Good news for public sector organisations: you can continue to purchase RingCentral’s cloud-based communications and collaboration services via the G-Cloud 12 framework.
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The public sector has many frameworks and compliance programmes that aim to provide streamlined buying structures. Using the G-Cloud 12 framework, your procurement ensures a compliant process, saves time and can help you to save money as well.
Frameworks commonly offer these benefits to public sector buyers:
- Provides an opportunity to share information and expertise on buying technology
- Supports local economies through SMEs
- Up-skills employees of the organisations involved
- Promotes community engagement and social economic investment
This streamlined procurement process supports the UK government’s Cloud First policy and is a key component in the government’s ambition to operate a cloud native digital architecture. By adopting cloud technology, government bodies will use and share ICT services more easily. This enables the move from high-cost customised ICT solutions to low cost, standard, interchangeable services.
Read RingCentral’s Becoming Cloud First eBook
Today, the public sector as a whole has not yet fully engaged with cloud technology offerings, meaning there remains plenty of potential to improve the core business functions of UK public service delivery. As a pure cloud, cost-efficient collaboration suite that aligns with this direction to consolidate services and optimise efficiencies, RingCentral is an easy way to adhere to the government’s Cloud First policy.
RingCentral can strengthen the link between local government, small businesses, and UK residents to allow for greater collaboration, problem solving, and benefit sharing between all three.
Top 3 reasons to choose RingCentral as your cloud provider:
Quality and reliability: RingCentral is a five-time Leader in the UCaaS Gartner Magic Quadrant, recognised for our industry-leading technology, manageability, and reliability. We have over 20 years’ experience implementing, managing, and improving mission-critical cloud communications and have helped over 400,000 customers and millions of users migrate to the cloud.
Integrations with existing business applications: RingCentral integrates with your already familiar apps and services such as Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, Teams including Direct Routing for voice integration, G Suite, Google Chrome, and others through our open API. Not only does this streamline interactions, it allows you to enrich your constituent picture by seamlessly capturing important data for analytics, reporting, and future strategic planning.
Keep your data local: Our local data center enables more UK organisations to take advantage of cloud communications to enhance the customer experience while controlling customer data. The RingCentral data center in the UK removes barriers to innovation for industries with high data security requirements while providing in-country failover, including the same 99.999% uptime trusted SLA that customers around the world have come to expect from RingCentral.
How we’re helping public and voluntary sector organisations benefit from cloud technology
When the pandemic forced St. Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School in Bolton to close its doors, unified communications allowed the whole school community to stay connected. Read the case study online.
The vital work of the Fairtrade Foundation went on even after lockdown because unified communications meant its volunteers could continue to advocate for farmers’ rights in developing countries from home. Read more.
As its on-premises phone system neared end of life, the National Housing Federation had to weigh several key factors in deciding what system to deploy next, including native mobile support and finding a solution that provided strong value for money. The NHF now uses the RingCentral platform to empower its mobile workforce, better serve customers and save money.
For more information on how RingCentral can support public sector bodies in adopting cloud services to improve service delivery, meet budget pressures and embrace remote work, visit our website.
Originally published Sep 28, 2020, updated Jan 17, 2023