|[September 10, 2018]
PlanetOne Partners With 8x8 to Drive Mid-Market and Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Communications Solutions with 8x8 X Series
8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading
provider of cloud phone, meeting, collaboration and contact center
solutions, today announced that PlanetOne,
the IT and telecom industry's preferred connectivity partner, has joined
its strategic channel partner program. The new alliance expands 8x8's (News - Alert)
ecosystem of market-leading master agents, and helps PlanetOne's
US-based agents move global mid-market and enterprise communication to
the cloud. With 8x8 X Series,
PlanetOne's agents will transform a company's employee and customer
experience with one system of engagement and one system of intelligence,
providing actionable insights and smarter business outcomes on one cloud
"Global mid-market and enterprise companies are looking for guidance
from trusted advisors as they journey to the cloud. The opportunities
are limitless and profitable for partners willing to invest in the cloud
to deliver valuable services their clients need to improve business
performance," said Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. "We are
excited to add the industry-leading 8x8 X Series to the PlanetOne
portfolio. By combining communications, collaboration and contact center
on one integrated platform, our partners can develop complementary data
services that provide companies deeper business insights to transform
both the employee and customer experience."
The partnership with PlanetOne further demonstrates 8x8's commitment to
building a best-in-class global
channel partner program. Together with X Series, launched earlier
this year, 8x8 provides the channel a single-vendor cloud solution that
help companies transform their enterprise communications with one
application for voice, video conferencing, contact center, team
messaging and collaboration across mobile and desktop devices. 8x8 X
Series enables organizations to differentiate their customer experience
by 1) connecting customers to the most relevant employee on any channel
for quicker resolution, 2) personalizing customer engagements wih
context-rich insights, and 3) optimizing smart customer outcomes in
response to business-critical signals in real time with one cloud
platform built for enterprise-wide collaboration and advanced
employee-customer interaction analytics capabilities.
"We are making significant investments in both our people and our
partners because the channel is an important growth driver for 8x8's
leadership in the $40+ billion enterprise communications market," said
Bill Corbin, Senior Vice President of Channels & Alliances, 8x8. "With
PlanetOne, we have formed a strong business partnership that allows
their agents to accelerate revenue opportunities. Their agents will help
companies shift from on-premises communications, often across multiple
communications vendors, to consolidate on one cloud communications
platform that increases both operational efficiency and revenue growth."
This year, CRN ®, a brand of The Channel Company, awarded the 8x8
Partner Program a 5-Star rating in the 2018 Partner Program Guide. The
8x8 global channel program has significantly expanded, and engagement
with partners continues to accelerate as their customers look for a
fully-integrated cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center
PlanetOne is the IT channel and
telecom industry's preferred business partner for identifying and
delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize
businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the
industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America's
Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing
partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide.
In 2018, PlanetOne was named one of the Best Places to Work by The
Business Intelligence Group. In 2017, the company was honored as one of
the "Nation's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®" by the
National Association for Business Resources. In 2015 and 2017, PlanetOne
ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal's annual "Best Places to
Work" survey, and in 2016 and 2017 was recognized as one of Arizona's
largest privately-held companies as part of the Arizona Corporate
Excellence (ACE) Awards program. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner
Program has also been included in CRN's Connectivity Solutions Partner
Program Guide since 2014, and was featured in the 2017 edition of the
CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide.
To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, visit www.planetone.net.
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About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is a leading provider of cloud phone, meeting,
collaboration and contact center solutions with over a million business
users worldwide. 8x8 helps enterprises engage at the speed of employee
and customer expectations by putting the collective intelligence of the
organization in the hands of every employee. For additional information,
visit www.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedIn,
Twitter, and Facebook.
8x8® and 8x8 X SeriesTM are trademarks of 8x8, Inc.
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