Deltek has announced the addition of some new partners to its recently launched marketplace. Naming five new additions to the market place in time for Deltek Insight 2017, its annual conference in Nashville. This brings the total number of partners on the marketplace to 14, which could hardly be called extensive.
Who has just joined
The new entrants include Tax Credit Co., WeatherBuild, Inc. TrenData and Valiant Solutions. Oddly, as of writing, the last two do not yet appear as entries on the Deltek Marketplace. The four companies provide solutions around WOTC processing, local weather reports, people analytics and an HCM solution.
Despite, or perhaps because of, the small number of partners initially visible the Marketplace is already showing signs of success. Another partner, Verfied First, that offers applicant screening solutions for the hiring process has already seen new business through the marketplace.
Ian Bellais, Director of Business Development at Verified First commented: “We share Deltek’s commitment to providing the highest quality products and business services. And Deltek is one of our most valuable partners. Deltek is easy to work with and they are genuinely interested in the success of their partners. They offer a robust partner platform that makes it easy for Deltek customers to find and purchase additional tools that can help them drive business value and success. “
What does this mean
In time Deltek will need to added more partners to its Marketplace. Fourteen is insignificant when compared to the newly relaunched Salesforce AppExchange which competitors such as Kimble, Krow and FinancialForce can leverage.
Mary Martinisko, Sr. Director of Product Alliances commented: ”Deltek is consistently looking for ways to help our customers be successful. The Deltek Product Partner Marketplace demonstrates our commitment to the continued success of our customers and partners. We are pleased with the progress and performance of the Deltek Product Partner Marketplace thus far and are executing plans for additional expansion and program benefits.”
Martinisko is making the right noises. If they can sign up more partners during Deltek Insight and these appear in the coming weeks and months, the Marketplace will become a significant benefit to Deltek, its customers and partners.