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[October 15, 2020]

8x8 Recognized as Intelisys Supplier of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced that for the second year in a row it was named the Partners' Choice Award - Top Overall Supplier by Intelisys, a ScanSource (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: SCSC) company, and the nation's leading provider of technology services and solutions. The award, announced at Channel Connect, Intelisys' annual partner conference held October 13-15, 2020, recognized 8x8 (News - Alert) for demonstrating the highest level of excellence, dedication, support and value to Intelisys and its Sales Partners.

"Each year, Sales Partners and Intelisys colleagues select Suppliers for the Partners' Choice Awards based on criteria including the ability to deliver exceptional value and support," said Mark Morgan, President of Intelisys, a ScanSource company. "Once again, 8x8 has demonstrated their extraordinary dedication towards empowering the business growth and success of our channel and the partner community. We are pleased to present 8x8 with the Partners' Choice Award - Top Overall Supplier for 2020."

8x8 partners closely with Intelisys as part of the 8x8 Open Channel Program, helping to educate and enable Sales Partners as they guide business telecom and cloud technology customers moving to a digital workplace make informed choices about the 8x8 Open Communications Platform™, which uniquely combines cloud voice, team chat, video meetings and contact center in a single solution.

"Intelisys and its partner community have an exemplary industry reputation in the channel, and it's truly an honor to receive the Partners' Choice Award - Top Overall Supplier for the second consecutive year," said John DeLozier, Senior Vice President & Global Channel Chief at 8x8. "This award is testament to the success of 8x8's channel-first strategy. The dedication of our people to deliver high impact programs along with industry-leading cloud communications solutions ensures Sales Partners can optimize business opportunities and drive growth as they solve their customers' unique digital transformation requirements."

The 8x8 Open Channel Program ensures that every member of 8x8's channel ommunity, from Master and Sub Agents to VARs, have the necessary resources to thrive. The partner program offers tiered levels of dedicated resources for lead generation and conversion, as well as highly customizable, white-gloved marketing campaigns to reach prospects. The program also includes activities such as blitz days (8x8's channel pipeline generation initiative), account planning, product demos and custom co-branded prospect events. In addition, 8x8's best-in-class partner portal, PartnerXchange, allows partners to manage all customer needs, as well as access deal information, certifications and marketing content.

The 8x8 Open Communications Platform uniquely brings together the essential digital workplace elements required, combining voice, team chat, meetings, and contact center solutions fueled by shared intelligent communications services like AI-driven expert routing and predictive analytics. The 8x8 Open Communications Platform accelerates digital transformation initiatives and strengthens business responsiveness and resilience by providing secure, scalable, and extensible capabilities that are required for organizations to create unique employee and customer experiences at scale.

Watch 8x8 Senior Vice President & Global Channel Chief John DeLozier and Intelisys Senior Vice President of National Sales Brandon Smith discuss why 8x8 was awarded the Intelisys Partners' Choice Award - Top Overall Supplier for the second year in a row.

About Intelisys, a ScanSource company

Intelisys, a ScanSource company, is the nation's leading Technology Services Provider of business communications services, including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing - serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry's top producing telecom sales agents, IT Solution Providers, VARs, MSPs and integrators, as they leverage the power of recurring revenue in their businesses. Under contract with more than 160 of the world's leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end users demand exclusively through a network of Sales Partners, supporting those Sales Partners via the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel. In 2020 Intelisys was named one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay for the fourth consecutive year.

Intelisys is a part of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), a leading provider of technology products and solutions. ScanSource is at the center of the technology solution delivery channel, connecting businesses and providing solutions for their complex needs. ScanSource sells through multiple, specialized routes-to-market with digital, physical product and services offerings from the world's leading suppliers of point-of-sale (POS), payments, barcode, physical security, unified communications and collaboration, cloud and telecom services.

ScanSource enables its sales partners to create, deliver and manage solutions for end-customers across almost every vertical market. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, ScanSource was named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in South Carolina and on FORTUNE magazine's 2020 List of World's Most Admired Companies. ScanSource ranks #654 on the Fortune 1000. To learn more, visit www.Intelisys.com and www.scansource.com.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8x8 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.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

8x8® and 8x8 X Series™ are trademarks of 8x8, Inc.


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