AT&T’s Partner Exchange has been expanded to include new API and self-service tools for channel partners.
“We’re building on our automation and self-service strategy to make business easier,” said Sue Galvanek, vice president, marketing, pricing and product solutions at AT&T Partner Exchange. “Our solution providers want innovative technologies to address business challenges and increase efficiencies. And our new capabilities do that.”
The company is developing a new API designed to help solution providers to check service availability and to more quickly generate quotes. The API, when available, will also let solution providers embed the application in their own sales tools. In addition, AT&T is expanding its switched Ethernet offering to include faster speeds for point-to-point, any-to-any and hub and spoke implementations.
Ease of use and speed are key attributes for channel partners, especially when it comes to provisioning carrier services. This capability, combined with AT&T’s name recognition, should go a long way in solidifying relationships with the channel.