News : Mitel Acquires Contact Center Call Recording Supplier OAISYS
Ottawa, March 4, 2014 -- Mitel(R) (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) announces the acquisition of contact center supplier OAISYS, a developer of integrated call recording and quality management solutions. Consistent with Mitel's strategy to rapidly expand the company's presence in the contact center space, the acquisition of OAISYS further strengthens Mitel's position in this growing market. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
"Contact Centers have become the front line for businesses looking to harness customer insight and intelligence to deliver competitive advantage and drive growth, and the acquisition of OAISYS is a logical next step in Mitel's strategy and solution to address that market demand," said Richard McBee, President and CEO, Mitel. "With OAISYS, Mitel partners and customers will have the critical capabilities they need to unlock, extract and leverage business data."
An existing member of the Mitel Solutions Alliance with Preferred Gold Partner status, the OAISYS portfolio seamlessly integrates with Mitel's flagship MiContact Center platform, including the company's recently announced release. Over time, the OAISYS solution will also be integrated into the Aastra contact center platform, Solidus eCare, and the MiContact Center for Lync platform, as part of routine portfolio integration.
"Mitel is a natural fit for OAISYS as we look to expand and grow our product range and reach," said Brian Spencer, CEO of OAISYS. "Full integration into the multi-platform contact center portfolio of a major multi-national vendor like Mitel opens the doors for us to take our products to new platforms, new partners and new markets."
Effective immediately, OAISYS becomes part of the Mitel Products and Solutions Business Unit. The group will report to Chris Courneya, Mitel Vice President and General Manager, Contact Centers. Brian Spencer joins Mitel as Director of Business Development for Mitel Contact Centers reporting to Chris.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Mitel is a global provider of enterprise and small business communications solutions and services. The company focuses on blending powerful infrastructure with an intuitive human interface to deliver the benefits of voice, video and data convergence to the user. Mitel's broad portfolio of solutions provide advanced voice, video and data communications platforms, desktop phones and Internet appliances, intuitive applications for customer relationship management and mobility, messaging and multimedia collaboration.
OAISYS is a developer of call recording and contact center management solutions for a wide range of organizations, from small- to medium-sized businesses to multi-site large enterprises. The OAISYS voice documentation and interaction management solutions help companies within a variety of industries—including healthcare, automotive dealerships, financial services and the public sector—attract and retain customers by digitally capturing phone-based interactions for simple retrieval, playback and management. Compatible with leading business communications system providers, including Avaya, Mitel, ShoreTel and Toshiba, OAISYS Tracer and Talkument applications help companies improve risk management, quality assurance, customer retention, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and other critical business concerns. OAISYS is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. OAISYS Limited is located in Cambridge, England.
Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014