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SOVA earns 2014 Verizon Partner Program Award

SOVA earns 2014 Verizon Partner Program Award 150 150 Sova, Inc.

We recently received a new addition to our Awards Wall:

 

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The Verizon Partner Program Highest Overall Total Bookings for 2nd Quarter of 2014.

To our staff and our Partners, thank you. As the bottom of the award states: ‘In Appreciation of Your Outstanding Contributions and Dedication to Sales Excellence’…this post is for you!

Verizon Enterprise Accounts Now Open for Business!

Verizon Enterprise Accounts Now Open for Business! 150 150 Sova, Inc.

You’ve heard the announcement: Verizon Enterprise Solutions is giving Verizon Partner Program members in the U.S. access to Enterprise accounts.

What this means for SOVA Agents:

  • SOVA Agents can now work thousands of previously restricted wireline and wireless accounts. ALL of Verizon’s accounts are now open through deal registration. Only 208 accounts remain protected.
  • SOVA Agents can now work with Verizon Direct Reps on these Enterprise accounts…A collaborative approach allowing joint account planning, comprehensive proposals and the cohesive ability to provide best-in-class solutions for customers.

Read more about this announcement here.

Not a SOVA Agent? Contact us to learn more about our customized Verizon partner programs for Telecom Agents, VARs and Telesales organizations. Call or email Angela Welby, 888-768-2266, Ext.111, or submit an agent inquiry online.

Great price reduction! New quotes, Re-quotes…

Great price reduction! New quotes, Re-quotes… 150 150 Sova, Inc.

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New High Bandwidth Internet Dedicated Pricing!

Pricing decrease from 22% to 51% based on location!

Effective July 1, 2014: Verizon has introduced new competitive pricing for high bandwidth Internet Dedicated ports in the U.S.

The pricing will be extended to new business customers, as well as existing business customers who upgrade service, across all segments.

Eligible Port Options: 100Mbps-1Gbps (burstable) and 200Mbps-1Gbps (tiered).

Additional promotions may also apply.

To take advantage of this new pricing, please email quotes@sova.com

Would you like to know more about SOVA’s Partner Program? Click here to submit an Agent Inquiry, or contact Angela Welby, Marketing Coordinator, at 1.888.768.2266 Ext. 111 or by email.

Happy Anniversary to SOVA!

Happy Anniversary to SOVA! 150 150 Sova, Inc.

22-yearsToday, May 1, 2014, SOVA celebrates 22 years of success. We thank everyone we have done business with over the years. 2014 is proving to be a milestone year for our company and Agent Programs. To learn more, please submit an agent inquiry form here.

SOVA is Verizon Platinum!

SOVA is Verizon Platinum! 150 150 Sova, Inc.

SOVA, Inc. Earns Verizon Partner Program Platinum Level

SOVA offers Verizon Voice and Data Services, Managed Internet, Mobility, Cloud, Network, VoIP and Ethernet solutions to agents and their business customers nationwide.

Plains, PA – March 31, 2014 – SOVA, Inc., a master agent of telecommunications and data management services, has earned Platinum member status in the Verizon Partner Program. Platinum level is acheived through sustained sales volumes and SOVA’s sales team receives the best structured performance incentives.

“It’s a very exciting time for our Agent Program,” said Gene Esopi, president, SOVA, Inc. “Higher commissions, faster implementation times, and access to Verizon’s extensive suite of services have all contributed to our success.”

SOVA has been a partner with Verizon since the program’s inception. SOVA agents have access to Verizon’s world class portfolio of solutions, including Voice and Data, Network, Cloud, Wireless, Managed Internet, VoIP, and Global Services. Utilizing Verizon’s new ‘Rapid Delivery’ platform, SOVA can provide agents and their customers with reduced quoting, contracting and order implementation intervals, higher promotional incentives and discounts, and straight-forward, prompt commission payments.

Verizon Partner Program tailors regional and national opportunities for systems integrators, value added resellers, agents and solutions providers to accelerate delivery and adoption of solutions for meeting medium business requirements. In addition, the program features a simple, tiered benefits structure that allows partners the flexibility to determine levels of commitment, and also includes simple-to-use tools and clear and consistent engagement processes.

Verizon also provides extensive training and certification curriculum for its products and solutions. Partners can tap into a wealth of marketing resources and support from co-marketing materials to market development funds and joint event participation depending on member level.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation.

About SOVA, Inc.

For over 21 years, SOVA has been simplifying the sale, implementation and management of telecom services for agents and their business customers nationwide. SOVA offers customized Verizon partner programs for Telecom Agents, VARS and Telesales organizations and offers customer solutions in every product category including PIP (MPLS), Ethernet, FiOS, VoIP and Local Services. Click here to learn more about SOVA and their agent program.

Meet SOVA in Vegas and California!

Meet SOVA in Vegas and California! 150 150 Sova, Inc.

February and March have us traveling to some of the top events in the Industry, and we would love for you to join us! These events are the perfect opportunity to learn what’s news in the Industry and what’s new in our Agent Program.

Meet us for the first time, or get reacquainted.

Schedule your appointment to talk with us at any of the following events:
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The Channel Partners Conference & Expo

February 26 – 28, 2014
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XChange Solution Provider 2014

March 2 – 4, 2014
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Happy Holidays from SOVA!

Happy Holidays from SOVA! 150 150 Sova, Inc.

Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.

– The SOVA Team –

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Christmas Holiday Hours:

Closing at 12:00 PM EST – Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
Closed – Wednesday, December 25th, 2013.
Regular business hours – Thursday, December 26th, 2013

New Years Holiday Hours:

Closing at 12:00 PM EST – Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Closed – Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Regular business hours – Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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Due to limited staff during the Holidays, please make sure to utilize the SOVA general email boxes for any quote requests, orders, questions, etc.

Pricing, quotes and presentationsquotes@sova.com
Product and promotion questionssupport@sova.com
Order submissionorders@sova.com
Order Status questionsprovisioning@sova.com
Order Escalationsorderescalations@sova.com
Commission inquiriescommissions@sova.com
AgentView questions/problemsagentview@sova.com

Verizon awards SOVA in 3rd Quarter

Verizon awards SOVA in 3rd Quarter 150 150 Sova, Inc.

SOVA Awarded Highest Level of Sales from Verizon Medium Business for 3rd Quarter

In appreciation of our outstanding contribution and dedication to sales excellence, Verizon Partner Program awarded SOVA ‘Highest Overall Sales Award’ for the 3rd Quarter in 2013.

Esopi named chair of Verizon’s Partner Advisory Council

Esopi named chair of Verizon’s Partner Advisory Council 150 150 Sova, Inc.

Insights Gained from Council Members to Drive Innovation, New Initiatives for Verizon Partner Program

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by Janet Brumfield

WALTHAM, Mass. – From Verizon’s Innovation Center, the company announced today (Sept. 17) that it is expanding the Verizon Partner Program to include a Partner Advisory Council.

According to Verizon Enterprise Solutions Vice President of Channel and Medium Business Janet Schijns, the council was formed to further empower the company to meet the growing demand for cloud, advanced mobility, strategic communications and intelligent networking solutions for medium business.

“The partner channel is critically important to our customers and Verizon,” Schijns stated. “By adding a partner advisory council we are taking our Verizon Partner Program to the next level. Our council will represent the voice of our channel partner program members and ensure we innovate in our channel and with our go-to-market approach.”

The newly appointed Partner Advisory Council consists of the following members, who will serve for a one-year term with key advisors such as the chair and co-chair, serving a two-year term:

  • E. Gene Esopi (chair), president SOVA
  • Kevin Thigpen (co-chair), executive vice president of Sales, ActSoft
  • Darryl Senese (executive advisor), vice president of Carrier Services, Atrion
  • Mike Shonholz (executive advisor), director of Sales, CDW
  • Gina Pigott (advisor), chief executive officer, Teledomani
  • Garry Hopkins (advisor), president, National Comnet Services
  • Ken Mercer (advisor), vice president of sales, Telecom Brokerage
  • Dan Marsh (advisor), managing director, Portfolio Communications
  • Adnon Dow (advisor), vice president, Synnex
  • Colin Willer (advisor), channel development manager, NetMotion Wireless
  • Alan Dabbiere (advisor), chairman of Air Watch
  • Mike Armstrong (advisor), vice president of Sales Engineering of Global Communications Group

According to Gene Esopi, SOVA president who will serve as Chair to the council, “Verizon has one of the strongest partner programs in the industry. With the new council in place, channel partner program members will now have a strong voice for providing feedback to Verizon so that the program successfully meets the needs and requirements of its members as well as enhances Verizon’s ability to innovate. This further sets Verizon apart from its competition in a very positive way.”

Launched in early March, the Verizon Partner Program offers tailored opportunities for systems integrators, value added resellers, agents, value added distributors, managed service providers, and solutions providers to accelerate delivery and adoption of solutions for meeting medium business requirements.

In addition, members of the Verizon Partner Program can utilize our leading partner relationship management portal powered by Salesforce.com to collaborate with Verizon teams to manage deal registrations, joint go-to-market opportunities and marketing development funds.

SOVA Announces Organizational Changes

SOVA Announces Organizational Changes 150 150 Sova, Inc.

Effective 10/1/13, Felicia Dane has assumed the position of Marketing and Data Manager.  Felicia’s responsibilities include assisting in the development and implementation of marketing strategy, managing social media and web content, and lead management.

Trisha Vaughan will assume management responsibility for order implementation and tracking for all SOVA Carriers.

Tips for a smooth order process:

  • Please send all orders to orders@sova.com. When your order is submitted we will advise the name of the implementation specialist assigned to your order.
  • If you have any questions related to your order, just contact the assigned implementation specialist directly… or, send an email inquiry to provisioning@sova.com.
  • Finally, order escalations can be addressed to either Trisha Vaughan or Mary Trainor by emailing orderescalations@sova.com.

If you have any questions please let us know.

SOVA Contacts 10-2013

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