|…And the key term there is “Business Grade”. How often, do your customers bring solutions like Dropbox, Box or SugarSync to you, after finding out about it because they plugged in a hard-drive they bought for personal use. It looks good, it ticks some of the boxes, and now they want you, as their I.T Provider to make it work for their business critical documents in the same way. Solutions designed with home-users in mind, are not built for the high-demand needs and security requirements of businesses. Taking those solutions and attempting to retrofit them for business-case, is a clunky, risky and a challenging task – not to mention, most of those solutions, are not built with a Channel in mind, meaning your efforts will often go unremunerated when they decide to continue to renew or purchase directly! What happens when it breaks, or is not working the way they want – do they contact you for support, or the vendor? The worst part? This new surge of ‘Bring Your Own Service’ is on the rise, making the need to offer something that’s in your control increasingly important.
Manage Protect a Cloud Infrastructure MSP Solutions Vendor has now setup infrastructure locally to us, for the next generation of Cloud File Sharing, File Synchronisation and Collaboration called ‘Soonr’ – Think of it like ‘Dropbox on Steroids’ but completely channel focused and designed specifically with MSP’s in mind. Soonr is the leading provider of secure online file sharing and collaboration services, with a mid-enterprise customer list of over 150,000 worldwide. Where others fail, Soonr excels in the areas of Mobile Collaboration of Cloud Synchronised content, Enterprise-Grade Security and the key differentiator, that from the very beginning, it was designed solely with businesses in mind.Soonr, is completely channel focused. We set you, the reseller, up with a dashboard, allowing you to then set your customers up beneath you – controlling their seat count, storage quota and access controls to the dashboard. On a monthly basis, we would then invoice you for usage/account consumed – no direct billing, no customers able to renew direct. You the partner, own the process.
Soonr is available in two editions:
Enterprise adds another layer of functionality, suited to larger environments:
The key features, that help Soonr stand apart from its competition in the space are:
How does it compare against Dropbox, Box, Huddle, SugarSync and many others?
The Enterprise Security Group have done a comprehensive test (dubbed the “Buyers Guide”) of over 14 of the largest, most well-known File Collaboration and Syncing services available on the market today. The unique factor of this test, is that it is run from two perspectives; that of the IT Administrator and an End-User (your customer). Soonr scored very highly in the areas of Performance, Data Protection, Installation & Setup, Collaboration & File Sharing & End User Administration – Some of the key factors that any organization looks for; Speed, Security and Control. You can check out the complete test and its results here.
Organizing a WebEx, Trial or NFR
Manage Protect is based out of Sydney in Australia. Their local presence, allows them to provide an unlimited number of 1 on 1 personalized WebEx’s to partners, who are interested in looking at the product and discussing more specific use-cases about what it can and can’t do. If you are interested in a WebEx, you can contact us now. Once you have sat in on one, Manage Protect offer free NFR’s for reseller partners and trials for customers that may be interested.
What about customers that don’t want monthly billing?
Soonr is also available in annual subscriptions, for situations where your customer is simply looking for a single cost to budget for, yearly. Annual subscriptions, are locked to the number of users and amount of storage they purchase up front. As these are quoted on a case-by-case basis, if you are interested in exploring this model for those specific needs, feel free to get in touch.
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