How do I merge MPN organizations in Partner Membership Center or Partner Center?

Applies to: Manage Partner OrganizationPartner

 

Note: Before proceeding with merging separate MPN enrollments, we strongly recommend contacting the Frontline team for help.

This is possible in your Partner Membership Center ONLY, however there are several important considerations that could impact your access to benefits and ability to transact, which you should familiarize yourself with before completing a merge.

Considerations that you should make before going ahead with an MPN Organization merge:


  1. Be aware that there is a potential loss of competencies and benefits.

    We recommend having the Organizational ID with the most competencies as the inviting Organization. If the invited Organization has already paid a fee during their current enrollment year, please wait to perform the merge until the invited Organization Anniversary Date.
  2. The anniversary date will align to the inviting Organization anniversary date.
  3. Sales performance: After the merge, the invited VOrg ID will appear as a Location under Inviting VOrg in PMC. Therefore, there will be no impact for DPOR association created with the invited VOrg MPN ID, from a sales performance point of view.
  4. Incentives: Besides the impact to sales performance, After the merge, the non-survivor VOrg ID will be removed from PMC. Therefore, if their customers had used that VOrg ID for DPOR, then incentives will be impacted. Mitigation: See above under Sales Performance.  Also, if the partner was onboarded to an incentives program using the non-survivor VOrg ID only, then they need to contact the Incentives support team () to get the incentives onboarding changed to a HQ/Location ID instead.
  5. CSP enrollment: After the merge, the invited VOrg ID will appear as a Location under Inviting VOrg in PMC. Therefore, there will be no impact for any CSP enrollment created with the invited VOrg MPN ID.
  6. SA Voucher programs enrollment: After the merge, the non-survivor VOrg ID will be removed from PMC. Therefore, because SA Voucher program enrollment is tracked at the VOrg ID level, if the survivor VOrgID was not already enrolled, then they will have to enroll again.

Sending a merge invitation


The steps below describe the process to request an organization merge. The merge invitation can be completed by a partner with Global Administrator rights.

  1. An individual with Global Administrator rights signs into the PMC and accesses the Merge Organization page (Organization Information> Manage Locations> Merge Organization.)
  2. The Organization Partner ID of the Organization you wish to invite is entered into the empty field (see screenshot below).

    (Note: Both organization must be in “Active” status in MPN and outside of their re-enrolment period – 90days before anniversary date )
  3. The Preview Merge Impact button is selected.
  4. A message explaining the impact of merge on the Invited Organization is displayed.
  5. After reviewing the impact, the Global Administrator selects Send Merge Invitation button.
  6. A merge invitation email will be sent to the listed contact email address of the invited Organizations Primary Program Contact (PPC).

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Approving the merge request


The steps below describe the process to approve a requested organization merge.

Note: Only the Primary Program Contact (PPC) of the Invited Organization can accept the merge request. This is why the invite is sent by email to them.

  1. The Primary Program Contact (PPC) of the Invited Organization receives an email from microsoft@e-mail.microsoft.com
    Note: this email is unmonitored.
  2. The PPC selects the “Organization’s Request” hyperlink in the email.
  3. The PPC will be prompted to sign into the Partner Membership Center using their Microsoft Account ID (if they have not already signed in).
  4. The competencies and subprograms that will be lost are listed.
  5. After reviewing the listed impact, the PPC will acknowledge understanding by entering his or her First Name, Last Name and Title and then selecting the checkbox next to the statement, “I understand the impact and accept the merge invitation.”
  6. The Accept Merge Invitation and Reject Merge Invitation buttons are then enabled.
  7. If the Accept Merge Invitation button is selected, the process is completed. (It may take up to one hour for the merge to go into effect.)
  8. The Global Administrator of the Inviting Organization will receive an email notification of the acceptance or rejection of the merge request.
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Post-merge results


After a merge, the V-Org + Headquarters (HQ) location of the Invited Organization (along with any of its sub-locations) becomes a location under the HQ of the Inviting Organization as shown in the diagram below.

pre-merge and post-merge

The following is a summary of general rules that apply after a merger is complete:

  1. The Invited Organization (along with any of its sub-locations) becomes a location under the HQ of the Inviting Organization .
  2. The locations of the Invited Organization will be transferred beneath the Headquarters of the Inviting Organization, retaining the original location ID’s.
  3. Only the following location-level assets of the Invited Organization will be transferred to the Inviting Organization:
    • Associated Individuals (including any profiled MCP credentials)
    • Customer References
    • Tested Products

Note: If Associated Individuals in the Inviting Organization are also associated to locations in Invited Organization, their association in the Invited Organization will be removed

  1. The invited organization will inherit the following:
    • MPN Anniversary Date of the Inviting Organization.
    • The Inviting Organizations Competency level and benefits.
    • Organization-level subprograms enrolled into will be inherited.
  2. The invited Organization will lose the following:
    • Any program-level invoices at Head Quarter level
    • Any pending invoices at location level will be cancelled
    • Organization-level subprograms enrolled into will be cancelled, but if the inviting org has not already done so, they can enroll into them again after the merge.

Note: The only exception to sub program loss is the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription. If the invited Organization already has a Microsoft Action Pack Subscription at the time of the merge, then they may keep this until the inherited Anniversary Date.

Changing HQ Locations


If you want to change the HQ ID by choosing another location to be their HQ after merge, the steps that need to be followed are:

Log in to PMC go to -> Organization Information-> Modify Hierarchy ->Define new Headquarters Location -> choose the location you want to be the new HQ-> click Change Headquarters.

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Merge Scenarios


Enrollment Level
 
Merge Impact
Inviting Organization
Invited Organization
 
MPN only
(No competency enrollment)
 
 
 
MPN only
(No competency enrollment)
 
 
Resulting Organization:
 
- The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN. 

- The Inviting Organization continues to be Active at the  MPN enrollment level.

- The Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
- Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain their hierarchy under Invited Organization’s HQ.
 
Subprograms:

-Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred to the Inviting Organization.
 
Enrollments:
 
-If the Invited Organization was enrolled in SBSC, the SBSC Anniversary Date will be reset to align to the MPN Anniversary Date of Inviting Organization.

-The Anniversary Date of any MAPS enrollment of the Invited Organization will not be changed. (The MAPS is a location level program.)
 
Current Invoices:

- Invoices are not applicable in this scenario because MPN-level partners would not have created any invoices in PMC. (MAPS invoices are created outside PMC.)

-Any invoices with a pending payment at the Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization are canceled.
 
Digital Download (DD) Benefits:

If the Invited Organization has MAPS subscription, DD rights will be transferred.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

No changes to Visual Studio Subscription Benefits (if any) related to MAPS.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
 
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 
Others:

DPOR, incentives and CSP enrollment will be impacted. See mitigation steps here in section 1.2.

Inviting Organization
Invited Organization
 
 
MPN only
(No competency enrollment)
 
 
Silver competency
 
Resulting Organization:
 
- The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN. 
 
- The organization is no longer Active in the silver competency after the merge.
 
- The Organization continues to be Active as MPN member after the merge.

-  Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
- Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain the hierarchy under Invited Organization Head Quarters (HQ).
 
Subprograms:

-Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred to the Inviting Organization.

All Organization Level subprograms will not be carried over to the Inviting Organization
 
 
Enrollments:

- The SBSC enrollment of Invited Organization’s locations will be deactivated. After the merge, if the locations become eligible for SBSC, enrollments will be activated again and the Anniversary Date will be set to the MPN Anniversary Date of the Inviting Organization.

- MAPS enrollments (if any) of Invited Organization will not be affected.

- All Competency enrollments of Invited Organization’s locations (including the Virtual Organization) will be deactivated.
 
Current Invoices:

- Silver competency fee invoice and Physical Media Invoice at Invited Organization Head Quarters (HQ) will be canceled.

- Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) invoices and Physical Media Invoices at Invited Organization locations will be canceled. (This includes both paid invoices and invoices that were pending payment.)

- All payment pending invoices at Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization will be canceled.
 
Benefits:

- MAPS enrollment and benefits (if applicable) for the locations of invited Organization will be transferred.
 
- Silver Competency Benefits at Old Head Quarters (HQ) will be discontinued.

-Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) benefits (if any) at Invited Organization Locations will be discontinued.
 
Digital Download (DD) Benefits:

If the Invited Organization has MAPS subscription, DD rights will be transferred.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

No changes to Visual Studio Subscription Benefits (if any) related to MAPS.

Visual Studio Subscription benefits granted for the Silver competency will be deactivated.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
 
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 

Others:

DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center must change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID
DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center will have to change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID
Inviting Organization
Invited Organization
 
 
MPN only
(No competency enrollment)
 
 
 
Gold competency
 
Resulting Organization:
 
- The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN.
 
- Organization is no longer Active in the gold competency after the merge.
 
- Organization continues to be Active as MPN after merge.

-  Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
- Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain the hierarchy under Invited Organization Head Quarters (HQ).
 
Subprograms:

-Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred to the Inviting Organization.

- All Organization Level subprograms will not be carried over to the Inviting Organization
 
 
Enrollments:

- The SBSC enrollment of Invited Organization’s locations will be deactivated. After the merge, if the locations become eligible for SBSC, enrollments will be activated again and the Anniversary Date will be set to the MPN Anniversary Date of the Inviting Organization.
 

- MAPS enrollments (if any) of Invited Organization will not be affected.
 
 
Current Invoices:

- Gold competency fee invoice and Physical Media Invoice at Invited Organization Head Quarters (HQ) will be canceled.

- Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) invoices and Physical Media Invoices at Invited Organization locations will be canceled. (This includes both paid invoices and invoices that were pending payment.)

- All payment pending invoices at Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization will be canceled.
 
Benefits:

- MAPS enrollment and benefits (if applicable) for the locations of invited Organization will be transferred.
 
- Gold competency benefits at the previous Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization will be discontinued.

-Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) benefits (if any) at Invited Organization Locations will be discontinued.
 
Digital Download (DD) Benefits:

- If the Invited Organization has MAPS subscription, DD rights will be transferred.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

- No changes to Visual Studio Subscription Benefits (if any) related to MAPS.

- Visual Studio Subscription benefits granted for the gold competency will be deactivated.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
 
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 

Others:

DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center must change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID
Inviting Organization
Invited Organization
 
 
Silver competency
 
MPN only
(No competency enrollment)
 
 
Resulting Organization:
 
- The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN. 

- The Inviting Organization continues to be Active as a silver competency partner.

- The Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
-Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain the hierarchy they had under the Invited Organization’s HQ.
 
Subprograms:

Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred.
 
 
Enrollments:
 
-If the Invited Organization was enrolled in SBSC, the SBSC Anniversary Date will be reset to align to the MPN Anniversary Date of Inviting Organization.

-The Anniversary Date of MAPS enrollment of the Invited Organization (if any) will not be changed. (MAPS is a location level program.)

- Any silver competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization should become Active after merge is complete. (If it does not, the Inviting Organization may need to select the “Attain” button on the Competency Summary page in the PMC and agree to the legal terms.)
 
Current Invoices:

- Invoices are not applicable in this scenario because MPN-level partners would not have created any invoices in PMC. (MAPS invoices are created outside PMC.)

-Any invoices with a pending payment at the Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization are canceled.
 
Subprograms:

- Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred to the Inviting Organization.
 
Digital Download (DD) Benefits:

If the Invited Organization has MAPS subscription, DD rights will be transferred.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

- No changes to Visual Studio Subscription benefits (if any) related to MAPS.

- Visual Studio Subscription benefits may or may not increase based on the new competencies being activated after merge.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
 
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 

Others:

DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center must change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID
Inviting Organization
Invited Organization
 
 
Silver competency
 
Silver competency
 
Resulting Organization:
 
- The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN. 

- Organization continues to be Active as silver competency partner.

- Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
-Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain the hierarchy they had under the Invited Organization’s HQ.
 
Subprograms:

- Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred.
 
- The Inviting Organization will become eligible for the subprograms of the Invited Organization. The PPC of Inviting Organization will need to sign the Legal Agreement for the subprograms to become active.
 
 
Enrollments:

-If the Invited Organization was enrolled in SBSC, the SBSC Anniversary Date will be reset to align to the MPN Anniversary Date of Inviting Organization.

-The Anniversary Date of MAPS enrollment of the Invited Organization (if any) will not be changed. (MAPS is a location level program.)
 
- Any Active silver competency at the Invited Organization will remain Active after merge but the Anniversary Date will reset to align to the Anniversary Date of the Inviting Organization.
 
- Any silver competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization will become Active after merge is complete. (If it does not, the Inviting Organization may need to select the “Attain” button on the Competency Summary page in the PMC and agree to the legal terms.)
 
- Any gold competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization will remain in “Qualified” status after merge is complete.
 
Current Invoices:

- The invoice for the silver competency fee at Invited Organization’s Head Quarters (HQ) will be canceled.
 
- The invoice for Physical Media at Invited Organization’s HQ  location (if any) will be canceled.
 
- Physical Media Invoices at Invited Organization locations (if any)  will be transferred.
 
- Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) invoices at the Invited Organization’s locations (if any) will be transferred.
 
 
Benefits:
 
- MAPS enrollment and benefits (if applicable) for the locations of invited Organization will be transferred.

- The silver competency benefits of the previous Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization will be discontinued. (The silver competency benefits of the Inviting Organization will remain.)

- Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) benefits (if any) at Invited Organization Locations will be continued.
 
Digital Download (DD) Benefits:

If the Invited Organization has MAPS subscription, DD rights will be transferred.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

- No changes to Visual Studio Subscription Benefits (if any) related to MAPS.

- Visual Studio Subscription benefits may or may not increase based on the new competencies activated after merge.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 

Others:

DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center must change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID
 
 
 
 
Silver competency
 
Gold competency
 
Resulting Organization:
 
- The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN. 
 
- The Inviting Organization continues to be Active as Silver Competency Partner.

- The Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
- Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain the hierarchy they had under the Invited Organization’s HQ.
 
Subprograms:

- Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred.

- The Inviting Organization will become eligible for the subprograms of the Invited Organization. The PPC of Inviting Organization will need to sign the Legal Agreement for the subprograms to become active.
 
Enrollments:

-If the Invited Organization was enrolled in SBSC, the SBSC Anniversary Date will be reset to align to the MPN Anniversary Date of Inviting Organization.

-The Anniversary Date of MAPS enrollment of the Invited Organization (if any) will not be changed. (MAPS is a location level program.)

- Any Active silver competency at the Invited Organization will remain Active after merge but the Anniversary Date will reset to align to the Anniversary Date of the Inviting Organization.
 
- Any silver competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization will become Active after merge is complete. (If it does not, the Inviting Organization may need to select the “Attain” button on the Competency Summary page in the PMC and agree to the legal terms.)
 
- Any gold competency that was in “Active” status at the Invited Organization will be in “Qualified” status after merge is complete.
 
- Any gold competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization will remain in “Qualified” status after merge is complete.
 
Current Invoices:

- The invoice for the gold competency fee at Invited Organization’s Head Quarters (HQ) will be canceled.

Gold Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) invoices and Physical Media Invoices at Invited Organization locations (if any) will be canceled.

Silver Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) invoices and Physical Media invoices at Invited Organization Locations (if any) will remain.
 
Benefits:

- MAPS enrollment and benefits (if applicable) for the locations of invited Organization will be transferred.
 
- The gold competency benefits of the previous Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization will be discontinued. (The silver competency benefits of the Inviting Organization will remain.)

Gold Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) benefits (if any) at Invited Organization Locations will be discontinued.

Silver Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) benefits (if any) at Invited Organization Locations will be continued.
 
DD Benefits:

DD rights of the Invited Organization will be transferred to the Inviting Organization.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

- No changes to Visual Studio Subscription Benefits (if any) related to MAPS.

Visual Studio Subscription benefits granted by the gold competency will be deactivated.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 

Others:

DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center must change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID
Inviting Organization
Invited Organization
 
 
Gold competency
 
MPN only
(No competency enrollment)
 
 
Resulting Organization:
 
- The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN. 

- The Inviting Organization continues to be Active as a gold competency partner.

- The Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
- Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain the hierarchy they had under the Invited Organization’s HQ.
 
Subprograms:

Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred.
 
Enrollments:
 
-If the Invited Organization was enrolled in SBSC, the SBSC Anniversary Date will be reset to align to the MPN Anniversary Date of Inviting Organization.
 
-The Anniversary Date of MAPS enrollment of the Invited Organization (if any) will not be changed. (MAPS is a location level program.)
 
- Any silver or gold competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization will become Active after merge is complete.
 
Current Invoices:

- Invoices are not applicable in this scenario because MPN-level partners would not have created any invoices in PMC. (MAPS invoices are created outside PMC.)

-Any invoices with a pending payment at the Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization are cancelled.
 
Subprograms:

- Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred to the Inviting Organization.
 
Digital Download (DD) Benefits:

If the Invited Organization has MAPS subscription, DD rights will be transferred.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

- No changes to Visual Studio Subscription benefits (if any) related to MAPS.

- Visual Studio Subscription benefits may or may not increase based on the new competencies being activated after merge.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
 
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 

Others:

DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center must change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID
Inviting Organization
Invited Organization
 
 
Gold competency
 
Silver competency
The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN. 
 
Resulting Organization:

-  The Inviting Organization continues to be Active as a gold competency partner.

- The Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
- Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain the hierarchy they had under the Invited Organization’s HQ.
 
Subprograms:

- Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred to the Inviting Organization.

- The Inviting Organization will become eligible for the subprograms of the Invited Organization. The PPC of Inviting Organization will need to sign the Legal Agreement for the subprograms to become active.
 
Enrollments:

-If the Invited Organization was enrolled in SBSC, the SBSC Anniversary Date will be reset to align to the MPN Anniversary Date of Inviting Organization.

-The Anniversary Date of MAPS enrollment of the Invited Organization (if any) will not be changed. (MAPS is a location level program.)
 
- Any Active silver competency at the Invited Organization will remain Active after merge but the Anniversary Date will reset to align to the Anniversary Date of the Inviting Organization. (If it does not, the Inviting Organization may need to select the “Attain” button on the Competency Summary page in the PMC and agree to the legal terms.)
 
- Any gold competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization will remain in “Qualified” status after merge is complete. The partner will be able to complete the process to Attain without paying the gold competency enrollment fee.
 
Current Invoices:
 
- The invoice for the silver competency fee at Invited Organization’s Head Quarters (HQ) will be canceled.
 
- The invoice for Physical Media at Invited Organization’s HQ  location (if any) will be canceled.
 
- Physical Media and Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) Invoices at Invited Organization locations (if any)  will be transferred.
 
 
Benefits:
 
- MAPS enrollment and benefits (if applicable) for the locations of invited Organization will be transferred.
 
- The silver competency benefits of the previous Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization will be discontinued. (The gold competency benefits of the Inviting Organization will remain.)

- Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) benefits (if any) at Invited Organization Locations will be continued.
 
Digital Download (DD) Benefits:

If the Invited Organization has MAPS subscription, DD rights will be transferred.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

- No changes to Visual Studio Subscription Benefits (if any) related to MAPS.

- Visual Studio Subscription benefits may or may not increase based on the new competencies activated after merge.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 

Others:

DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center must change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID
Inviting Organization
Invited Organization
 
 
Gold competency
 
Gold competency
The Invited Organization ceases to exist as an independent entity within MPN. 
 
Resulting Organization:

-  Organization continues to be Active as gold competency partner.

- Head Quarters (HQ) of Invited Organization becomes a Location under Inviting Organization’s HQ.
 
- Other locations of Invited Organization continue to retain the hierarchy they had under the Invited Organization’s HQ.
 
Subprograms:

- Active MAPS subscriptions (if any) of Invited Organization will be transferred.
 
- The Inviting Organization will become eligible for the subprograms of the Invited Organization. The PPC of Inviting Organization will need to sign the Legal Agreement for the subprograms to become active.
 
Enrollments:

-If the Invited Organization was enrolled in SBSC, the SBSC Anniversary Date will be reset to align to the MPN Anniversary Date of Inviting Organization.

-The Anniversary Date of MAPS enrollment of the Invited Organization (if any) will not be changed. (MAPS is a location level program.)
 
- Any Active silver or gold competency at the Invited Organization will remain Active after merge but the Anniversary Date will reset to align to the Anniversary Date of the Inviting Organization.
 
- Any silver competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization will become Active after merge is complete. (If it does not, the Inviting Organization may need to select the “Attain” button on the Competency Summary page in the PMC and agree to the legal terms.)
 
- Any gold competency that was in “Active” status at the Invited Organization will become “Active” after merge is complete. (If it does not, the Inviting Organization may need to select the “Attain” button on the Competency Summary page in the PMC and agree to the legal terms.)
 
- Any gold competency that was in “Qualified” status at the Invited Organization will remain in “Qualified” status after merge is complete.
 
Current Invoices:

- The invoice for the silver competency fee at Invited Organization’s Head Quarters (HQ) will be canceled.
 
- The invoice for Physical Media at Invited Organization’s HQ  location (if any) will be canceled.
 
- Physical Media Invoices at Invited Organization locations (if any) will be transferred.
 
 
Benefits:

- MAPS enrollment and benefits (if applicable) for the locations of invited Organization will be transferred.

- The silver and gold competency benefits of the previous Head Quarters (HQ) of the Invited Organization will be discontinued. (All silver or gold competency benefits of the Inviting Organization will remain.)

- Additional Benefit Toolkit (ABTK) benefits (if any) at Invited Organization Locations will be continued.
 
 
Digital Download (DD) Benefits:

If the Invited Organization has MAPS subscription, DD rights will be transferred.
 
Visual Studio Subscription Benefits:

- No changes to Visual Studio Subscription Benefits (if any) related to MAPS.

- Visual Studio Subscription benefits may or may not increase based on the new competencies activated after merge.
 
Associated People:

-All roles, rights and privileges of Individuals in the Invited Organization will be transferred.

Notes:
- The PPC of the Invited Organization will become the PPC at the location that was formerly the Head Quarters (HQ).

-  Global Administrators of the Invited Organization will continue to be Global Administrators in Inviting Organization after merge.

- Local Administrators will continue to be local administrators at the locations.

- Technical and Marketing contacts at the locations of invited Organization will maintain their roles after the merge.
 

Others:

DPOR and incentive will be impacted. Partner had on boarded to Partner Center must change the MPN ID and/or contact incentive team to correct the MPN ID

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