CCSi deploys Interactive Intelligence’s IP business communications software suite

Telecom Lead America: CCSi, a taxi dispatch service provider, has deployed Interactive Intelligence Group’s all-in-one IP business communications software suite.

Customer Interaction Center’s (CIC) VoIP-based architecture has enabled CCSi to reduce costs associated with long-distance calls, which has amounted to significant monthly savings.

CCSi replaced its TeleVantage system with CIC after evaluating systems from Avaya and ShoreTel. It purchased CIC from Interactive Intelligence reseller, Advanced Call Processing (ACP), which also assisted with deployment and provides ongoing support.

CCSi provides call center services for taxi fleets coast-to-coast. The American company has reported increased reliability, reduced costs, and improved customer service as a result of deploying CIC.

The company serves 15-plus fleets nationwide with more than 2,300 taxis generating up to 25,000 calls a day.

“As a result, the reliability of our communications system is a key factor to growing our business. Since deploying CIC, we’ve gone from preventive system reboots about every two weeks, to absolutely zero downtime,” said CCSi general manager and CIO, Egor Shulman.

CCSi has also reported improved customer service as a result of its CIC deployment. CIC’s skills-based routing enables us to more effectively handle multi-language calls, high volume accounts, and more complex interactions such as those for commercial reservations.

CIC assists CCSi to train new representatives by starting them out with easier calls based on geography or type of reservation

CIC’s open, software-based architecture has given CCSi ease-of-interoperability, which has further enhanced service.

“We’ve been able to easily integrate CIC with our home-grown software, which prompts agents to ask account-specific questions for faster dispatch. We’ve also customized CIC so we can store common addresses for repeat customers, and send automated outbound calls notifying customers that their cab is ready,” Shulman said.

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