BlueTie Enhances Managed Services Portal for Resellers

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New Functionality Gives Partners More Control Over Hosted Exchange 2010 Provisioning, Management

It's paramount that our resellers maintain complete ownership of the customer relationship when implementing and managing their users

BlueTie’s hybrid Exchange 2010 was a hosted email industry first, offering SMBs the opportunity to place different users within the same business on two separate email systems-Hosted Exchange 2010 and BlueTie’s 10GB Pro Email solution. The result is the most scalable and cost effective email solution available to businesses. To better help partners manage hybrid Exchange users and quickly earn additional services revenue from their customers, BlueTie, Inc. has enhanced its existing managed services portal, the Extranet, with new functionality providing channel partners with the ability to easily provision and manage stand alone and hybrid Hosted Exchange 2010 users from one interface. Prior to this enhancement, administrators utilized two different portals for each mail system.

This most recent enhancement provides a single, intuitive management interface where partners can implement new users, administer existing users and manage additional services like mobile email, encryption and email archival for both Hosted Exchange 2010 and BlueTie 10GB Pro email users. This is the first-ever managed services portal for hosted email that affords administrators the ability to place users from the same business on two separate email platforms within the same interface.

“It’s paramount that our resellers maintain complete ownership of the customer relationship when implementing and managing their users,” remarked Shawn Ryan, VP Product Management and Marketing, BlueTie, Inc. “Our enhanced Extranet has streamlined the process of creating and maintaining Hosted Exchange 2010 and BlueTie users from the same company on a single platform. Moreover, it provides our channel partners the ability to earn additional services revenue from each customer.”

Through a new Hosted Exchange tab in BlueTie’s Extranet, partners can now easily manage users on both Hosted Exchange 2010 and BlueTie’s proprietary email platforms. Integration of the two mail systems to attain the cost effective and scalable Hybrid Exchange 2010 email model, which places some users in a business on Hosted Exchange 2010 and others on BlueTie’s email solution, is also possible from this portal.

“Providing partners with the tools to successfully grow and manage their user base remains our top priority in the channel,” said Ryan. “Our reseller program has been very well received and we look forward to continuing to grow our partner network.”

The Extranet was launched in 2006 to be an innovative managed services interface for partners selling BlueTie’s 10GB Pro email solution. Enhancing the portal became a necessity when BlueTie’s partner offering grew to add hybrid and stand alone Hosted Exchange 2010 late this summer.

About BlueTie:

BlueTie is the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service collaboration services for businesses (SMBs) worldwide. BlueTie offers a cloud-based email, calendaring, and collaboration application suite, integrated with the Web's most useful services. BlueTie revolutionized the SaaS market in 1999 by introducing the first hosted suite of small & mid-sized business collaboration tools, and continues to be a market leader by delivering incredibly simple applications that are fast, inexpensive and reliable. For more information, visit


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