5i is a Channel Services company that provide Integrators, Resellers and Service providers with specialist services to support their capabilities and extend their offering to their clients and prospects.
Working in partnership to provide on-premise and Cloud based services in the design, specification, implementation and support of named prospect and customer opportunities in the areas of Datacenter, Collaboration, Networks & Security. 5i bolster our partners skills from initial bid stage, through deployment to support & Managed Services.
As a Channel only model, 5i provides unrivalled expertise and knowledge, backed up by hundreds of partner and project references. We help our partners to win new business and generate long term recurring revenues.
Our successful partner engagement model covers the commercial agreement, sales support/enablement and service delivery. With transparent, business focused procedures we simplify project delivery between 5i, our partners and the client.
Commercial Engagement – Whether the engagement is for a single project or a long term strategic partnership we have agreements in place ensuring all parties follow mutually agreeable terms. Agreements include NDA’s, discount structures, pricing templates, services scope and process models.
Sales Enablement – 5i work with their partners to plan a tailored engagement methodology and enablement program that ensures sales teams understand how to engage our consultants and provide the collateral required. Support includes sales training, sales guides, package solutions, marketing positioning & meeting support.
Technical Enablement – Our experienced consultants are available at every stage in the process from presales support assisting in solution design, meeting attendance, customer demonstrations and Scope of Works through to installation and 2nd line Support & Managed Services.
5i have delivered channel services for over 10 years and have a proven methodology in jointly winning, delivering and supporting solutions in the areas of Data Centre, Collaboration, Networks & Security whether on-premise, Cloud or as a hybrid.
Our methodology promotes continuous engagement through three stages: Strategy, Design / Deployment and Support.
Providing a simple and efficient way for partners and clients to engage with us we deliver commercial and technology advantage at all stages. We scope business requirements and align technology solutions to address them.
Auditing current systems and processes helps us to create an IT roadmap, a deployment plan and tailor the level of support that addresses the partners and clients business needs.
Our integrated technology services allow us to design, deliver and deploy solutions in the best way for our partners and clients.
Backed by our integrated support services, from telephone help desk through to complete managed services.
Our Solution Portfolio
- Network Management
- Data Centre
- Business Continuity
- IP Telephony
- Contact Centre
- Network Security
- Endpoint Security
- Content Security
5i have supported partners for over 10 years and have a proven methodology in jointly winning, delivering and supporting solutions across the technology areas detailed. For qualified opportunities partners enjoy:
- Good margin on all services delivered, and shared margin if hardware or software is purchased through 5i.
- A team of consultants with the highest accreditations and support from industry leading vendors.
- Customer references to draw upon across all vertical sectors.
- Range of delivery models including on-premise, Cloud and a hybrid of the two.
- The following non-chargeable services prior to award of contract or purchase order:
- Technical sales and customer site support for meetings, demonstrations & presentations
- Presales design services, equipment schedules & services pricing
- Proposal input & tender responses
- Demonstration facilities at 5i Innovation Centre or at the customer site
- Preparation of services proposals, implementation and project plans