Cicero Inc. Wins the American Teleservices Association 2011 Technovation Award
Cicero XM Honored for Delivering a Smart Desktop to Improve Employee Productivity and the Customer Experience
Cary, North Carolina – April 6, 2011 – Cicero Inc. (BB: CICN), a global leader in customer experience management and desktop integration solutions, was honored by the American Teleservices Association (ATA) with a Technovation award for its Cicero XM product. Cicero XM was judged by a panel of representatives from the software and contact center operations industries to have provided an innovative solution to gain visibility into what is happening at an employee’s desktop, identify opportunities for improvement, and deliver a fast, iterative approach to streamlining how work happens.
Cicero XM is Customer Experience Management (CEM) software that simplifies workflow, automates tasks, and automatically shares data between any data sources from back office to desktop servicing solutions. It does not require taking away or hiding users’ access to existing applications but rather simplifies, extends, and automates processes using those applications while allowing new data sources to be simply and rapidly integrated. In addition, Cicero XM features tools to create a modular, customizable interface, scripting or user guidance, screen pops, new composite applications, and a powerful toolbar. The result is a highly efficient, Smart Desktop that has been proven to:
· Increase Productivity 30%
· Shorten training time 20% for new hires
· Increase employee retention by 30%
· Increase quality assurance scores 20%
· Enforce compliance by masking data
· Reduce the effort, time and cost of change control by up to 90%
· Provide a 360-degree view of the customer on one screen
“Each year we recognize companies that are committed to making advances in technology and raising the level of service for consumers around the world,” comments Phil Grudzinski, ATA Board Chair. “We are proud to recognize member company, Cicero Inc., for their innovative customer experience management software, Cicero XM.”
“We are pleased that Cicero XM continues to be identified as an innovative software product as evidenced in several recent awards and analyst reviews,” stated Mike Garner, Chief Customer Officer at Cicero. “It is a special honor to receive this Technovation award and be recognized by the ATA panel of contact center leaders who are charged with serving customers faster, more accurately and profitably, day in and day out.”
American Teleservices Association
The American Teleservices Association (ATA) is the only non-profit trade organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of companies that utilize contact centers as an integral channel of operations. ATA members include companies with inbound or outbound contact centers, users of Teleservices, trainers, consultants, and equipment suppliers who initiate, facilitate, and generate telephone, Internet, and e-mail sales, service, and support. ATA provides leadership in the professional and ethical use of the telephone for conducting business and is committed to serving the needs of its members, recommending the highest standards of quality for the channel and protecting the rights of consumers. Members benefit from the ATA’s strong advocacy at the national and state level; advanced and timely educational opportunities and business-building events; advocacy and support in the public realm; and rich and trusted resources for Teleservices professionals.
About Cicero Inc.
Cicero Inc. provides solutions that enable business transformation of enterprise interactions across companies and government organizations. Cicero XM technology delivers this capability via an innovative combination of desktop integration, automation, presentation and analytics capabilities, built to transform customer interaction into the most powerful marketing and branding asset a company can own. Cicero stands out among other software solutions for its ease of configuration and change control eliminating up to 90% of the change control, costs and time, providing the ability to deliver actionable intelligence through efficient combination of telephony and interaction data, and delivering immediate benefits with an ROI in less than 6 months. Learn more at www.ciceroinc.com.
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