The advantages of becoming a CleanSlate Channel Partner.

The advantages of becoming a CleanSlate Channel Partner.

Over the years, we’ve found that many IBM Business Partners don’t have the required certifications to provide their clients with the software licensing support they need. That’s why we created the CleanSlate Channel Partner Program: a cooperative arrangement where CleanSlate works with other IBM Business Partners to give them access to just about any IBM certification or license they might need.

When you become a CleanSlate Channel Partner, you get lots of perks:

More service opportunities through cross-selling. Having access to more certifications and licenses means more opportunities to sell your clients the latest and greatest options from IBM. We can help with cross-selling and bundling so that both you and your clients get the best deals possible.

Pre- and post-sale marketing support. Ongoing support is critical for making sure software is up-to-date and functioning properly. We’ll work with you throughout the process—from the initial sale and deployment through software retirement—to get you and your clients all the support you need to keep everything is running smoothly.

Access to system integrators, ISV, and consultants. We work with some of the top system integrators, Independent Software Vendors (ISV), and consultants in the world. When you’re a CleanSlate Channel Partner, you can count on us to give you immediate access to the people and resources you need.

Help with leveraging IBM Passport Advantage. Passport Advantage is IBM’s platform that enables you to buy and manage your software licenses. We’ll make sure you’re getting the most out of it, and leveraging it to the advantage of your business.

Expedited sales cycle. We live in a need-it-right-now world. Becoming a CleanSlate Channel Partner gives you top priority whenever you need support. We’ll assist you to ensure that your sales cycles are quick and easy.

Access to a wide range of IBM certifications and licenses. We have more than 125 IBM technical and sales certifications covering a huge range of product groups. For a list of these groups, check out our Channel Partners page.

Interested in becoming a CleanSlate Channel Partner? Contact us today to learn more about the benefits—and how to get started.

PreferredPartner is now CleanSlate, and we’re so excited!

CleanSlate brings our IBM and other consulting services together under one name.

Starting in 2017, we’ve changed our name from Preferred Partner to CleanSlate. We also launched a new website to showcase our software sales and consulting services.

CleanSlate seems to capture the best of our culture—because we start each project and partnership with a clean slate, full of promise and possibility. CleanSlate also represents how we’ve grown and where we’re headed.

A Full Slate of Offerings

Since 2001, we’ve built a reputation as one of the largest, most respected IBM software resellers in the world. In 2014, we added cloud consulting, software asset management, and mobile/app development services under the CleanSlate division, expanding our offerings to include basically any customized technology solution you might need.

We’re proud to be an IBM Premier Business Partner and certified to sell the full stack of IBM solutions. Under our new name, we will continue to help clients wade through the world of licensing and asset management, leaning on our very strong understanding of current IBM and legacy products.

New Partners, Big Plans

We also know how—with the right strategy—the cloud can power a company forward. We’ve added Amazon, Salesforce, Google, Conga, and DocuSign as technology partners and can develop strategy and integrations for any of these distinguished providers.

I joined CleanSlate, then Preferred Partner, as its third employee in 2004 and was honored to be named president and CEO last year. And we’ve got big plans. With this cleaner, better brand, CleanSlate will help us grow.

You can’t build a successful business without a talented and driven staff, and ours is no exception. Our 32 employees have an average of 10 years of experience and hold more than 125 IBM technical and sales certifications. We’ll add 10 more positions this year.

We’ll also continue to host free webinars and will share insights through blogs, white papers, and case studies on the new website. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook as well.

CleanSlate: A Comprehensive Technology Solutions Company

Whether you need help with architecture, data integration, quality assurance programs, or any aspect of software and app dev, including cloud deployments, we’re here to help. We can modernize your technology platforms, and with our expertise and many strong partnerships, you know they’ll work for you in the most effective ways.

So here’s to a new year and a new name! Thank you for entrusting your business with us. You can count on us for the same level of service and expertise you’ve come to expect from Preferred Partner. With CleanSlate, I know you’ll get even more.


John Loveys
CleanSlate President & CEO