RingCentral Australia Pty Ltd, a leading provider of enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), today announced its expansion in Asia Pacific (APAC) with a new office in Australia. RingCentral is building on its APAC expansion with new leadership, channel partnerships and local product offering:
● The appointment of Ben Swanson as director of channels for APAC to lead business in the region from its new sales office in Sydney
● Addition of leading channel partners, including Google Premier partner Dialog Information Technology, to spearhead sales efforts in the region
● RingCentral direct peering with tier one local operators across the region. For the Australian market, applications delivery is done from service centers in Australia, and local billing in Australian dollars.
RingCentral has appointed Ben Swanson as director of channel sales for APAC. Swanson has over 20 years of experience leading channel sales efforts across Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand for companies including Avaya and ShoreTel.
“I’m extremely excited to join the industry leader, RingCentral, as we look to address the changing communication solutions needs of APAC businesses,” said Mr. Swanson. “We are already seeing demand from partners and their customers. We are well-positioned to help these business customers migrate to the cloud for enhanced mobility, scalability and collaboration.”
Addition of leading channel partners
Over 80 percent of IT purchasing in the region is through channel partners. RingCentral is working with strategic partners like Dialog Information Technology, a Google Premier partner, to bring businesses industry-leading RingCentral cloud solutions. With RingCentral’s unique Channel Harmony: One to Infinity Program, RingCentral awards partners 100 percent commissions on all deals, while providing them the opportunity to work alongside vertical and segment-specific subject-matter experts from the company.
“The demand for communications has shifted from on-premises systems to cloud solutions as businesses look for new-generation solutions to scale their operations more easily, save on costs and drive greater productivity across their organisations,” said Glenn Irvine, National Practice Manager, Google Solutions at Dialog Information Technology. “Our customers are already asking for RingCentral and with this partnership, we’ll be able to provide them with a single integrated solution across voice, video, online meetings and team messaging to achieve greater business outcomes.”
As a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide, RingCentral provides a powerful communications and collaboration cloud solution for multinational companies to support globally distributed offices and mobile employees. Unlike expensive legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral Office is a single solution that can be quickly and rapidly deployed, as well as centrally managed. With worldwide extension-to-extension dialling, voice and video conferencing, team messaging and collaboration, RingCentral empowers midmarket and enterprise customers with a complete solution.
The RingCentral Office offering in Australia is delivered from service centres in Australia. Local customers also benefit from direct peering with tier one local operators across the region. In addition, customers and partners receive 24/7 technical support. Local billing is provided in Australian dollars. For multinational enterprises with branch offices in Australia, RingCentral also offers RingCentral Global Office™, which provides a single global solution with native experience across 37 countries. This also complements RingCentral’s international virtual numbers, which are available in 80 countries.
For additional information, please visit ringcentral.com.au.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and integrated contact centre solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customise business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.