PRESS RELEASE – BELMONT, Calif.—July 21, 2015 – RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of cloud business communication solutions, today announced a deep integration of RingCentral Office® with Microsoft Office 365 that will seamlessly blend business communications into a leading cloud productivity work environment, giving joint customers a powerful solution that embeds RingCentral into the core productive workflow.
“RingCentral’s innovation in cloud business communications is helping Office 365 customers become even more productive wherever they are. We’re pleased to work with RingCentral. Their integration is a great example of how being a member of the Microsoft Partner Network benefits our mutual customers and provides more choice and simplicity in how customers communicate and get work done,” said Pat Schlight, Senior Director, US Partner Group at Microsoft.
RingCentral Office® for Office 365 creates a feature rich business communications hub enabling users to communicate and collaborate in real-time with an easy-to-use interface that is simple to deploy and manage. Customers will enjoy a complete enterprise-grade PBX solution that offers cloud-based business calling, SMS text messages, conferencing, and web meeting capabilities. Users can click-to-call any phone number from within the Office 365 interface, and make outbound calls to phone numbers and calls internally across offices using corporate directory. Contacts are automatically combined between RingCentral and Outlook and easily searchable within a single interface. Users can also set up online video meetings and audio conferences that automatically appear in the Office 365 calendar.
“The tremendous growth and sizable install base of Office 365 makes this integration an important milestone for us. This is a big step forward for Office 365 customers to finally have seamless integration between their communications and productivity suite,” said Vlad Shmunis, founder and CEO of RingCentral. “The convergence of business applications and communications has long been contemplated by the industry, but here at RingCentral, we’re making it happen. Ultimately, this integration will deliver greater simplicity, workflow efficiency, and effortless communications that becomes pervasive and an integral part of everyday business activities.”
The integration with Office 365 is just the latest step in demonstrating RingCentral’s open platform leadership and the capabilities of the RingCentral Connect Platform. Other examples of RingCentral Office integration partners include Google, Oracle, Salesforce.com, Zendesk, and others.
Easy for end users to set up and for IT to manage, RingCentral for Office 365 is available for Chrome and coming soon for IE browsers.
A video demonstration of RingCentral for Office 365 is available on YouTube.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications solutions. Easier to manage and more flexible than on-premises communications systems, RingCentral’s cloud solution meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces, while eliminating the expense and complications of on-premises traditional hardware-based telephony systems and software. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif. RingCentral, the RingCentral logo and RingCentral Office are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.