By the Numbers: Solutions Factory Production Second Only to Santa’s Workshop


Posted by Mike Fitch on Dec 9, 2021



It’s safe to say that Santa’s Workshop is the gold standard when it comes to productive, efficient factories. And while we comfortably concede that crown to Saint Nick, we’re also thrilled with the growth and channel success produced by the TD SYNNEX Next-Gen Solutions Factory. What once originated as a starting point for cloud resellers to more easily implement cloud solutions to their end user customers, the Solutions Factory has since expanded to incorporate multiple new cloud vendors, IoT solutions, cybersecurity solutions and more as part of a holistic, next-generation approach to guiding partners to business outcomes.

 

Although the Solutions Factory won’t be putting skateboards, teddy bears or rocking horses under the tree this year, it will be helping partners around the world ramp up their cloud and IoT practices through 2022 and beyond. Solutions Factory is largely led by a Click to Run™ methodology, a preconfigured, ready-to-deploy bundle of vendor and TD SYNNEX solution that makes cloud and IoT deployment a breeze. We reduce the complexity so that you can focus on what you do best: driving innovation.

 

Step by step: How it works



Solutions Factory accelerates the activation process for partners that are just getting started with their next-gen solutions practices. In many cases, partner organizations are coming to TD SYNNEX looking to deploy a solution like this for the very first time. With others, they may be fully established with their current practice but are looking to take the next step in their cloud or IoT journey. To offer the best experience possible, we’ve developed a tried-and-tested process to help partners get the most out of their Solutions Factory experience.

  1. Ideation and requirements — In this discovery phase, we learn a little more about your challenges and areas that we need to solve for an end user business outcome.
  2. Design thinking — This back-and-forth part of the discussion is all about auditing existing offerings, collecting data and proposing new solution possibilities.
  3. Solution designing and planning — Here, we align on solutions that are channel-ready and scalable for your business
  4. Projects and requirements planning — TD SYNNEX will help outline different elements of the solution and the timeline for deployment
  5. Build and testing — All solutions are validated, tested, and monitored continuously throughout the entire process by TD SYNNEX so that you can free up valuable resources to focus on your business
  6. Go live and optimize — Once the solution is live, we help with sales and support moving forward.

Our certified engineers design and pre-configure the architecture for each solution, and aggregate licensing, third-party components, and even services. For flexible, consumption IT models, our Click To Run™ solutions are all bundled in a pay-per-use package directly available through the StreamOne Cloud Marketplace.

Prime numbers: Making an impact

  • 1,000+ Days since the launch of our original Cloud Solutions Factory (February 2019), which has since morphed into our Next-Gen Solutions Factory.
  • 1,477 channel partner organizations, globally, dedicated to reselling our solution catalog
  • 3,000+ individual contacts at partner organizations who have engaged with the TD SYNNEX Solutions Factory
  • 4,000+ Click to Run™ solutions sold globally since launch
  • 2: Average number of Click to Run™ solutions deployed per partner
  • 75%: time reduction in each design, configuration and deployment process when using Click to Run™ solutions compared to traditional deployment
  • 45+ different Click to Run™ solutions offered as part of the Solutions Factory
  • 88% of the Solutions Factory portfolio has been deployed by our participating partners
  • 12 major next-gen vendors make up the Solutions Factory linecard including major cloud players like AWS and Microsoft
  • 20+ dedicated TD SYNNEX co-workers who make up the expertise within the Solutions Factory (along with many more support team members), each with relevant certifications, skills and proficiency to grow next-gen businesses
  • 200+ years of experience in the IT industry by the co-workers who are dedicated to Solutions Factory.


Helpful resources: Take the next step

To jumpstart your Solutions Factory and Click to Run™ opportunity and increase your speed to market, let’s connect.

 



About the Author

TD Synnex Editor

Photo
/content/dam/techdata/language-masters/americas/english/about-us/blog/author-bios/mike-fitch.jpeg
Name
Mike Fitch
Title
Content marketer and communicator through and through. ASU grad with more than 10 years of B2B tech marketing/communications experience.