VAR-Channel-Partners-Followup-Blog-Image-V2 Our first annual RingCentral Executive Roundtable wrapped up a couple of days ago, and the feedback from the partners that attended was a standing ovation!

This event, by design, was an intimate affair with only our top 12 partners in attendance, giving us an opportunity to really dig in to what is happening in the marketplace from our partners’ perspectives and to share company updates.

Partners in attendance included:

A presentation by our special guest, Courtney Munroe, IDC Group Vice President of Worldwide Telecommunications Research, vividly laid out the market opportunities and highlighted RingCentral’s strong position to seize those opportunities through our channel programs in close collaboration with our strategic partners.

Among the key points Courtney made that support the value of and market readiness for our solutions, as well as our product roadmap, were:

  • Cloud-based UCaaS will account for 50% of enterprise UCaaS implementations by 2017.
  • Enterprises are moving forward aggressively with UC&C deployments driven by voice, video, mobile, business, and collaborative apps.
  • Integration of collaborative apps and business processes is becoming essential.
  • 75% of organizations currently use or plan to use UC&C solutions over the next 24 months.
  • IDC expects a compound annual growth rate of nearly 24% for total worldwide mobile UC&C for the period of 2015–2019.

If you overlay these and other stats on RingCentral’s product offerings, including Global Office, Contact Center, and Glip, the future for RingCentral partners is very bright indeed—and not just domestically, but worldwide.

Partners of the year honored

We honored our top two Master Agents of the Year for 2015. Based on revenue production for the entire year, Ingram Micro came in first place and Sandler Partners in second. Congratulations again for their extraordinary achievements!

It has been an impressive year for successes thus far, and we’re looking forward to many more with all of our partners who are central to this success. Looking ahead, the RingCentral team will continue working closely with all of our partners to ensure channel harmony and provide the information and hands-on assistance needed to continue closing enterprise deals.

We grow and prosper together

It’s a great time to be a RingCentral partner. But we’re not about to sit back and ride favorable trends. We feel extremely fortunate to have our partners as members of the RingCentral family. I hope all of our attendees left the Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay truly feeling our appreciation for their efforts year-round, and with the knowledge that we are in this venture together to seize the many opportunities out there and to grow and prosper.