One Communications Picks Leading Agent Program Tools

One Communications has announced its selection of two industry leading Agent program tools to support its Business Partner Program: RPM Software’s Agent for commission reporting and tracking; and Salestream Software’s MasterStream “Instant Quotes” solution for real-time product pricing and availability. RPM Software’s Agent is an enterprise-class commissioning and channel management solution specifically designed for the […]

Telarus Discusses Implications of GeoQuote Patent

Master agent Telarus announced on Feb. 24 that it had been granted a patent for GeoQuote, its real-time multicarrier quoting system. The patent, which came nearly six years after the original GeoQuote patent application was submitted in 2003, covers the technology that powers Telarus’ public-facing lead-generation sites as well as its password-protected agent back-office sites. […]

What Do You Need to Run an Agency?

Behind every good agent lies a good back office. To be able to concentrate on selling to current customers and generating relationships that will hopefully create new customers, agents must be cognizant of everything that needs to happen smoothly behind the scenes. Agents can get a significant amount of help from master agents or carriers, […]

ACC Announces SIMPL API for IP Quotes

AT&T Inc. (T) announced the availability of an application programming interface (API) to support direct interconnection to individual agency pricing tools for IP service quotations for the company’s ACC Business customers. Direct API interconnections will be utilized by ACC Business’ most productive agency organizations, the company said. These select agencies will be provided with direct digital […]

MasterStream Now Instantly Quotes AireSpring

Agents are now able to obtain instant quotes from AireSpring via Salestream’s PRM platform, MasterStream. AireSpring quotes for dedicated long-distance already are available on the MasterStream platform, with additional products soon to follow. “With nearly 1,500 active MasterStream users who sell AireSpring directly or indirectly, we know our partnering with AireSpring will benefit a significant portion […]

OHaras Departure Paves Way for Change at Level 3

Level 3 Communications Inc. is trying to fix its integration problems with a management shakeup and deeper attention to systems assimilation, say analysts, but whether the strategy works wont be known for at least six months. But if the Colorado-based carrier makes the right moves, it will be on track to accommodate the booming and […]

Channel Partners: Salestream Adds Instant Quoting

Salestream Software Inc. (Booth 1716) announced its release of Instant Quoting for MPLS services within its MasterStream-MX telecom automation system for agents and master agents. The release of MPLS Instant Quoting as a distinct category of service marks the sixth category of service available for MasterStream-MX licensees allowing fully automated quoting-on-demand for their direct and […]

Telcombrokers Announces Contract Roll-ups

Telcombrokers has announced contract roll-ups with Complete Communications Inc. and Global Communications 2000. Complete Communications, based in Salt Lake City, already was a Telcombrokers agent, but it also had an independent relationship with TelePacific. So, as part of Telcombrokers’ Roll Up program, Complete has placed its TelePacific contract into Telcombrokers’ TelePacifc agreement. The deal increases […]

Level 3 Works Out the Kinks

It’s no secret that with growth comes pain. In the case of Level 3 Communications Inc., a two-year M&A spree culminated this summer in back-office and operational problems that had a lot of agents grumbling. Some were past the complaints stage and said they’d stopped sending business to Level 3, although that doesn’t seem to […]

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