Broadvoice, an award-winning provider of hosted voice, unified communications (UC) and SIP trunking services for consumers and businesses, has announced a strategic growth initiative for 2016, built around enhancing and expanding its channel partner program.
Broadvoice brings its significant growth trajectory to the initiative: It serves more than 200,000 customers, with its business segment growing by 125% in 2015 alone.
“We could not be more delighted with the positive response that Broadvoice has garnered in the partner community over the past year as we continue to see rapid growth for our customer base,” said Sam Ghahremanpour , President, Broadvoice. “We are making a strong commitment to further growing our channel breadth and depth in 2016, by giving our partners the tools and resources they need to solve their customers’ business challenges and grow their own opportunities at the same time.”
Broadvoice has increased its commitment to the channel over the course of the past year, expanding its partner program significantly. Moving forward, it expects to double its sales partner base by the end of the second quarter, driven by a raft of program updates and investments.
The company recently signed its first national master agent, Sandler Partners, giving it an increased footprint of 3,000 technology sales partners across the country.
And, it announced a first-quarter channel incentive that gives Broadvoice channel partners the opportunity to earn a one-time SPIFF of two times the monthly recurring charges when selling hosted voice services during the first quarter, on top of their recurring commissions. In addition, Broadvoice will offer a free Obihai Obi1022 HD phone lease for each hosted voice seat on all eligible deals closed during the quarter, a value of $120 per seat.
“We recognize the incredible talent and empowerment that the channel brings to us as a provider of next-gen voice and broadband services, and our focus is firmly on growing and deepening our relationships with master agencies, mini masters, independent agents and VARs going forward,” said Jim Murphy, CEO, Broadvoice. “We look forward to enriching the opportunities for our partners, with additional resources, program enhancements and sales incentives geared to help them make the most of our service offerings.”
Broadvoice offers a flexible, smart portfolio of IP-based voice and data offerings, backed by its enterprise-class, geo-redundant IP Telephony platform. This includes a full UC suite and cloud PBX services, including unlimited voice calling plans for businesses, throughout the continental United States and Canada.
Features include the Broadvoice Communicator, a real-time messaging and presence client with full voice and video capabilities plus hosted email platform, to support the mobile workforce. And, it recently integrated its feature-rich cloud PBX and UC services with the Five9 Virtual Contact Center (VCC) platform, to power customers’ inbound, outbound and blended contact center operations.