You rely on your partners to sell your products across different geographies. But managing these partners can be a huge challenge. You need to motivate a group outside your organization and collect their sales information for forecasts. This may mean spending unreasonable hours on the phone and emailing to keep partners aligned with your business.
As your sales network gets bigger, this work only gets harder, slowing the growth of your channel revenues. But there's a way to scale up with fewer growing pains -- by bringing your partner information together onto the same platform as your direct sales tools.