Shoretel Introduces Technology Partner Program

IP telephony provider Shoretel has announced the Shoretel Technology Partner Program to offer an ecosystem of technology partners whose complementary products extend the capabilities available to customers of Shoretel’s IP telephony system.

The aim of the program is to provide customers with additional hardware and software options that enhance their overall communications infrastructure and more fully leverage their network and voice system investment.

“Best-practice IP communications implementation includes tight integration with enterprise IT infrastructure and applications,” said Steve Timmerman, Shoretel’s vice president of marketing. “This program allows us to achieve this vision by offering our customers proven partners and technologies they can leverage to take best advantage of the Shoretel IP telephony system.”

Membership into the program requires all companies to pass Shoretel’s interoperability certification testing in Shoretel’s test lab. Further, all partners are required to provide complete integration documentation that makes it easy for customers to leverage these solutions in their networks and in their business. These stringent policies make Shoretel’s Technology Partner Program a win for organisations seeking a flexible, scalable and customisable communications system that can be integrated with their enterprise infrastructure solutions.

Benefits for participating partners include individual listing on Shoretel’s online partner product catalogue, use of the Shoretel Technology Partner logo in the market place, collateral opportunities, and interface briefings on changes to maintain compatibility and interoperability. Moreover, partners receive invitations to join Shoretel’s Channel Partner Summit, market with Shoretel at industry leading events and host product information Webinars for Shoretel resellers.