8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact centre and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform, today announced it was named as the winner of the Top Vendor Sales performance award at AVANT’s Special Forces Summit which took place recently in the UK.

This category recognises the vendor with a sales team who engaged with channel partners in the most productive and successful way out of all vendors, resulting in the most monthly recurring revenue booked in the current financial year. 8x8 met this strict requirement, which is testament to their channel focus and the partnership they have built with AVANT over the last couple of years. 8x8 was selected the winner from a group of strong contenders.

AVANT’s Special Forces Summits run throughout the year across the globe and the October event was the UK’s first Special Forces event. As such, AVANT wanted to recognise the vendors that are key to its growth plans in the region.

Rob Merhej, Director of Channel Sales, UK, AVANT Communications, said: “This accolade is a true reflection of the channel team and overall leadership at 8x8. AVANT and our network of Trusted Advisors feel privileged to have such extensive relationships across 8x8’s channel and sales teams, which has helped accelerate our success selling 8x8’s market leading UCaaS and CCaaS products through the channel. 8x8’s increased channel focus is being extremely well received by our partners, whose engagement with the team is ever-increasing.”

Keith Jackson, Director of Channel Sales, 8x8 said: “This is a fantastic achievement for us and demonstrates the hard work we have put into bolstering our channel programme and channel sales this year – we are honoured to receive this recognition. We had a clear and consistent channel strategy, and there was executive alignment with AVANT and their partners throughout the sales and marketing teams.

8x8 X Series is an award-winning technology and we're excited to work with all over xx partners in the UK and wider Europe as part of 8x8's channel programme to bring X Series to businesses of all sizes.”

About AVANT Communications

AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.


About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact centre and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8x8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

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