RingCentral, a key provider of on demand telecommunications services for small businesses and mobile workers, today announced plans to expand the scope and reach of its service through strategic channel and technology partnerships. Rapidly growing more than 100 percent per year for the last two years, RingCentral provides an advanced platform and targeted marketing capabilities for nearly 25,000 small businesses.
Through its unique technology, RingCentral Online delivers one of the most advanced hosted PBX solutions in the market today, incorporating a toll-free and/or local number with call forwarding, auto-call distribution, call management, Internet fax, and voicemail. The solution enables subscribers to screen, place and forward calls, send or receive faxes, and receive message alerts. Powered by RingCentral Online's Answering Rules, subscribers can also customize their preferences to automatically route calls by date, time and date range. In addition, RingCentral offers a click-to-call button that subscribers can place on their Web sites, as well as a click-to-call out feature that enables outbound calling with one simple click.
"RingCentral is eager to align with industry partners that are committed to expanding their VoIP offerings by delivering the best-in-class features that position them well in today's competitive landscape," said Vlad Shmunis, CEO of RingCentral. "By integrating RingCentral's full suite of complementary services, partners will be able to strategically expand into key markets and enhance their customer's experience."
The number of U.S. households with income-generating or corporate home offices are more than twice as likely to implement VoIP in the next 12 months compared with households in general, according to a recent study by IDC. This represents a huge market opportunity for carriers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and value-added resellers (VARs) that can target and reach this unique community. RingCentral focuses on this underserved market and has the experience to continue expanding services through advanced technology development and strategic partnerships. RingCentral currently addresses this community with its own proprietary technology, cost effectively integrating PSTN, VoIP, cellular, email, voicemail, fax, SMS and the Internet into a comprehensive solution that improves productivity for business subscribers and their callers alike.
"RingCentral provides small business owners with advanced, cost-effective features that they are not often able to access," explains Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for Infonetics Research. "Through the new partnership program, service providers can now enhance their current VoIP deployments with RingCentral's suite of products and services."
"Our proven solution makes us an ideal partner for all carriers, OEMs and VARs that are looking to increase their value proposition and enhance their existing suite of services for their customers," noted Jay Blazensky, vice president of business development for RingCentral. "RingCentral has the breadth of techology and advanced capabilities to help industry partners capitalize on and tap into this hard to reach market."
RingCentral will be exhibiting at the Fall 2006 VON Conference, September 11 through 14 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, booth number #1262.
About RingCentral, Inc.
RingCentral, Inc., provides on demand telecommunications services that enable small businesses and mobile executives to effectively manage communications and project a professional image to customers, partners and prospects. RingCentral Online combines a toll-free and/or local number with advanced call management, PBX, voicemail and Internet fax, enabling customers to automatically screen, forward and place calls; take voicemail; send and receive faxes; and receive message alerts. More than 25,000 customers use RingCentral's comprehensive and affordable hosted phone system to unify landline, wireless, VoIP and email communications. RingCentral is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., for more information, visit www.ringcentral.com.