Master agency World Telecom Group (WTG, Booths 426-428) said this week agents now can get more out of their sales opportunities by taking advantage of WTGs Killer APP, or Affiliate Partner Program, part of PartnerEdge.
WTG introduced the Killer APP because agents were turning down too much business. Vince Bradley, WTGs president and CEO, said partners were spurning deals because they did not have the time and energy required to keep their arms around getting all the information required to effectively work opportunities from various lead sources.
They also often lacked the resources to formulate the right solutions for potential clients, he added.
The Killer APP corrects those problems. Among other tasks, the software sets up subagent codes so associates can enter opportunities into the system and let PartnerEdge churn out quotes. Subagents only see an agents or their own logo, meaning WTG remains transparent to the user.
The master agency at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo also said agents using the PartnerEdge Web site in March will earn Partner Perks; Partner Perks is a rewards program that credits agents for every sale. Agents still earn commissions and put the perks toward rewards related to WTGs annual agent event, Tee & Sea 2006.
This years Tee & Sea takes place May 18-19 in Southern California. It will feature a golf tournament, a harbor cruise and a beach trip. WTG will award more than $5,000 in prizes. Plus, agents who accumulate Partner Perks can put their rewards toward airfare, hotel accommodations and even ground transportation to Tee & Sea.
All new agents who sign up with WTG during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, and enter and close a new deal in PartnerEdge, will receive a Partner Perks hotel voucher for one nights stay during Tee & Sea 2006.
Existing agents with all closed sales in PartnerEdge get credit in the Partner Perks program toward Tee & Sea 2006, as well.
WTG has extended Partner Perks through Dec. 31, 2006, and will add new rewards including golf accessories, electronics and wireless devices on April 1, 2006.