COMMUNITY

LEVELS OF PARTNERSHIP

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Bronze Silver Gold

Development license:

1 x 4D Developer Standard
(Windows or Mac OS)

 

New! R-Release:
As part of 4D's R-release revolution, your development and test licenses under the Partner program can be upgraded to the latest "R" version, giving you access to the latest features before the next major release. You will also have exclusive access to the R-release forum, for dedicated resources about features included in these versions. (Learn more.)

Development license:

1 x 4D Developer Professional
(Windows or Mac OS)

 

Test license:

- 1 x 4D Server for 2 users
(Windows or Mac OS)

- 2 x 4D Write

- 2 x 4D View

- 1 x 4D Web Application Expansion for 4D Server

- 1 x 4D Web Application Expansion for 4D Client

- 1 x 4D Web Services Expansion for 4D Server

- 1 x 4D Web Services Expansion for 4D Client

 

New! R-Release:
Same as 4D Partner Bronze (Learn more.)

 

Beta versions: Within the framework of the Beta Test program, future versions of 4D are available to you to discover new features, test your applications and help us improve, with the help of your feedback, the quality of the final versions put on the market.
 

Hotfixes: Regularly, between two minor versions, intermediary versions are offered to Partners to fix specific bugs. These versions can be used in case of showstopper bugs preventing your deployment and offer you a stopgap measure until the following official release of 4D.

Development license:

3 x 4D Developer Professional (Windows or Mac OS) [Standalone]

   OR

1 x 4D Team Developer Professional for 3 users (Windows or Mac OS) [Team]


Test license*:

- 1 x 4D Server for 5 users
(Windows or Mac OS)

- 5 x 4D Write

- 5 x 4D View

-1 x 4D Web Application Expansion for 4D Server

- 1 x 4D Web Application Expansion for 4D Client

- 1 x 4D Web Services Expansion for 4D Server

- 1 x 4D Web Services Expansion for 4D Client

- 5 x 4D ODBC Pro

- 5 x 4D for OCI

- 1 x 4D SQL Expansion

 

New! R-Release:
Same as 4D Partner Silver & Bronze.
(Learn more.)

 

Beta versions:  Same as 4D Partner Silver


Hotfixes: Same as 4D Partner Silver

* The licenses provided within the framework of the 4D Partner Program are temporary licenses usable for the duration of the validity of the program. Each year, new license numbers will be furnished to the Partner. At any time in the course of the program, the Partner may receive licenses for any new versions of 4D available, including the beta versions to which (s)he has rights. The Partner can keep using these versions and continue to request new annual licenses even after the end of sales, as long as the subscription to the Partner program is not interrupted.


Bronze Silver Gold

4D Partner News: Newsletters giving you advance technical information, announcements, and technical and sales news.

 

Tech Notes: Published regularly by technicians and experts in the 4D world under the supervision of 4D’s tech support department; Integrated into 4D’s Knowledgebase, they offer you many examples and programming techniques.

 

4D Partner Central: A dedicated Web site giving you additional technical resources, code examples, etc. in addition to the services above.

 

Partner-only FTP site: A private side to download information and exclusive software.

 

Technical workshops and webinars: Several times a year, 4D holds technical sessions hosted by 4D Engineers and experts showing off new technologies and giving special insight to 4D developers.

 

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All the benefits of 4D Partner Bronze, plus:

Technical Support Incidents: Receive 24 technical support incidents per year.

An incident is described as a new case opened up with 4D Tech Support Staff.

 

Technical Support Contacts
A contact is a person who can call/email 4D Technical Support. 

Silver Partners receive two Technical Support contacts who can open cases by phone/email.

 

Bugbase: Dedicated access to a Web portal allowing you to view all bugs reported to 4D, with their status, as well as the ability to submit your own bugs.

 

Training: Discounts on training and the annual 4D Summit Conference.

 

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All the benefits of 4D Partner Bronze, plus:

Technical Support Incidents: Receive an unlimited number of technical support incidents per year.

An incident is described as a new case opened up with 4D Tech Support Staff.

 

Technical Support Contacts
A contact is a person who can call/email 4D Technical Support. 

Gold Partners receive three Technical Support contacts who can open cases by phone/email.

 

Bugbase: Dedicated access to a Web portal allowing you to view all bugs reported to 4D, with their status, as well as the ability to submit your own bugs.

 

Training: Discounts on training and the annual 4D Summit Conference.

 

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Silver and Gold Partners may also be eligible for discounts on 4D products and services. For more information, please consult your 4D representative.

 

Bronze Silver Gold

Marketing features are only available to Silver and Gold Partners.

 

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Use of the 4D Partner logo in your marketing communications, product brochures, Web site, etc.

 

4D Solutions Guide: Your development expertise and products using our technologies can be featured on our Web site, in the Solutions Guide, if you so choose.

 

Participation in Success Stories: Success Stories published on the 4D Web site offer greater visibility for your products, your know-how, and your company.

 

4D Partner Certificate: To show off at your office, as a sign of your membership in the privileged circle of developers recognized by 4D.

 

Assistance in Creating Marketing Materials: Oriented toward “return on investment,” our advice focuses on identifying and prioritizng the added value you bring to your clients. Based on the complexity of your needs, our involvement may be limited to one person-day per Partner.

Referrals to potential end users who contact 4D to get information about professional solutions, custom development, etc.

 

Press Releases: Your announcements and press releases can be relayed by our press operations. Despite our best efforts, however, we cannot guarantee their transmittal in all of your targeted media, and in case of high demand, we may be limited in the number we can handle at any given time.

 

Support for your Events and Meetings: To help you in your sales efforts, based on the availability of our sales and pre-sales engineers, we can accompany you to present the added value of 4D solutions coupled with your own, based on the scale of your projects and our evaluation of said projects.

 

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Silver and Gold Partners may also be eligible for discounts on 4D products and services. For more information, please consult your 4D representative.

 

Bronze Silver Gold

£295

per calendar year

 

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£795

per calendar year

 

Silver Expansion:  Partners can acquire additional licenses for 4D Developer Professional, without limit in number, for one colleague (within the same company) or for an additional operating system at the price of £295 each.

 

Additional test server: Silver Partners can aquire ONE additional server license for testing purposes, for use within the same organization, on an additional operating system at the price of £295.

 

4D Mobile Expansion: THREE additional  test licenses for Server. Wakanda Standard Support for one contact (including 2 hours of support, access to Premium forum, discounts), one year of individual access to video tutorials exclusive to 4D Partner Mobile Expansion subscriber at the price of £295.

 

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 £2699

per calendar year

 

Gold Expansion: Partners can acquire additional licenses for 4D Developer Professional or additional users for 4D Team Developer Professional, with no limit in number, for one colleague (within the same company) or for an additional operating system at the price of £295 each. An additional tech support contact may also be purchased for £295.

 

Additional test server: Gold Partners can aquire ONE additional server license for testing purposes, for use within the same organization, on an additional operating system at the price of £295.

 

4D Mobile Expansion: THREE additional  test licenses for Server. Wakanda Standard Support for one contact (including 2 hours of support, access to Premium forum, discounts), one year of individual access to video tutorials exclusive to 4D Partner Mobile Expansion subscriber at the price of £295.

 

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** The cost for the entire calendar year is applies, regardless of the date/time of year the subscription is purchased.

Silver and Gold Partners may also be eligible for discounts on 4D products and services. For more information, please consult your 4D representative.


New 4D Partner Program FAQs

•   The New Program General Questions
•   The New Program - Features, Benefits and Licenses
•   The New Program - Signing Up and Transition

The New 4D Partner Program General Questions

What is the new 4D Partner Program?

The new 4D Partner Program is designed to equip 4D Partners with all the tools they need to develop and deploy quality business applications. You will be given the following:

 

  • All levels of partnership get 4D Developer licenses that you can use as long as you are in the program

  • Silver and Gold Partners get 4D Server licenses for testing purposes.

 

As long as you are a 4D Partner, you will always have access to the latest versions of 4D software. That means if a new version of 4D is released and you are an active Partner, you will receive licenses for that version on top of the versions you already have.

With these licenses, your partnership guarantees you unprecedented value in the 4D Partner Program.

Why is 4D changing the Partner Program to a calendar-based format?

The new 4D Partner Program is based on the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. For example, if your old partnership was July 2009 through July 2010, signing up today will change your partnership terms to end December 31, 2010 and you will have to renew by January 2011.

By allowing the 4D Partner Program to run January through December, this allows you to easily plan your budgeting for 4D software on a consistent basis.

If a new version of 4D is released in the middle of the year, you will not have to scramble to secure funds for purchasing development licenses - you will receive those licenses at no additional cost. That means all you have to do is allocate funds predictably for your January partnership renewal fee and not have to worry about the cost of development licenses for the rest of the year.

Furthermore, any special promotions we may run will evenly effect all partners rather than favoring those who joined at a specific time.

The New 4D Partner Program - Features, Benefits and Licenses

Are licenses that are included with the Partner Program time-bombed?

Yes, they are set to expire at the end of the calendar year.  However, as long as you continue to renew into the Partner Program, you'll continue to get licenses for every version of 4D that was released during the continuous time since you enrolled into the program.

If I leave the Partner Program in the future, are my licenses for "sunset" versions of 4D gone forever?

No.  If you ever leave the Partner Program, you will have the opportunity to convert any of your Partner Development Tool licenses for products that are no longer available for purchase at a cost of 30% of the List Price of the current equivalent product.

Does the new 4D Partner Program include the same benefits from as the old 2009 4D Partner Program?

Yes. Silver and Gold Partners will still be able to participate in beta testing and the hotfix program. Other features like access to Partner Central, technical support, technical notes remain intact. See the "Technical Resources" tab on this page for the details.

What discounts do I qualify for?

Discounts have been separated from the new 4D Partner Program. Now, discounts will be calculated based on  order history from the previous year.

Note that these discounts are in addition to the 4D Developer and test licenses - a savings in hundreds (even thousands) of dollars - making the new 4D Partner Program an even more attractive option.

Do I have an upgrade option for the licenses I've received in the 4D Partner Program if I choose not to renew for the following year?

No, the licenses will expire December 31. When you renew for the next year, you will receive new licenses. As long as you remain in the 4D Partner Program, you will receive licenses for all versions released during the continuous period of time you were a partner.

What if I already have developer licenses and I don't need more?

You can use the licenses for an alternate operating system. For example, if you currently have 4D Developer licenses for Mac OS X, you can use the licenses you receive from the new program for Windows 7.

Remember: You'll always get development and test licenses for the latest version of 4D as long as you are a partner. Joining the new 4D Partner Program makes you "future proof" - you'll never miss a single version of 4D as long as you're a partner.

For more information contact your 4D account representative.

The New 4D Program - Signing Up and Transition

Why do I want to join the new 4D Partner Program in January?

The new 4D Partner Program is based on the calendar year, January 1 - December 31.

You're cost will be the same whether you join in January or February, etc., so to get the most value, you should join in January.

What if I join the new 4D Partner Program later in the year?

You'll still receive all the benefits of the new 4D Partner Program including 4D development and test licenses. There is no pro-ration. For example, if you sign up in April, your partnership would be effective January 1 through December 31 of that year. To get the most out of the new 4D Partner Program, we recommed joining as soon as possible.

Can I sign up for less than one year?

No. The new 4D Partner Program requires a one-year commitment from January 1 - December 31. If you sign up in April, your partnership would be effective January 1 through December 31 of that year.


Where can I sign up for the new 4D Partner Program?

If you are not yet a partner, you may sign up here.

If you are already a 4D Partner, log in to 4D Partner Central to join the new 4D Partner Program

You can also contact your account representative for questions and purchasing. 

Silver and Gold Partners may also be eligible for discounts on 4D products and services. For more information, please consult your 4D representative.