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Coursera Learns About Easy Scalability with RingCentral.

Company profile:
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer online courses that are available to everyone at no cost.
Year founded:
Mountain View, CA
Coursera provides the world with free online courses by partnering with top universities and educational institutions all over the world. Created by Stanford University professors, Coursera has created a unique, interactive education platform that encourages students to interact and
engage via forums, discussions, and in-person meetings. They offer more than 400 different courses—in subjects ranging from humanities to engineering. Founded in 2011, The company’s headquarters is located in Mountain View, CA.

Unparalleled Simplicity

Coursera began using RingCentral early on and has since experienced significant growth. RingCentral has helped simplify things for the IT team by providing phones that are pre-configured and by making administrative tasks easily accessible.  Unlike an on-premise PBX system,  RingCentral gives Vu Truong, IT Manager, and his colleagues the freedom to manage their phone system internally, rather than relying on external technicians for maintenance and system changes.
“It takes almost no time to set up RingCentral.  Rather than a 20-step procedure to get a task done, I can just log in online and make adjustments where necessary,” says Truong.  “RingCentral is a great solution for us to utilize as we grow.  With RingCentral, the administrative tasks are significantly easier to use than with other PBX systems I have used.”

Modern Communications

Coursera is taking a modern approach to communications and does not provide a desk phone to each employee.  This saves money and fits the needs of their mobile workforce.  With RingCentral, users can be issued phone numbers that are not associated with any physical phones. They have the option to use the Softphone or the RingCentral Phone to send or receive calls, send business SMS messages, and access call logs and voicemails.
“Getting an employee set up with RingCentral is very quick and easy,” says Truong.  “Our employees are all currently in one office, but if anyone ever needed to set up a home office or work remotely, it would be a simple process.”

The Perks of Having All-Inclusive Service

RingCentral has also helped Truong and his fellow IT team members by unifying communications services.  Prior to using RingCentral, Coursera relied on several third-party services to meet their various communications needs.  RingCentral provides several features that help
Truong and his colleagues with both cost and time management.  “It’s great that RingCentral includes so many features—it’s a one-stop shop,” he says. “We no longer need third-party services for things like faxing and long-distance calling.”