Westcon becomes RingCentral platinum partner

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Global tech distributor Westcon has been named as a Platinum Partner of enterprise communications provider RingCentral.

The new status recognises Westcon as one of RingCentral’s “most strategic partners”, the firm said, building on an existing relationship that enables it to deliver a “differentiated and seamless” communications solution.

Earlier this year, the value-added distributor was named as a Master Agent for RingCentral in the UK and Ireland, becoming the provider’s lead partner in its new master agency model for Europe.

“We are excited to be working with RingCentral as a Master Agent, and proud that our strategic relationship has been recognised with this Platinum Partner status,” commented Andy Moules, UCaaS Commercial Sales Director EMEA at Westcon. “RingCentral is the industry leader in the growing unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market.

“This partnership means we can help RingCentral cement its position at the forefront of this space, using our expertise and relationships to help it extend its reach further, and accelerate adoption of its solutions.”

RingCentral provides a single cloud platform with multi-modal communications capabilities that incorporate voice, video, online meetings, team messaging, as well as digital customer engagement.

Demand for these offerings helped the vendor exceeded industry observer estimates for Q3 2019, with net revenue rising to $233.4 million, up 34.2% over the same period of 2018. RingCentral also revealed that software subscription revenues rose 33% to $211 million, thanks to the enterprise market and strong contributions from the channel.

“Westcon recognises the market shift from legacy on-premise systems to cloud communications solutions, and we’re excited they have selected RingCentral as their strategic UCaaS partner,” said Zane Long, SVP of global channel sales at RingCentral.

“We look forward to working with them to further enable their channel community and customers with our leading cloud solution.”

Daniel Todd

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