracts on the CloudBlue Connect platform.

Video Tutorial

Go through the following short tutorial to understand concepts of using agreements and contracts:

Introduction

Agreements and Contracts from the Partners module are interconnected. 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.

Data Model

The Agreements tab from the Partners module enables Distributors and Vendors to manage and to use the following types of business objects:

  • Program Agreement: Distributors create this agreement to sign program contracts with Vendors. Distributors can use it in private and referral modes. Within a created Program Agreement, Distributors can also create Distribution Agreements.
  • Distribution Agreement: This agreement type exists only in the scope of a certain Program Agreement and defines detailed terms on distributing Vendor products via a specific marketplace.
  • Service Agreement: Distributors create this agreement to sign service contracts with Resellers. Therefore, these contracts allow inviting Resellers to the Connect platform.
  • Syndication Agreement: Distributors create this agreement to sign syndication contracts with invited Resellers. Therefore, these contracts enable arranging sale chains via marketplaces of those Resellers.

Distributor Portal

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:

  • Agreement: Name and ID of your agreement. Click on your agreement name to access its details screen.
  • Type: Indicates agreement types. Note that your created Distribution agreements are placed within the Program agreements.
  • Description: Brief description of your agreement.
  • Contracts: Indicates the number of contracts that are interconnected with an agreement.

Narrow down a list of contracts by using the search and filter options as described in Data Grids.

Vendor Portal

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.

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