News : inContact to Be Acquired by NICE Systems
Salt Lake City, UT, USA, May 18, 2016 -- inContact, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAAS), a provider of cloud contact center software and contact center optimization tools, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by NICE, a provider of software solutions that enable organizations to take the next best action in order to improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets.
"We strongly believe that this transaction best positions the Company to execute on our vision of helping our customers deliver exceptional customer experiences, while rewarding our existing stockholders for the work we have achieved to date," said Paul Jarman, CEO of inContact. "We are excited to work with our new business partners at NICE and enter our next chapter of industry leadership."
This combination of contact center applications and infrastructure under one company also enables the transformation of the contact center to the Experience Center. The Experience Center connects customer, employee and omni-channel, using advanced analytics to drive personalization and smart action in real time, to stay ahead of the curve of changing customer preferences.
"We look forward to working with the talented management team and employees to accelerate inContact’s customer relationships and strengthen its market position in cloud contact center software," said Barak Eilam, CEO of NICE. "We worked hard to make this deal happen because we understand the tremendous value that inContact can bring to its customers and the marketplace. This combination creates the deepest and most talented R&D, services and support organization in our industry, allowing us to accelerate our roadmaps and deliver even greater value to our customers."
The Board of Directors of inContact has unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016, subject to inContact stockholder approval, certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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inContact, Inc. provides on-demand customer contact center platforms to approximately 650 contact centers across the globe. With its roots in telecommunications and network infrastructure, inContact is unique in its offering because it combines a powerful connectivity backbone with a world-class software platform. The inContact platform includes: a powerful Automated Call Distributor (ACD) with skills-based routing, Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), Interactive Voice Response (IVR) with speech recognition, an innovative online hiring solution, an eLearning application, workforce management functionality, and a customer feedback and survey solution.
About NICE Systems:
NICE (NASDAQ: NICE), is a worldwide provider 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.
Published: Thursday, May 19, 2016