London, UK, Feb 4, 2021 -- 8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), an integrated cloud communications platform, announced that Halfords, aUK retailer of motoring and cycling services and products, has expanded the company’s deployment of the 8x8 integrated cloud contact centre and communications product to further enhance communications and customer experience.
As part of the company’s digital transformation efforts to improve efficiency and profitability, Halfords was focused on unifying communications and contact centre operations across their three main business divisions - retail, automotive and mobile services. However, their legacy on-premises communications infrastructure was a barrier to achieving this goal, with multiple systems and dated technology.
Following a rigorous procurement process, Halfords selected 8x8 due to platform scalability, flexibility and integrations with Salesforce and Calabrio Teleopti Workforce Management. Initially, Halfords deployed the integrated 8x8 contact centre and communications product across locations to support employees and contact centre agents. Tight CRM integration with 8x8 Contact Centre allows agents to have more informed conversations with customers, and security has been further strengthened as agents can process secure credit card payments using PCI-compliant 8x8 Secure Pay.
As the business environment changed over the past year, Halfords worked closely with 8x8 to rapidly expand global customer engagement efforts, more than doubling the number of contact centre agents using 8x8.
Gareth Brophy, Head of Customer Support at Halfords said, "It’s so important that we give our customers the experience they expect, whether face-to-face in a retail store, Autocentre or over the phone. Partnering with 8x8 and deploying an integrated cloud contact centre and communications product, enables us to deliver a customer-first strategy, and scale our operations to drive efficiency and profitability."
"Leading organisations like Halfords understand how communications can transform employee and customer experience, especially when driving productivity and customer retention and loyalty efforts are more important than ever for business success," said Jamie Snaddon, Managing Director, EMEA at 8x8, Inc. "As we support Halfords on their digital transformation journey to meet and exceed customer expectations, we look forward to helping them manage and optimise all employee and customer interactions across their multiple business divisions."
Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
About 8x8 Inc.:
8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT) leverages its patented software technologies to deliver high quality voice solutions with integrated messaging and video to businesses of any size with employees in any location on a wide variety of business telephony, web and mobile platforms. 8x8 also offers managed hosting and cloud-based computing services.
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