TELARUS EXPANDS GEOQUOTE TO INCLUDE HOSTED VOIP QUOTES IN REAL-TIME

New feature gives agents the ability to easily differentiate hosted VoIP providers and provide the best-fit UCaaS solutions for their customers

Sandy, Utah (June 22, 2016) — Telarus, a leading value-added technology services distributor, has added hosted voice quoting to theirGeoQuotereal-time price tool. Patented in 2003, GeoQuote has provided more than five million real-time broadband and PRI quotes to partners of Telarus, but it has never included hosted VoIP, until now. The new feature allows Telarus agents to search from a database of more than a dozen hosted VoIP providers—all of which have signed sales agreements with Telarus—and recommends a ‘best fit’ based on selected criteria that includes deal size, hardware requirements, and even CRM integrations..

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“GeoQuote has been helping our partners see what others can’t for more than a decade, and, given our focus on helping them become the Hosted UC experts, it only made logical sense to build a tool like this,” says Adam Edwards, CEO of Telarus. “Hosted VoIP suppliers have historically been very difficult to differentiate even though they all have strengths and weaknesses. Our new tool will automate that research and make the best recommendations based on more than 10 unique customer requirements, including pricing.”

Telarus created GeoQuote to automate pricing and availability of commercial broadband, fiber, and voice products in 2003. Since then it has added more advanced products, including fiber maps, a data center locator, and an app partners can download from iTunes and Google Play. Without these tools, commercial telecom and cloud brokers have little visibility into best-of-breed providers which is a requirement because so much of today’s cloud infrastructure solutions now depends on the exact geographic location of a carrier’s assets.

“Telarus is raising the bar in the hosted UC space,” added Patrick Oborn, co-founder of Telarus and creator of GeoQuote. “We are excited to bring hosted VoIP, and commercial telecom in general, into the digital age of instant research and in-your-pocket intelligence. We would also like to publicly recognize our all-star hosted VoIP providers and sales partners who provided us feedback, ideas, and assistance during the early days of this project. Their participation was key to its success.”

At the time of the launch, the list of accessible hosted VoIP providers in GeoQuote include: ShoreTel, RingCentral, Vonage, Broadview Networks, Jive, Momentum, Comm-Core, IPitimi, Megapath, Vocal IP, YipTel, and West UC, with more coming soon. The new Hosted VoIP search tool was unveiled to the public during the 2016 Telarus Partner Summit in Deer Valley, Utah, and is currently accessible for free by all Telarus and VXSuite partners in their partner back office portal.

If you would like more information about offering your products in GeoQuote, or in using GeoQuote to help you quickly and accurately source hosted VoIP providers for your customers, please visitwww.telarus.com or call our new partner hotline at 877-346-3232.

About Telarus

Telarus is a technology services distributor (master agent) who holds contracts with over 80 data, voice, and cloud providers. To help our partners “See What Others Can’t,” we have created and purchased tools to help them win more business. These tools include:

  • Complimentary monitoring of all circuits sourced through Telarus powered by VXSuite
  • Real-time VoIP pre-assessment powered by VXSupportLine
  • GeoQuote real-time pricing tools to aid[Office1]  partners in the carrier selection and optimization process.
  • VXSuite pre-assessments to determine if a customer’s network is ready for a UC implementation
  • Cisco and ShoreTel certified cloud engineers to aid partners in complex hosted VoIP and other Cloud designs

Behind the scenes, we offer our partners project management to ensure the services they order are turned up properly, as well as account management to assist end users with the carrier renewal process and to up-sell new services on their behalf. Telarus was voted the best master agent by the members of the Telecom Association for 2016 and is a top three channel partner for nearly all providers it represents. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visitwww.telarus.com/partners or call 877-346-3232.

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