Partners

Nextplane’s partners are critical to our efforts to widen the reach of our innovative UC federation services. Partners play a key role in our strategy to deliver unmatched innovation, expertise, and service levels that promote customer trust.

By its very nature, B2B UC collaboration requires partners to come together. Therefore, it is no surprise that partnerships are a vital part of everyday life at NextPlane. Nextplane partners are a key component to UC Exchange becoming the world’s fastest growing community of “federation-ready” organizations.

AOL Partnership

NextPlane's AOL AIM FederationOn Sept. 9, 2015, Nextplane entered into an agreement with AOL to become the exclusive provider of AIM federation services for Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, and IBM Sametime unified communications platforms.

Under this new agreement, the Nextplane UC Exchange AIM Federation Service will replace the current AOL AIM Enterprise Service for IM and presence federation between the AOL AIM service and your Microsoft and IBM Sametime UC platforms—and Nextplane will be the ongoing provider of this service, including support.

To learn more about the Nextplane UC Exchange AIM Federation Service, please contact our team.

Technology Partnerships

B2B UC collaboration has become the key component of any organizations’ UC strategy. Nextplane maintains close partnerships with the leading unified communications platform providers including Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Unify, and IBM. Nextplane is committed to supporting their UC platforms on an ongoing basis.

If you represent a UC or technology vendor and would like to explore a partnership with Nextplane to ensure that your platform is ‘federation ready,’ please contact our team.

NextPlane Partners

Reseller and Channel Partnerships

Increasingly, organizations are looking to channel partners to deliver an end-to-end UC solution that includes federation services. Nextplane works with UC resellers and channel partners to help them provide their customers with scalable any-to-any B2B UC collaboration services.

As members of the Nextplane reseller program, channel partners can promote and resell memberships to the Nextplane UC Exchange Federation Service in order to meet the needs of their customers. Our reseller program focuses on providing partners with the necessary expertise and resources to identify, qualify, fulfill and support their customers’ UC federation requirements.

Key elements of the Nextplane reseller program include:

  • Recurring revenue participation
  • Opportunity registration and support
  • Pre and post-sales technical support
  • Access to product demonstration and proof of concept services
  • Access to sales, marketing and technical documentation

If you are interested in helping your customers transform their real-time B2B collaboration through UC federation please contact our team.

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Service Provider Partnerships

Hosted UC or UC as a Service (UCaaS,) is the fastest growing segment of the UC marketplace where service providers are delivering cloud based or hosted UC service to their customers. These services are often built on UC platforms such as Microsoft Lync or Cisco.

UCaaS providers are being asked by their customers to provide the capability for collaboration with all of their business partners, irrespective of their UC platform.

As a member of the Nextplane Service Provider program, UCaaS service providers can obtain all of the commercial and technical tools they need to offer an end-to-end UC service to their customers. This provides an integral federation service that enables them to build and participate in real-time collaborative communities with their business partners.

Key elements of the Nextplane Service Provider program include:

  • Option to participate in flexible volume licensing models
  • Option to have a branded federation service
  • Opportunity registration and support
  • Pre and post-sales technical support
  • Access to product demonstration and proof of concept services
  • Access to sales, marketing and technical documentation

If you are interested in helping your customers transform their real-time B2B collaboration through UC federation please contact our team.