Annual guide recognizes the channel’s top partner programs
BELMONT, Calif.–April 10, 2017–RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given RingCentral a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide for the second consecutive year. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2017 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
Over the past year, RingCentral has added more than 20 new key partners to its Partner Program, including Carousel Industries, Intelisys, and Avant. In addition, the company has extended its global channel reach with the addition of Google Premier partners, such as Agosto, Cloudbakers, Dito, Devoteam G Cloud, Cloud Technology Solutions and Netpremacy. As large enterprises increasingly shift their communications away from legacy on-premise communications systems to the cloud, RingCentral is enabling channel partners with the tools and resources they need to effectively support their business customers.
“For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and outlining their strengths and benefits.”
“We are honored to be recognized for the second year in a row by The Channel Company for our Partner Program,” said Lisa Del Real, senior director of channel programs and operations at RingCentral. “We take great pride in having built an impactful program that empowers channel partners to help their business customers achieve greater business success. We believe that by rewarding and championing our partners we drive toward achieving mutual goals — revenue and satisfied customers.”
The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.