Avaya Named as a Leader by Gartner in 2015 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure, Worldwide

Avaya announced today that this year sets a new benchmark as the only vendor to be consistently positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure for 15 years, a position held since the report’s inception in 2001. The Gartner Magic Quadrant report evaluates contact center vendors on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. The annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure covers vendors that provide equipment, software and services to operate contact centers used for customer, employee and service support, including outbound telemarketing, helpdesks and other structured communications operations.

The 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure, Worldwide 1 states that contact centers “require a wide range of functions, architectures, features and services to be effective. Three major architectural approaches that are common in the market are integrated best-of-breed components, all-in-one bundled suites and cloud-based solutions.” In addition, contact center managers increasingly “prefer to purchase much, or all, of their CCI from a single source as a bundle in the pursuit of easier and enduring integration, cradle-to-grave integrated reporting and analytics, and easier system management. Therefore, leading CCI vendors offering complete portfolios of solutions, comprising their own products and those of partners and other strategic suppliers, are being favored. Further, the emerging contact center as a service (CCaaS) model — involving hosted, multitenant systems — is gaining attention as cloud approaches increase.”

Avaya in India has been leading the era of outsourcing and has massively contributed in the development of innovative contact center solutions and services for more than four decades now.

Avaya’s R&D center in Pune, India is globally the largest R&D center accommodating more than 30% of Avaya’s global R&D population in India, which has further contributed in creating millions of job opportunities in the country. Avaya holds the world’s largest outsourced contact center in collaboration with Bharti Airtel, helping them in delivering customer engagement services across 20 countries. Additionally, Avaya has entered into an alliance with Reliance Communications for their technology transformation creating an enhanced customer engagement environment. Avaya has successfully helped its customers in transforming their customer care operations. Avaya has increasingly made its Customer Engagement Solutions available as a public, private or hybrid cloud-based service, working with Google, VMware, HP, BTWholesale and a number of channel partners.

Avaya is one of the few vendors that can provide the flexibility for midsize to very large companies to choose the architectural approach to implementing customer engagement solutions that’s most appropriate for their needs. Midsize to very large companies can select a complete, bundled solution or take a best of breed approach, with both available in premises-based or public, private or hybrid cloud-based service model. New capabilities provided by the Avaya Engagement Development Platform and Avaya Snap-ins enable developers and business analysts to quickly create unique communications-enabled contact center application and workflows.

Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Avaya stated that

“As companies increasingly transform to more digital enterprises, customer engagement requires tight linkages between the areas directly responsible for the customer experience and the rest of the business. Customers want the flexibility to connect using whatever mode or medium is best for them at any given time, but they want the experience to be complete, efficient and consistent even as they change the manner of contact. Avaya Engagement Solutions for both customer and team engagement can make that happen through a variety of deployment models that deliver unparalleled TCO in contact center technology. We also believe in supporting the mission of the government of India to lead India into a ‘Digital’ world and create a Smart Engaging Platform to support this vision.”

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