Business planning with Partners is one of the most effective ways to drive revenue and create joint accountability. You and your Partners can track progress toward your goals, quickly identify successes, and decide when a different direction is needed. Below is how the Business Planning module works in Channeltivity.
Business Plan Template:
Once the template is created, both you and your Partners can enter Business Plans into the portal.
(Partners must have access to the Business Plans module in their Group Permissions to view and edit plans.)
Business Plan Management:
After a Plan is entered, it can be reviewed and updated to reflect changes or progress.
Notes and files can also be added using the History section.
Active & Inactive Business Plans:
A Partner can have one Marketing Plan for each year which means there can be multiple Business Plans associated with a Partner. Flagging a plan as "Active" indicates that the details of the Plan have been finalized between you and the Partner and the plan is now in action.
To activate a Business Plan, click the Actions button > Activate.
There can only be one Active Plan per Partner and all other Plans associated with the Parter will be marked as "Inactive."
Partner Approval Workflow (optional):
If you would like to implement a Partner approval process to have Partners approve Business Plans, you can do so by going to Settings > Business Plans > Business Plan Module Settings.
Below are the steps in the partner approval process for Business Planning:
- Editing - Plan can be reviewed and updated by Internal and Partner Users
- Pending Partner Approval - Plan is awaiting the approval of the Partner. Plans in this step have been locked by an Internal User. During this time, no further edits can be made to the plan. Only Internal Users can lock Business Plans.
- Partner Approved- Plan has been approved by the Partner. Approved Plans can't be edited. Only Partner Users can approve Business Plans.