Hosting company phoenixNAP, a global provider of dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, has adopted 8×8’s Open Communications Platform. By implementing the platform, phoenixNAP makes it possible for employees and contact center agents to operate from anywhere, and stay connected with colleagues, customers and partners around the world.
phoenixNAP needed a cloud communications platform that could be easily deployed across multiple locations. The company also wanted to have it centrally administered to improve communications, collaboration and customer engagement while ensuring business resilience.
“As we expanded our global IT footprint to support organizations all around the world, we realized we had to transform how we communicate, collaborate and engage with both our employees and customers,” said Danny Fuentes, Vice President of Information Systems at phoenixNAP. “By adopting 8×8’s integrated cloud communications and contact center solution, we transitioned to a digital workplace enabling employees, including agents in the contact center, to use the same global platform to stay productive and responsive no matter where they are located or working. We never would have been able to do this with our previous legacy systems.”
Working closely with technology provider Insight Enterprises, phoenixNAP selected 8×8 X Series, an integrated cloud voice, team chat, video meetings and contact center solution for its more than 500 employees across the US, Europe and Asia. Moving their communications and contact center to the cloud allowed phoenixNAP to easily expand into new regions without having to add and manage new infrastructure and carriers.
phoenixNAP also freed up IT resources by providing the flexibility to centrally administer the solution. And, each employee can now be given a business phone number, including team chat and video conferencing capabilities, which is accessible anywhere from a single desktop and mobile app.
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phoenixNAP’s Global Footprint
“During the current global health crisis, having a single business number and using the 8×8 Work desktop and mobile apps helped empower phoenixNAP employees to operate from anywhere, making the shift from the office to remote work seamless,” added Mr. Fuentes. “Everyone at the company, including our contact center agents providing follow-the-sun customer support, were reachable by phone, video or messaging, which meant it was business as usual for us.”
As part of its 8×8 deployment, phoenixNAP also implemented a complete 8×8 Contact Center solution with rich analytics and integration capabilities to deliver customers an exceptional experience. This allowed contact center agents to work safely and remotely without impacting productivity or quality of service. In addition, 8×8’s integration with phoenixNAP’s CRM solution also allowed agents to quickly identify partner customers and drive faster time to resolution.
“Global organizations realize that a mobile and remote workforce is here to stay. Enabling a better employee and customer experience is critical to accelerating revenue, reducing costs, and driving innovation anytime from anywhere using any device,” said Vik Verma, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at 8×8. “By deploying the 8×8 Open Communications Platform, phoenixNAP has been able to ensure business resilience while increasing employee productivity and customer satisfaction.”