P2P Global + Skillsoft Global Knowledge Partnership

P2P Global + Skillsoft Global Knowledge Partnership2022-10-13T20:33:20+00:00

Leverage an Open Ecosystem to Facilitate Your P2P Partnerships

… and now, gain easy access to training courses!

What is P2P Global?

P2P Global is an open ecosystem that creates a collaboration marketplace for diverse technology solution providers. P2P was created to fill skill gaps for IT projects — as no one-solution provider can do all things. It is a skill-based platform that allows members to create opportunities, identify skill gaps, and set match criteria that will automatically curate others to respond – allowing you to select from a pool of top skilled candidates for potential P2P engagements.

To help solve skill gaps and provide efficient collaboration, P2P Global’s platform now combines the ability to partner and provides easy access to Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s best-of-breed training for Solution Providers’ internal use and for resale to their customers.

About Our Partnership

P2P Global and Skillsoft Global Knowledge have formed a strategic partnership that leverages P2P’s platform approach to deliver an efficient means for our members to request training courses for their internal use and/or for resale to their customers.

The P2P platform is truly skills based. Now, you can solve for skill gaps through partner collaboration, take critical training to gain needed certifications, and resell training courses as part of a total solution for customers.

Under a Free Subscription, members gain direct access to Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s complete course catalog and can solve their educational training needs. When joining for free, you may upgrade at any time.

P2P is offering Skillsoft Global Knowledge partners the opportunity to join at an Entry Level price with the benefits of the Enterprise Level – a savings of $12,000 per year!

Want to do more with your P2P membership?

Create and Respond to opportunities!

Select “Enterprise Yearly Subscription” and apply the discount code SKILLSOFTUNLIMITED to receive this exclusive pricing when you sign up for membership. No price creep – the discount will be applied for all future renewals. Your credit card will be billed $2,400 after the 30-day trial period.

“We partnered with P2P Global to bring a platform approach to our channel partners that delivers a new level of efficiency to requesting training courses. P2P is the one-stop shop for solving for skill needs.”

Tim Walker, Skillsoft, VP Global Channel

PRICING

P2P Global Subscriptions are held at a company level.
Once a company is registered, their associated members (employees) do not pay for individual subscription plans – simply join today!

Free
$0 Per MonthNo obligationUp to 5 Members Create Opportunities
Learning Requests
Solve for Skill Gaps
Entry
$200 Per Monthwhen billed annuallyUp to 5 Members Create Opportunities
Learning Requests
Solve for Skill Gaps
Respond to Opportunities
Receive Leads
Midsize
$400 Per Monthwhen billed annuallyUp to 15 Members Create Opportunities
Learning Requests
Solve for Skill Gaps
Respond to Opportunities
Receive Leads
Enterprise
Only $200 Per Month$1,200 Per Monthwhen billed annuallyUnlimited Members Create Opportunities
Learning Requests
Solve for Skill Gaps
Respond to Opportunities
Receive Leads

From resellers to consultants to growing cloud service providers, our members have found solutions for their unique challenges.
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What Our Members Are Saying

“We see so much opportunity for training that we are not taking advantage of today – making it easy for our team though the P2P platform to more efficiently engage with Skillsoft Global Knowledge will allow us to provide even fuller solutions for our clients.” 

Sam Fatigato, VP Cloud Services

“Given the size of our IT contracting resources (1,000s) and need to differentiate our firm, we would be very interested in delivering a new value proposition by providing them easy access to training.”

Wally Musto, Managing Partner

“No incremental cost and we get this new integration and easy access to Skillsoft Global Knowledge… this is a no brainer and Christmas in July!”
Scott Hibbard, Director, Service Delivery

“We would approach this by setting up Skillsoft Global Knowledge as a new vendor for us – adding training to all proposals with a disciplined approach.”

Brandy Semore, VP, Professional Services

“Given the skill shortage, this will be a new value add that PEAK can deliver to our clients and this is very timely as we see immediate needs for our internal training and for resale.”
Vince DeRose, President

GENERAL FAQ’S

Why P2P Global?2022-09-22T16:26:02+00:00
  • P2P Global is a collaboration marketplace, based on an open ecosystem, for diverse technology solution providers.
  • P2P was created to fill skill gaps for IT projects — as no solution provider can do all things.
  • It is a skill-based platform that allows members to create opportunities, identify skill gaps, and set match criteria that will automatically curate others to respond (finding the best qualified matched candidate to respond) – allowing opportunity creators to select from a pool of top skilled responders for potential P2P engagements.
  • As channel partners expand their value proposition to become their customer’s best-of-breed “trusted advisor,” their ecosystem approach will raise the bar and become a competitive advantage.
  • To facilitate this, P2P Global helps fill skill gaps for IT projects and allows resellers to expand their offerings on-demand.
  • To address a broad set of collaboration needs of P2P members, opportunities can be classified by four different types.
    • Fully Qualified Opportunity: Implies a need for a very specific skill to solve for a qualified customer engagement.
    • Client Engagement Opportunity: Implies you need assistance in closing a project with one of your clients.
    • Business Development Opportunity: Implies that you are looking for a Business Development relationship.
    • Collaborate Request: Implies that you are looking to collaborate with other members on a topic of interest.
Why Skillsoft Global Knowledge?2022-09-22T16:25:44+00:00
  • Skillsoft Global Knowledge provides the most extensive course library in the world, and offer a wide range of content that can accommodate every aspect of their client’s employees’ careers from technology to leadership and compliance.
  • Courses are developed based on the science of learning.
  • Nearly 70% of our instructors are active IT consultants and considered the best in their field.
  • 24/7 cloud access to all courses, with many privately scheduled courses guaranteed to run.
  • By the numbers: 120,000 pieces of content, 65,000 videos, 7,000 courses, 23 languages in 132 countries, and helped 70% of Fortune 1000 companies
  • Our partners with all sizes of the channel ecosystem companies – from large IT vendors, to solution providers and small specialized resellers. Every partner matters.
What is included in the Skillsoft Global Knowledge Training Catalog? 2022-09-22T16:25:27+00:00
  • Our virtual classroom live classes have all the advantages of traditional classroom training, but with added flexibility and convenience of learning from home or anywhere you are.
  • Our resource library is filled with free articles, webinars and white papers written by the same experts who teach the courses.
  • We offer a wide range of solutions from learning strategy and analysis to custom development and curation and learning administration and reporting.
  • The Global Knowledge Skills Development Index™ is a tool to help IT professionals identify the most important skill needs, select the appropriate training, and ultimately eliminate skills gaps. Skillsoft Global Knowledge partners have full access to the tool.
  • 97% of Skillsoft Global Knowledge students have used or will use their new knowledge in their current job.
  • Our students can:
    • Learn from a live subject matter expert in an interactive and immersive
      learning experience.
    • Experience seamless engagement with instructor and classmates.
    • Receive full access to technical labs and hands-on activities.
    • Access their attended class recordings for 12 months.
How Can a P2P Member Become an Authorized Skillsoft Global Knowledge Reseller?2022-09-22T16:20:37+00:00
  • Solution Providers can join P2P Global under a Free Subscription (no cost) to gain direct access to Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s complete course catalog and solve for their educational training needs.
Why is Skillsoft Global Knowledge teaming with P2P Global?2022-09-22T16:24:42+00:00
  • We partner with all sizes of the channel ecosystem companies – from large IT vendors, to solution providers and small specialized resellers. Every partner matters.
  • P2P Global and Skillsoft Global Knowledge have formed a strategic partnership that leverages P2P’s platform approach to deliver an efficient means for Solution Providers (channel partners of all types) to request training courses for their internal use and/or for resale to their customers.
  • P2P’s platform approach brings a new level of efficiency to between their members and our channel managers.
  • P2P’s marketplace will be our primary route to market for their North America channel. As such, Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s channel managers will have access to the platform and respond to training request and address the education needs of P2P’s members.
  • This strategic partnership represents a platform approach to address the on-going challenges of IT skill gaps across the industry.
What is Being Announced?2022-09-22T16:24:13+00:00

 

  • P2P Global and Skillsoft Global Knowledge have formed a strategic partnership that leverages P2P’s platform approach to deliver an efficient means for Solution Providers (channel partners of all types) to request training courses for their internal use and/or for resale to their customers.
  • Solution Providers can join P2P Global under a Free Subscription (no cost) to gain direct access to Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s complete course catalog and solve for their educational training needs.
  • P2P’s platform approach brings a new level of efficiency to between their members and Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s channel managers.
  • Whether an existing Skillsoft Global Knowledge is already an authorized reseller or is interested in becoming a reseller, all P2P members with have the ability to create “training opportunities” that are directly routed to Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s channel managers.
  • The enhanced P2P platform automation allows for members to create “training opportunities” with criteria inclusive of type (internal use or for resale), description of topic needs, course selection, delivery (virtual or classroom), and number of seats.
  • P2P’s marketplace will be Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s primary route to market for their North America channel. As such, Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s channel managers will have access to the platform and respond to training request and address the education needs of P2P’s members. 
  • This strategic partnership represents a platform approach to address the on-going challenges of IT skill gaps across the industry.
What Does this Mean for P2P Global?2022-09-22T16:22:35+00:00
  • P2P Global is truly a skills-based platform – P2P’s members have skills that are in demand while other members have skill gaps that need to be satisfied. 
  • P2P’s members pride themselves on their current skills with a priority to maintain the highest level of competencies. 
  • To help solve skill for gaps and provide efficient collaboration, P2P Global’s platform now combines the ability to partner and provides members’ easy access to Skillsoft Global Knowledges’s best-of-breed training for internal use and/or for resale to their customers.
  • P2P is expanding their value proposition including solving for skill gaps by facilitating partnering and proving access to the training.
What Does this Mean for Skillsoft Global Knowledge?2022-08-29T18:16:57+00:00
  • We moves to a platform approach to help collaboration between their channel managers and channel partners.
  • Easier, efficient, and consistent approach to address our channel partners’ educational needs – both for their internal needs and/or for resale to customers.
  • Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s channel managers can solve for a channel partners tactical training needs while proposing strategic educational roadmaps to plan for the future.
  • Ability to serve both existing authorized resellers and on-board those interested in becoming a reseller.
  • Expanded access to an ecosystem of solution provides with a diverse set of
    educational needs.
What are the Benefits for Vendors?2022-09-22T16:21:06+00:00
  • Vendors’ channel partners will have easy access to needed training.
  • Streamlined access for solution provider reps to help solve for client’s education needs, enabling more focus on supporting education needs in the sales process.
  • Vendors can earn additional margin when adding training or training credits to their proposals.
  • Current partners of Skillsoft Global Knowledge often speak to the value perceived when their sellers discuss and propose training to complement their IT solutions for their clients.
  • The vendor sellers elevate their relationship with their clients as “thought leaders”.
As a Skillsoft Global Knowledge Reseller, What Are Margin Opportunities?2022-09-22T16:20:01+00:00
  • Margins range by modality, volume of students per class, if private or public and the vendor from 15% to 50%, with an average of 40%.
  • Once a channel partner becomes an authorized Skillsoft Global Knowledge Reseller, they can start selling immediately. No annual performance gates, no upfront costs, no minimums.
  • Skillsoft Global Knowledge registers your students, provides them with class materials, and virtual IDs as appropriate.
  • Partners receive white glove support to ensure high NPS scores by the students
    leaving them wanting to come back for more
What is the Difference Between “Reselling Training” vs “Training for Internal Use”?2022-07-19T17:56:52+00:00
  • When identifying your training needs on the P2P platform, members are asked if the training is for internal use or for resale.
  • Typically, internal training includes courses in support of achieving certifications, leadership training, and gaining in depth industry/technology skills.
  • Training Opportunities are routed directly to a Global Knowledge Channel Manager that will respond and assist address your needs.
  • P2P members that are new to Global Knowledge will be able to easily execute a resale agreement.
What is the Difference Between a “Free P2P Membership” and the “Skillsoft Global Knowledge Discounted Enterprise Membership”?2022-09-22T16:15:12+00:00
  • With Skillsoft Global Knowledge’s Discounted Enterprise Membership, you are getting the highest membership available for the same price as an entry level membership. With the enterprise level, you get more functionality to curate and match skill sets with jobs in demand.
  • Under the Free Membership, you may create, but not respond to, opportunities and the P2P platform will curate (find best matches) responding candidates based on your selection criteria. (Note, you can upgrade at any time and use the Skillsoft Global Knowledge discount code.)
  • Under the discounted Enterprise Yearly Membership, you can create opportunities AND also be curated (matched) to opportunities created by other members. In addition, the Enterprise Membership allows for unlimited members per firm. Please note that when upgrading from Free to Fee, the 30 day trial does not apply.
What is the benefit for Channel Partners?2022-07-19T14:01:15+00:00
  • One-stop-shop to solve for skill gaps – partner up and train.
  • Expanded revenue/profit streams by reselling training efficiently and effectively.
  • Channel Partners can expand their product portfolio, increase sales and sales margins and generate incremental and recurring revenue.
  • P2P Member’s do not need to become training experts.
  • Quick-to-market with minimal investment, while increasing the satisfaction of your clients.
  • Direct access for channel partner reps to P2P’s platform allowing them to easily enhance customer proposals with appropriate end user training offerings.
  • Maintain and grow key competencies through training while adding certification.
  • P2P members can continue to update their company profile with expanded skills – furthering their likelihood to be curated (matched) to opportunities and help others address project skill gaps.
  • P2P members looking to solve for skill gaps will get access to more highly skilled partners.
  • Improve customer satisfaction by providing clients with the training they need to get the most from their hardware and software purchases.
Can a Channel Partner Leverage “credits” with Skillsoft Global Knowledge?2022-09-23T16:27:06+00:00
  • When you purchase authorized hardware, software or services, many technology providers offer the opportunity to buy or offer training credits and vouchers.
  • Providers such as Cisco, Citrix, Palo Alto, Microsoft and VMware know training leads to accelerated adoption rates, which help deliver on their technology’s promises.
  • By being an authorized training provider, Skillsoft Global Knowledge can accept these credits and vouchers as payments for courses.
  • Technology Providers have different credit programs that includes Learning Credits, Training Pass Vouchers, etc.
  • Skillsoft Global Knowledge channel managers will work with each P2P Member to help determine best credit usage.