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[February 13, 2014]

Southlands Christian Schools Learns the Benefits of a Cloud Business Communications System

SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of cloud business communications solutions, today announced that Southlands Christian Schools, an education institution with three campuses in Southern California, selected RingCentral's (News - Alert) cloud business communications platform to replace an outdated on-premise PBX system and more effectively manage communications with parents and across a staff of 100 administrators and educators.

Southlands Christian Schools recently moved its pre-school through 8th grade programs to a new campus. For the proposed transtion, the school's legacy system would have been too difficult to manage and required system downtime, which would put users offline during critical work hours. RingCentral was selected because its cloud-based communications platform was feature-rich, flexible and easy to deploy and use with little to no staff training.


"The biggest gripe I had with setting up another PBX (News - Alert) on-premise system for our new campus was the infrastructure I would have to lay down, and that I knew wouldn't be able to communicate with the other systems in our other locations," said Rainier Apolonio, IT Director at Southlands. "I implemented RingCentral across all of our sites, so now the school staff of over 100 can reach one another with simple extensions."

With RingCentral, Southlands Christian Schools is able to gain control of its phone system, organize departmental calling, and provide teachers and staff with business phone numbers. Teachers now can take and return calls on their personal mobile phones by using their school numbers, thus enabling them to keep their personal numbers private. By empowering users, the IT department now has added time to focus on other priority technology initiatives.

"You really want your phone system to be a blessing and not a curse, and I am always pleasantly surprised to learn about RingCentral's new updates," explains Rainier Apolonio. "My staff takes advantage of the conferencing and intercom features, and they have fun with options like hold music."

About RingCentral

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud business communications solutions. Easier to manage and more flexible than on-premise communications systems, RingCentral's cloud solution meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces, while eliminating the expense of on-premise hardware and software. RingCentral is headquartered in San Mateo, California.


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