Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage!

Todd Sweetser

Hi Cloud sellers! Wanted to make sure all were aware of the current SMB Advantage program in place, see info below!


Earn more partner subsidy funds with SMB Advantage! The SMB Advantage offers are valid from September 2, 2014 – November 30, 2014. The offers allow you to claim partner subsidy funds on eligible purchases of Office 365 premium SKUs, Windows Server Standard, and Windows Datacenter!

Offer Details The incentive payout rates are as follows:


Eligible revenue is defined as:

· Office 365 E3, E4, and ProPlus US non-recurring commercial revenue sold through the Open pricing level, limited to the SMB customer segment during the stated time period

· Windows Server Standard or Windows Datacenter that is attached to at least $500 of Azure on a single invoice

How it Works

Every time that you register a sale that qualifies for a payout on one of the above offers, follow the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Partner Investment Engine (PIE) with your Microsoft credentials (Live ID, Hotmail, or Outlook email account) associated with your MPN ID
  2. Click “I have an access code” and enter your information. If you are a first time user, click “I do not have an access code” and enter your information so that an access code may be provided to you
  3. Agree to the PIE terms and conditions to allow access to the portal (Note: only on first log in)
  4. Click the “Payment Processing Programs” tile
  5. Select the appropriate SMB Advantage tile
  6. Fill out the necessary fields detailing your eligible sale
  7. Read and e-sign the SMB Advantage Terms and Conditions to confirm your Request that Microsoft send you the payment (Note: scroll to bottom to e-sign)
  8. Check the status of your payments by clicking the “Dashboard” button on the PIE Home page

Receiving Your Payment

Once you submit the request to PIE, you will receive an email notification with the request claim number within 48 hours. The PIE program team will follow up once your Purchase Order (PO) is opened for invoicing Microsoft.

You will receive payment within 45 days after the conclusion of the month of purchase.

Your call to action

We are confident SMB Advantage will help you drive additional Cloud solutions!