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John Varvatos Replaces Legacy Systems With RingCentral Cloud Solutions


Reports 40 to 50 percent cost savings since deploying RingCentral

(NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud
communications and collaboration solutions, today announced that John
, an American contemporary menswear designer, has selected
RingCentral's cloud communications solutions to engage efficiently with
customers and connect its global workforce to drive increased

With a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, the brand
represents an entire lifestyle that includes belts, bags, footwear,
eyewear, limited-edition watches, luxury skincare, and fragrances.
Launched in 2000 as part of the apparel and footwear company VF Corp.,
John Varvatos became independent in 2012. With this change in ownership,
the IT team saw an opportunity to shift their infrastructure to the
cloud to enable more agile customer communications and a highly
productive employee working environment. With its main office in New
York City, flagship store in London, and showroom in Milan, efficient
global team collaboration was of paramount importance.

Previously, John Varvatos had legacy on-premises PBX systems, which
primarily supported voice-only communications, and a solution with
limited web conferencing capabilities. By moving to RingCentral's cloud
communications platform, John Varvatos now uses a single solution, RingCentral
®, to connect its workforce across distributed
locations and enable communications and collaboration using voice, web
and video meetings.

"My goal was to create an entirely cloud-based IT environment to enable
our employees to work from anywhere, on any device, at any time," said
Nick Barbarise, Director of IT at John Varvatos. "RingCentral makes it
incredibly easy to set up new users in global locations while
administering the solution from a central location, which is an enormous
advantage over our previous legacy system. We've already seen a 40 to 50
percent reduction in costs by moving to RingCentral. In addition, the
RingCentral mobile capabilities have transformed the way our team is
able to work, providing the flexibility we need on a global scale."

Key RingCentral benefits for John Varvatos include:

  • RingCentral
    Global Office
    : Increases workforce productivity and
    reduces John Varvatos' IT overhead by providing reliable voice,
    messaging, and collaboration functionality on a global scale.
  • RingCentral
    : Enables John Varvatos employees to connect
    via video meetings, providing more effective collaboration across
    global offices, with both customers and colleagues.
  • RingCentral
    : Empowers the John
    Varvatos team to communicate on the go, from anywhere, on any device
    by making a call, starting or joining an online meeting, or sending

"The return on investment John Varvatos is seeing is a perfect example
of how cloud communications solutions have tangible benefits and ROI for
a business," said Ryan Azus, EVP of Global Sales and Services at
RingCentral. "Our solutions have enabled John Varvatos to connect its
global workforce and customers in a way that cannot be emulated by
on-premises legacy systems. As the Varvatos team continues their
cloud-first IT strategy, we look forward to partnering with them in new

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About John Varvatos

Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear,
John Varvatos now represents an entire men's lifestyle that includes
footwear, bags, belts, eyewear, limited edition watches, men's
fragrances, and the John Varvatos Star USA Collection. The designer has
been recognized three times by the CFDA with an American Fashion Award
for New Menswear Designer (June 2000) and Menswear Designer of the Year
(June 2001 and June 2005), and was honored as GQ's "Designer of the
Year" in 2007. In October 2013, John released his first book entitled, John
Varvatos: Rock in Fashion
, which documents the elements of rock
style that are intrinsic in the music community. Further rooting the
brand in music, John Varvatos formally launched John Varvatos Records in
February 2014. In 2015, John received several accolades including Most
Innovative at MR Magazine's MR Awards Honoring Game Changers in the
Menswear Industry, the Cultural Icon Award at the T.J. Martell
Foundation's 40th Anniversary Gala, the ACE Award for Designer of the
Year given by the Accessories Council, and the Fashion Cares award given
by the Samuel Waxman Foundation. In 2016, John was awarded Footwear
News' ICON Award for Social Impact for his charitable work, most notably
with The Stuart House Foundation.

About RingCentral

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of global
enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More
flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral
empowers today's mobile and distributed workforce to communicate,
collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral
unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing,
online meetings, and integrated contact center solutions. 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.

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