Columbus provides a comprehensive range of next generation business voice, data, mobile and IT services which are focused on helping our partners build a long-term, sustainable and profitable business. Our partner ethos is to make operational life as simple as possible, ensuring that it is easy to do business with Columbus and enabling our partners to win and retain customers with commercially flexible, high quality, value for money services.
A partnership to suit all skill sets and partner types.
With 20 years of indirect channel management under our belt, we have the experience and in-depth expertise to provide high quality, channel-focused technology and communications services which includes Hosted VoIP Solutions, Business Broadband, Private Networks, Business Mobile Phones, Security, Email and Hosted PCI Compliance solutions to name a few. We combine an extensive portfolio of high quality, market leading services with exceptional support, competitive pricing and accurate and flexible billing options to ensure that our business partners are successful within their own markets and fields of expertise.
Columbus offers a variety of ways to work with us and we’ve spent a significant amount of time and resource fine-tuning our back office processes to ensure doing business as a Columbus Reseller or Dealer is straightforward and hassle free. You might not want to be involved in the provisioning and billing side of the industry and becoming a Columbus Dealer is ideal for those partners that want to focus on selling and providing solutions. Columbus provides comprehensive pre-sales and technical support to help you win business and then we will manage the solution delivered to your customer including ongoing billing. In return you receive excellent commission on every sale.
Columbus has worked extensively with cost management consultants and business cost reduction experts for well over a decade. Columbus places great emphasis on providing competitively priced solutions that do not impact on quality, service levels and performance. We also provide our cost management community with opportunities to develop effective business continuity plans for their clients alongside those all important cost savings. This means their clients are getting an enhanced service which considers all aspects of the the client’s needs. Columbus also provides a comprehensive, online billing portal with access to advanced reporting options to ensure any auditing requirements can be completed with ease.
Columbus is actively helping our telephony partners convert customers from legacy phone systems and ISDN30 lines to the latest, next generation network services including Hosted Telephony, Inbound and SIP Trunk Solutions. This includes support to develop resilient network designs which improve customers’ business continuity plans easily and cost-effectively. Our telephony partners predominantly serve the UK SME market and the most popular service provided to our telephony partner community is our Hosted Phone System called Horizon, the UK’s most popular Business VoIP service for under 250 seats (Illume Consulting, 2015).
The key services that we provide to our PBX partner community are traditional telephony services such as ISDN business lines and CPS business calls alongside our fast growing and increasingly popular IP-based, next generation network services such as hosted phone systems and SIP Trunks. This gives our PBX partners opportunities to develop additional recurring revenue streams and helps them secure customers for longer. For companies that have traditionally just sold PBX hardware, Columbus provides comprehensive training and support to help you develop new market opportunities quickly and very effectively.
Columbus provides predominantly IP-based, managed, telephony services to our SI partner community which they can easily integrate as a component of a client’s solution. This provides Systems Intergrators with the opportunity to add additional revenue streams and control a customer’s solution from end-to-end.
IT & Data Partners
Columbus provides IT and Data Partners with the opportunity to increase the technology spend within their customer accounts without having to sell additional core services such as IT hardware, software licenses or subscriptions to cloud services. Columbus provides the opportunity to integrate voice, data and mobile services, helping to expand the IT and Data Partner’s portfolio, attract new customers and establish valuable, new recurring revenue streams.
Columbus supports a number of mobile-focused dealers and resellers across the UK as well as a wider partner community that wants to diversify from fixed lines and broadband services for example, and provide business mobile solutions as part of a widened, more attractive portfolio for their customers. Columbus partners with all the major UK business mobile networks to deliver commercially flexible and very competitively priced business mobile contracts, mobile devices and complementary services such as Mobile Device Management solutions, signal boosters, mifi units as well as M2M and 4G data only and Fixed IP SIMs.
Reasons to partner with Columbus
High Performance Services
Market leading, extensive partner service portfolio covering next-generation voice, data, mobile and IT services suitable for SME and midsize businesses.
Outstanding Partner Support
Dedicated pre-sales team provides hands-on support, training, sales tools and white-label marketing collateral to support your business on a day-to-day basis.
Whether you prefer a dealer or reseller relationship, Columbus provides competitive and flexible pricing to suit your preferred business model.
Exceptional Partner Service
An ongoing commitment to provide exceptional service to all our partners which covers service provisioning, service changes, fault handling and billing.
Ways to work with Columbus
I want to focus on selling and earn commission only
Earn commission on every Columbus sale from our comprehensive voice, data, mobile and IT portfolio.
I want to own my customers but I do not have any billing capability
You own your customers, you manage pricing and Columbus carries out the billing for you.
I want to own my customers and I have the ability to carry out the monthly billing.
Columbus provides services on a wholesale basis. You manage contracts, pricing & billing.
Thinking of becoming a Columbus Business Partner? Get in touch.
Yocloud has been a Columbus partner since 2014. We chose Columbus for their diverse communications portfolio and we continue to enjoy working with them because they are agile and responsive to our needs as a young and growing business. Add to that, the great and friendly customer service and for us, it’s a winning combination, so much so that Columbus now reciprocate in offering some of our tailored cloud solutions to their customers.Justin CresswellManaging Director, Your Own Cloud Limited
We originally approached Columbus to help us fill the gaps in our inbound solutions portfolio. Due to their fantastic support, customer service and willingness to work closely together, we have worked in partnership for over 10 years. This has resulted in significant advances for our mobile, SIP and Hosted PBX offerings. The key area any business appreciates most is the ease in which it can engage, plan and deliver projects for customers with its partners. With Columbus, we can always provide a great service for our customers… we simply do not get the same level of service from any other company.Christian CoeManaging Director - Telecoms Advisor Ltd