RingCentral Helps Makes Small Businesses Have Big Business Impact
Entrepreneurs like you don't need anyone to show you how to run your business. What you do need is a way to cut costs
or save money so you can actually enjoy the fruits of your labor. Now to keep things in perspective, there are some expenses you simply cannot control. If you have to travel a lot by car to meet with clients, you have to buy gas and pay whatever the price is per gallon. No matter how hard you try, that gas station owner is not going to put gas on sale or give you a two for one special.
However, there is one area you can control. In fact it is one of the most expensive costs small businesses have to deal with on a daily basis. That area is the cost of
your communication service ... your phone system.
How RingCentral Can Save You
Time and Money. Here are some typical problem
scenarios. One of these may sound familiar:
Scenario #1 - Let's say you have a standard office PBX phone system. Either hosted or non-hosted.
The average cost to maintain a basic PBX phone system ranges from around $7,000 to more than $20,000 per year.
Hosted PBX systems usually cost $12,000 and up to manage your office phone system
(It's okay...we feel your pain) You'll be spending less using RingCentral
for the same system depending on the plan that
you subscribe to.
Take a look at your current phone plan. Get your calculator and figure out what you could do with all the money
you would save using RingCentral instead. (That family vacation to Hawaii
will be looking better and better!)
Scenario #2 - You're either thinking about hiring a receptionist to answer your phones and route calls to the proper person.
Great! However, you'll need to factor in the cost of doing so. We took the liberty of doing a little research for you.
The average salary for a receptionist varies depending on location, industry and size. But $15,000 to $30,000
per year is about average. Ahh the joys of paid vacation! Plus
medical benefits, employee taxes, and be sure to
add on the costs of hiring a temp worker to
cover your receptionist whenever he or she is on
vacation or just can't make it into work. (Well,
so much for that family vacation to Hawaii). RingCentral's auto-receptionist answers and routes calls 24 hours a day. Works weekends all holidays and
never calls in sick. RingCentral has several plans to choose from depending on your needs. RingCentral Office
starts at $39.00 per month. If you're just starting your business and you are your only employee. RingCentral
Mobile plans start at only $9.99 per month.
Scenario #3 - In all fairness you could just answer the phone yourself.
However, this may save you money by not hiring a receptionist but will cost you in valuable time. The potential for errors
in other parts of your business increases significantly. If you or someone else on your staff cannot give their full
attention to their own areas because they've got to handle phone calls. It's just a matter of time before that client
proposal that was due 2 days ago results in your competitor getting the contract instead of you. Happens more
often than you realize.
For the sake of example, lets use the RingCentral Office plan to show you how easy and quickly you will be up and running once you start your service.
» Sign up for the RingCentral service quickly on line.
» Make and receive unlimited nationwide calling and faxing.
» Use a simple interface to decide how calls are handled
> Auto- receptionist answers and routes all call according to your rules.
» Use your mobile phone.
Have your business number show up on the customer's caller ID
» Voice mail and fax notifications sent to you via email
No Installation Required.
RingCentral is a cloud based VOIP service. Once you order your service you can be up and running immediately. RingCentral handles support and includes free customer service should you have any problems.
Sound Too Good To Be True.
Well, it isn't really. RingCentral is a reliable service that can save your business money. You can budget a lot more accurately as your costs will be fixed. No more surprises at the end of the month.
What's The Catch?
There's no catch. But, RingCentral is a service that relies on high speed internet in order to deliver service. There's nothing more annoying than finding your internet service is down. So this means you have to have an internet provider who is reliable.
If you have problems with consistent internet service, then RingCentral cannot deliver your phone service consistently either. They do have a back up should this happen. If your internet is out for whatever reason your calls will automatically route to a number or numbers you designate. It's not a perfect solution. But at least you will still be able to get calls from your customers and clients.
The Benefits Of Using RingCentral Speak For Themselves.
You're a savvy business person. You have to be in order to run a business. You know when something makes sense and you can quickly understand how RingCentral can benefit your business. We're 100% confident in the services RingCentral
provides. But if you're still not convinced. Read actual case studies and testimonials from other small business owners just like you. Then sign up for the RingCentral service. If it doesn't meet your expectations cancel within 30 days and get every cent of your hard earned money back.
How's that for confidence?
using Ring Central and it's been pretty good. Fully hosted with lots of settings and parameters. 1-800 (or other toll free like 888, 855, etc) also included.
I have it set so you get a main custom greeting, then you press 1 for computers, 2 for websites, etc. Each "department" has a "you have reached the X department. Please wait while you are connected." and then it forwards to my cell phone. The caller ID shows their number plus the extension dialed, so I have a preview of what they're calling about. Plus ring central has PC-based and app-based programs that let you dial out through your 1-800 number, so when you call someone they see your company name and 1-800 number on caller id.
Call quality has been fairly consistent, but there was one instance where the call kept breaking up (yes, I did have excellent cell phone signal).
I can also send and receive faxes through the same phone number, and those faxes are PDF'd right to my email address
... it's well worth the cost to be able to present my company as a much bigger company."
I use Ring Central VoIP service for my small business. I would like to have presence or BLP as a feature. For those of you who don't know, presence/BLP is the feature that shows when others in your office are on the phone. It would keep my secretary from ringing me when I am already talking to someone else and vice versa
I too use RingCentral which has been 9 month now. At first I took out the package for 1000 minutes but I simply was not getting the calls to warrant paying $49 a month so I now have a 100 minute plan for the $15 which suits me well and even if I did go over the 100 minutes, it is the same rate so I would just pay for those minutes anyway.
I downloaded the softphone to my PC, nice feature to have.
The only problem I've had with the 800 number is evidently someone else who previously had it, they must have some collection agencies after them and so finally I had to block those numbers so I would not get them.
So yes, Ring Central seems super and so far their customer service seem great!"
Jan R., 3dcart.com
I can vouch for ring central. Great service and a lot of features. Much better than Grasshopper.
You also can get a free iPhone, android or blackberry app that allows you to track call, make calls using you ring central phone number and many other features."
I subscribe to Ringcentral.com and they have a phone app. It allows me to access any faxes coming in on my iPhone4 as well as on my computer."
Hella R., activerain.com
We currently use ringcentral for VOIP call forwarding, but need call hold, transfer, and multi-location transfer/hold capabilities. 8 user minimum."
I use RingCentral's mobile office service so when people call the toll free number they are routed to my cell phone and I answer calls on my bluetooth headset. Nobody knows the difference as it gives options, plays music in the background while on hold, and can dictate messages. I usually get about 8-10 calls a day which usually takes a few minutes to answer."
Melvin G., betternetworker.com
I use Ring Central for my small business. It’s a virtual PBX and incoming calls are automatically forwarded to my cell phone or any other phone I designate. You can set up a toll-free number or local number for a low monthly fee. You can set up mailboxes for each person in your company, and although I don’t use it, there is a dial by directory feature as well. You can even set up different voice mail messages for when you’re out of the office or on the phone. I have been using it for over a year, and I have been very pleased!"
For a startup, with limited customer base - get a $50 phone from walmart and be done with it. That's what we used for 2 years. When you start getting sales volume I would suggest ringcentral ($50-$100 a month) for voicemail and phone forwarding. When you start having intra-network call forwarding requirements and multiple locations that's when you need to step it up."
I was using ring central (ringcentral.com) and their efax service was freaking awesome. However, I couldn't justify paying $50+ a month just for that, when I hardly used the 800 service
I use ringcentral.com for anyone who still needs to send/receive a fax. It comes to my computer, and I can access them with an app on my iPhone 4. Only costs me $7.99/month. Don't use it much but there are times this is the only way - so that amount is worth it to me."
RingCentral CEO Vlad Shmunis Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Northern California Award Finalist
24 May 2011,
BusinessWire.com Press Release
SAN MATEO, Calif. RingCentral, the leader in cloud based business phone systems, today announced that Vlad Shmunis, CEO at RingCentral, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Northern California Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Shmunis was selected as a finalist from more than 160 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 25 at the Fairmont San Jose.
“I am honored to be nominated as an Ernst & Young award finalist along with such an influential group of entrepreneurs”.
“I am honored to be nominated as an Ernst & Young award finalist along with such an influential group of entrepreneurs,” said Shmunis. “I launched RingCentral to provide an easier way for businesses to communicate and with our great team have grown the company into a successful and thriving business.”
RingCentral is the number one cloud-based business phone systems provider which enables businesses of any size access to all the features of a traditional enterprise class PBX at a fraction of the cost with no hardware, instant setup and zero setup costs. In 2011, RingCentral grew to more than 200 thousand business customers, and leveraged their cloud platform to launch partnerships with AT&T to sell RingCentral’s cloud phone system. The company is backed by Cisco, Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.
RingCentral is the leading cloud-based business phone system which enables businesses to get all the features of a traditional PBX and more. With top industry honors, including PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award, Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Award, and the 2010 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, RingCentral delivers on-demand phone systems that are designed for the modern mobile and distributed business world, at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Cisco, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and DAG Ventures.
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