Types of Alliance Partners
Starting out as a small group of NI LabVIEW software consultants in the early ‘90s, Alliance Partners have evolved into a large, worldwide network of companies who offer system integration services, add-on products to NI software and hardware, and solutions based on vertical application areas and industry expertise. As National Instruments continues to grow, NI partners further develop their expertise to help customers do more with solutions based on NI technology.
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NI Alliance Partner Levels
With sponsorship from NI, all Alliance Partners enter into the program with clearly defined business goals and strategies for partnering with NI. Partner levels categorize Alliance Partners based on factors such as company size, expertise, geographic location, and quantity of LabVIEW experts on staff.
Additional Information about Alliance Partners
Many Alliance Partners are equipped to work with customers to understand their unique challenges. From the point of developing a proof of concept and requirements documentation all the way through solution deployment and post-sales support, Alliance Partners can walk customers through some of the toughest engineering problems and deliver custom-made solutions.
Several Alliance Partners have become experts in niche industries and application areas. With this knowledge, they have developed complete platforms combining software, hardware, and support services. These turn-key solutions span across multiple industries and can be implemented easily to help get the customer up and running as quickly as possible.
Numerous Alliance Partners work closely with NI R&D to develop software and hardware that are compatible with NI products. Alliance Partners contribute to the LabVIEW Tools Network by developing LabVIEW add-ons and apps. In addition, customers can find partners who develop instrument drivers, NI CompactRIO and PXI modules, real-time test drivers, and more. Alliance Partner products receive a Compatible with LabVIEW certification, which indicates the product’s quality and distinguishes best-in-class products.
Consulting and Training
All Alliance Partners are required to have a minimum number of certified LabVIEW employees on staff. Therefore, several Alliance Partners are equipped to help fill needs such as training staff to become LabVIEW experts, consulting on a portion of a project, or even being hired to temporarily fill a gap on a team.