Aspect Software Announces Completion of Voxeo Corporation Acquisition
Aspect Software, (Phoenix, AZ, USA) a provider of fully-integrated customer interaction management, workforce optimization, and back office solutions, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Voxeo Corporation, a provider of hosted and on-premise Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solutions and a leading platform provider for Communications Enabled Business Processes.
The acquisition will add $50 million in annualized revenue and contribute to Aspect’s bottom line. Voxeo’s platform and global infrastructure will serve as the nucleus for Aspect’s expanding cloud, hybrid and premise-based solution portfolio.
“Cloud providers have been in big demand in 2013 and with Voxeo, Aspect looks to have acquired one of the best in the class. The addition of Voxeo’s multichannel self service capabilities to Aspect’s Unified IP platform will arguably leapfrog the offerings of several contact center market leaders,” said Sheila McGee-Smith, President, McGee-Smith Analytics.
- Augment and improve its product portfolio in key areas (i.e. IVR, cross-channel/omni-channel self-service capability, proactive outbound)
- Significantly enhance and expand the company’s cloud offerings
- Provide data center infrastructure and network operations center capabilities that will enhance and expand Aspect On Demand and managed services capabilities
- Expand addressable market opportunity to the SMB sector with Voxeo’s proven, scalable platform
- Support Aspect and Voxeo’s channel partners with new growth opportunities
“We’re very impressed with Voxeo and in fact Telerx is working on a project right now to leverage their development tools to address our advanced and custom IVR needs,” said David Magee, Vice President, Infrastructure, Telerx. “This acquisition of Voxeo by Aspect is great for us. They have a great platform that is enabling multichannel IVR/Application interactions that will be integrated with our Aspect Unified Platform, giving us opportunities to expand our technical solutions to other business units of our customers.”
“When the executive team laid out the strategic direction for Aspect late last year, we identified several product and technology opportunities that would enable us to radically accelerate our competitive position in the market. The addition of Voxeo’s versatile IVR platform does just that,” said Chris Koziol, President and General Manager of the Interaction Management division at Aspect. “We are thrilled to not only be integrating a best-in-breed platform into the Aspect portfolio but we are just as excited to welcome the Voxeo employees into the Aspect fold. They are a talented and engaged group and we feel very fortunate to be able to tap into their energy and creativity.”