San Jose Earthquakes Tap 8×8 to Improve Communications On and Off the Field

8×8 announced the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer have chosen 8×8 as their official cloud communications and contact centre partner for their communications needs.

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In addition, 8×8 has signed a multi-year sponsorship of the Earthquakes. The Quakes host 20 home soccer matches each season, many of which are featured on national TV, ensuring exposure that will broaden 8×8’s awareness and name recognition in Silicon Valley and beyond.

The Earthquakes will use 8×8 X Series in their front and back office operations, including their call centre. 8×8 solutions connect individuals and work groups so they can collaborate faster and work smarter, and include HD audio and video conferencing, one-on-one and group chats, business SMS and texting, mobile and desktop apps, CRM integrations and more.

“San Jose is fortunate to be home to world-class soccer, and we’re pleased to become a partner of the Earthquakes both on and off the field,” said Vik Verma, CEO of 8×8. “To provide the Earthquakes organization with a cloud communications solution that increases staff productivity and improves collaboration with colleagues, outside vendors and fans is a win-win for everyone.”

As part of 8×8’s sponsorship of the organization, the company will receive multiple signage opportunities on the field level and throughout the stadium, and is the sponsor of the Earthquakes’ instant replay feature during games. 8×8 will also sponsor a series of videos that profile player and team activities, with a focus on how 8×8 technology enables the team to seamlessly conduct business, such as the draft, as well as easily connects players with their families on birthdays, holidays and throughout the season. These videos will be shared and amplified on social media.

“8×8 is not only a leading global provider of cloud communications but a long-standing Silicon Valley-based corporation, and we welcome them to the Earthquakes family,” said Jessica Smith, Vice President of Sponsorship at the San Jose Earthquakes. “We look forward to using 8×8’s solution for our critical communications functions, ensuring we deliver exceptional experiences for our employees and fans.”

About 8×8, Inc.

8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact centre and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8×8.com