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  • 27 September 2018 16:42

NICE inContact CXone Named a Leader in Cloud Contact Centres by Indepedent Research Firm

CXone earns highest possible score in market presence and is top ranked in current offering

NICE inContact, a NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) business, today announced that NICE inContact CXone, the world’s #1 cloud customer experience platform, has been named a leader for Cloud Contact Centres by Forrester Research. CXone received the highest possible score in the market presence category and is top ranked in the current offering category. The Forrester WaveTM: Cloud Contact Centres, Q3 2018, positions CXone among the most significant cloud contact centre solutions in the market.

In addition to receiving the highest possible score in market presence and being top ranked in current offering, CXone received top scores in three of 10 evaluated subcategories:

• Omnichannel capabilities

• User interface

• Infrastructure

CXone also received among the top scores in these subcategories:

• Customer success

• Reporting and analytics

• Installed base

“An earlier start in cloud has afforded certain vendors first-mover advantage, as they’ve been able to flesh out their suites with differentiated features,” stated the Forrester Research report. The report noted, “The combination of NICE and inContact (acquired by NICE in 2016) has culminated with CXone – a full-featured, multitenant contact centre offering with native WFO and analytics.”

In addition to affirming that cloud is the future of the contact centre software market, Forrester emphasised the importance of native WFO, “Native WFO allows a broader range of contact centre managers, team leaders, and agents to navigate across the contact centre system using a common user interface. A consolidated set of operational data, agent evaluations, and schedules provides a foundation for AI applications that will further boost contact centre efficiency and effectiveness.”

“Today, to win in the customer experience economy, companies must compete at a higher level. Organisations of all sizes are choosing CXone to power exceptional customer experiences in order to build loyalty, wallet share, and advocacy,” said Paul Jarman, NICE inContact CEO. “We are honored that CXone was named a leader in the Cloud Contact Centre Wave evaluation and believe this demonstrates NICE inContact’s dedication to a customer-obsessed business vision, product strategy, and in-market execution for CXone – delivering a unified suite on a flexible and powerful open cloud customer experience platform.”

The Forrester Wave: Cloud Contact Centres, Q3 2018 identifies and evaluates 11 of the most significant Cloud Contact Centre vendors based on a 32-point criteria including current offering, strategy, and market presence.

This first ever Forrester Wave for Cloud Contact Centres provides a valuable resource for organisations that are seeking to improve customer experience (CX) and reduce operating costs by modernising their contact centre technology. Increasingly contact centres of all sizes, including large enterprises, are moving to the cloud to achieve their business goals and win in the experience economy. As noted in the Forrester Wave, “As on-premises contact centre technology becomes outdated and less effective, improved systems architected for cloud-based delivery that support AI, workforce optimization (WFO), and omnichannel will dictate which providers lead the pack.”

NICE inContact CXone is the leading cloud customer experience platform. Only CXone unifies Omnichannel Routing, Analytics, Workforce Optimisation, and Automation & Artificial Intelligence – providing a seamless customer and agent experience – as part of one enterprise-grade, cloud native platform. With its Open Cloud Foundation, CXone powers rapid innovation via open APIs, leading scalability and reliability (guaranteed 99.99 percent uptime), and carrier-grade connectivity (guaranteed voice quality).

To read the full Forrester report go to:

About NICE inContact

NICE inContact is the cloud contact centre software leader with the world’s #1 cloud customer experience platform. NICE inContact CXone™ combines best-in-class Omnichannel Routing, Analytics, Workforce Optimisation, Automation and Artificial Intelligence on an Open Cloud Foundation. NICE inContact’s solution empowers organisations to provide exceptional customer experiences by acting smarter and responding faster to consumer expectations. NICE inContact’s DEVone developer program is an extensive partner ecosystem, providing applications from partner companies on the CXexchange marketplace that are designed to integrate with CXone. NICE inContact is recognised as a market leader by Forrester, Gartner, Ovum, IDC, Frost & Sullivan, DMG, and Ventana.

NICE inContact is part of NICE (Nasdaq: NICE), the world’s leading provider of both cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions that empower organisations to make smarter decisions based on advanced analytics of structured and unstructured data. NICE helps organisations of all sizes deliver better customer service, ensure compliance, combat fraud and safeguard citizens. Over 25,000 organisations in more than 150 countries, including over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies, are using NICE solutions.

NICE inContact Media Contact: Cheryl Andrus,

Investors: Marty Cohen or Yisca Erez,, CET

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[1]Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester WaveTM: Cloud Contact Centres, Q3 2018,” Art Schoeller, with Daniel Hong, Sara Sjoblom, and Peter Harrison; September 25, 2018

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