November 2, 2015
RingCentral Introduces Glip Team Messaging and Collaboration to RingCentral Office Customers
With the Integration of Glip, RingCentral Office Customers Now Have a Powerful Team Messaging and Collaboration Solution with Built-in Cloud Phone System and Online Meetings Capabilities
BELMONT, Calif.—November 2, 2015 - RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of cloud communication solutions, today announced the integration and general availability of Glip team messaging and collaboration for all RingCentral Office customers. Following the acquisition of Glip in June 2015, RingCentral’s integration marks a new chapter in its mission to transform business communications and deliver the first integrated cloud communications and collaboration platform that helps people work more productively and businesses to operate more efficiently than ever before.
Glip combines team messaging with file sharing, notes, task management, shared calendars, and integrations with other popular business applications such as Asana, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, GitHub, Google Drive, and Zendesk. Adding powerful RingCentral capabilities to Glip such as click-to-call, corporate directory, audio and video conferencing, and online meetings now makes it faster and easier to escalate a group chat to a live real-time conversation.
“The workplace is undergoing a radical transformation. As teams world-wide become more distributed, and mobile, they are looking for more efficient ways to communicate and collaborate,” said RingCentral CEO, Founder and Chairman, Vlad Shmunis. “All core IT functions, including business communication and phone systems, are now moving to the cloud. This makes it now possible to seamlessly integrate traditional business communications with team collaboration and messaging. Instead of toggling between multiple single-point applications to get work done, we can empower people to send a message, assign a task, schedule an event, share a file, collaborate on a project, and make a call or schedule a conference – from one easy to use mobile, web, or desktop app.”
An increasing number of businesses are adopting team messaging and collaboration solutions to enable greater agility and team productivity. RingCentral believes voice and other modes of communication will play a fundamental role as part of a complete solution. According to Gartner, “By 2020, over 90% of enterprise voice calls in the digital workplace will originate from collaboration applications, up from less than 30% today.” Gartner, Inc., Research Note: Digital Workplace Employees Need an Enriched Voice to Collaborate More Effectively, Steve Blood, March 25, 2015.
“When we set out to integrate Glip with RingCentral, we had a few goals in mind: make it simple, make it scalable, make it integrated, and make it effortless to communicate and collaborate,” said Peter Pezaris, Founder of Glip, who’s now VP of Applications at RingCentral. “Bringing Glip into RingCentral Office creates unparalleled value for customers while empowering them to work, communicate, and collaborate more effectively than ever before.”
In the new release of Glip integrated with RingCentral Office, the application has been rebranded as Glip by RingCentral and includes the following new features:
- Single Sign On – Gives access to Glip using either RingCentral Office or corporate credentials
- Click-to-Call Voice – Click the phone icon on a coworker’s profile or from a team chat
- Corporate Directory – Look up and collaborate with co-workers in the RingCentral cloud phone system
- RingCentral Meetings – Launch RingCentral video and web conferences directly from a team chat
- Audio Conferencing – Start a conference call from within the context of a Glip team or group chat
“Glip has allowed us to broaden our reach and get outside of the inbox,” says Christina Yozallinas, Director of Services Operations for DemandGen. “With Glip, we can create team conversations that align within our company projects and priorities, which has not only improved the individual team communications but has also provided a place for us to post upcoming events, highlight industry news, and obtain information or provide feedback as a company. Glip has helped our team significantly increase the level of collaboration and productivity, and have a much broader sense of community.”
General availability to all RingCentral Office customers begins this week, and will work across mobile devices, tablets, desktop and the web. Glip is currently included at no additional cost to all RingCentral Office customers globally. Glip also continues to be available as a stand-alone product for non-RingCentral users.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications and collaboration solutions. RingCentral’s cloud solution is easier to manage, and more flexible and cost-efficient than legacy on-premises communications systems. It meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces spanning SMB to Enterprises globally. RingCentral, Business Communications Made Simple. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, Calif. RingCentral and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.
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