It’s nice to get a pat in the back once in a while, but RingCentral, one of our virtual PBX provider partners, has been collecting them in droves. This popular virtual PBX company, which focuses on business phone and fax, has been commended by several major players since 2013 began for its reasonable pricing, simple setup, and innovative ideas. Here are some of its more notable mentions.
PC Magazine Editor’s Choice
RingCentral was hailed as “a surprisingly sophisticated but easy-to–use Web-based VoIP PBX for small businesses” by PC Magazine, one of the foremost information sources on technology around. The online magazine awarded RingCentral its coveted Editor’s Choice award for RingCentral Office, a hardware-free virtual PBX system for small businesses.
PC Magazine cites RingCentral Office’s inclusion of “calling features normally present in enterprise-focused (and expensive!) on-premise PBX systems” and ease of use as reasons for the win. “RingCentral offers IP PBX as a service, so administrators just need to register for an account and configure the features they want right on the Web portal,” it explains in the review. “The system just pushes the settings straight to the phone over the Internet.”
RingCentral Office costs $20-$30 per month per user.
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Semifinalist
Vlad Shmunis, CEO of RingCentral, was named a semifinalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Northern California region this year. Schmunis, who was a semifinalist for the award two years back, is recognized for taking RingCentral from an ambitious startup in 1991 to a thriving company today. Past winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award include business giants such as the CEOs of Amazon and Dell, so Shmunis is in good company.
AlwaysOn Top 100
RingCentral made the AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 list for the second year running this year. AlwaysOn, a Silicon Valley-based business media brand company that runs conferences and provides information for entrepreneurs, makes the list every year to highlight businesses that are, according to AlwaysOn, “disrupting the entire computing paradigm.” RingCentral was placed in the Cloud-Infrastructure category.
“These startups are bringing a new world of highly nimble, versatile, and mobile services to everyone participating in the new digital era,” AlwaysOn says on its website. “While these businesses are transforming the way we interact with computers and computing resources, they are also creating high-growth businesses that offer huge upside potential for investors.”
ChooseWhat.com, a review website for small businesses, gave RingCentral one of its ChooseWhat certified checks (a sort of badge of approval) in June. The site, which provides small business owners with a how-to guide as well as product reviews and recommendations, gave RingCentral a top review as a virtual PBX provider for businesses. “RingCentral provides extensive functionality such as voicemail, call forwarding, auto attendant service, conference calling, and Internet faxing,” says ChooseWhat in the review. “This free trial combined with RingCentral’s high quality 24/7 customer support and preconfigured ready to call phones makes it one of the better product offerings on our site.”