PartnerPulse - A new community of Microsoft partners
(PRLEAP.COM) January 12, 2013 - PartnerPulse is a new community of Microsoft partners. We make it simple to search for a Microsoft partner anywhere in the world. We also give those same partners a platform to promote themselves and engage with potential clients.
PartnerPulse is the answer to the following search queries:
"Good Microsoft SharePoint partner, London"
"Dynamics CRM consultancy, New York"
"Who is the best .NET agency in Europe?"
The Microsoft Partner Network consists of nearly 650K companies worldwide. These companies, and their clients, contribute to an annual spend of tens of billions of dollars on Microsoft enterprise products. Yet the tools to find these partners are basic, and many partners have little time to focus on their web presence.
PartnerPulse offers an elegant and simple search interface, allowing anyone to quickly find a Microsoft company anywhere in the world. Partners can quickly and easily create beautiful profiles, containing everything a potential client might want to know.
The PartnerPulse USP
Each profile features an "activity wall" where anyone can post comments, updates, or questions. PartnerPulse calls these posts "Pulses". Over time these activity walls will become a vital source of information about that partner, and an indication of their popularity and health. They will become the digital pulse of that partner.
A Pulse could be simple text question. Or it could be a link, complete with embedded preview. It could be an image, or a review, or rating. Pulses can be threaded conversations, and posted directly from Twitter.
It’s time for a change
Chris Wright, founder of PartnerPulse, thinks it’s about time the Microsoft Partner Network joined the social web:
"Microsoft has built a huge network of companies doing some fantastic work. Yet the tools to find them are stuck in the nineties. Potential clients looking for help with their projects deserve better than basic directories and unnavigable websites. Partners themselves deserve the chance to connect to the wider web in a modern dynamic way. PartnerPulse is attempting to solve these problems."
PartnerPulse was founded in 2011 by Chris Wright. Designed to connect potential clients with suitable Microsoft partners, PartnerPulse aims to become a trusted source of Microsoft partner information.
Chris has worked in the Microsoft enterprise field for nearly 10 years, the majority of it spent working closely with Microsoft partner companies. He then set up a technical copywriting company, before coming up with the idea for PartnerPulse.