Atos and RingCentral expand strategic partnership

Atos and RingCentral have announced the expansion of their strategic partnership with the launch of a co-branded UCaaS solution called Unify Office (UO) by RingCentral.

In addition to the system integrator relationship announced previously, the expanded partnership will now include Unify Office as the exclusive UCaaS offering for the 40 million user installed base of the Atos Unify product family. Unify Office is expected to be available starting August 31, 2020.

This will allow Atos to maximise the global market opportunity in digital transformation by adding a strong cloud communications solution to its portfolio. Unify Office, combined with the Atos Unify OpenScape product family and market leading Atos Unify Cloud Contact Centre offering, gives Atos’ customers unique access to leading solutions across all the major Unified Communications categories.

Atos will also become a customer of Unify Office and start to deploy Unify Office for Atos UCC (former Unify Division) with a view to expand this across the 110,000 employees. Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, was acquired by Atos in 2016.

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Atos accelerated its relationship with RingCentral and engaged within the strong Atos Unify reseller landscape to certify more than 90 channel partners with an Early Adopter Program to sell the new Unify Office.

Vlad Shmunis, founder, chairman and CEO of RingCentral, explained, “At RingCentral we’ve always been focused on enabling employees to be productive and collaborate from anywhere, using any device and through the modality of their choice to drive effective business outcomes. By bringing Unify Office to the 40 million users of Atos Unify’s family of products, we will provide organisations with the ability to accelerate digital transformation across their entire enterprise.”

Atos will bring added value to RingCentral’s UCaaS offering through the exclusive compatibility of the Atos Unify family of devices and market leading services capabilities. In addition, Atos will provide fully integrated Digital Workplace offers with some of Atos’ biggest technology and alliance partners. Unify Office will be the exclusive UCaaS solution offered through the Atos Unify Channel Program.

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