Customer Engagement

8×8 announced the availability of 8×8 Engage

8x8 Engage™ Empowers Customer-facing Employees Outside the Contact Center that Require Enhanced Customer Engagement Capabilities

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud contact center and unified communications platform provider, today announced the availability of 8×8 Engage, an AI-powered, tailored solution that enables cross-organization customer engagement for enhanced customer experiences, fostering loyalty and driving business success. Intentionally engineered to address the distinct needs of customer-facing employees outside of the contact center, 8×8 Engage bridges an organization’s CX journey gaps and empowers this underserved user base with the right-fit tools and capabilities for delivering consistent, successful outcomes.

According to the 8×8 2024 Customer Experience Responsibility Beyond the Contact Center report, almost two-thirds of business leaders surveyed say that up to 60% of their organization’s customer interactions take place outside of the contact center. 8×8 Engage equips these customer engagement professionals, who perform a unique and critical role in driving lifetime customer value, with the right-fit capabilities and data required to handle these interactions and deliver exceptional service.

“Organizations are hampered from delivering an even better customer journey and experience because a significant portion of employees that regularly engage with customers are not in the contact center, and so they lack the right technology to support their specific needs,” said Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst at ZK Research. “In today’s CX-driven world, 8×8 is further bridging the customer experience gaps that exist across an organization. 8×8 Engage is the first solution in the market specifically tailored for these workers requiring customer-facing capabilities in order to drive more successful business outcomes and competitive advantages.”

Key features and benefits of 8×8 Engage include:

  • 8×8’s single-platform capabilities uniquely combine CCaaS and UCaaS components to offer a unified interface for seamless customer interaction handling and internal collaboration.
  • Advanced queue management enables frictionless, seamless interaction transfers throughout the organization with data and context consistency and persistence across every touchpoint.
  • Deep integration and data synchronization with native and third-party enterprise apps, including 8×8 Technology Partner Ecosystem partners, offers workflow automation and easy access to relevant data for smarter decision-making.
  • AI-powered features, such as speech analytics and interaction summarization, reduce cognitive load and ensure effective customer handling with smart action items for an enhanced customer experience.
  • Centralized customer interaction journey analytics across the entire organization eliminate data silos across CX apps, uncovers actionable business insights, and provides predictive, contextual customer metrics.

“Delivering increased customer satisfaction and great experiences is not limited to the contact center but is everyone’s responsibility in an organization. Seamlessly integrating the underserved CX professionals outside of the contact center into the customer experience journey is pivotal, and that requires empowering them with the correct set of tools and data,” said Hunter Middleton, Chief Product Officer at 8×8, Inc. “With 8×8 Engage, we are bridging the customer experience gaps within an organization by eliminating the silos that have traditionally existed between unified communications, the contact center, and different technology vendors. Our AI-powered, purpose-built solution, on a single technology and data platform, empowers every employee to engage with customers, improving efficiency and enhancing the customer experience.”

The 8×8 Engage beta program has begun with qualified 8×8 customers. Existing 8×8 customers who would like to register their interest for 8×8 Engage can sign up at https://www.8××8-engage.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements in connection with 8×8 Engage™, a new product line supporting cross-organization customer engagement outside the contact center. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Readers are directed to 8×8’s periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a description of such risks and uncertainties. 8×8 undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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