Atos SE (CAC40: ATO), a global leader in digital transformation, and RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced that Atos will add RingCentral as the preferred provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions. Atos and RingCentral will enter into a System Integrator (SI) relationship and will introduce a co-branded UCaaS solution. The co-branded solution will be a key part of Atos’ Digital Workplace client and partner offer, complementing its existing OpenScape UC solutions.
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“We are excited to welcome Atos as our first global Systems Integrations partner, creating opportunities for RingCentral to provide our global cloud communications platform to large, marquee customers in Atos’ digital transformation practice,” said Vlad Shmunis, founder, chairman and CEO, RingCentral. “Atos provides a new dimension of long-term growth as we continue to lead the charge in UC to UCaaS transformation with our unwavering commitment to innovation and strong culture of strategic partnerships.”
Atos is a global leader in enabling digital transformation with annual revenue of approximately $13 billion. Atos is ranked #1 in Europe for Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing. Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors including: healthcare, energy and utilities, telecom and media, retail and transport, public sector, defense, manufacturing, financial services and insurance. The co-branded solution will help grow its global market opportunity for larger digital transformation projects.
“RingCentral’s world-class communications platform combined with Atos’ proven leadership in Digital Workplace solutions provides our customers the opportunity to further streamline their digital transformation projects across all lines of business IT,” said Elie Girard, CEO, Atos. “With an Atos installed base ranging across large enterprises and governmental agencies, we are excited about the potential of the new strategic partnership.”
Along with this strategic partnership, RingCentral will acquire IP from Atos, including a portfolio of certain patents.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education as well as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers, employees and collaborators, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably and confidently in the information technology space.
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, the RingCentral platform empowers employees to work better together, from any location, on any device, and via any mode to serve customers, improving business efficiency and customer satisfaction. The company 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.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including but not limited to, statements regarding RingCentral’s plans to partner with Atos to offer a co-branded UCaaS solution and the anticipated benefits of and activity under RingCentral’s strategic partnership with Atos, including the ability to create long-term growth opportunities for RingCentral and RingCentral’s leadership in UC to UCaaS transformation. 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 perform their obligations under the commercial arrangement, the parties ability to successfully develop and execute the envisioned jointly developed programs, technology and automation, the ability to successfully transition customers to RingCentral’s UCaaS solution, as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in RingCentral’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and in other filings RingCentral makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to RingCentral as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, to review or confirm analysts’ expectations, or to provide interim reports or updates.
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