The part­ner ecosys­tem is a net­work of com­pa­nies that have a col­lab­o­ra­tive busi­ness rela­tion­ships in order to offer a com­pre­hen­sive solu­tion to cus­tomers. The part­ner ecosys­tem includes prod­uct part­ners, chan­nel part­ners, mar­ket­ing part­ners, solu­tion part­ners and oth­er cat­e­gories of part­ners that work togeth­er to pro­vide a joint val­ue for the cus­tomer. The part­ner ecosys­tem lives with­in the busi­ness ecosystem.