• July 3, 2012

Telstra Releases Public Cloud Contact Center Solution

Telstra Global, a supplier of managed network and hosted services, today announced its global Virtual Contact Centre (VCC) solution, powered by IPscape, a provider of contact center applications and technology that enables organizations to transform their legacy contact center set ups.

The announcement of this partnership with IPscape follows a recent investment by Telstra's Applications and Ventures Group in the company.

The new VCC service is unique in its ability to deliver the latest in-cloud innovation backed by highly resilient hosting and network services. Alongside Telstra Global’s world class voice and data networks, it offers companies of all sizes access to a global multichannel customer service experience with a single service level agreement.

This flexibility allows companies to scale their contact center capabilities to accommodate initiatives, such as new product launches, trials, or peaks in customer demand, with no long-term commitment or new license fees.

Accessed via Telstra Global's Secure IP VPN, the VCC software can be updated or changed within minutes to update campaign scripts, add agents to different campaigns, or activate remote agents. It also offers real-time CRM integration to direct customer calls to the right operator regardless of the contact channel used.

Telstra Global's director of portfolio and marketing, Nathan Bell, said in a statement that leading global businesses are now looking to innovative public cloud technology solutions to help them respond faster to changing customer demands, while also demanding greater business and commercial flexibility. "Today's customer service environment is the most challenging and complex we have ever faced. Customers are using a variety of different devices to connect with businesses, so customer service needs to be smarter, more agile and responsive," he said. "At the same time, businesses need their contact centers to accommodate fluctuating customer demand.  The new VCC solution is perfectly aligned with these needs and with the rising demand for contact center solutions in the high-growth Asia region."

Simon Burke, CEO of IPscape, believes the new partnership will accelerate the adoption of cloud solutions in Asia as more businesses can use Telstra Global VCC to create an agile, smart customer experience solution. "When IPscape was established in 2007, our vision was to change the game and give all businesses, no matter what size, a better way of buying and managing contact center technology. Five years later, IPscape is enabling forward-thinking businesses to communicate with their customers in the same way their customers already communicate with each other – in real time, across multiple channels and through any device," he said in the statement.

"The partnership with Telstra Global through the new virtual contact centre solution takes this vision to the next step by providing a global solution which all businesses can use to innovate the customer experience. In five years we expect cloud solutions such as the Telstra Global VCC to be the norm and the traditional to simply be seen as out of date," Burke added.

Deployment of Telstra Global VCC will take weeks rather than months, and the solution can integrate and operate within any existing legacy system to deliver greater scale, features or to create a new integrated virtual contact center operation. It requires no material capital spend and organizations can pay for the service based on usage or flat fee, and can also be integrated into any cloud or on-premises CRM system in a matter of days.

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