Mar 20, 2017 posted by Mieszko Czyzyk - Marketing Director

Open Social and BrightLemon are partnering up!

We’re proud to announce our partnership with BrightLemon. Together we're committed to delivering word-class social business communities to our customers. At Open Social we’ll be focussing on continuously improving and innovation our distribution. BrightLemon will adopt Open Social for their client projects in the UK while contributing key features.

Our partnership with BrightLemon is our first agency partnership, but we have exciting plans to expand our partner network in the coming months. Read more about our partnerships below or get in touch to apply.

BrightLemon: creating communities

Since 2004, BrightLemon has used Drupal to build user-centric digital services for community platforms. As one of the top London based G-Cloud approved digital agencies, BrightLemon consistently produce highly functional, highly technical websites for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Vodafone, the University of Cambridge, Pearson, and MTV.

Community is at the heart of everything BrightLemon does. The company recognises that, in order for a business to be successful in the 21st century, it needs to be collaborative, shared, multi-directional and open. BrightLemon excel in providing their clients with a number of strategies to reach these goals.

BrightLemon is launching its first customer based community on the Open Social distribution for the Bulgarian Business Alliance (BBA), a platform that connects Bulgarian businesses globally. Their innovative projects have won several awards and nominations and have successfully connected more than 1.8 million people in 25 countries.

The BrightLemon team

From top left to bottom; Leon Tong, Amila Premadasa, Vincenzo Gambino, John Durance.

BrightLemon’s vision on the future with Open Social

Leon Tong director:

“I’m very excited about creating a new generation of social business platforms based on Open Social. One could imagine a combination of Open Atrium and Open Social with Enterprise grade hosting and support. All mobile first, user centric and data driven.” 

Amila Premadasa, project manager, explains further:

“Software vendors and Enterprise customers must work on project delivery as partners, not in the traditional supplier-client relationship. Open source is much more suitable in this model of co-creation versus just ‘buying’ software. To use an existing pre-built Drupal code base such as Open Social which covers many critical use cases saves customers enormous amounts of time and money.”


About our Open Social agency partnership program (Beta)

At Open Social we focus on NGOs and semi-governmental organisations as our target buyers because this where we have the most experience and strongest business cases. Additionally, in our experience  these type of organizations are very perceptive to the open adoption mindset.

But Open Social is also evolving into a perfect open source tool to replace existing (proprietary) intranets. We see it replacing aging Drupal 6 and 7 installs but also competing with SharePoint and other licensed solutions like Jive.

Co-founder Mieszko Czyzyk explains:

“Flexibility is where our agency partner program comes in. With Open Social we are creating a truly flexible platform that agencies can adopt, extend and modify into use cases that are specific to their clients’ needs.”


Key benefits of partnering with Open Social

Co-creating the roadmap
We give early access to our roadmap prioritizations sessions to our partners. By co-creating our next features we build a better product that maximizes value for both you and your customers.

Increased sales
We get offer requests from all over the world and make referrals to our partners based on location. We are happy to supply you with qualified leads!

Team knowledge sharing
Leverage the expert knowledge of our core teams for your projects to accelerate your ability to meet your customer's requirements and demands.


Partners

Your benefits

  • Community and intranet leads in your region
  • Partner commission on referring SaaS subscription customers
  • Up to date Open Social marketing and sales templates to pitch to your prospects

What we ask in return

  • Commission on qualified leads that you sign for your business

Premium Partners

Your benefits

  • Community and intranet leads in your region
  • Partner commission on referring SaaS subscription customers
  • Up to date Open Social marketing and sales templates to pitch to your prospects
  • Access to our roadmap priorities sessions
  • Quarterly training on new Open Social distribution best practices
  • A listing on www.getopensocial.com 
  • A yearly Open Social summit and get together in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What we ask in return

  • Commission on qualified leads that you sign for your business
  • A monthly minimum commitment to contributions and/ or patches for Open Social

Interested? Apply for Open Social partner agency status

We will get in touch within 3 business days and talk some more. :)

Open Social Partner Sign-Up (Google Forms)

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