NICE Leads Key Segments of the North American Contact Center Systems Market in New Report by Top Industry Analyst Firm Frost & Sullivan

 

August 2, 2011

Report ranks NICE #1 in market share in Quality Monitoring, Workforce Management, leading also in Contact Center Analytics

Ra’anana, Israel, August 02, 2011 - NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), today announced thatit has been ranked as a leading player in key segments of the North American Contact Center Systems Market, according to the 2011 report by Frost & Sullivan. According to the report, which is based on 2010 data, NICE leads in the each of the three segments in which it participates, namely quality monitoring systems and workforce management software, having increased its market share in each segment over the previous year; and tying for the top position in contact center analytics, a category covered by the Frost report for the first time this year.

Keith Dawson, principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan said, “NICE Systems sells all the core solutions of a full agent performance optimization suite as NICE SmartCenter. The company has also been adept at focusing analytics applications on specific business problems and offering them to the marketplace as packaged, targeted applications. The company’s solutions enable organizations to ‘Impact Every Customer Interaction.’ This vision is achieved by capturing and analyzing customer and business intent and driving the best way for contact centers to optimize customer experience and make a significant and positive impact on the performance of agents, the contact center, and the enterprise.”

The report also highlights the newest release of NICE SmartCenter, noting that the introduction of real-time speech analytics combined with the real-time process optimization capabilities puts NICE in a unique position in the market to impact customer interactions while they occur.

“The NICE IEX WFM system is a comprehensive solution for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of staff planning, scheduling, intraday change management, and, optionally, performance management. By enhancing performance, improving resource planning, streamlining time-consuming tasks and, integrating data between applications, the NICE IEX WFM system enables contact centers to achieve customer service objectives at the lowest possible operating cost,” Mr. Dawson continued.

“We are pleased by the results of the new Frost & Sullivan report, which further illustrate our continuously growing market leadership,” said Udi Ziv, President of the Enterprise Product Group at NICE. “Our positions have strengthened year over year and reflect the strategic value add we bring in enabling our customers to uncover customer intent, gather strategic insights, and impact every customer interaction.”

The Contact Center Systems market is defined by Frost & Sullivan as comprising six segments: inbound contact routing systems, interactive voice response (IVR) and voice portal systems, outbound dialer systems, quality monitoring systems, workforce management software, and contact center analytics.

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The NICE Enterprise offering addresses the needs of customer-centric businesses with intent-based solutions. Driven by real-time, cross-channel analytics, NICE provides solutions for increasing revenue, enhancing customer experience, improving regulatory compliance, and optimizing contact center and back office operations. NICE Enterprise solutions are implemented by contact centers of all sizes, branches, trading floors and back offices.

About NICE Systems

NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), is the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze interactions and transactions, realize intent, and extract and leverage insights to deliver impact in real time. Driven by cross-channel and multi-sensor analytics, NICE solutions enable organizations to improve business performance, increase operational efficiency, prevent financial crime, ensure compliance, and enhance safety and security. NICE serves over 25,000 organizations in the enterprise and security sectors, representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 150 countries, and including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. www.nice.com.

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