RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, today announced that John Varvatos, 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 productivity.
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 Office®, 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 Meetings™: Enables John Varvatos employees to connect via video meetings, providing more effective collaboration across global offices, with both customers and colleagues.
RingCentral Mobile®: 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 messages.
“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 ways.”
About John Varvatos
Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, John Varvatos (johnvarvatos.com) 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.
RingCentral, Inc. (ringcentral.com) 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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