Bank Administration Institute Selects XO Communications solution

XO Communications today announced that the Bank Administration Institute (BAI), a financial services association and leading industry partner for information and intelligence, has selected XO Enterprise Cloud to streamline its data backup and disaster recovery processes and to support the organization’s large storage capacity requirements. An enterprise grade, high-performance cloud solution, XO Enterprise Cloud leverages Tier III data centers and the XO nationwide network to offer high availability infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings that enable BAI to virtualize and replicate their systems.  Continue reading Bank Administration Institute Selects XO Communications solution

New research from Magnetic North reveals top five call centre challenges for 2014

Contact centre managers are putting multiple customer communication channels at the top of their priority list in 2014. A survey by leading cloud-based contact centre solutions provider Magnetic North, has found that 44% see managing customer experience across multiple channels as a key challenge of the next year, while 40% are concerned about ensuring technology keeps pace with changing customer behaviour. However there are some stark differences in challenges reported between organisations using cloud-based vs. on premise contact centre solutions.  Continue reading New research from Magnetic North reveals top five call centre challenges for 2014

Simplify360 Launches Next-Generation Social Media Contact Centre 2.0 for BPO

With rapidly changing relationships between customers and businesses, the BPO industry is having difficulties in adapting with the new ways of communicating with customers. As the manpower increases, the over-head costs increase at an exponential rate.  Continue reading Simplify360 Launches Next-Generation Social Media Contact Centre 2.0 for BPO

Convergys to Acquire Stream for $820 Million

Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) and Stream Global Services, Inc., both premier providers of customer management services, today announced entry into a definitive merger agreement under which Convergys will acquire Stream for a total enterprise value of $820 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments, from funds managed by Ares Management and Providence Equity Partners, as well as from LiveIt, the BPO investment arm of Ayala Corp. Convergys also announced the transaction is expected to add approximately $0.35 in diluted earnings per share (EPS) in the first 12 months after close, excluding one-time charges, intangible amortization and integration costs.  Continue reading Convergys to Acquire Stream for $820 Million

Integration partnership helps improve customer experience for public sector organisations

Liquid Voice, a highly respected enterprise call recording and contact centre solutions specialist has released details of its successful integration with Civica Contact Centre applications that is helping a growing number of organisations across the UK streamline client engagement, meet regulatory requirements and remove IT complexity.  Continue reading Integration partnership helps improve customer experience for public sector organisations

Unify enhances OpenScape contact center suite

Building on its strong history of delivering superior contact center solutions, Unify, formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications, today announced a number of new features and enhancements to the OpenScape Contact Center Suite, delivering improved efficiency and flexibility through expanded support for major mobile devices, tighter social media integration and improved analytics.  Continue reading Unify enhances OpenScape contact center suite

Everreach launches new online phone service for small businesses

everreach, a new UK online phone service to help busy small business owners take control of their incoming calls, launches today. The service lets customers choose a ‘virtual’ local or national UK phone number and provides a suite of features so they can decide how they want to deal with their business calls based on how their specific business operates.  Continue reading Everreach launches new online phone service for small businesses

SPLICE Software Announces Dialog DashboardTM

SPLICE Software, the leading provider of automated, Data-Driven DialogsTM for Customer Experience Management, announces they will be launching their new Dialog DashboardTM at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & Expo on January 14, 2014. The Dialog DashboardTM is a part of the latest generation of the SPLICE Dialog SuiteTM, an interactive campaign management and reporting tool available to all SPLICE clients.  Continue reading SPLICE Software Announces Dialog DashboardTM

Verint to Acquire KANA Software, Transforming the Way Organizations Engage With Their Customers

KANA LogoVerint® Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire KANA Software, Inc., a leader in customer service solutions delivered both on-premises and in the cloud. The acquisition would form a unique and revolutionary combination that would extend Verint’s Actionable Intelligence® strategy. The collective solutions from Verint and KANA would enable organizations worldwide to implement a single-vendor suite to help transform customer engagement. The acquisition of KANA, a portfolio company of Accel-KKR, is expected to be completed in Verint’s first fiscal quarter ending April 30, 2014.  Continue reading Verint to Acquire KANA Software, Transforming the Way Organizations Engage With Their Customers

Genesys Contact Center Solution Achieves Microsoft Lync 2013 Qualification

Geneys_logoGenesys, a leading provider of customer experience and contact center solutions announced that it has achieved Microsoft Lync 2013 qualification. The Microsoft Lync Independent Software Vendor (ISV) qualification program is designed to help ensure that qualified applications from Microsoft Partners meet customer expectations for specific scenarios. With third party testing, the program defines specific requirements for interoperability with Lync Server, installation, set-up and configuration, documentation, and support. With the latest Lync 2013 qualification, Genesys continues to enable Lync customers to unify their contact center interactions and enterprise unified communications.  Continue reading Genesys Contact Center Solution Achieves Microsoft Lync 2013 Qualification

8×8 Issued New Virtual Contact Center Patent by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

8x8-INC-HiRes8×8, Inc., a provider of cloud communications and collaboration solutions announced that it has been awarded a new patent related to its Virtual Contact Center technologies. On December 31, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 8,619,967 entitled “Networked Contact Center.” The new patent is a continuation of United States Patent number 8,275,116 which was awarded to 8×8 on September 25, 2012.  Continue reading 8×8 Issued New Virtual Contact Center Patent by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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