The world of partner marketing and partnership management has changed markedly. Until recently, partnerships were the responsibility of strategy teams and business development professionals. Deals took time and resources from several business functions (legal, finance, etc.,) but were managed by a single team and approved at the executive level.
Forming Partnerships Has Become Easier
Now, access to engineering resources to integrate with APIs is all that is needed to create a partnership. Technology is pushing decision-making downward and outward, enabling functional leaders to make their own decisions. Barriers to new partnerships have fallen.