8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a Software-as-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform, has announced that it has been awarded a place on a cooperative government contract by the National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO) ValuePoint for state, local, education and special district (SLED) agencies, becoming the only UCaaS provider to be directly listed on the contract, the company said.
A consortium of procurement professionals from across the public sector, NASPO assesses and evaluates potential vendors on behalf of government agencies. By awarding 8×8 a cooperative contract, NASPO confirms that 8×8 meets the stringent regulatory and systems standards for agencies looking to replace their legacy, on-premises technology with a single cloud contact center and communications solution such as the 8×8 X Series.
As businesses continue to embrace the opportunity of cloud communications to increase productivity, boost employee engagement and improve customer experiences, public agencies are beginning to follow suit. By replacing traditional systems with cloud-native solutions, government institutions across the local, state and national levels can better communicate with constituents and stakeholders in the ways they´re most comfortable.
As an awarded participant in the NASPO ValuePoint cooperative contract, 8×8 channel partners are now empowered to work with SLED organizations through a simplified procurement process. All government agencies within participating states of the NASPO Cloud Solutions Contract will be able to purchase cloud communications solutions, including voice, chat, contact center, video meetings, and team messaging, directly from 8×8.
8×8 is transforming the future of business communications as a Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 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.8×8.com.