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Access4 signs on rhipe as APAC distributor
Fri, 19th Feb 2021
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Collaboration and communications software provider Access4 has selected rhipe as its Asia Pacific distributor, as the company hones in on tools to support the rise in remote working.

Access4 provides cloud communications in order to serve organisations and remote workforces, particularly collaboration and communication tools. Access4's solutions are delivered to managed services providers (MSPs) through the SASBOSS self-serve automation platform.

Access4 managing director Tim Jackson says that when the company started in 2015, the company quickly uncovered a number of challenges for MSPs trying to enter the market. He says that the company's SASBOSS platform and its partnership with rhipe will remove barriers, and will create a UC offering that will generate recurring revenue for MSPs' businesses.

He adds, “rhipe helps extend Access4's offering with a proven history servicing MSPs in the APAC region. We are both committed to making MSPs successful and the integration of PRISM and SASBOSS will be a unique differentiator. The additional benefit of rhipe's full-service model with support and Professional Services available widens the possibilities for Partners looking to scale up their capability.

rhipe CEO Dominic O'Hanlon says that the company is pleased to welcome Access4 to its vendor portfolio, alongside other vendors such as Nerdio, Octopus Cloud, and Runecast.

“With many organisations operating outside of the traditional office environment, businesses need the enterprise-level cloud voice and collaboration tools delivered by Access4, helping them transform collaboration with virtual solutions that support dynamic work locations.

rhipe was recently named as the winner of the APAC Services Partner of the Year at the Microsoft APAC Partner Awards 2020.

The award was one of three new categories recently introduced, alongside APAC Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year Award and the APAC Global Systems Integrator (GSI) Partner of the Year Award.

“This recognition by Microsoft is a testament to the strength of the rhipe and Microsoft partnership and our combined unwavering commitment to delivering the best services and solutions to our customers. Thank you to Microsoft for this amazing recognition and congratulations to all the finalists and winners of these awards,” says O'Hanlon.

“We are so proud of our close interdependent working relationship with Microsoft and we will continue to innovate and push the growth boundaries for Microsoft and for our amazing partners. Thank you to all our fantastic staff, partners and incredible colleagues at Microsoft.”

rhipe was also recently announced as the winner of the FY20 CSP Partner of the Year Cambodia, FY20 Microsoft Cloud Distributor of the Year for Indonesia and also the Coopetition Excellence Award at the FY20 Microsoft Philippines Partner Awards.