I’m thrilled to announce that RingCentral has been named a leader in the Aragon Research Globe for Unified Communications and Collaboration 2018 for the second consecutive year. This recognition validates our innovative approach to business communications, and demonstrates our commitment to customers as we empower them with the industry’s leading cloud communications and collaboration solutions.

Global enterprises today are increasingly challenged to drive greater productivity and efficiency. The right communications platform is key to enabling employees to connect and collaborate seamlessly, and to overall business success. In the new report, Jim Lundy, Aragon’s Founder and CEO, and the Aragon Research team identify four key elements of people-centric collaboration technology: web or video meeting, voice or conference call, group chat or email, and 1:1 chat capabilities.

At RingCentral, we understand that today’s workforce is inundated with a plethora of communications apps and are focused on providing companies with a single Collaborative Communications platform that enables teams, customers, and partners to work the way they want–from anywhere, anytime and through the modality of their choice. This includes our flagship RingCentral Office offering, RingCentral Meetings for web and video meetings, and RingCentral Glip, our team messaging and collaboration solution.

In addition, the open RingCentral Connect Platform enables businesses to create custom workflows by integrating RingCentral with their other business applications. This interoperability is key to driving digital transformation and it’s great to see Aragon acknowledge our open platform capabilities as a major industry differentiator.

“The RingCentral app marketplace offers over 150 preconfigured integrations for both voice and messaging. This makes RingCentral more of an ecosystem and is an approach which others should emulate.”

Thank you Aragon Research for this recognition. We look forward to continuing to innovate in support of our customers and paving  the way forward for the cloud communications and collaboration industry.