In an effort to help hosted VoIP providers like MSPs and VARs make practical recommendations to their customers on UCaaS solutions, Telaris has added hosted voice quoting to its GeoQuote real-time price tool. Already offering more than five million real-time broadband and PRI quotes, the master agent’s tool now lets agents search a database of more than a dozen hosted VoIP providers.
Agents may choose among the providers, which are Telarus sales partners, based on criteria like CRM integrations, hardware requirements and size of the deal. Hosted VoIP providers include ShoreTel, RingCentral (News - Alert), Vonage, Broadview Networks, Jive, Momentum, Comm-Core, IPitimi, Megapath, Vocal IP, YipTel, and West UC. Telarus will be adding additional providers soon.
“Telarus (News - Alert) is raising the bar in the hosted UC space,” said 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.”
The GeoQuote update was revealed at the 2016 Telarus Partner Summit as a way to help agents navigate the crowded market of UCaaS offerings. It is available free to all Telarus and VXSuite partners through the company’s partner portal.
“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.”