April 9, 2013
Cloud UC provider Thinking Phone Networks announced Tuesday that master agency PlanetOne, Scottsdale, Ariz., has joined its channel program as a master partner.
With more than 21 years in business, PlanetOne is one of the country’s oldest master agencies. Through its network of subagents, it provides businesses with customized voice and data telecommunication solutions from national telecommunications providers.
Thinking Phone Networks’ ThinkingSuite solution combines analytics-driven communications services, application integration, and turnkey back-office operational functionality on an open architected platform.
Gartner has positioned Thinking Phone Networks in the “Leaders” quadrant for the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America. Leaders are those vendors that have been delivering complete UCaaS solutions for more than a year, have clients with more than 1,000 subscribers and have more than 100,000 total endpoints in service. In addition they offer “comprehensive and integrated UCaaS solutions that directly, or with well-defined partnerships, address the full range of market needs, including the ability to service large accounts.” Plus they have “defined migration and evolution plans for their products in core UCaaS areas and are using their solution sets to acquire new clients, as well as to expand their footprints in their client bases to new functional areas.”
“We have seen explosive growth in hosted PBX, hosted voice and cloud-based UC opportunities,” said Lauren Shapiro, president of PlanetOne. “Thinking Phone Networks offers a unique solution for our sales partners through their analytics-driven platform, extensive back office support, and ability to utilize existing network infrastructure. They’re a great fit in our portfolio for the midsized and larger enterprise accounts that need to solve today’s communications challenges.”