September 29, 2020
Avaya and RingCentral Announce Expansion of Unified Cloud Communications Offering – Avaya Cloud Office™ – Across Europe to Keep Businesses Productive
Leading UCaaS solution now available in France, Ireland, and the Netherlands, with adoption growing rapidly across every market where solution is available
Santa Clara & Belmont, Calif. –September 29, 2020 – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA and RingCentral Inc. (NYSE: RNG) today announced the expansion of Avaya Cloud OfficeTM by RingCentral® across Europe, with the solution now generally available in France, Ireland, and the Netherlands. In addition, the companies also announced that they have signed their first seven-figure deal with a large United Kingdom-based Government customer.
This geographic expansion of Avaya Cloud Office follows the launch of the solution in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia in June and the United States in March. Since then, the solution has seen uptake continue to accelerate, with a growing number of new customers being signed across every country in which Avaya Cloud Office is available.
“It is now more important than ever before that vendors in UC&C are able to provide UCaaS for clients both new and potential,” said Oru Mohiuddin, Research Manager Enterprise Communications & Collaboration, IDC. “According to the IDC Europe forecast1, UCaaS will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 23.3 percent between 2019 and 2023, higher than 17.1 percent as anticipated during the pre-COVID-19 period. Avaya Cloud Office is now available in France, Ireland, and the Netherlands and follows the success that Avaya has seen in North America, Australia, and other European countries. This is to facilitate remote collaboration as working from home becomes the new norm in the post-crisis period. It is, however, not just enough to provide UCaaS – it needs to be customizable, flexible, modular, agile, frictionless, scalable, omnichannel, and secure to cater to the varying needs of enterprises.”
Following today’s announcement, organizations in France, Ireland and the Netherlands will benefit from the same recently announced features that are available to all Avaya Cloud Office customers, including additional migration tools, enhanced devices support, along with advanced telephony management and other capabilities.
“Avaya Cloud Office is generating tremendous return on investment for our customers, who appreciate the flexibility and reliability the solution provides,” said Dennis Kozak, SVP, Business Transformation, Avaya. “Over the last quarter, we have activated an eager base of customers and partners with this compelling UCaaS offer. As we expand availability of Avaya Cloud Office across Europe, we look forward to enabling more customers to achieve positive business outcomes as they transition to new ways of work and engagement.”
In addition to the recently announced features, Avaya Cloud Office customers will enjoy new capabilities, such as:
- Avaya branded unified desktop app: Entirely reimagines the user experience for enterprise communications. The clean and refreshed redesign of the desktop application enables users to be more productive with an integrated experience between messaging, video, and phone services in one place. It will also let users switch from different devices while participating in video meetings.
- Avaya branded video: Offers a full meeting experience from a web browser so users do not have to download any application and can get their meetings started faster than before.
- Network performance and video quality controls: Admins can set up custom alerts that proactively notify them of call quality and device status issues that could impact teams.
- Admin & security controls: Provides hosts with multiple security options when scheduling, starting, or managing on-going meetings to prevent unwanted participation.
- Adoption and usage analytics: Provides insight into usage data to identify areas of improvement and discover ways to help customers get the most out of Avaya Cloud Office.
“The need for modern cloud communications has only become more pronounced since we jointly launched Avaya Cloud Office in March 2020, with many organizations realizing the benefits of a powerful UCaaS solution,” said Phil Sorgen, Chief Revenue Officer, RingCentral. “Avaya Cloud Office helps meet the communications needs of these organizations, and we continue to see adoption as we roll it more broadly worldwide. We look forward to expanding the ability of our joint European customers to take advantage of these capabilities.”
Avaya has initiated a comprehensive go-to-market strategy in Europe, having announced new master agent partnerships to meet the growing regional demand for Avaya Cloud Office. Avaya has signed a new master agent agreement with Itancia and ScanSource to rapidly enable adoption of the solution in France. The Netherlands will see Avaya Cloud Office offered by ScanSource. Finally, Avaya has expanded its master agent agreement with Westcon so that it now covers Ireland, France and the Netherlands.
1Source: The Impact of COVID-19 on European Unified Communications and Collaboration doc # EUR146381420.
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This document contains certain “forward-looking statements”, including but not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated impact and benefits of Avaya Cloud Office. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. RingCentral and Avaya have based these forward-looking statements on their current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While RingCentral and Avaya believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond their control. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including risks related to the parties’ ability to successfully perform their obligations under the commercial arrangement, the parties ability to successfully market, sell and transition customers to Avaya Cloud Office, as well as those risks and uncertainties discussed in RingCentral’s and Avaya’s respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) available at www.sec.gov. RingCentral and Avaya caution you that the list of important factors included in their respective filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release may not in fact occur. Neither RingCentral nor Avaya undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
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