8×8 Joins the Alliance Purchasing Program


Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Alliance Purchasing Program, launched at Council 2015, provides Alliance districts, churches, and supporting organizations with special, negotiated pricing on several products and services. Some of our program partners also donate a portion of their revenues to the Great Commission Fund. Sign into your MyCMA for a complete list of partners.

We are pleased to announce that 8×8, a cloud-based business phone system, has become our newest partner in the program. After undergoing a thorough due-diligence process, the National Office selected 8×8 in 2017 to replace its outdated phone system. 8×8’s system is easy to implement and requires no on-site servers or T1 lines; in addition, 8X8 handles all maintenance. Each phone line provides access to a conference bridge, eliminating the need to pay separately for this service. 8×8’s Virtual Office app (Mac, PC, iOS, and Android) offers another updated means for users to stay connected.

“As we continue to look for ways to serve, I’m glad that we can offer this new service to the Alliance family,” says Ken Baldes, The Alliance’s vice president for Operations/Treasurer. “8×8’s services, coupled with their nonprofit pricing, distinguish them in the market.”

AMD Communications, a telecommunications consulting agency, was instrumental in helping The Alliance choose 8×8. “This is our trusted partner, who will also help you choose the right solutions for your needs,” Ken adds. For Alliance family members to receive our negotiated pricing with 8×8, they must work through AMD Communications.

AMD Communications

  • has a heart to serve ministries and is The Alliance’s exclusive contact for all 8×8 services;
  • has helped organizations save up to 30 percent of their telecom spending; and
  • will donate 20 percent of their revenue to the Great Commission Fund from services they sell to Alliance family members.

To learn how much you could save, Request a Review of your current telecom services (including Internet) from AMD or call (888) 704-3183, option 1 for Sales.


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Ken Baldes
Vice President for Operations/Treasurer
The Alliance
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 719-265-2128


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