5-Star designation in annual guide identifies the IT channel’s most elite vendor partner programs
Duluth, Georgia, March 25, 2013 – 3CX today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications.
3CX Phone System has drawn praise for being an award-winning open standard, Windows-based IP PBX that provides superior features and flexibility at a far lower cost. It’s easier to manage and connects to any SIP soft or hardware phones and it increases mobility as users can also connect their iPhones or Android smartphones as extensions, making their mobile devices complete desktop phone replacements that allow them to take their office extension anywhere. Companies make additional savings as 3CX Phone System is an IP-based PBX, meaning there’s no need for separate wiring as all phones use the existing computer network.
3CX Phone System includes a Windows, iPhone and Android client that makes call control, conferencing and other unified communications features a breeze. Users can manage their extension and their calls with just a few mouse clicks. They can log in to 3CX from any computer or smartphone to see the presence and status of your colleagues within the office and any bridged offices around the world.
The 3CX Channel Program gives a great opportunity for resellers to leverage their Windows skills and tap into a completely new market, and is open to all IT and telecoms solutions providers. 3CX Partners generate profitable recurring income by reselling 3CX products with their own services to existing customers, whilst also targeting new customers. Benefits of the 3CX Partner Program include access to free products and technology. Free partner training events are held worldwide each year and direct access to the 3CX Support Team assists 3CX Partners so that they can, in turn, assist their customers.
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, for UBM Tech Channel’s CRN. “The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”
“We are proud to have been recognized once again by CRN as a leading channel company. 3CX Phone System continues to set the bar for software-based PBXs and is fast replacing traditional hardware PBXs as the go-to solution,” said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO. “Being a 100% channel company, 3CX provides all the tools for partners to be successful when reselling 3CX Phone System and bundling in hardware and their consultancy services. We have built the 3CX Channel Program to deliver first-class value to all 3CX Partners by providing quality leads that give our partners real opportunities to expand their revenue. There has never been a more ripe market for IT resellers to capitalize on — and 3CX is here to help them in every way possible.”
The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.
About 3CX (www.3cx.com)
3CX is the developer of the 3CX Phone System, an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. The 3CX Phone System is more manageable than standard PBX systems and delivers substantial cost savings while increasing productivity. Some of the world’s leading companies and organizations use the 3CX Phone System, including Boeing, the Caterham F1 Team, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Harley Davidson, and MIT.
3CX was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in 2011 and 2012 and has been awarded CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program rating in 2013. 3CX has also been awarded Windows Server Certification and won the Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award from Computer Shopper. 3CX has offices in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Malta, South Africa, the UK and the US. Visit us at: http://www.3cx.com, and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/3CX/.
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