WHICH IS BETTER?

Dialpad Ai Voice vs. RingCentral RingEx

A quick snapshot of what you get with Dialpad:

  • Hyper-accurate real-time transcriptions (also available to all paid plans)

  • Salesforce integration included with all Pro and Enterprise plans

  • Advanced analytics at no additional charge

Sign up for a 14-day trial to get set up with a virtual number and see how it stacks up against RingCentral!

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Dialpad Ai Voice and RingCentral RingEx are both cloud-based unified communications platforms with built-in phone systems. Both offer an internal messaging platform and a video conferencing solution. And both integrate with apps like Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, and Okta to further automate the process of adding and de-provisioning users, freeing up IT time. Dialpad and RingCentral also both support desk phones and BYOD.

Although they have several things in common, these two platforms are also unique in their own ways. Let’s explore some of the main differences between Dialpad and RingCentral below.

How are Dialpad and RingCentral different?

While both companies offer a range of features, the biggest difference lies in how Dialpad is built.

Ease of setup

Many of our customers love Dialpad for its ease of setup and usability. Setting up a new user takes just five minutes, and setting up a contact center takes another five. It’s that fast.

Screenshot of adding and managing phone numbers from Dialpads online dashboard

Innovation and reliability

Dialpad is built on the Google Cloud Platform, minimizing downtime and allowing for weekly feature releases—not quarterly like many other platforms. This means you get new features and improvements more frequently.

Truly unified business communications

If you’re looking for a solution to help you close more deals, manage a contact center team, and communicate with anyone from anywhere over phone, video, or messaging—all while delivering an exceptional customer experience—Dialpad is for you.

See the difference for yourself

Book a product demo to see how Dialpad Ai Voice stacks up against RingCentral RingEx. Or, take a self-guided interactive tour of the app on your own!

Dialpad vs. RingCentral: What customers have to say

We asked our Sales team—who talks to our customers who switched from RingCentral—what they hear daily about the RingCentral vs. Dialpad comparison. Here’s what they said:

“A business phone that’s easy to use”

Whether you work in tech or not, using your business phone system should be easy. Dialpad's business messaging platform automatically syncs across all devices, giving you a single source of truth for all your business conversations. This ensures you can seamlessly pick up conversations from where they left off, regardless of the device you’re using.

Screenshot of making a phone call using Dialpads desktop and mobile app

Say you had a quick call with a colleague on the desktop app and sent her a business text on your mobile app. Both conversations with that colleague will show up when you open Dialpad. This makes it easy to find where the conversation left off, no matter what device you’re using.

“Consistent product experience”

Dialpad offers a more consistent product experience because both our UCaaS and CCaaS products are built and supported in-house. In contrast, RingCentral’s contact center solution is from another company1, resulting in a different user interface from their communications platform.

“All major app integrations—including Salesforce—are covered”

Dialpad covers all the major integrations and is continually adding more.

One thing to note: Make sure you try out how the integrations work on both platforms when you're comparing them.

For example, Salesforce is a pretty key integration—we'd recommend trying out how it integrates with both Dialpad and RingCentral, on both desktop and mobile. Do you get full Salesforce functionality whether you're on your computer or your cell phone?

You can learn all about the Dialpad-Salesforce integration and how it works in this guide.

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“Reliable call quality and near-zero downtime”

When choosing a business phone system, call quality is super important. RingCentral and Dialpad both leverage VoIP technology to provide high-quality calls.

Dialpad’s cloud-native telephony architecture is unique in the sense that it leverages a network of global servers when handling calls. The result? Better call quality as each call is set up independently to suit the situation.

If you’re interested in the technicalities: Dialpad has “split” the logic and routing from voice calls in its architecture, which means our data centers are full of purpose-built, bare metal servers whose only job is to handle calls. Our “brains” in Google Cloud handle all the decision making, routing, and call flows.

All that’s to say, your calls are in good hands with Dialpad.

Dialpad’s innovative backend design also ensures near-zero downtime. That means you can keep using the phone system as usual, even when there are software updates.

“Advanced call analytics during and after each call”

Both Dialpad and RingCentral offer reporting, but Dialpad includes it at no additional cost and makes it easy to use. You can access all your data from the Analytics tab, including heatmaps, real-time speech analytics, and post-call analytics for customer calls.

Heatmaps show when you’re getting the most calls—and how your average speed to answer is trending during the day:

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Dialpad’s real-time speech analytics can be used to analyze customer calls as they’re still ongoing, so supervisors and agents can gain actionable insights while the customer is still on the other end of the line.

Call monitoring, for example, can give call center supervisors a birds-eye view of how every call is going:

Screenshot of Dialpad Ai analyzing the sentiment of multiple calls in real time

Real-time analytics should help not only the supervisor, but the agent as well. Dialpad’s Ai can let an agent know if they're talking too fast. And when challenging questions come up? Not every agent is seasoned enough to handle all these questions on their own, but supervisors often can’t personally coach every single call.

This is where a good real-time speech analytics solution can help. For instance, Dialpad Ai not only transcribes calls in real time, it can also pick up on specific keywords and trigger pop-ups with tailored notes to help agents talk about different topics—live on the call:

Screenshot of Dialpads AI powered real time assist card feature popping up helpful notes for an agent or rep when a tricky question comes up on a call

And then there are post-call analytics, which are useful for QA and to see key metrics like agent performance and common queries, whether you’re live on the call or not.

For example, Custom Moments are keywords and phrases that you can choose to be tracked over time. Say you want to track how often “refund” and “money back” occurs on customer calls. You can set up a Custom Moment in Dialpad that’ll track how often your customers ask for refunds (and dig into those call recordings if you find that it’s becoming a problem):

Screenshot of creating a Custom Moment in Dialpad which uses AI to track how often certain keywords are coming up on calls

“Industry-leading Ai”

Having analyzed over six billion minutes of proprietary voice and messaging data, Dialpad’s Ai is purpose-built for business conversations. Not only can it transcribe your voice and video calls in real time, Dialpad Ai also generates a call summary with a short recap in friendly, natural language after every meeting:

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Our automatic speech recognition (ASR) and natural language processing (NLP) engine is proprietary. Meaning we built it ourselves, and it’s one of the most accurate out there.

What’s the price difference between Dialpad Ai Voice and RingCentral RingEx?

While RingCentral RingEx is a powerful tool, it’s arguably not as cost-effective as Dialpad if you’re comparing plans with similar features.

How much does Dialpad cost?

Dialpad Ai Voice starts at $15/user/month for the Standard plan and includes unlimited call recording, real-time call analytics, and the Google Workspace integration just to name a few. We also offer a super affordable toll-free rate of 2 cents per minute.

(Plus, think of how much you’re saving by not having to call in an IT person to do little things like add a user or change your voicemail settings.)

Salesforce and other CRM app integrations are included in the Pro plan, which starts at $25/user/month.

How much does RingCentral cost?

RingCentral RingEx starts at $30/user/month for the Core plan, which doesn't come with essentials like unlimited call recording or customizable analytics.2

Salesforce and other CRM app integrations aren’t available unless you go up to their Advanced plan, which starts at $35/user/month—$10 more per user than Dialpad’s Pro plan which gets you many of the same integrations.

See how Dialpad stacks up against RingCentral

Try it out with a free trial, or download the G2 Report containing user ratings that compare Dialpad against RingCentral!

1channelfutures.com/telephony-uc-collaboration/ringcentral-nice-extend-partnership-to-offer-ringcentral-contact-center

2ringcentral.com/office/plansandpricing.html#office