CRI Receives Elite 2013 ShoreTel Circle Of Excellence Award

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

CRI, a Chattanooga-based provider of business communication solutions, announced today it has received ShoreTel’s Circle of Excellence Award for the 2013 partner year, covering the October 2012 through September 2013 time period. 

The award recognizes CRI for exceptional achievement in areas including customer satisfaction, revenue growth and proficiency with advanced applications. ShoreTel, Inc. is the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions.

This marks the third time that CRI has received the ShoreTel Circle of Excellence Award. This year, CRI was ranked fifth among all U.S. ShoreTel providers, which is the highest ShoreTel ranking CRI has ever achieved.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as one of ShoreTel’s top partners,” said Alan Burdine, president and COO of CRI. “We are proud to partner with ShoreTel to offer industry leading unified communications solutions for our clients. Receiving this award stands as a testament to our commitment to ShoreTel and the quality, efficiency and scalability of their products.”

“Being named to the Circle of Excellence is the highest award given by ShoreTel to its partners, and we’re very pleased to welcome CRI into this elite group,” said David Petts, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel. “The Circle of Excellence Award is presented to ShoreTel’s top global reseller partners, and each year less than one-half of one percent of all partners earn this distinction. We’re proud that CRI surpassed the strict criteria required to earn Circle of Excellence status this year. ”  

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