SOURCE: Avaya Inc.

Avaya Inc.

January 29, 2015 10:27 ET

Avaya Announces 2014 Channel Partners of the Year and 2015 Channel Priorities

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) -

  • Avaya Executive Partner Forum highlights growth goals and priorities for channel partner success with Avaya Engagement Solutions
  • Recognizes Avaya Connect Partners of the Year in five categories
  • Reveals 12 percent increase in channel partner satisfaction in 2014

Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration software and services, today announced its Avaya Connect Partners of the Year for 2014. These channel partners were recognized at its annual Americas Executive Partner Forum in Cancun, Mexico, an event to drive partner engagement and focus on growth priorities for the year.

The Avaya Connect Partner Program is a global reseller program that makes it easy for partners to get fast access to Avaya resources and innovations. This year, Avaya focused on the transformation occurring in the industry and how channel partners can capitalize on the shift. In this vein, the company is driving a partner-enablement strategy to address the growing market demand for Engagement Solutions in the midmarket and enterprise with flexible, cloud-based services available through the channel.

The event also celebrated those Avaya Connect Channel Partners who have successfully driven business outcomes for their customers. Channel partners receiving awards at this year's conference are not only innovation enablers but also help Avaya achieve growth metrics in key areas. Based on these criteria, Avaya recognizes the following channel partners in the United States and Americas International (comprised of Canada, Central and Latin America):

Avaya Mid Market Partner of the Year: Partners that has demonstrated year over year growth in Mid Market and achieved overall Avaya revenue growth while demonstrating dedication to growing a Mid Market Practice.

  • Avaya Mid Market Partner of the Year: (US) Carousel Industries of North America, Inc.
  • Mid Market Partner of the Year (Americas International): 6Telecom (Canada)

Avaya Services Partner of the Year: Partners who are dedicated to achieving exceptional Customer Satisfaction Scores helping to contribute to Avaya's industry reputation and unprecedented Net Promoter Scores. These partners are all top producers for services, have strong renewal rates, and have demonstrated creative business practices focused on selling Avaya Preferred Maintenance offerings

  • Support Services Partner of the Year (US): NACR
  • Support Services Partner of the Year (Americas International): TELMEX (Mexico)

Services Innovation Partner of the Year: The winners in this category found new and innovative ways to bring to market the Avaya advanced services solutions, including the integration with private and public cloud offerings.

  • Services Innovation Partner of the Year (US): Teletech
  • Services Innovation Partner of the Year (Americas International): Alestra (Mexico)

Avaya Networking Partner of the Year: Partners who have demonstrated year over year networking growth, in addition to overall revenue growth in the entire Avaya portfolio. These partners also have demonstrated their commitment to the Avaya full stack growth initiatives.

  • Networking Partner of the Year (US): Integration Partners Corporation
  • Networking Partner of the Year (Americas International): Ikusi (Mexico)

Avaya Growth Partner of the Year: Partners that truly are transforming their business from a traditional interconnect company to selling the full stack of Avaya solutions across all segments. 

  • Growth Partner of the Year (US): MAC Source
  • Growth Partner of the Year (Americas International): Connex (Canada)

As Avaya enters 2015, the company will look to the channel for continued growth in key solution areas and alignment with services strategy. Avaya is also looking to accelerate commerce through improvements in partner processes that further reduce purchase and renewal quote times. With these advancements, Avaya hopes to continue to improve the ease of doing business with its partners and build on the 12 percent satisfaction increase it saw in 2014.

For further details on the Avaya Connect program or on becoming an Avaya Connect channel partner, visit: www.avaya.com/usa/partners/

Quotes:

"Congratulations are due to all of our 2014 Avaya Connect Partners of the Year. We are excited our channel partners not only see the value of Avaya's technology and but are highly effective at communicating that value to their end customers. We celebrate our Partners of the Year for being true ambassadors of our technology and harnessing the power of engagement."

- Richard Steranka, vice president, Worldwide Channels, Avaya

About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible premises-based and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Development Platform enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. Avaya's fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

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