ShoreTel, Inc.
Apr 13, 2017

ShoreTel Recognized for Product Innovation and Channel Program Excellence

ShoreTel Connect Honored by TMC and ShoreTel Champion Partner Program Given 5-Star Rating by CRN

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of communication solutions that make interactions simple, announced today it received top accolades from two industry awards programs. TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named ShoreTel Connect™ as a 2017 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award winner, and CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given ShoreTel a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide.

ShoreTel Connect Named TMC 2017 Unified Communications Product of the Year

ShoreTel Connect is a complete unified communications solution that delivers rich communications and collaboration features in an intuitive, modern interface, making it easy for teams, partners and customers to interact anytime and from any location. Connect delivers business communications via cloud or premise through a single user experience, providing IT groups with the simplest approach to delivering rich end user features such as chat, desktop sharing, presence, meeting management tools, contact center capabilities, mobility and more. This past year, ShoreTel announced several major enhancements to ShoreTel Connect which provide even more flexibility and efficiency for users, including integrated multi-point video conferencing, integrations with Google Chrome™ browser and Google G Suite™, and the new ShoreTel Teamwork app for team collaboration.

"We are honored to be recognized by TMC for the second year in a row," said Eugenia Corrales, Senior Vice President of Solutions Group at ShoreTel. "The ShoreTel Connect enhancements we have made over the past year have further strengthened the modern, flexible experience that customers get with our solution. We look forward to continuing our track record of delivering powerful tools that provide an intuitive and seamless customer experience."

To learn more about ShoreTel Connect, visit here.

ShoreTel Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN 2017 Partner Program Guide

CRN's 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partner opportunities in their channel programs. To determine the 2017 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

CRN gave ShoreTel a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. This is ShoreTel's fourth consecutive year with a 5-Star rating. ShoreTel's Champion Partner Program is designed to help partners succeed through selling ShoreTel solutions, offering infrastructure support services, or both.

"Being awarded a 5-Star rating for the fourth consecutive year is a testament to the innovative approach that ShoreTel has taken with our partner program," said Heather Tenuto, vice president of global GTM strategy and programs at ShoreTel. "The ongoing collaboration we have established with our partner community helps us to continue delivering the kinds of rich solutions, valuable market opportunities and exceptional support that enable partners to be successful."

To learn more about ShoreTel's Champion Partner Program, visit here.

About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR) provides businesses worldwide with communication solutions that make interactions simple. From business phone systems, unified communications and contact center solutions to a fully hosted voice and SMS development platform, ShoreTel delivers unmatched flexibility and ease for companies looking to increase productivity and drive innovation. ShoreTel offers solutions in the cloud, onsite or a hybrid of both, giving customers the freedom to choose the best fit for their business needs now and in the future. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., ShoreTel has offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit

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About TMC
Global buyers rely on TMC's content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. This presents branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities for vendors/sellers. 

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

ShoreTel, ShoreTel Teamwork, ShoreTel Summit, ShoreTel Connect and the ShoreTel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ShoreTel, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. CRN is a trademark or registered trademark of The Channel Company in the United States and/or other countriesGoogle Chrome and Google G Suite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks herein are the property of their respective owners.

ShoreTel contact:
Angela Allison for ShoreTel      


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