Salesforce partners need some education

PinkFloydTheWall1Salesforce has announced that it will give partner status points for training completed on its Trailhead developer and administrator online training platform.

The news was announced during its Dreamforce event in San Francisco.  Normally Salesforce awards partner status – Gold, Silver or Platinum – based on certifications, using a point-based system.

Salesforce says that in the new fiscal year, the vendor will start awarding points for Trailhead training.

Salesforce also rolled out myTrailhead, which allows businesses to add personal branding and content, including customised onboarding lessons and company-specific enablement skills, to Trailhead.

All this is geared for channel partners so that they can create their own internal learning environments. Salesforce’s channel partners have struggled to keep up with Salesforce technology and updates, particularly now that Salesforce wants to release more software to its  customers annually.

Salesforce wants Trailhead to be  a “global learning platform” and enhancing it with content geared toward partners.