VSA Award Winners 2019

2019 Visionary spotlight awards | Channel Vision This year, Star2Star , Telesystem , RingCentra l, AireSpring , Vonage and Fuze all received “Channel Program of the Year” awards. Star2Star ’s partner program was selected primarily for the flexibility and end-to-end support that it provides for partners. Star2Star offers a tailored partner program experience for all types of sellers, including resellers, agents and wholesale providers. Partners benefit from Star2Star’s 100 percent chan- nel-based sales model, rich promotions and rewarding earnings structure. “Partners are always our first priority, as their suc- cess is our success,” the company said. “Our partner program is also the only one to offer the Full Spectrum Communications Solution, an innovative cloud com- munications system designed to provide solutions for every business need.” Partners’ benefits are two-fold, with concierge sup- port from Star2Star and the ability to become their cus- tomers’ go-to provider and consultant for cloud commu- nications, telecommunications hardware, and 24/7/365 support. Telesystem also was honored for its flexible pro- gram, which offers three levels of membership (Elite, Authorized and Referral). Partners are free to choose the tier that best aligns with their business. Members of Telesystem’s partner program can earn SPIFFs on both the master and subagent level, allow- ing agents to maximize their earnings with their portfolio of voice, data, cloud and security solutions. Telesystem’s Elite Agents, it should be noted, are paid at top residual and bonus levels and are supported by a team of regionalized channel managers. Partners at this level are also supported by Telesystem’s Elite Agent Coordinator, who provides customized marketing content, helps promote the Elite Agent’s program, and aides in planning and executing co-hosted activities. Overall Excellence Awards Channel Program of the Year Overall Excellence Awards: Beka Business Media and ChannelVision Magazine have announced the 2019 winners for the annual Visionary Spotlight Awards (VSA), a program de- signed to highlight outstanding lead- ership and innovation in the channel. The VSA program recognizes the best communications deployments, services and products across several different categories. Each year, Chan- nelVision ’s editors hand pick the winners that demon- strate the most impressive creativity, forward-thinking ability and feature set differentiation – as well as those which go above and beyond to help their part- ners profit and grow. “This year’s class of VSA winners is one of our most innovative groups to date,” said Beka Business Media president and CEO Berge Kaprelian. “These compa- nies are ushering in a new era in communications, built on technologies such as software-defined everything, IoT, the cloud and next-generation security. In the process, they’re opening up many new doors for chan- nel partners. It’s truly an exciting time for our industry. We’re proud to showcase all of our VSA winners, and look forward to watching each company build off of this momentum in 2019 and beyond.” Once again, the list of VSA nominations was so strong that multiple winners were selected for certain categories. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination, and congratulations to all of this year’s winners. 2019 ChannelVisionVisionary Spotlight Awards 2019 ®