frost-and-sullivan-2016a Today we’re delighted to be recognized by global research and analysis firm Frost & Sullivan as Company of the Year in Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS, North America. The award honors leading companies that deliver unique value to their customers while maintaining a rigorous focus on visionary innovation to enhance that customer value and impact.

To determine Company of the Year recipients, Frost & Sullivan analysts independently evaluate factors such as visionary innovation and performance customer impact; rating each company according to a set of 10 unique criteria ranging from addressing unmet needs to implementation best practices to brand equity. In its report, Frost & Sullivan concluded that, “RingCentral stands out as a true visionary and trailblazer in the North American cloud communications services market.” (To read the full report, download it here.

Innovation is something we think about constantly at RingCentral, so we’re especially proud to have received the highest possible score on the visionary innovation and performance criterion. We believe that, in today’s business environment, innovation isn’t just the lifeblood of technology companies—it’s the lifeblood of every company. Businesses across every industry are under extreme pressure to rapidly adopt the new technologies—and new technology infrastructures—that will equip them to work more productively—and more innovatively— in a future characterized by digital dominance. Cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions are a big part of that future, and a key tool for companies traveling the path of digital transformation.

In addition to the Company of the Year Award, Frost & Sullivan also highlighted RingCentral as the leader in the North American hosted IP telephony and UC services market in their recently released 2016 Cloud Unified Communications Buyer’s Guide. Designed to help companies move their UC to the cloud and find the best vendor fit, the guide profiles UC providers with the largest installed user base and offers great side-by-side comparisons. You can access the full guide here.

At RingCentral, we’re committed to innovation and customer success. As the needs of the modern workforce continue to evolve, we look forward to enhancing the ways in which they communicate and collaborate to get work done.

View Frost & Sullivan’s press release here.