Routes to Market Assessment

Reach Your Customers Through a Multi-Route Strategy Combining Your In-House Team and Effective Channel Partners

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Routes to Market (RTM) Overview

Companies take their business to market via various routes.  The two major routes are Direct, via company branded sales people, or Indirect, via a partner ecosystem.

Most businesses will employ a multi-route strategy to reach their customers, most typically having both a direct and indirect sales strategy.  This provides the high touch experience your customers want with the scale and reach that partners provide.

Additionally, many companies will work with multiple channel partner types, from Systems Integrators to services partners, from “Value” partners to “Volume” partners, or from ISVs to OEMs.

Working with channel partners is an effective way to increase your market coverage and ultimately your top line revenue.


Routes to Market Assessment Checklist

No matter which indirect routes to market you select, you should have a sound strategy for each.  In effect, this is your “off payroll” sales force, and you need to think of your partners as critical to your success as your direct sales team is.  

An RTM strategy assessment will include:

What sets Gilroy Associates apart is the way they brought thought leadership to our issues, and at the same time, were able to deliver very pragmatic, actionable advice. They were impactful and fantastic to work with.
— Barbara Bridendolph, CEO, Crenshaw Associates

Additional Resources


5 best practices in partner on-boarding

You've just signed a new partner (or many of them) and are now looking at each other waiting for deals to begin, orders to flow, and customers to call. Unfortunately, it’s rarely that simple. Read more »


The ultimate guide to channel economics

How can a vendor can add value to their partners and get them to commit to a deeper level of engagement? The key is a deep understanding of channel economics. Read more »


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