Executives at master agency KeaneTel announced in mid-October the companys new Rainmaker agent in a box program, which combines a hosted back-office system plus access to carrier agreements for a monthly subscription fee.
Pete Keane, president of KeaneTel, said Rainmaker eliminates the requirement for the back-office investment for agents and master agents and offers them a single portal for proposal generation, order management, commission tracking and other functions.
Its a program built on sophisticated management tools that allows sole proprietors or master agents or solutions providers to run a telecom business … for less than the cost of lunch per day, he said, noting partners can get on board for about $6 a day.
The program includes three options, including Rainmaker Agent at $99 a month, Rainmaker Telecom Master Agent (TMA) at $199 per month and Rainmaker Solution Provider (SP) at $600 per month.
All programs also allow agents to use their own carrier agreements or access to KeaneTels carrier agreements, which Keane says, offer top-tier commissions in most cases based on KeaneTels substantial volumes. Many carriers already or soon will be integrated via APIs into the pricing system so all quotes can be generated instantly. Agents with direct agreements with additional carriers can add that information to quotes.
The difference between the Agent and TMA programs is that TMA allows for the addition of the agents logo and support for up to 10,000 subagents. In addition, Rainmaker agents keep 80 percent of the commissions while TMAs keep 100 percent.
The SP version includes a more comprehensive list of carrier agreements, training and support perks as well as a lead-generation program and Keane said Rainmaker will replace the companys existing sales partner program, which was launched three years ago and delivered agents 100 percent commissions for a turnkey solution based on a setup and monthly recurring fee.