Productive Corporation is a specialized software reseller that helps small and medium businesses across North America with software initiatives in security, storage and infrastructure. We provide subject matter expertise, access to technical support, and relevant content for IT staff in the Mid-Market.
View our resources:
P-Guide, Articles and Reviews - relevant subject matter with unique third party insight.
Recorded Webinar and Product Videos - exclusive video content offered by Productive provides recordings of past web events broken into chapters, as well as, product tips and tricks for you to view.
Product Information, sorted by Publisher - we understand your need for publisher generated documentation and that is why we offer you a simple, one-stop collection of resources.
Software Offerings - industry leading companies provide you with proven System Integration, Network Management and other related IT products.
Dedicated Point of Contact
Productive gives every customer a responsive, dedicated Account Executive that has a direct line and email address to make them your first point of contact when a problem arises during the work week. Making Productive the first point of contact when a problem arises makes your day more productive while we handle getting you in touch with the right people or the answer you need. Whether it be a tech support issue, software evaluation, product questions or pricing, We Can Help You.
Productive recognizes that even with tier-one products, issues can occasionally arise; however, with Productive, you'll get to the front of the line if that ever happens. We put the right technical resource in touch with you to solve the issue in a timely manner so you can move on with your day. Contact your dedicated Productive Account Executive to help you with any technical issues you may be having from the products you purchased from Productive.
We share insights gleaned from conversations with your peers to give you a better understanding of how the products are actually being used in mid-size companies.
Tips and Tricks
Our Account Executive's offer you real product knowledge and insight. We do not call to just remind you of a renewal date but to add additional value with our knowledge when we follow up. We also offer educational webinars with the Publisher's Product Manager to give you the opportunity to ask questions as well as learn about extending capabilities, reducing administration time and showing features that commonly go un-used.
Productive understands the software industry and offers valuable third party insight into what the publisher's are saying about their own products. These articles are designed to educate IT professionals about software as it relates to security, storage, infrastructure, volume licensing and other relevant topics.
Productive serves the United States and Canada for the product lines we offer.
Below is a sampling of our customer base
- What is the difference between a Volume Licensing and Box Licensing?
- What am I buying?
- What will you send me in the mail?
- How long will shipping take?
- I need this license today, can you email me my license codes?
- I lost my license codes, can you help me?
- Can I add licenses that I didn't purchase through Productive to my account?
- I only need one license; can you sell me licenses under five?
- I need over 49 licenses; can you give me a discount?
- How do I pay for my licenses?
- Why shouldn't I buy these licenses directly from the manufacture?
- Will I be seeing an invoice?
- Why is a Trade Reference form required?
- What happens if I let my maintenance expire and I want get back on it?
- What are the manufacture technical support phone numbers?
- I am not sure if this software will work in my environment, can I talk to someone and verify compatibility?
- Can I trial the product before I purchase?
- Can I go live with the product from my trial after I purchase?
Q: What is the difference between a Volume Licensing and Box Licensing?
A: Box licenses are sold in large retail chains across the country. They are primarily intended for Home end-users that only need one or two copies of the software. Volume Licensing is intended for businesses or organizations that have a need for numerous licenses. Due to the high quantity of licensees ordered, Volume Licensing has lower prices than box licensing. Also, most volume licenses can be managed from one console, rather than from each computer.
Q: What will you send me in the mail?
A: Most software publishers provide their license keys electronically, but if you do need a physical media kit, we can send one. We will also be sending you either a paid invoice, if you paid by credit card, or an invoice for payment if you were extended terms.
Q: How long will shipping take?
A: The average order takes approximately one week. We receive your licenses from the publisher in 2-3 days and ship it to you that very day, which takes 2-3 days to deliver.
Q: I need this license today, can you email me my license codes?
A: We recommend that you install the trial version of the product. After you receive your full-license key codes, you can go live directly from your trial. Contact us if you have any questions.
Q. Can I add licenses that I didn't purchase through Productive to my account?
A. Absolutely. Please contact your Account Executive for more details.
Q: I only need one license; can you sell me licenses under five?
A: Existing customers have an Account Executive available to discuss available options.
Q: I need over 49 licenses; can you give me a discount?
A: With volume licensing there are price breaks depending on the number of licenses you are buying. Call us toll free 800.726.4099 and an Account Executive can help match your needs with an appropriate level of volume license breaks.
Q: Why shouldn't I buy these licenses directly from the manufacture?
A: These software publishers do not directly sell their products. They have a reseller channel set-up so that we can give you the individual attention that you deserve. The manufacture provides technical support for their products, but all purchasing goes through the reseller of your choice.
Q: Why is a Trade Reference form required?
A: For new customers to receive payment terms from us we need you to provide us with your trade references. Up front payment is also accepted in the form of a credit card or check if trade references are not possible. You can download the file here.
- Attachmate: 206-217-7000
- AVG: 978-735-2434
- CA Storage: 800-225-5224
- EventTracker: 877-333-1433 x2
- Kaspersky: 866-323-4801
- Sophos: 781-494-5800
Q: I am not sure if this software will work in my environment, can I talk to someone and verify compatibility?
A: Yes, Call us toll free 800.726.4099 and a specialized Account Executive can assist you and offer technical advice.
Q: Can I trial the product before I purchase?
A: You can download a trial version on anyone of our product pages.
Louie Frank, Marketing Manager
612.375.0204 ext 16
Productive Corporation Fact Sheet
Company Name: Productive Corporation
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Executives: Todd O'Bert, President and CEO
Pete Greco, Vice President of Sales
Number of Employees: 25
Industry: Business to business technology software sales, including:
Infrastructure (Microsoft, Attachmate, etc.)
Storage (ARCserve, Symantec VERITAS, etc.)
Security (CA Security, Kaspersky, AVG, Sophos, etc.)
About us: Productive Corporation is a leader in the sales of security, storage and infrastructure software to emerging businesses across North America. Focusing on providing IT professionals; excellent customer service, access to technical resources, product as well as industry knowledge, Productive strives to provide the most relevant resources for our customers.
Company History: Productive Corporation was founded in 2001 by Todd O'Bert. He hired two salespeople and began selling software licensing and related services. In just seven years, the company has outgrown two offices, added nearly two dozen additional staff, and now works with more than 4,000 small and medium sized businesses across North America. Productive provides licensing sales and support on over 50 products, including, CA, Attachmate, Microsoft, Kaspersky, Sophos and other tier one software publishers.
Productive Corporation Company History
In March 2001, Todd O'Bert co-founded Productive Corporation to provide businesses with expertise in software licensing and related services. Hiring two sales associates, the company set out to provide a new standard of sales support to customers and service to publishers. Under Todd's leadership, the company has grown exponentially in the past six years. Currently the company serves a client base of more than 4,000 companies.
After outgrowing two prior offices, the company presently houses 25 employees from its home in Minneapolis' Warehouse District. Productive's office reflects the corporate culture of open communication. The space has very few doors and no real walls. Original artwork by local artists hangs on the walls-O'Bert is on the board of the Soo Visual Arts Center-and on weekends the office floors vibrate with the music of a live performance space in first level of the building. From this unique office setting the Productive staff provides quality customer service and industry expertise to clients across North America. Working with a ‘concierge' mentality, every client's needs are evaluated and the staff works to deliver an individual solution tailored to their company and budget.
Prior to launching Productive, Todd O'Bert helped found Workstations International in July 1994, where he directed divisions within both the Sales and Operational functions. He guided the company through rapid growth from start-up to $28 million in four years, as well as playing a major part in assisting a corporate restructuring in 1998. The company changed its core business focus and re-branded itself as ZoneTrader.com.
Additional information on Productive or Todd O'Bert is available on request.
Productive Corporation, is a specialized software reseller, that helps small and medium businesses across North America with software initiatives in security, storage and infrastructure. We provide subject matter expertise, access to technical resources and excellent customer service. We also, strive to provide the most relevant resources for our customers.
Hiring an Account Executive for a young, fun, fast-paced tech company with awesome Warehouse District offices. If you're a tech sales pro who's ready to succeed, we should talk.
We're Productive Corporation. For ten years we've been selling security software to mid-range business clients, and we've had average annual growth of 20%. Our staff of sales rock stars do both lead calling and cold calling, making up to 70 calls a day. If you are a big-picture thinker who can manage the sales cycle from start to finish, you could be the right person for our team. We offer health, dental, 401K, paid training, and short Fridays. Productive Corp is a high-energy atmosphere where your talent and hard work are rewarded. Our comp package provides a generous base plus commissions-our average first year sales exec earns in the $40ks, senior people $70k+. Learn more about us at www.productivecorp.com or Facebook.com/productivecorp.
- BA or BS degree
- Proven history of sales success, 1-2 years.
- The drive to succeed in inside sales.
- High comfort level with technology.
Interested? Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Account Executive as the subject line.