NICE to Present 2011 Americas Customer Excellence Awards to Industry Leaders for Impacting Every Customer Interaction and Optimizing Business Performance with NICE SmartCenter

Recognizes Affiliated Computer Services, Alliance Data, American Airlines, Bell Mobility, Capella Univ., Carolina Biological, Computershare, Electric Insurance, Fiserv, HealthHelp, Itaú Unibanco, Las Vegas Water Valley District, Nationwide, U.S. Bank, Voxline

May 24, 2011

Las Vegas, Nevada, May 24, 2011- NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), today announced thatit has selected the winners of the 2011 NICE Americas Customer Excellence Awards. The awards recognize 15 companies from the Americas, for excellence across six categories: Implementation Excellence, Employee Excellence, Customer Satisfaction, Operational Effectiveness, Sales and Marketing Effectiveness, and Compliance. The awards will be presented to the winners at Interactions 2011, the annual NICE Customer Conference, which began here Monday and concludes Thursday.

The following are the winners of this year's NICE Customer Excellence Awards:

  • Implementation Excellence: Alliance Data, Capella University, HealthHelp, Voxline
  • Employee Excellence: Computershare
  • Customer Satisfaction: Carolina Biological, Fiserv Contact and Servicing Center, U.S. Bank
  • Operational Effectiveness: American Airlines, Bell Mobility, Fiserv Group Operations, Itaú Unibanco, Las Vegas Water Valley District
  • Sales and Marketing Effectiveness: Affiliated Computer Services, Nationwide
  • Compliance: Electric Insurance

Among the outstanding achievements are:

Electric Insurance, a GE company and national, leading provider of personal lines insurance used NICE SmartCenter’s Interaction Recording, Quality Management(QM), Interaction Analytics, Workforce Management and Customer Feedback:


  • Increased customer satisfaction;
  • Achieved a 28% compliance improvement;
  • Achieved a 50% increase in productivity of QM processes.

Voxline, Brazilian provider of contact center services used NICE Churn Reduction and NICE First Contact Resolution, both powered by NICE Interaction Analytics, NICE Quality Management and NICE Interaction Management:

  • Achieved a 15% increase in customer retention;
  • Achieved a 10% increase in first contact resolution;
  • Improved quality management procedures with a 30% increase in quality scores.

Bell Mobility, Canadian provider of wireless service to more than 6.9 million subscribers used NICE IEX Workforce Management


  • Significant reduction in annual overtime costs;
  • Achieved a 14% increase in service level performance;
  • Reduced average speed of answer by 52%;
  • Reduced cost-per-subscriber by 2.3%.

"These leading companies have demonstrated innovative application of NICE SmartCenter and we are happy to award their outstanding results,” said Yochai Rozenblat, CEO & President of NICE Americas. "The NICE Americas Customer Excellence Awards are tailored to recognize exceptional achievements in leveraging our real-time, cross-channel interaction analytics-based business solutions for impacting every customer interaction.”

Over fifty award applications were evaluated by a panel of industry experts and leaders from across the contact center industry. The panel included members of The Call Center School, a company dedicated to the professional development of individuals in the call center industry.

For more information on Interactions 2011, the annual NICE Customer Conference, go to:

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.

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