Last week saw UK vendor SpliceCom hold their channel ‘Event’ at Bosworth Hall, Warwickshire. Hosted by SpliceCom’s UK Sales Manager, Graham Harris, The Event 2006 was attended by well over 100 SpliceCom partners from 40 different UK resellers.
In addition to a review of progress over the past 12 months and the introduction of Martin Bond, SpliceCom’s new VP of International Sales, SpliceCom shared their plans for the first half of 2007 with their partners, including a sneak preview of the new 5108 Call Server for small offices of large companies and smaller business requiring up to 8 extensions.
To highlight the ever-increasing number of “best of breed” application providers who are choosing to work with SpliceCom, The SpliceCom Developers Village featured presentations and maximiser demos from Spider Systems (value added HTML/PHP/VoiceXML applications for maximiser), Callmedia & Rostrvm (Enterprise Call Centre), Adodo’s Peak Suite (Informal Call Centre), EnablingApplications from ECG (Management Tools), Meru Networks (SIP over WiFi), Border Software (Screen Poping), Kalika Communications (Door Entry Systems) and Sennheiser (Headsets).
The evening saw SpliceCom CEO Sean Harding present thier reseller channel awards which included;
Top Performing maximiser Reseller – TMG Telecom
Fast Growing existing maximiser Reseller – Network Connect
Fast Growing new maximiser Reseller – NEC Business Solutions
Best maximiser Vertical Solution – Network Europe Group Plc
Best maximiser Marketing Campaign – Gordon Harwood Computers
Finally, in a special presentation, the Top Performing maximiser Reseller, TMG Telecom and one of SpliceCom’s earliest partners, ITC, were welcomed as the inaugural members of SpliceCom’s “Millionaire’s Club.”
To round of an exiting day, everyone retired to the SpliceCom Casino where over £500 was raised for Children in Need.
Speaking about The Event 2006, UK Sales Manager, Graham Harris said, “Two years on from our inaugural Event I can see the maximiser channel maturing in line with the maximiser product. The resellers were highly excited about the product developments that were announced and the supporting “GoSip” (Go Splicecom IP) marketing program. 2007 will see maximiser resellers fully equipped to address the SIP IP trunking opportunity whist at that same time accommodating the transitional needs of large PBX users and small branch offices. The resellers were delighted by solutions demonstrated to allow them to address the exposed INDeX and Network Alchemy bases. All in all there were plenty of topics for our partners to “GoSip” about long into the night!”