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Alliance Engage Program Expands to 11 Master Agent Portals

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Alliance Partners, formerly the Agent Alliance, announced today that 11 of its members have launched or will soon launch Alliance Engage portals, powered by Convey Services, to connect telecom and IT providers with their agent networks. The Alliance Partners is a channel industry consortium that represents agents, value-added resellers, managed service providers, IT consultants and cloud specialists.

Comtel Communications, Global Systems Telecom, Fostar, Cloud Taskforce, Selectel and CarrierSales have joined current Alliance participants Telegration, ARG and the eXemplify Group by launching Alliance Engage portals for their sales partners to access provider content, training, promotions and events. AVANT and Microcorp plan to launch portals later this year.

“Providers can now connect with our members, their agents and direct sales teams from a single, online location, making it easier for them to consume information,” said Bill Power, Alliance Partners CEO. “Through our unique Member-to-Member Commerce (M2MC) program, we offer Alliance members access to more than 350 top tier telecom and IT solution providers from around the world. The M2MC initiative allows participants to take advantage of direct relationships that other participating members hold within their individual portfolios. This increased provider visibility within our member-base creates access and efficiently, drives additional revenue and brings in deals that could otherwise be lost.”

“Alliance Engage provides a central destination for content, training, promotions and events that engage and inform sales partners,” said Carolyn Bradfield, CEO of Convey Services. “We’ve had great response from carriers and providers who pay a small annual subscription to belong to Alliance Engage. Provider’s online catalogs become eligible to appear on any Alliance member site, plus they can advertise and offer direct promotions for their products and services.”

The Alliance Partners recently launched the Alliance Knowledgebase so that members can view and track telecom carrier and communication providers who maintain contracts with any of the 16 members of the Alliance. Alliance Engage allows members to view contract status for each provider to expedite securing deals and educating agents on obtaining services.

About the Alliance

Since 1997, the Alliance (thealliancepartners.com), originally the Agent Alliance, has been a powerful voice for the channel. This diverse industry consortium of shareholders represents all industry sectors, from traditional communications to IT, cloud, storage and virtualization, mobility and converged IP services.

The Alliance is dedicated to fostering best business practices nationwide for the channel ecosystem. It is an important forum for education, collaboration and information-sharing, aimed at helping channel partners evolve their practices to remain competitive. The Alliance is able to leverage the unique and diverse expertise of its formidable member roster to put knowledge into practice in highly pragmatic ways to create an environment of continuous growth and improvement, which benefits partners, suppliers and clients alike.

For more information:

Amy Humphreys

Vice President, The Alliance Partners
Amy.Humphreys@thealliancepartners.com
804-937-1505

About Convey Services

Convey Engage is a cloud-based Business4Business (B4B) Partner Engagement Platform that hosts and delivers content, training, promotions and events to improve communication between manufacturers/vendors and their distributors and brokers. It allows suppliers to engage channel resellers with up-to-date product information and training by hosting product content and events from multiple vendors on a single managed site. Convey keeps distributors and brokers informed, to improve product sales and customer support. Convey is feature-rich, easy-to-use, and customizable.

Convey was initially launched into the telecommunications/IT master agent market. The technology is being rolled out within a number of parallel markets including property and casualty insurance, foodservice, beer & wine distribution and durable medical goods (DMG). For more information visit www.conveyservices.com, info@conveyservices.com or call 888-975-1382.

For more information:

Bruce Ahern, Chief Marketing Officer of Convey Services
bahern@conveyservices.com
770-580-0810


Source: Convey Services