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Genesys Helps Organizations Manage Increased Customer Service Demands and Establish Remote Workforces During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rapid Response offer gives organizations free cloud contact center solution deployed in 48 hours, plus no premiums for volume spikes and comprehensive training and support

As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations of all sizes are struggling to manage increased demand while working to keep employees safe. To help navigate these challenges, Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions, has launched a new Rapid Response offer to give any organization free access to Genesys Cloud so they can provide mission-critical support and enable remote teams fast, with deployment in just 48 hours.

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In response to COVID-19, more than 700 organizations from all over the world, including Arise-EuropeCity of Helsinki, eFinancial, FMI Call Centre, Gleaners Food Bank, Home Credit, JPIMedia,, Lenovo, Ping-An Insurance and Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, Inc.,have requested assistance from Genesys to support remote capabilities, shift their geographic operations or manage unexpected surges in customer inquiries. In fact, the Genesys Rapid Response offer has already allowed more than 500,000 contact center employees to continue serving consumers from the safety of their homes since February. Examples include:

  • A major financial services company transitioned nearly 10,000 in-office contact center agents to remote work within days. The company plans to enable another 5,000 to work from home. In addition, the company doubled its record for customer transactions, jumping to 3 million during this period.
  • A Fortune 50 software company shut down its contact centers in a COVID-19 outbreak area and shifted all calls to other countries. The company updated its IVR and rebalanced its routing to accommodate this change while transitioning thousands of agents around the world to virtual work within days.
  • A large state government entity was able to convert 3,000 agents to remote work in a single day. It also onboarded 400 new agents in just three days.

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Genesys Rapid Response

The company’s Rapid Response offer allows organizations to launch a secure cloud contact center with the fundamental capabilities needed to engage effectively with customers and colleagues from anywhere. This includes support for automation and self-service, voice and email routing, interaction recording and employee collaboration tools. To make the transition easier for employees and supervisors, on-demand training and education is also included. In addition, Genesys is assisting organizations in controlling costs by waiving overage premiums resulting from unexpected spikes in customer inquiries.

“At Genesys, we have a responsibility to help however we can during this difficult time,” said Tony Bates, chief executive officer of Genesys. “No matter what challenges organizations face, Genesys is committed to partnering with them to protect their employees, serve consumers and help contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Every action we take to stop the spread matters, but we can’t do it alone. Across every function and with support from our partners, the Genesys community is coming together to help organizations through this unprecedented situation.”

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