Puzzel, a European Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) provider, has announced the acquisition of U-WFM ("U-WFM") a provider of workforce management and optimization software. Headquartered in Sheffield, U.K., and with customers across the U.K., U.S. and Australia, U-WFM’s solution gives its customers the ability to forecast demand, monitor adherence, and optimize their contact center operations for companies of all sizes and across any industry vertical. This acquisition was supported by Marlin, Puzzel’s current investment partner.
"We believe there is an easier way to deploy workforce management solutions accessible to all contact centers, regardless of size. By joining forces with Puzzel we can continue to offer customers a full set of leading integrated contact center capabilities and become part of an organization with a sizeable presence across key European markets," said Matt Hughes, CEO of U-WFM. "We look forward to partnering and working alongside the Puzzel team to provide our solutions across Puzzel’s broad customer base."
"Companies today face the challenge of keeping top contact center talent, and employee engagement and resource planning have become key pillars in finding an optimal balance between happy employees and satisfied customers," said Børge Astrup, CEO of Puzzel. "The acquisition of U-WFM addresses this challenge and provides all the key capabilities for modern workforce management wrapped in an appealing and easy to use interface. U-WFM also strategically expands our product suite, accelerates our expansion in the U.K. market and represents an exciting milestone in our mission to offer a best-in-class, integrated customer experience."
"Engaging and efficiently deploying contact center agents is becoming an ever more important challenge for our customers. In U-WFM, we identified a strong business that was capable of solving this problem with a scalable and flexible software product offering designed to support organizations of all sizes," said Mike Wilkinson, a Principal at Marlin. "U-WFM is supported by a great customer base that is diversified across multiple industries. We are excited to offer Puzzel customers a modern, integrated customer engagement platform purpose built for contact centers."
Puzzel (formerly Intelecom) builds on 20 years’ heritage. It was one of the first pioneers to develop a cloud-based contact centre. Puzzel also encompasses leading mobile messaging and mobile payments to deliver a flexible and customisable customer interaction platform to meet the needs of today’s omni-channel and mobile environments. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Puzzel employs over 130 people who are all passionate about delivering innovative customer interaction solutions for contact centres and mobile environments.
Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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