Commerce Portal is a cloud-based service that enables commerce for all VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) partners across all program tracks - Rental, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Independent Software Vendor (ISV), Professional Services, and Velo.
Commerce Portal replaces iAsset Business Portal which is now deprecated.
A Service Provider is a VMware partner who enters into a Service Provider relationship with VMware through a VCPP commit contract and gets access to consume VMware products on a pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-grow monthly subscription model. Optionally, Service Providers can purchase VMware-hosted Cloud Services (called Managed Service Offerings) to become a Managed Services Provider (MSP).
An Aggregator is a partner who signs up for the VMware Cloud Provider Aggregator program. Aggregator partners facilitate a successful partnership with VMware by offering benefits, such as the opportunity to procure and distribute VMware Cloud Provider Program Product License points to Service Providers. This enables Service Providers to provide hosted IT Services. In addition, there is an option for Aggregator partners to receive orders and payments for Cloud Services from Service Providers who are Managed Services Providers.
VMware Cloud Provider Program billing and reporting
All Service Provider partners who participate in VCPP have their monthly billing processed in Commerce Portal. Service Providers use the service to get a consolidated view of their business with VMware and view, report, and submit their usage on a monthly basis to their Aggregator.
Once the monthly bills are processed and the invoicing is done, Service Providers get visibility of their consolidated bills across one or more contracts they have with VMware.
Service Providers can request adjustments as needed through their Aggregator. Optionally, Service Providers can also request and get access to additional software licenses through the one-off order process.
Aggregators use Commerce Portal to manage the contracts they have with Service Providers and to support the automated collection and processing of monthly billing orders.
AWS Resell for Managed Services Provider partners
The AWS Resell product family of the MSP track allows Service Provider partners to purchase VMware Cloud on AWS directly from AWS who acts as the Aggregator for all AWS Resell commit contracts in Commerce Portal.
Service Provider partners interested in transacting this offering must onboard a new dedicated AWS Resell Service Provider organization even if they already have a regular Service Provider organization.