Thinking Phone Networks Enters MC12-J04 Vendor Agreement with Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium

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Leading Cloud Communications Vendor Selected by Premier Group-Purchasing Organization

Thinking Phone Networks, the smart choice in cloud unified communications (UC), today announced it was awarded an MC12-J04 vendor contract by the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC), a group-purchasing organization representing more than 300 not-for-profit educational institutions and municipalities throughout New England.

The MHEC contract for network infrastructure services enables Thinking Phone Networks—recently designated a “Leader” in the prestigious Gartner UC as a Service (UCaaS)Magic Quadrant—to sell its ThinkingSuite cloud services. Thinking Phone Networks is authorized to offer UCaaS to MHEC educational institution members.

“We’re thrilled that the MHEC selected Thinking Phone Networks as its first UCaaS vendor,” said Carl Moore, VP of Business Development, Thinking Phone Networks. “As in many other industries, the education market is quickly seeing the tremendous collaboration and cost-saving advantages of integrated, cloud-based communications services. We look forward to helping MHEC members realize these benefits.”

“We’re pleased to add Thinking Phone Networks to our exclusive list of vendors. The company clearly offers a great cloud UC solution and value for MHEC members,” said Joan Miller, MCPPO, Senior Contract Manager for MHEC.

Thinking Phone Networks provides deeply integrated UC capabilities and delivers them at significant cost savings via its proven cloud delivery service. No other vendor offers this level of cross-functional integration and combines it with robust analytics to provide visibility into workforce activities and processes. MHEC members can leverage ThinkingSuite’s integrated voice, messaging, presence, video, conferencing and analytics capabilities in a variety of ways, including:

  •     Enhancing remote learning with web video services
  •     Using fixed mobile convergence to provide communications flexibility for large campuses
  •     Reducing telecom costs by replacing antiquated premises-based PBX systems with ThinkingSuite’s robust, enterprise-class IP PBX and voice services
  •     Optimizing alumni fundraising operations with the ThinkingSuite contact center application

MHEC members eligible to order from the Thinking Phone Networks contract, MC12-JO4, include private and public colleges and universities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.

About Thinking Phone Networks
Thinking Phone Networks is the smart choice in cloud UC. Recently named a Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant “Leader,” the company enables midmarket and larger enterprises, educational institutions, service providers, and PBX vendors to deploy cloud communications quickly, easily, and cost effectively. Its award-winning ThinkingSuite solution combines powerful analytics-driven communications services, application integration, and turnkey back-office operational functionality on an open architected platform. For more information, visit

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