AppRiver’s popular Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite is helping channel partners capture top-line revenue, expand their service offerings and grow their cloud businesses. Since the company introduced two-tier pricing last year, it has seen a 240-percent increase in the total number of AppRiver partners engaged to sell Office 365. Revenue growth and total number of Office 365 seats sold also grew by 330 percent.
The company has a close, long-standing relationship with Microsoft and is currently one of only a handful of Office 365 syndicated hosting partners in the world. That partnership grants immediate access to expertise, support and insight into the Microsoft product roadmap, which adds significant value to AppRiver’s own partner community.
“There is a real financial incentive for partners to include Office 365 in their product portfolio because demand is on the rise,” said Jim Tyer, director of channel sales, AppRiver. “More and more businesses understand that they can move to the cloud and increase productivity for less cost, without having to give up familiar Microsoft applications.”
Infosec Cloud recently signed on to resell Office 365 from AppRiver to help maximise their customers’ technology investments.
“New customers often contact Infosec Cloud to learn more about our cloud-based productivity and security services. Most recently we have seen a great deal of interest in Office 365 and how this service can increase business productivity and save costs,” explains Pete Sherwood, MD at Infosec Cloud. “Office 365 is a perfect complement to our portfolio of cloud-based services, offering SMBs enterprise-level features and functionality with great flexibility.”