April 1, 2019
Annual guide recognizes the IT channel’s top partner programs
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company, has given RingCentral a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2019 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.
RingCentral established its partner program with the goal of making it as simple as possible for partners to conduct business with RingCentral. With more than 9,000 partners enrolled in the program worldwide across the US, Canada, UK, and EMEA, the program supports partner sales with channel managers, subject-matter experts, a dedicated partner support line, partner portal, and operations support. Additionally, RingCentral’s Channel Harmony ® : One to Infinity program eliminates conflict between direct sales and partners, and is recognized as a big differentiator in the industry.
“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”
“We’re focused on identifying new and innovative ways to enhance our channel program with the goal of driving partner success and customer satisfaction,” says Lisa Del Real, VP of global channel programs and operations, RingCentral. “Our dedication to our partners’ success has helped shape RingCentral’s award-winning partner program, and I’m confident this momentum will carry forward in 2019. We’re honored to be recognized for the fourth year in a row by The Channel Company for our continued innovation on the RingCentral Partner Program.”
The 2019 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect from any location, on any device, and via any mode. RingCentral provides unified voice, video meetings, team messaging, digital customer engagement, and integrated contact center solutions for enterprises globally. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
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