24 Replies Latest reply on Nov 1, 2017 9:41 AM by Anonymous

    Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?

    Anonymous

      Dear Apps Reseller Applicants,


      As previously announced, starting August 1st, if you haven’t completed selling and deploying 25 licenses, you will need to sell and deploy 100 licenses in order for your application to be processed.


      In order to understand whether you have managed to qualify before the implementation of the new requirement, check if your application page looks like either of the 2 options below before or on August 1st:


      1. Step 2 - Sell 25 Google Apps licenses is completed

      You qualified 25 licenses before the deadline. Your application will be processed as soon as you submit information for your credit check (step 3).

      1. Step 3 - Pass a business credit check is completed

      Once you hit ‘Submit’ on step 3 of the application, we are notified that you completed all your steps on your application. A member of the Partner Program Support Team will initiate your authorization process and be in contact with you via email in the next few days.

      Please be aware that the processing of your authorization into the Partner Program may begin and continue after August 1st.


      Cheers!


      Partner Program Support Team


        • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?

          Hi, I need some help here, I have three main questions, first:

           

          I have a charter school with webmail issues and about to renew their office licenses (a perfect fit for gapps for education), they need 500 seats plus admin addresses, can I do it?, I'm in the process of reaching the 100 licences to be moved up, that's why I ask.


          My second question is, I have a customer with around 17 accounts, and they are being managed by another company overseas, but they want to have a local company in charge (us), if they give me the support pin the accounts will belong to us immediately or after we reach the 100 licenses? or are this kind of cases valid for the 100 licences?

           

          And my third question is, what about non profits?, I have two nonprofits that want me to support them do they count?.

           

          Thanks

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          • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?

            Jessica Minghinelli, can you help me with this?

              • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                Anonymous

                Hi Rowland,

                 

                Thanks for reaching out and posting your question here

                 

                Regarding the Charter School, if they are Google Apps for Education so then it isn't going to be possible.

                 

                If the customer with around 17 accounts, is still under another reseller, so then the accounts won't belong to you.

                 

                And for the Non-Profits, they don't count unless they buy Google Apps for Work accounts.

                 

                Hope this answers your queries

                 

                Regards

                Rana

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                  • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?

                    Happy new year community,

                    Rana Haffar and Jessica Minghinelli, I got more than 100 licences and now I'm waiting to pass the credit check, it's going to take a while because of the holidays but I don't think I'll have any issues.

                     

                    question: after passing  this credit check and become a reseller can I sell the .edu licences?.

                     

                    Suggestion: Richard Sullivan has a point, and he has the same problem that I had or have until my application is approved, why can't we be gapps administrators without handling the billing? if you guys add the ability in the admin console to add users from an external domain (with gapps) and add them as administrators the discussion is over.

                     

                    Don't forget that been a reseller is not a good deal unless you plan to do it seriously and have over 500 accounts, otherwise the paperwork is more expensive than the profit, but is always a good profitable thing to offer support and all you need to do that is to have a gapp account.

                     

                    Thanks!!

                      • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                        Anonymous

                        Rowland,

                         

                        You quote "Don't forget that been a reseller is not a good deal unless you plan to do it seriously and have over 500 accounts, otherwise the paperwork is more expensive than the profit, but is always a good profitable thing to offer support and all you need to do that is to have a gapp account."

                         

                        Can you explain why do you think having over 500 is worth it?  In term of  cost to buy # license and sell it at profit.  And paperwork? what about like quickbook?  Is there a way to make $$ by offer support?  I thought Google IT offer supports for any apps core ?

                         

                        Thanks

                          • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                            Anonymous

                            Ben,

                            Sorry for the delay response I believe that 500 licences will give you enough residual income, It's true that google will offer support, however we offer support on site, help with the migrations and training, for us is more a complementary service that integrates with our marketing infrastructure, our main business is Marketing integration (we interconnect technologies to make your marketing easier) and Inbound marketing (we make customers call you), so having a reliable email and collaboration tools is a big part of the whole idea, we are also google partners for adwords, so it makes a lot of sense to us.

                             

                            Why we want to provide google apps for education? well, I'm an idealist and an exile from a country that was destroyed by ignorance, so I'll do anything I can to prevent the same thing to happen to my 6 year old or any other kid.

                             

                            I believe that our only true legacy are our children, so I want to make sure that they can be as resourceful as I never was.

                             

                            So don't pay too much attention to me since I do this for more spiritual and complementary reasons than to profit, I think is an awesome platform that nobody knows how to use it or knows about it.

                             

                            We also advertise a lot the ad grant for Google ads where every nonprofit can get 10k a month in free advertising, and we do that for free.

                             

                            we are some kind of weird non paid google ambassadors, for schools and nonprofits.

                             

                            Money is not something that we chase, we chase success and money is usually attached to it...

                    • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                      Anonymous

                      Hello,

                       

                      I am trying to get a bit more information or perhaps get help with my current situation. I have recently started a small IT Business in Breckenridge, TX which I suppose through research would be considered to be an Urban Cluster, not that this matters much with this question, but does have a little bearing as to why it is being asked. I have worked with Google Apps for Education as the Tech Director for Woodson ISD now for almost two years and absolutely love what Google has been able to bring to the table, however, now that I venture into this aspect I have hit a snag / issue that I cannot see many ways around.

                       

                      Currently, Google Resellers must deploy 100 licenses in order to qualify for the Google Resellers Program and this is where I find my issue. Breckenridge and the surrounding areas within a 50 mile radius are comprised mainly of small businesses, most of which do not have / see a need for domain email addresses or online storage. As I continue to push those that do come to me to Google, I find a major issue. These businesses that I am moving to Google either have limited knowledge of the Admin side of the Google Apps (they mainly know Google by Google Search and Gmail and know nothing of Drive, Calendar, Vault, etc...), or they don't want anything to do with the Admin side. They want me to set it up for them, configure it, and maintain it if they find the need to add a user or assist them with setting a portion of it up to suite their needs. This being the case, I am left with what I see as only two options.

                       

                       

                      Option 1 - Tell them they must add an additional "Admin" account to their Apps for Work account (I am doing good to get 4-5 user accounts for these companies as it is, and those that don't need an account, will not get one.).

                       

                      -OR-

                       

                      Option 2 - Whomever I plan to setup to be the Google Admin Account, (typically business owner), they must provide me with their password or keep the password I initially create. Now from a business owner standpoint, privacy is typically a key component, making this a very touchy situation and one that not only makes them uncomfortable, but could easily put me and my business in a liability situation that I do not care to contend with. (What else does that password tie in with, and if something happened within the company, who all knew that password...) Maybe this is just an area of concern for me personally, and maybe I shouldn't worry about such.

                       

                      In short, the 100 Licences is going to be almost impossible for me to achieve in a location such as this. There simply is not the volume of technology integrated businesses around to achieve such in the foreseeable future. My concerns with this do not fall within the scope of financial gain that comes with being a Reseller, but the ability to manage their content for them. Even if Google were to allow Custom Admin groups the ability to assign an admin outside of their domain, so that I may access their information. I am not sure what the easiest route for this would be, but without something changing I see it hard for me to try to push those businesses in Google's direction, which to me is a lose / lose situation for everyone involved.

                       

                      Hopefully someone can assist with this, I know the guidelines and understand they must be in place. I just hope someone can understand that not all of us that are looking to help / push for Google are in areas that allow for something to this magnitude.

                       

                       

                      Thanks,

                       

                      Richard

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                        • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                          Anonymous

                          Share your situation with your customers. Tell them that this is a temporary situation, and that as soon as you qualify with Google, you'll be able to better support their needs. Maybe suggest the flex plan for a couple of months, and offer to maintain an admin account out of pocket in their account in the meanwhile, or offer to cost share. You'd be surprised at how many customers will support you, especially in underserved areas. With a good strategy, the 100 seats is not impossible. Don't forget, one of the strongest and sweetest features of the partner program is how it lets the reseller 'own' the billing relationship with the customer, you should plan to make good use of that.

                           

                          The cloud offers great benefits to (v)SMB's in outback areas, maybe even more so than for larger organisations. Having a trusted advisor that they can go to would be a great benefit to customers there, and I'm sure many will see the value you can bring them, in addition to 'selling' them licenses. Google Apps evolves, and needs to be setup, administered, and supported, even if it's for a single user. Over the longer term, the maximum benefits of going Google is achieved through Change Management, especially in larger customers, but apply also to small business. All of these things are services which your IT business can and should offer the customer, and for that you'll need to work on informing and educating them about what lies ahead for them, if they're seriously interested in reaping the benefits of the cloud, and Google for Work in particular. Meetings or workshops around these themes could be a great way to get things going.

                           

                          Good luck, and hope that helps!

                           

                          Murat

                        • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                          Anonymous

                          Hi Rana Haffar,

                          If we deploy 100+ Google Apps licenses in school/colleges, then are we eligible to become authorized Google Apps reseller?


                          We have implemented Google Apps for Education in one of MBA institute last year, which doesn't belong to any reseller. Can it be considered in count of 100?



                           

                          • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                            Anonymous

                            Hi.. My reseller application is pending for more than 3 weeks now . Every time I login i see the Business Credit Check Circle.

                            There is no update from Google

                            What do I do ? The support call is meant for end users I cannot reach the Reseller Support since I am not one yet.

                             

                            Why does it take so much time, nobody has touch based with me in this time. We are clueless on the status of our application

                             

                            Can you please respond

                             

                            Regards
                            Pravin Mandlik

                            • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                              Anonymous

                              Hi Pravin Mandlik    My process of reseller application is pending , equal of case the Rolland.     Every time I login i see the Business Credit Check Circle  and  is no update from Google  What do I do ?     The support call is meant for end users I cannot reach the Reseller Support since I am not one yet.     I were new customers to activate and i can not activate.

                              Regards

                              Ungaro.

                              • Re: Have I managed to qualify before the 100 License requirement?
                                Anonymous

                                Jessica Minghinelli The current requirement is a 100 license, right?