London, Jun 07, 2005 - ShoreTel, Inc., the innovation leader in enterprise IP telephony, today announced their Business Partner Strategy to bring the benefits of next-generation voice technologies to European businesses via a handpicked community of partners.
"We are looking to grow the ShoreTel team of channel partners to benefit business across Europe," said John Jarvis, CEO ShoreTel, EMEA. "Unlike traditional phone systems, IP voice is extremely flexible and provides endless opportunities for customisation and adding value. However, this requires intimate knowledge of specific customer needs, which we will rely on our channel partners to possess. We are not looking for resellers to merely install our products, but to elevate the business phone system from a taken-for-granted utility to a productivity-boosting environment."
"ShoreTel's award-winning products and platform creates cost-effective business phone systems that can bring voice and data together in powerful ways, including voice-and-data conferencing and virtual contact centers. Thanks to the simplicity and reliability of ShoreTel's IP voice technology, convergence is no longer restricted to the bleeding edge," comments Jarvis. "It is now a practical alternative for businesses of all types, sizes and geographic configurations. Voice and data are moving inexorably together, and ShoreTel's unique IP voice systems are now giving our customers a head start on the future as well as the competitive advantage today."
The programme is rich in modular and technical training, support and rewards to ensure the success of the partner and the company. ShoreTel will also assist with the development of partner's sales and marketing strategies to meet agreed, predetermined revenue forecast.
To find out more about becoming a ShoreTel Business Partner, please contact Jamie Hancox on 0870 3500117
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel is the fastest growing IP PBX company in the United States and the leader in customer satisfaction. The company has shipped its groundbreaking solutions since 1998 and continues to outpace the rapidly expanding VoIP market with technological advances and sales that are doubling year over year. ShoreTel voice systems are designed to make businesses smarter, setting new standards for usability and manageability while reducing telecommunications costs. A uniquely distributed architecture extends enterprise-class voice services to every office and outpost, keeping employees fully connected wherever they go. A select, worldwide group of channel partners provide top-notch service and support. For more information, visit http://www.shoretel.com or call 1-877-80SHORE