How do I identify which incentive program a payment I received is for?

Applies to: Partner

Summary


This article summarizes how to review payment descriptions and payment timelines to determine which commercial program a payment is for.

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Payment Notification

For most incentive programs, a payment notification is sent to the program Partner Incentive Admin(s). Below is an example of the payment notification. Please note that Partner Incentive Admins are assigned at the program and MPN level. To determine your role in Partner Center, please see related articles How do I check my user role in Partner Center?.

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Payment Descriptions

If you received a wire transfer or ACH payment from Microsoft, your bank statement should have a description similar to the examples below which you can use to identify the appropriate incentive program. The highlighted text in the examples below is a code that indicates the incentive program.

Examples:

Payment Descriptions

The table below contains the codes and program definitions to help identify each program.

Code(s)

Program

AGIP

Accelerated Growth Incentive

AZUREI

Azure

DYNCSA

Certified Software Advisor (CSA)

CSP1TR

Cloud Solution Provider (Direct Partner)

CLDSOL

Cloud Solution Provider (Indirect Provider)

CSP2TR

Cloud Solution Provider (Indirect Reseller)

CLDSCH

Cloud Solution Program (China)

CUSREV

Custom Revenue Incentive

N/A (Paid through credit note only)

Commercial Distributor*

ENTERP

Enterprise

CAMPGN

Global or Local Campaigns

HOSTNG

Hosting

MRPAAS, MRSLR

Managed Reseller*

OEMLCL

OEM Local Campaign

EACRM, DIRECT

Online Service Advisor (OSA)

EADPLY

Online Service Usage (OSU)

RTLOFF, RTLPCA, RTLWIN, RTLSUR, RTLXBX

Retail Office, Retail PCA, Retail Windows, Retail Surface & Retail Xbox

SAMFEE

Solution Assessment

SPLAR-R

SPLAR*

SURADR, SURADD

Surface

COMETT

US CoMETT Co-Marketing Execution Tracking Tool

LNRINC

WW Learning


*Commercial Distributor US, Managed Reseller US and MR RoW are paid through cash (wire transfer). All other Commercial Distributor Partners, Managed Reseller China, Retail Direct and SPLAR are paid via Credit Note. Below are examples of the payment description for Credit Notes.

How do I identify which incentive program a payment I received is for 2

Payment Cadence


Program

How often

Payment will be disbursed

Accelerated Growth

Monthly

60 days after applicable milestone due date

Azure

Monthly & Quarterly

All Azure consumption and Customer Adds: 45 days after earning month
Quarter Over Quarter: 45 days after Microsoft quarter end

Certified Software Advisor (CSA)

Bi-weekly

45 days after the processing schedule (the processing dates are the 11th and 24th of each month)

Cloud Solution Provider (Direct Partner)

Monthly

45 days after the end of the earning month

Cloud Solution Provider (Indirect Provider)

Monthly (Coop)

By the end of the month, for claims approved by the 15th of that month

Monthly (Rebate)

45 days after the end of the earning month

Cloud Solution Provider (Indirect Reseller)

Monthly

45 days after the end of the earning month

CoMETT

Monthly

15th of the next calendar month in which the CoMETT claim and POE were approved

Commercial Distributor

Semesterly (Rebate)

45 days after end of earning period

Monthly (Coop)

45 days after Microsoft final approval

Custom Revenue

Monthly

45 days after end of transaction month

Enterprise

Monthly

60 days after the end of the month

Hosting

Monthly (Coop)

By the end of the month for claims approved by 15th of that month

Monthly (Rebate)

45 days after the end of the month

Managed Reseller

Semesterly (Rebate)

45 days after end of earning period

Monthly (Coop)

45 days after Microsoft final approval

Online Service Advisor (OSA)

Monthly

45 days after end of earning period

Online Service Usage (OSU)

Monthly

45 days after end of earning period

Retail

Monthly

Varies between Programs and offers. Payments are made around the 7th of each month

Solution Assessment

Monthly

35 days from the end of the month following EM certification of Engagement completeness in CHIP in which payment request was created

SPLAR

Quarterly

45 days after Microsoft quarter end

Surface

Quarterly

45 days after Microsoft quarter end

WW Learning

Monthly

60 days after end of earning period

 

Where to find a breakdown of payment


The below table indicates the appropriate platform which can be used to pull payment specific details.

Program

Platform

Accelerated Growth

Partner Center

Azure

Partner Center

Certified Software Advisor (CSA)

PSBC

Cloud Solution Provider (Direct Partner)

Partner Center

Cloud Solution Provider (Indirect Provider)

Partner Center

Cloud Solution Provider (Indirect Reseller)

Partner Center

Cloud Solution Program (China)

Partner Center

CoMETT

Partner Center and/or CoMETT

Commercial Distributor

CHIP

Custom Revenue

Partner Center

Enterprise

CHIP

Hosting

Partner Center

Managed Reseller

Partner Center

Managed Reseller (EMEA)

Partner Center

Online Service Advisor (OSA)

Partner Center

Online Service Usage (OSU)

Partner Center

Retail

Partner Center

Solution Assessment

CHIP

SPLAR

CHIP

Surface

Partner Center

WW Learning

Partner Center

Resources & Support


Earnings/Payment discrepancy

How can I download earning details from Partner Center for a payment I received?

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