Genesys acquires Informiam, a pioneer in real-time business performance management for customer service operations
This acquisition expands the scope of analytical insights for leading provider of customer service software
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, an Alcatel-Lucent company (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that it has acquired Informiam LLC, a privately held company, and a pioneer in software that optimizes customer service operations through real-time business performance management. This move expands the Genesys portfolio of reporting and analytic software. Informiam is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with R&D staff based in Toronto, Canada and employs a total of 45 people. The acquisition extends Alcatel-Lucent’s investment to grow its Enterprise Business. Informiam will become a business unit within Genesys and will be part of the Enterprise Business Group. Financial terms of this cash transaction are not being disclosed and do not have a material financial impact on Alcatel-Lucent.
external linkInformiam’s product suite helps large enterprises to proactively manage their customer service operations. The software analyzes operational data in real-time and synthesizes it into actionable information tailored to the role of the user, including agents, supervisors, and business managers. Informiam reduces issue identification time by up to 90%, enables the contact center to achieve service levels without adding staff, improves revenue by minimizing business interruptions, and provides a unified view of all contact center operations.
Genesys sees external linkreporting and analytics as a critical area to support external linkDynamic Contact Centers – unified service centers that improve the strategic value of customer service operations, and automatically optimize operations. The challenge for most companies is how to balance a variety of needs to simultaneously improve the customer experience, increase agent productivity and satisfaction, and drive revenue.
“In customer service, most organizations understand the advantage of having better insights to manage their operations in real-time. However, these are complex environments where it is difficult to quickly identify problems and potential improvements, and take immediate action to sustain service levels. By adding Informiam, Genesys creates a unique set of solutions that deliver this insight and level of control,” said Paul Segre, Genesys CEO.
Informiam is an open system that is compatible with a wide variety of contact centers. The acquisition demonstrates the Genesys commitment to innovate and lead the industry in optimizing the entire customer service chain, whether within a single organization or across a network of partners.
“The Informiam acquisition provides Genesys with a key technology that brings in real-time information across multiple channels to provide line of business managers and contact center agents with actionable insights,” said Sheryl Kingstone, Yankee Group. “Organizations that are striving to improve customer loyalty and customer satisfaction find this is difficult to do without good Key Performance Indicators that measure effectiveness over efficiency. Informiam will accelerate the Genesys ability to deliver on its Dynamic Contact Center vision.”
“We’re excited to become part of Genesys, because we can join the benefits of our operational insights to a global industry with the leading provider of customer interaction management software,” said Stuart Granger, COO of Informiam and the leader of the new business unit within Genesys.
About Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
Genesys, an Alcatel-Lucent company, is the only company that focuses 100% on software to manage customer interactions over the phone, web and in e-mail. The Genesys software suite dynamically connects customers with the right resources – self-service or assisted-service – to fulfill customer requests, optimize customer care goals and efficiently use resources. Genesys software directs more than 100 million customer interactions every day for 4,000 companies and government agencies in 80 countries. These companies and agencies can leverage their entire organization, from the contact center to the back office, to improve the overall customer experience. As a result, Genesys helps stop customer frustration, drive efficiency, and accelerate business innovation. For more information, go to external linkhttp://www.genesyslab.com or visit the industry blog at external linkhttp://www.betterinteractions.com
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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