Get Creative and Invest your BIF Rewards now!
Great news! The first BIF rewards from Riverbed Rise are now available for our Rise partners who have earned them in Q1, 2018.
BIF Investment Opportunities*
BIF funding provides a great way for you to accelerate your Riverbed business growth. Investment opportunities include:
- Advanced Technical Training e.g. attendance at a WAN 200 course
- Purchase NFR/Demo assets e.g. Aternity licenses for a demo lab
- Professional Services e.g. to fund assistance in setting up a SteelConnect demo lab
- Funded Headcount e.g. sales, marketing & technical resources to drive our Riverbed business
- Custom Project e.g. includes marketing demand generation activities, consultant to build an APM practice, or internal employee education on Riverbed.
*Authorized Partners can only use Business Investment Funds towards Training.
But things aren’t stopping here. To give you more flexibility, in Q3, 2018, we will be expanding the list of eligible activities to help you drive out even more demand. So stay tuned and watch this space!
BIF Account Access
To see your BIF account and ‘Report/Statement Detail’, please contact your nominated Riverbed Rise Reward Contact who has access to the Riverbed Partner Funds tool via Riverbed’s Partner Center – using the ‘Access Partner Funds Tool’ link shown at the bottom of the Programs/Reward/BIF page.
If you do not yet have a nominated Riverbed Rise Rewards Contact, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org can they can help you get this contact set up for you.
Key BIF Dates
Your Q1 2018 BIF will expire December 31, 2108. It is important to note that your BIF funded activities have to be fully completed and a complete claim submitted in the Partner Funds Tool by this date to qualify. So please engage with your Channel Sales Manager today and let them help you develop a BIF investment plan that will optimize your Riverbed reward’s success.
To Learn More
The Riverbed Partner Center (Programs/Rewards/BIF) is loaded with resources to help you get the most from your BIF rewards:
- Rivercast -12 June, 2018: Riverbed Rise – Getting Ready For Full Program Transition Together
- Riverbed Rise BIF Guide
- BIF Orientation for Rise Partners
- BIF Pre-Defined Activities List
- 2018 Deposit and Expiration calendar