Sales dialer phone call Header v2
Which is better?

Dialpad vs. RingCentral MVP

A quick snapshot of what you get with Dialpad:

  • Hyper-accurate real-time transcriptions (also available to all paid plans)
  • Salesforce integration comes 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!

So you’ve been tasked with deciding which business phone system is best for your org. No pressure. Except there is! With the number of options out there, each with different pricing plans and perks.

The good news is you’ve come to the right place to figure it out. We’ve put together this detailed comparison of two powerhouse options: Dialpad Ai Voice and RingCentral MVP.

Dialpad Ai Voice vs. RingCentral MVP at a glance

FEATURES
Price
Starts at $15/user/month when paid annually
Starts at $19.99/user/month when paid annually — but doesn't include video conferencing [1]
Calling
Messaging
Video Conferencing
Contact Center
Available, but reselling NICE's contact center product
Artificial Intelligence
Native directly in both UCaaS + CCaaS platform; one of the most accurate voice transcription engines available
Available, but no word on accuracy and not much information available about how it's built and whether it's built in-house
Analytics
Advanced analytics built in
Advanced analytics via whitelabeled contact center provider
Integrations
Google Workspace + Microsoft 365 integrations available on Standard plan; Salesforce integration comes with all Pro and Enterprise plans
No integrations on entry-level plans but advanced options at higher tiers [2]
Price
Starts at $15/user/month when paid annually
Starts at $19.99/user/month when paid annually — but doesn't include video conferencing [1]
Calling
Messaging
Video Conferencing
Contact Center
Available, but reselling NICE's contact center product
Artificial Intelligence
Native directly in both UCaaS + CCaaS platform; one of the most accurate voice transcription engines available
Available, but no word on accuracy and not much information available about how it's built and whether it's built in-house
Analytics
Advanced analytics built in
Advanced analytics via whitelabeled contact center provider
Integrations
Google Workspace + Microsoft 365 integrations available on Standard plan; Salesforce integration comes with all Pro and Enterprise plans
No integrations on entry-level plans but advanced options at higher tiers [2]

What do Dialpad and RingCentral have in common?

Dialpad and RingCentral MVP 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. Check out some of the main differences between Dialpad and RingCentral below.

How are Dialpad and RingCentral different?

Sure, there are features and little product things that are different between both companies (and the other competitors in the space), but the biggest difference is in how Dialpad is built.

One of the things that many of our customers love about Dialpad is how easy it is to set up. (And make changes to!)

With Dialpad, setting up a new user takes five minutes. Setting up a contact center? Another five. Yeah, it’s pretty fast.

Adding managing phone number for someone in dialpad

Dialpad is also built on the Google Cloud Platform, which allows us to do neat things like minimize downtime and release new features every week—not quarterly like most other platforms.

So, if you’re looking for something that’ll help you close more deals, manage a contact center team, and communicate with anyone from anywhere over the phone, video, or messaging—all while delivering an exceptional customer experience—then keep reading.

Okay, you’re not sold yet

Fair. Everyone says they have “calling and messaging and video… and a contact center… and more!”

We get it.

So we asked our Sales team—who actually talks to our customers who used to be with RingCentral—to break things down for us. Want to know what they’re hearing every day about the whole RingCentral vs Dialpad thing? Keep scrolling.

Or... Don't feel like reading?
No problem.

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

Easy peasy telephony

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, which gives you a single source of truth for all your business conversations.

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.

Dialpad also offers a more consistent product experience because all of our products are built and supported in-house. (RingCentral is actually selling another company’s contact center solution3, which is why their communications app's user interface looks so different from their contact center platform.)

💪 Dialpad tip:

At Dialpad, we build our own software—both the UCaaS and CCaaS products—and own every bit of its code, letting us create a more integrated user experience.

Room for all your favorite apps

When it comes to integrations, RingCentral has more. So if you’re looking for something super niche, RingCentral might be more likely to have it. But Dialpad does have all the major ones and is constantly 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?)

Here's how Dialpad's Salesforce integration looks, for instance:

Salesforce Power Dialer

No need to ask, “Can you hear me now?”

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 telephony architecture is modern, adaptable, and reliable—with Dialpad, you have all the servers, globally, to leverage. The result? Better call quality as each call is set up independently to suit the situation.

(Dialpad’s innovative and modern backend also means that there’s next-to-no downtime. That means you can keep using the phone system as usual, even when there are software updates.)

🧠 Dialpad tip:

Want to nerd out? 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. (It's pretty unique.)

Contact center reports: No math degree needed

Both Dialpad and RingCentral do offer reporting—Dialpad does so at no additional cost, and is super easy to use too. You can see all your data right from your Analytics tab.

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

Call durations? Check.

Dialpad even spots keyword terms that keep popping on your customer calls.

This way, you can easily spot pesky issues that might be tripping up your team, improve your training, and boost the performance of your contact center:

Heat map average speed to answer in dialpad contact center v4 blog size

So supportive, you can lean on us anytime… Literally

Both Dialpad and RingCentral offer 24/7 global support. What it really boils down to is the quality of the support. That’s where Dialpad shines.

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our customers say:

Dialpad contact center review from g2

You’ll never just be a number to us. Even though Dialpad’s customers run the gamut from solopreneurs to organizations with 1,000+ people, you won’t be able to tell.

That’s our goal. And that’s also why we’ve designed Dialpad to be so easy to use without IT help. It should just work. And in the rare cases where something does come up (because, well, technology), our team is here at all hours of the day or night to help you with 24/7 support on the Pro and Enterprise plans. We don’t run a traditional 9-to-5, and most of our customers don’t either.

And let’s be honest, the easier we can make it for you, the less stressed our Customer Support team will be.

And our secret sauce: Dialpad Ai

Everyone talks about AI. But no one really talks about how it works or why you’d even want it in your phone system or cloud contact center platform.

So here’s what Dialpad Ai does for you. Not only does it automatically transcribe your voice conversations—in real-time—it can also detect customer sentiment on calls based on the words they use, and pick out keywords and phrases so you can track them:

Dialpad ai real time transcription blog size v3

For example, if your customers are bringing up a competitor’s name or asking a lot of tricky questions about price, you’ll know.

Oh, and if you ever see other "UC and CC" products (like RingCentral) talk about AI... 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.

How much does Dialpad cost?

Dialpad Ai Voice starts at only $15/user/month and includes unlimited call recording and real-time transcription, 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.

How much does RingCentral cost?

RingCentral’s Essentials plan (most closely matched to Dialpad’s lowest-level plan) is $32.99/seat at regular price, and doesn't come with essentials like call recording, a multi-level auto attendant, or real-time analytics.1 You'll have to go up to the Standard or Premium plan for that.

💥 Dialpad tip:

Dialpad’s Pro plan (one step up from the least expensive Standard plan) comes with the Salesforce integration included.

Dialpad also deploys in much less time—and you don't need weeks of training to become an admin for Dialpad Ai Contact Center.

Is RingCentral a powerful tool? Absolutely. But it’s not quite as cost-effective as Dialpad if you’re comparing plans with similar features.

But you don't have to take our word for it

According to G2, Dialpad outscores RingCentral MVP in several important categories, such as:

  • Video conferencing
  • Audio calls
  • Chat functionality
  • Enterprise scalability
  • Ease of setup

And a whole lot more!

Dialpad vs ring central MVP

See how Dialpad stacks up against RingCentral

Want to take Dialpad for a test drive? It’s free for 14 days and signing up is easy—you can use your Google or Microsoft 365 account to get started with a virtual business number in just a few clicks.

1, 2ringcentral.com/office/plansandpricing.html#office

3channelfutures.com/telephony-uc-collaboration/ringcentral-nice-extend-partnership-to-offer-ringcentral-contact-center