PRESS RELEASE — SAN FRANCISCO – December 21, 2015 — Genesys (www.genesys.com), the market leader in omnichannel customer experience (CX) and contact center solutions, today announced the acquisition of SpeechStorm, a leading provider of self-service applications for mobile, web and interactive voice recognition (IVR) channels. The Northern Ireland-based company has been a Genesys partner since 2010 and operates offices in the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States.
With this acquisition, Genesys brings additional omnichannel self-service capabilities to the Genesys Customer Experience Platform enhancing the company’s market-leading Self-Service IVR and Web Engagement solutions, merging self-service and agent assistance to deliver highly personalized customer experiences. Customers can now create a single self-service application and make it available simultaneously across multiple customer touchpoints, including mobile, web and traditional voice IVR environments.
With Genesys omnichannel self-service solutions, consumers can engage with companies through either voice or digital channels and seamlessly transition to assisted service when required, providing the agent with the full context and history of the interaction to deliver personalized and efficient service. With the SpeechStorm acquisition, Genesys customers will have access to a catalog of more than 70 pre-built, rapidly deployable self-service applications optimized for common self-service needs by industry including, for example, bill payment and change of address. As a result, these new capabilities can help customers bring to market self-service applications in a fraction of the time and with dramatically less effort than traditional development approaches.
“As our customers embrace the challenge of personalizing the customer experience and managing customer journeys, self-service solutions are the first places they need to examine in making that transformation,” said Paul Segre, Chief Executive Officer at Genesys. “With the addition of SpeechStorm, we’re setting a new standard for both how companies create omnichannel self-service applications and design highly personalized journeys across touchpoints and channels to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”
Genesys is the market leader in omnichannel customer experience (CX) and contact center solutions in the cloud and on-premises. We help brands of all sizes make great CX great business. The Genesys Customer Experience Platform powers optimal customer journeys consistently across all touchpoints, channels and interactions to turn customers into brand advocates. Genesys is trusted by over 4,500 customers in 80 countries to orchestrate more than 100 million digital and voice interactions each day. Visit us at www.genesys.com, call us at +1.888.436.3797 or engage with us on Twitter: @Genesys. The controlling interest in Genesys is held by Permira (www.permira.com) with participation from Technology Crossover Ventures (www.tcv.com).