MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT services for SMBs and the partners who serve them, announced today that it is reselling Microsoft Office 365. Its first Office 365 offering, Intermedia Office Apps, is now available to customers and partners as an integrated part of Intermedia's Office in the Cloud.
Intermedia Office Apps powered by Microsoft Office 365 offers desktop, online and mobile versions of popular Microsoft business applications such as Outlook®, Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® and more. It includes five desktop application subscriptions for PC or Mac®; web versions of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and mobile versions of Microsoft Office products for iPad®, iPhone®, Windows Phone® and AndroidTM. The versions are always up-to-date to eliminate future licensing and deployment headaches.
Office Apps is discounted with most Intermedia Office in the Cloud plans and is free with Intermedia's Everything and Everything Plus plans.
Backed by Intermedia's Worry-Free Experience™
Like all Office in the Cloud services, Intermedia Office Apps doesn't just make users more productive—it also gives administrators the freedom to stay focused on business. It is supported by 24/7 phone and chat support for administrators, with calls typically answered in less than 60 seconds. Management is performed through Intermedia's proprietary HostPilot® control panel – the same management console used to manage Intermedia's other Office in the Cloud solutions.
"As a satisfied customer of Intermedia's Hosted Exchange, making the move to Office Apps was an easy decision for us," said David Whitney, Principal of David Whitney Architects. "With Intermedia, adding new products is easy. We don't have to worry about dealing with another vendor and have peace of mind knowing that our products are backed by their worry-free support."
"We're very excited to expand our one-stop shop to include Office Apps powered by Microsoft Office 365," said Michael Gold, president of Intermedia. "With just one bill, one control panel, and one source of support, we're making it even simpler for customers and partners to focus on leveraging their IT tools instead of managing them."
Availability for partners
Office Apps is integrated into Intermedia's Partner Portal. Advisor partners can immediately offer Office Apps under the Intermedia brand to strengthen customer relationships and increase sales. Private Label Partners are able to resell Office Apps with full control over the customer relationship, including bundling, billing and support.
"The addition of Office Apps to Intermedia's Office in the Cloud suite enables us to further extend our offering to new and existing customers," said Clayton Oswald, President of Northwest Cloud Consulting. "This adds another arrow in the quiver of the only cloud provider that delivers a robust suite of products, with the support and pricing to go along with it."
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT services that SMBs need to do business, including email, voice, file syncing and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity access and management, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wide breadth of fundamental IT services, delivered by a single provider.
Think of Office in the Cloud as your "Business Cloud Platform." Intermedia's services are integrated into its HostPilot® Control Panel. There's just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support, which creates significant cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. Intermedia offers enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.
Intermedia serves over 60,000 businesses and has more than 5,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with full control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world's largest independent provider of hosted Exchange.
Intermedia has over 600 employees worldwide who manage numerous datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud—and who work to deliver customers and partners Intermedia's Worry-Free Experience™.
The marks "Office in the Cloud," "HostPilot," "Worry-Free Experience" and other registered or common law trademarks appearing in this press release are the property of Intermedia Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates. "Office 365," "Outlook," "Excel," "PowerPoint" and "Windows Phone" are registered or common law trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. "Mac," "iPad" and "iPhone" are registered or common law trademarks of Apple Inc. "Android" is a common law trademark of Google Inc.