Contracts

Updated: November 3, 2021
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    Overview

    The Contracts tab from the Partners module enables Distributors, Resellers and Vendors to sign and manage their business contracts. Contracts represent individual collaboration between your organization and your particular business partner. Namely, a contract is an object on Connect that is used to indicate that your partner accepted, rejected or terminated business relationships with your organization. Each contract is generated based on the corresponding Agreement. Therefore, contracts can be also referred to as versioned instances of an agreement.

    Connect users can create, view, and manage contract objects of the following types:

    • Program contract: A contract that Distributors and Vendors sign to set their business partnership.
    • Distribution contract: A contract between Distributors and Vendors on supplying defined products (Vendor’s services or goods) via Distributor’s marketplaces.
    • Service contract: A contract between Distributors and Resellers. Distributors use this contract to invite Resellers to the Connect platform.
    • Syndication contract: A contract between Distributors and Resellers. Following this contract, Distributors provision defined products via the Reseller marketplace.

    Note

    Every contract type from the list above is based on a corresponding agreement type. Distributors can use an agreement to establish several contracts of the corresponding type.

    Portals

    The Contracts tab looks similar for Vendors and Distributors. However, only Distributors are allowed to create a new contract. Navigate to the Partners module and proceed to the Contracts tab to access your contracts.

    The Contract tab provides the following contract information:

    • Contract ID: A unique ID that the platform assigns to a particular contract.
    • Agreement: A reference to the associated agreement.
    • Issuer: The issuer of this contract.
    • Created At: Contract creation date.
    • Marketplace: A reference to the associated marketplace (for distribution contracts).
    • Status: The current state of your contract.

    Narrow down a list of contracts by using the search patterns as generally described in Data Grids.

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