Master agency Telarus Inc. announced Thursday that is has entered into an agreement with Cbeyond Inc. to enable Telarus agents to sell Cbeyond’s business voice, data and cloud-based managed services to small and medium businesses.
In preparation for the launch, Telarus integrated Cbeyond’s products into GeoQuote, the real-time online quoting system used by Telarus agents to perform price and availability research. GeoQuote now includes pricing for Cbeyond’s solutions, including data T1, bonded T1, integrated T1, local voice and more.
Cbeyond operates in 14 markets across the United States and serves more than 60,000 small business customers. The company offers more than 30 applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry, voice mail, email, Web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and virtual private networking. In addition, Cbeyond’s Cloud Services division offers virtual and dedicated servers and cloud PBX.
The relationship is expected to help boost Telarus’ move into cloud services. “We don’t sell a lot of cloud-based services currently, but with the help of Cbeyond’s renowed training system, we look forward to education our partners and helping them expand their sales capabilities into new and exciting areas of growth,” said Robert Butler, vice president of sales for Telarus.