Telarus Adds Jive to Hosted Voice Portfolio

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Strategic alliance gives the partners of master telecom agency the ability to sell Jive's award-winning Unified Communications services to their business customers

Joshua McFadden (Director of Channel Programs - Jive) and Karie Huzzey (Executive Director - Jive) welcome Paula McKinnon (VP of Supplier Management - Telarus) and Adam Edwards (CEO - Telarus)

Telarus, Inc., master agent of business data, voice, cloud and data center services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Jive Communications, a top-rated Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications provider. The new partnership will open up Jive's extensive Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications solutions to Telarus' base of 2,000+ independent sales partners, effective immediately.

"Just like Telarus, who doesn't use 'off the shelf' CRM or pricing systems to provide information to our partners, Jive has made an enormous investment in developing their own hosted VoIP platform," said Paula McKinnon, vice president of supplier management for Telarus, Inc. "Their continued innovations on the user interface and automated provisioning tools are what makes them so attractive in the commercial, education, and public sectors. Our partners will be able to provide value to a vast new audience with Jive in their back pocket."

Jive, whose hosted services run on Jive Cloud, a proprietary service delivery platform based on open standards, plans to support Telarus' sales efforts by providing local, in-market sales resources that will be available to consult, coach, and educate Telarus partners on the benefits of selling Jive. Additional Jive materials will also be made available to partners through the award-winning Telarus back office site.

Adam Edwards, President of Telarus, Inc., added, "We strongly believe a partnership with Jive Communications is a great move for our base of partners, especially those who focus on unified communication solutions. Jive's ease of implementation and UC customization makes them a great choice as a Hosted VoIP provider, and our sub agents will greatly benefit from having Jive as an option. We know because we use Jive ourselves and have been thrilled with the service."

About Telarus
Telarus is a different kind of master agent, representing over 60 providers of broadband, network, hosted voice, data center, and cloud computing services. To help speed up the time it takes to research and quote the many options available, Telarus authored (and patented) the world's first real-time commercial telecom pricing software and gave it a name: GeoQuote. Today, thousands of partners including agents, cloud brokers, MSPs, and cloud providers use the Telarus software and 60-person support team to sell carrier services. Before selling a hosted voice applications, Telarus partners can use VXSuite to pre-assess a network to protect the quality of the end-user's experience. For more information about the new Telarus or to sign up to become a channel partner, visit

About Jive Communications
Jive Communications provides enterprise-grade Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications to businesses and institutions. Jive's hosted services run on Jive Cloud, a cloud-based platform built on open industry standards. Jive is the recipient of many industry awards, including Frost & Sullivan's Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. The Jive Cloud architecture has been purpose-built to deliver the most reliable, powerful, and economical hosted communication services available to the enterprise market. Learn more at

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