Managed service provider Appia Communications has added Enterprise Unified Solutions, an Indianapolis-based service provider, to its nationwide partner network. Both companies will have access to their new partners entire portfolio, particularly in VoIP services, a key market for both providers.
The agreement extends Enterprise Unified Solutions (EUS) offerings to include Appias business VoIP, MPLS networking, Internet phone lines or SIP trunking, video conferencing, and managed service offerings. In turn, Appia can leverage EUSs set of professional and managed services for VoIP, secure remote access, wireless, data networks and workflow architecture.
Appia has been pegged as a provider to watch, garnering accolades as one of the top managed service providers in the world, as well as one of the fastest-growing solutions providers in the country. Driving that growth is the companys rapidly expanding partner base, adding to its overall portfolio for SMBs, especially in key technology segments, as well as penetrating deeper into particular markets. EUS gives Appia more of a local presence in the Indiana region (though it has its own operations in Indianapolis), in addition to professional services such as consulting and design for network and business workflow processes. Expanding its own line of professional services appears to be part of Appias strategy; last month, the company partnered with CBX Technologies, which specializes in these kinds of business services, particularly in unified communications. EUS is also strong in secure remote access, which fits well with Appias focus on remotely managed telecom services.
“As an innovator in VoIP communications solutions for small and midsize clients, Enterprise Unified Solutions is a natural partner for Appia,” said Jason Ulm, Appia’s vice president for Channel Sales. “They can take full advantage of our product suite, which includes our recent expansion into Internet phone lines and MPLS networking.”