IT Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) — RingCentral has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dimelo, a leading cloud-based digital customer engagement platform.

Dimelo enables enterprises to manage all their digital customer interactions through a single platform. Dimelo is deployed by leading global organisations such as Allianz, AXA, BNP Paribas, ENGIE, Orange, and Telenor, spanning multiple industries including telecom, financial services, insurance and retail.

Consumers today expect to engage with brands using the digital channels of their choice including mobile and in-app messaging, social media, live chat, email, and community forums. Given this trend, enterprises are rapidly adopting support for various digital channels to enhance customer experience.

“In today’s digital world, engaging with customers over digital channels is crucial to business success,” said Vlad Shmunis, chairman, founder, and CEO, RingCentral. “With Dimelo, consumer-facing enterprises can transform how they engage with their customers. Simply put, Dimelo enables companies to vastly improve their customer interactions by delivering world-class integrated experiences across a multitude of digital channels. We’re excited to welcome the Dimelo team to RingCentral!”

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Enterprise transformation to digital communications is accelerating at a rapid pace and is core to customer satisfaction. Dimelo’s AI-based smart routing engine enables agents to efficiently manage customer interactions across digital channels via a single interface.

“With one of the most extensive footprints of digital channels supported in the industry, Dimelo is dedicated to staying at the forefront of customer engagement transformation. Based on the strength of our platform and proven success with major brands, Apple recently chose Dimelo to be one of the early customer service platforms for Apple Business Chat,” said Stéphane Lee, co-founder and CEO, Dimelo. “We are proud to join forces with RingCentral, the number one cloud communications provider. Together, we will deliver uniquely differentiated solutions worldwide.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in Q4, 2018 and is not estimated to have a material financial impact for the year ending December 31, 2018.

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