Every reseller transacting IBM software on the CMP must be:

  1. An IBM Cloud Marketplace Reseller (CMR) and,
  2. Ideally, an IBM Business Partner (BP) as well.

Becoming a BP and CMR is straightforward and the instructions are below. We welcome the opportunity to work with resellers interested in becoming Business Partners and we have a dedicated team to help you with your journey. Please feel free to reach out to us at  IBMSW-Recruit@ingrammicro.com 

Apply to become an IBM Reseller

  1. Log into IBM PartnerWorld - PartnerWorld | IBM PartnerWorld
  2. Click “Relationship Management” on the left.
  3. Step 1: Click “Member Sign-In” -> “Join PartnerWorld” to register yourself for an IBM ID and Password.
  4. Step 2: Once your ID is created –Register Your Company


  • You will see the four sections to fill out at the top of the page (Contact Information > Company Information > PartnerWorld Agreement > Confirmation)
  • When you get to the confirmation page, review the information to make sure it is accurate, and click submit (you will receive a confirmation number, save this just in case)
  • Shortly thereafter, IBM/PartnerWorld will send you an email letting you know your account is active.

Apply to become an IBM Cloud MarketPlace Reseller

  1. Log into PartnerWorld: http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/partnertools
  2. Click “Relationship Management” on the left.
  3. Click “Apply and Manage Relationships” on the right.
  4. Click “Apply for a New Relationship”.
  5. On the drop down, select “Cloud Marketplace Reseller”, then wait a few seconds for the “+ Software” to come up. Once it does, click on it.
  6. Two boxes will be pre-checked. Leave them as is and select “Ingram Micro” from the distributor drop down”, then click “next” at the bottom.
  7. Follow the remaining steps and click “submit” at the bottom. You will receive a confirmation number. Please hold on to this and send to me so that I can track it with IBM to ensure everything gets approved properly.