Twilio's Build programme seeks API-savvy partners

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Twilio has debuted a new partner programme that it expects will help partners rake in a portion of the $1.45 billion communications industry.

Twilio Build offers systems integrators and cloud tech businesses access to support, certification and training to help sell its API-based communications portfolio to end users.

Offered across Registered and Gold tiers, the programme means partners can introduce their own sales models including lead sharing, co-selling and reselling, all fully supported by Twilio.

Other aspects of Twilio Build include the opportunity to become certified via a digital training programme to become a Twilio expert, while consulting partners can be guided through role-based certification with the support of dedicated partner teams.

Businesses using Twilio’s API to build applications and integrate their technologies with the platform can showcase their developments to other customers via its digital showcase, providing a further opportunity for business.

“Twilio’s unique API-first cloud platform is tailor-made to support an ecosystem of partners that are differentiated by the innovations they deliver for their customers" said Ron Huddleston, chief partners officer at Twilio.

“With Twilio Build, we believe we are laying the foundation for a whole new partner ecosystem that will accelerate Twilio, our partners, and most importantly, our customers."

Partners signing up to the programme will get early access to Twilio’s contact centre application platform, Flex, as well as its other new launches, presenting an advantage over competitors.

“Communications plays a critical role in every organization’s digital transformation initiative,” said Jon Rauschenberger, director of enterprise software products at Twilio partner Perficient.

“By partnering with Twilio, who sits at the ideal intersection between communications and the cloud, we have the flexibility to create innovative offerings for our customers in ways that were never before possible. We look forward to continued partnership and growing out our Twilio practice at Perficient.”

Clare Hopping
Freelance writer

Clare is the founder of Blue Cactus Digital, a digital marketing company that helps ethical and sustainability-focused businesses grow their customer base.

Prior to becoming a marketer, Clare was a journalist, working at a range of mobile device-focused outlets including Know Your Mobile before moving into freelance life.

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