HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digium, The Asterisk® Company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Digium a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.
Digium's 5-Star Partner Program provides opportunities for partners to sell the full line of Digium's on-premises and cloud-based Switchvox® Unified Communications solutions or build custom communications solutions with Asterisk, the world's most popular open source telephony software. Partners also can sell Digium IP phones, gateways and telephony cards, all of which are designed to build custom communications solutions. The program features multiple levels geared toward a partner's capabilities and business model, with incentives, benefits, training, certification and marketing promotions designed to help authorized Digium partners gain a competitive advantage in today's growing VoIP and business phone market.
"Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit."
"Having our Partner Program awarded a CRN 5-Star rating again in 2016 is validation that Digium continues to offer a distinguished channel program for our partners," said Wayne Landt, director of worldwide channel sales, Digium. "Our partner and cloud agent programs, in addition to product offerings, have allowed Digium and our partners to continue year over year growth. In addition, we are thankful for the collaboration with our experienced and skilled partners, who deliver Digium solutions while providing exceptional customer service and support, ensuring the mutual success of our businesses."
The 2016 Partner Program Guide was featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016.
To learn more about Digium's Partner Program and apply online, visit: www.digium.com/partner.
Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999 by Mark Spencer, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Switchvox, Digium's Unified Communications solution to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company's product line includes a wide range of telephony hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom communications solutions. At Digium, we're changing the way businesses communicate. More information is available at http://www.digium.com and http://www.asterisk.org.
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