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RingCentral Joins Forces with Google

RingCentral and Google have join efforts to help mid to large size enterprises transition to the cloud. Companies are increasingly adopting cloud productivity tools like Google Apps and cloud communications applications like RingCentral Office to enable greater flexibility and workflow efficiency. This has created a rise in demand for a seamless experience between these types of applications so users don’t have to jump in and out of different environments to get work done.

The new offering, called RingCentral Office Google Edition, addresses this by providing a unique and integrated solution for enterprises. For $30 USD per user per month, the offering includes Google Apps Unlimited with unlimited storage and a new edition of RingCentral Office that integrates with Google Apps and Google Hangouts. This solution will provide richer and more robust enterprise communication compared to competing industry solutions, such as Office 365 and Skype for Business.

Businesses are continually looking for ways to work faster and smarter so they can stay ahead and compete more effectively. RingCentral and Google address this need with a complete communications and productivity environment, where every employee in a distributed enterprise can work however they want, communicate in whatever mode they choose, on any device.

“Google’s impact on the enterprise is significant as more CIOs and IT decision makers make the jump to the cloud and move away from legacy on-premise infrastructure,” said Vlad Shmunis, chairman, founder and CEO of RingCentral. “Our recognition as a leader in the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for UCaaS Worldwide and our status in the ‘Recommended for Google Apps’ program can give enterprises the confidence in RingCentral as a high quality, reliable, and secure communications solution. Together with Google, we look forward to helping enterprises maximize their cloud investments with an unprecedented, integrated communications and productivity solution.”

Channel Partnerships to Drive Adoption

The new offering, RingCentral Office Google Edition, will be sold through channel partners initially, with Agosto signing up as the first channel partner. Agosto, founded in 2001, is a premier Google for Work partner, known for bringing unmatched levels of service and commitment in helping businesses migrate to the cloud. In addition to developing joint channel partnerships for the integrated offering, RingCentral will provide extensive sales training to direct sales and sales engineer staff to champion the innovative power of the integrated solutions and to inspire more businesses to move their communications and productivity to the cloud.

“It’s great to be an inaugural channel partner of the RingCentral Office Google Edition,” said Aric Bandy, Agosto president. “We’ve been a key player in the adoption of Google Apps in the enterprise; this new integrated offering is a great way to add to our portfolio of services and help more businesses migrate their communications applications to the cloud too.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine