In June we announced the beginning of the Method Solution Providers Pilot Program at the Scaling New Heights Conference in Atlanta. The pilot program allows members from groups such as Scaling New Heights, The Sleeter Group, QuickBooks ProAdvisors, Intuit Solution Providers and Microsoft Certified Professionals to get involved with Method as a Consultant or Account Manager without being certified. Method Solution Providers are provided with Method accounts to use in their own business and are also granted access to exclusive webinars, conducted by yours truly. Since June, the Method Solution Providers Pilot Program team has grown very quickly. In fact, within one month of returning from The Sleeter Group Conference, our team of Consultants and Account Managers has grown by over 30%. Impressive? I’d say so.
Joe Woodard and I first connected over LinkedIn back in February of this year. Since then, Joe has been actively using Method in his own practice and providing it as a solution to many of his clients. Method has become a vital part of his consulting business. Joe has not only invested time in learning Method customization, but he has also developed Pendulum – an online timesheet application that integrates with QuickBooks.
I’m very happy to announce a new partnership between Method Integration and Joe Woodard, President of Creative Financial Software. Joe Woodard is now the only endorsed trainer and writer for the Method Solution Provider certification in the U.S. and the only recognized author of The Official Method Solution Providers Reference Guide. Starting in 2010, Joe will also be conducting a series of Method Certification Boot Camps, which will supply Consultants and Account Managers with the knowledge required to provide Method consulting services. Joe’s experience with Intuit products, strong consulting background and passion for learning Method, makes him an asset to the Method Solution Providers team and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board. Electronic copies of The Official Method Solution Providers Reference Guide will be available, free of charge, to all members of the Method Solution Providers Pilot Program. The guide is meant to prepare Consultants and Account Managers for the certification exams.
The release of the guide and certification will help to launch the Method Solution Providers Program out of its pilot next year. During the remainder of the pilot, I plan on conducting new webinars and, of course, listening to your much needed feedback. For those of you who are not participating in the pilot program but would like to, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.888.925.6238 ext. 708.
Stay tuned for more information on the Method Solution Providers Pilot Program as it becomes available.
Danny Do Couto