RingCentral vs. Zoom

Get more robust calling capabilities than Zoom from the industry-leading business phone system and AI-powered contact center.

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RingCentral vs. Zoom at-a-glance

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RingCentral Ultra
Zoom Phone Global Select
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RingCX
Zoom Elite

Trusted by 400,000 businesses of all sizes

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The multibillion-dollar bank uses RingCentral to upgrade customer service & employee communications across 100 branches.

30%

Annual phone system cost savings

1000+

Employees
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Phone System
Contact Center

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The Call Summary feature of RingSense AI in use in the RingCentral mobile app
The Call Summary feature of RingSense AI in use in the RingCentral mobile app

AI Communications

The world’s most reliable cloud phone system with built-in team messaging – all reimagined with AI at every step.
The RingSense AI Sentiment Analysis feature open in a laptop
The RingSense AI Sentiment Analysis feature open in a laptop

AI Contact Center

Create effortless customer experiences across every channel with our AI-first contact center solutions.
An ongoing hybrid event using the RingCentral Events feature of RingCentral app on a tablet
An ongoing hybrid event using the RingCentral Events feature of RingCentral app on a tablet

Events & Webinars

Curate virtual, onsite, or hybrid events where AI enhances every milestone – from planning to execution.
The RingSense AI-powered Scoring feature open in the RingCentral app on a laptop
The RingSense AI-powered Scoring feature open in the RingCentral app on a laptop

Revenue Intelligence

Empower sellers at every stage with at-a-glance sales views, AI-powered scoring, and instant call summaries.

Ready to switch? Good call. We’re happy to help.

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Bring your existing number.
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Get up and running with zero downtime.
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Take and place AI-powered calls, meetings, and more.
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Frequently asked questions

RingCentral offers a more comprehensive solution for internal and external communications than Zoom. We support more telephony use cases, offer the industry’s best contact center with 30+ digital channels, have world-class analytics, a large ecosystem of integrations, richer SMS and fax capabilities and competitive video solutions - helping them better connect with customers & colleagues alike. With RingCentral, you get so much more than that:
  • Voice - We offer the most complete set of cloud phone capabilities out of any UCaaS vendor. RingCentral’s VoIP phone is built for all advanced and niche use cases coupled with purpose-built voice and video AI and communications tools specifically for desk-less frontline workers. Zoom Phone launched in 2019 and lacks critical large and mid-market enterprise capabilities - trailing behind in product maturity compared to RingCentral.
  • Messaging - RingCentral boasts an integrated messaging experience with our phone and video systems. Our superb team chat and SMS solutions include team messaging, task and event management, file sharing, advanced search function, presence status, unified business numbers, bulk SMS messaging, group MMS messaging, and more.
  • Video - Opting for RingCentral video conferencing means you get to enjoy unlimited and 24-hour meeting sessions, HD and audio quality, AI capabilities (noise reduction, live transcriptions, post-meeting insights and summaries, presentation modes, etc.), cloud recordings and storage, whiteboards, collaborative meeting notes, end-to-end encryption, and browser support for a no download join.
  • SMS and Fax - Compliant and secure business SMS and internet faxing is included as a fully integrated and native solution for Standard and above packages. Transmit your faxes securely over an encrypted connection (TLS) and store them in a password-protected account. We understand that this is critical for sharing sensitive documents in many industries like healthcare, finance, legal, and government. Zoom does not offer a native fax solution included. 
  • Webinar - RingCentral Webinar can accommodate up to 10,000 attendees for both internal and external events and can guarantee audience engagement through polls, Q&A, and live chat. Unlike Zoom Webinars, RingCentral Webinar has webinar set-up, management, and analytics all done directly inside the RingCentral app – making it radically easy for webinar hosts and presenters to manage everything in one place.
  • APIs and integrations - RingCentral offers deeper, broader, and higher-quality voice integrations. This means you get a cloud phone on mobile, desktop, desk phone, and all the applications your business runs on like Salesforce, Hubspot, Zendesk, and more. RingCentral provides deeper capabilities which means you can access your softphone wherever you are - on your browser, in your favorite app - and your advanced calling, SMS, and fax features are embedded. Outside of voice specific, enjoy more than 350+ pre-built integrations, ~8K+ custom integrations, and our mature API ecosystem of more than 80K+ developers. Many customers come to RingCentral complaining that our competitors tout integrations, but they are half-baked, low quality, or missing critical components.
  • Analytics: RingCentral’s analytics are more actionable and meaningful compared to Zoom. Though competitors do provide some level of reporting and analysis, only RingCentral offers comprehensive and integrated analytics for both the IT professional and line-of-business user.  From a single interface, both user types enjoy significantly more detail, flexibility, and customization.  Most of RingCentral’s analytics are included in our most popular packages, whereas many of our competitors' features are incomplete, disjointed, rigid, or can only be unlocked by paying additional fees.
  • When it comes to CCaaS, customers choose RingCentral because they want an AI-powered contact center solution that delivers effortless experiences for customers, agents, and the business as a whole. RingCX provides a wider breadth of capabilities for inbound/outbound voice and enables unified customer journeys across 20+ available digital channels, all with predictable monthly pricing that includes unlimited domestic inbound and manual outbound minutes. It also provides omnichannel integration with popular CRMs for immersive agent experiences. RingCX is purpose-built from the ground up to deploy quickly and with minimal effort, removing barriers to entry for customers of all sizes. AI provides the next level customer experience by offering quality management and assistance across every interaction — allowing agents and supervisors to fine tune the customer experience in real-time.  
RingCentral takes privacy and security seriously. In addition to keeping your communications secure through enterprise-grade encryption, we are backed by leading 3rd party certifications such as SOC 2, ISO 27001, HITRUST, CSF, and more. We are the only solution to use industry-leading predictive AI/ML algorithms to detect and stop fraudulent robocalls and spam attacks. We’re the first to introduce innovations like end-to-end encryption to messaging and phone for groups, on any device. All backed by our leading five 9s reliability for over a record 19 quarters.
While Zoom pricing appears to be lower at first however this doesn’t take into account the “hidden add-ons” need for a full suite of business communications like audio conferencing, a business VoIP phone system, business and high volume SMS, eFaxing, task management and team messaging, additional cloud storage etc.  RingCentral’s package is more comprehensive and cheaper when you add together all the features you receive and the users you can accommodate. Plus, RingCentral provides options that cater to the needs of business of all sizes: small, medium, enterprises, and more.
A unified communications solution is crucial for any organization. With ever-changing employee and customer demands, an evolving business landscape, and growing needs, it is important to select a provider that offers the most financial and operational benefits.
Through this RingCentral and Zoom review comparison, we showcase how two of the most popular communication platforms overlap and differ from each other and why, in the end, RingCentral lands on top. Here’s what you can expect from us:
  1. Immediate cost savings - RingCentral helps in reducing costs by bringing together all critical communications and collaboration tools into a single platform. We offer a 99.999% uptime SLA for improved productivity and efficiency and, of course, cloud-based solutions to cut down costs on on-premise infrastructure installation and maintenance.
  2. Industry-leading communications tools - By making RingCentral your go-to service provider, you get access to a wide range of UCaaS and CCaaS solutions that have received high regard from industry experts. We utilize AI technologies (natural language processing and machine learning) and are continuously looking for ways to deliver the best voice, video, messaging, and contact center features and capabilities.
  3. Streamlined workflows - RingCentral consolidates all your favorite tools into one software so that agents spend less time toggling between applications and focus on more important tasks. By making work easier for your team, you can create an environment that promotes high performance, morale, and employee satisfaction.
  4. 24/7 customer service - RingCentral offers omnichannel customer support that is available around the clock to make sure all communication needs and issues are addressed as promptly as possible. We also provide a dedicated account manager for each of our enterprise customers that can be reached through multiple touchpoints.

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