Update Your Company Overview

Highlight Your Expertise to Attract the Right Customers


By making your company's information clear and complete, you make it that much easier for customers to determine what meets their needs. If they can't see something that meets their needs, they're likely to move on in their search.


Follow these steps to edit or update your Company Overview on Pinpoint:

  1. (Newly listed partners) Wait three business days for the Company Overview you submitted during Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) enrolment to appear on the Pinpoint Dashboard.
  2. Access the Dashboard. You will be prompted to complete a Pinpoint New User Signup form the first time you log in.
  3. Edit your overview (referring to the requirement below) and submit it for approval.
  4. Allow up to 15 business days for the update to appear on the Pinpoint live site. (Note: Publishing times may vary for different countries. Learn more about profile publishing times.)

If you have previously updated your Pinpoint profile, follow steps 2 to 4.

 

Requirement

Your Company Overview must be complete. It must include:

  • Your company’s expertise. Example: ABC Enterprises delivers on-site and e-learning training…
  • The benefit of what you offer, or the problem you help customers solve. Example: We help your employees build practical skills they can apply immediately to improve productivity and lower your costs.
  • Your software and professional service offerings listed with bullets.

Read the complete Pinpoint Profile Guidelines.

See a sample Company Overview.

 

Tips

  1. Be direct and conversational in tone. Examples: “We specialise in …” “We help you …” “Our application solves the specific industry need for …”
  2. Use succinct, relevant keywords and phrases. To improve readability and search rankings, integrate keywords into:
    • The first two sentences of your overview. Tell people right away what your expertise is and exactly what your application or service does.
    • The names of your offerings. These should tell customers what the offerings do. Note: You can include a Microsoft product name in your application or professional service name ONLY if the name also includes an additional description or qualifier that indicates what your offering does for customers or how it enhances the Microsoft product.
    • “Works With” products. List the specific Microsoft products your application or professional service augments or supports. (Make sure you choose the relevant Microsoft “Works With” products from the drop down menu in the Dashboard when entering your Application and Professional Service Listings.)
    • Website URL. If your URL contains a word that matches a keyword entered into the search engine, this will boost your search ranking.

    Read more about keywords.

  3. Include a company logo. Maximise your company’s visibility and credibility—and distinguish your company from the rest—by adding a company logo to your profile.
  4. Do NOT include:
    • Overstatement or overpromise, including grandiose or unsubstantiated claims about your company’s expertise or position in the market, or statements about goods, services, or outcomes that you are unable or do not intend to deliver.
    • Vague or general statements about what your company does. Include specific details that distinguish your offerings from those of competitors.
    • Marketing jargon or “fluff.” Provide fact based details only.
    • Overly technical language. Ensure your profile can be understood by everyone, from the office administrator to the business owner.
    • Statements about your company’s vision or mission. Save these for your company website.
    • Detailed descriptions of common customer problems. Customers already know what their problems are. Tell customers what you can do to help them. Speak about the benefits of using your application or service. 
  5. Speed up the approval process by adhering to the Pinpoint Profile Guidelines.
  6. Keep your information up to date. Log in to the Dashboard to register changes in your company's expertise (including competencies and certifications), offerings, URL or other information.
  7. Monitor traffic using analytics available on the Dashboard. Analytics can help you make informed decisions about how to further optimise your Company Overview and profile.

 

Update your overview now.


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