ShoreTel Releases Enterprise Contact Center 9

ShoreTel, a provider of phone systems and unified communications solutions, has released version 9 of ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center with enhancements driven by the needs of large enterprise customers.

ShoreTel enhanced Enterprise Contact Center to maximize the number of interactions a contact center agent can efficiently handle. ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center 9 uses advanced business logic to define how many and what type of interaction each individual agent can handle.

"Large enterprises in particular are looking for new ways to ensure the highest levels of customer care, and with this latest release, ShoreTel delivers greater support for multi-device, multi-channel interactions that will improve customer satisfaction while providing greater business insights at no additional cost," said Pejman Roshan, vice president of product management at ShoreTel, in a statement.

MonaVie, a maker of nutritional beverages and supplements, has been relying on ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center since 2010. The company currently has 100 agents in three contact centers in the United States and Asia. Each week agents manage more than 6,000 incoming calls and more than 3,000 email inquiries from distributors ordering products.

"The integrated chat and email features in Enterprise Contact Center have significantly improved our productivity and reduced our costs," said Bret Didier, manager of contact center operations at MonaVie, in a statement. "In particular, with the busy holiday season we're able to maintain a high level of customer care and satisfaction without adding staff. Advanced features such as screen pops that help instantly verify caller ID and other data have helped our agents trim up to 15 seconds per call, and with almost half a million calls per year this means huge cost savings. ShoreTel has been far and away the easiest system to deploy, the most cost-effective to maintain, and has really helped MonaVie manage growth with scalable, simple architecture and tools."

StepChange Debt Charity in the United Kingdom implemented ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center technology for more than 600 agents. When the charity is receiving an influx of incoming calls, managers can move staff to different queues using the ShoreTel interface to make sure customers are connected to the right advisor.

"Enterprise Contact Center has helped to ensure that each inquiry is answered quickly and effectively, enabling our customers to reach a satisfying conclusion without the wait," said Mike Gillard, helpline team leader at StepChange, in a statement. "The reporting system has also been incredibly helpful, as I can now use the data available to create reports that can be shared with my managers and can help me quickly make important decisions."

Enterprise Contact Center 9 is now available from qualified ShoreTel reseller partners.

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