March 31, 2020
Avaya and RingCentral Announce Avaya Cloud Office is Now Generally Available, to Meet Growing Global Need to Work, Meet and Collaborate From Anywhere on Any Device
Santa Clara & Belmont, Calif. – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, and RingCentral Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration and contact center solutions, today announced general availability of the highly anticipated Avaya Cloud Office™ by RingCentral® solution.
Avaya Cloud Office enhances the way organizations communicate with customers, partners and with colleagues through an all-in-one solution that delivers seamless collaboration across multiple channels. By enabling voice calls, team messaging, meetings, conferencing, file sharing and more, Avaya Cloud Office empowers workforces to meet, share and collaborate productively no matter where they are.
“Organizations of all kinds are adapting to new ways for their employees to communicate, collaborate and be productive, regardless of their location or the device they’re using, with the help of easy-to-use cloud solutions that empower a mobile, remote workforce,” said Jim Chirico, Avaya President and CEO. “Avaya Cloud Office provides a comprehensive yet simple communications app for a world where communications and collaboration tools are more critical than ever before. As we engage our extensive customer base to help them address the rapidly evolving future of work, new offerings like Avaya Cloud Office are an ideal solution to meet their needs.”
“In the current environment where working from anywhere, including home, is not just a matter of preference but a matter of necessity and safety, the challenge is real for businesses as they work to maintain productivity through these difficult times,” said Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral Founder, Chairman and CEO. “Cloud solutions enable people to work from anywhere, and we believe that with Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral, businesses can keep moving forward. Our goal is to make remote work feel as in-person as possible, so people can feel connected and engaged with one another during these unprecedented times and beyond.”
With Avaya Cloud Office, customers can:
Communicate and collaborate using voice, video, team messaging, SMS and fax capabilities
Transform their business communications at a pace that’s right for them
Simplify communications through one app available on a wide range of devices and locations
Easily scale any time
Receive industry-leading security and support from a global leader in communications and collaboration solutions
Take advantage of RingCentral’s open platform APIs and over 200 pre-built business solution integrations combined with Avaya enterprise-grade features and services
Have the ease of compatibility with Avaya phones and devices, including: J139, J169 and J179 Series phones, and additional devices to be added
“The launch of Avaya Cloud Office is a real game-changer in the UCaaS market,” said Elka Popova, Vice President, Information and Communications Technologies, Frost & Sullivan. “Avaya’s innovation, partner community and global services reach combined with the market-leading RingCentral platform provides an unprecedented opportunity for customers migrating to cloud communications. We are all seeing the importance of collaboration solutions that enable remote work increasing globally, and Avaya Cloud Office is a tremendous example of the kind of solution that will enable the future of work.”
“We have a very successful relationship with Avaya and RingCentral and are excited about this powerful new collaboration solution,” said Mike Baur, Chairman and CEO, ScanSource, Inc. “Our channel partners are ready for Avaya Cloud Office, as it’s adaptable, flexible and easy to use. ScanSource is uniquely positioned to support our community of Value-Added Resellers and Sales Agents in deploying the Avaya Cloud Office solution. With our design, pre-sale and technical support teams, coupled with our training, education and consulting services, we can enable partners to quickly ramp up their sales in what is becoming a critical moment in time for the remote workforce.”
Avaya has signed five master agents to launch Avaya Cloud Office, including Jenne, Inc., ScanSource, Inc., AVANT Communications, Synnex Corporation and Telarus LLC. Additionally, nearly 800 channel partner agents have been onboarded to sell Avaya Cloud Office, with scores of these being new to sell Avaya solutions. Sales and partner training has been underway since February, with well over a thousand sellers trained across Enterprise, MidMarket, SMB and SLED customer segments.
Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE: AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organizations around the globe to win - by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration - in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at https://www.avaya.com © 2020 Avaya Holdings Corp. All rights reserved. Avaya, Avaya Cloud Office and the Avaya logo are trademarks of Avaya Holdings Corp.
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. © 2020 RingCentral, Inc. All rights reserved. RingCentral and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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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