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January 26, 2017 |

Jabra offers market first Cisco Finesse contact center headset integration

The first-to-market solution increases efficiency of all Cisco powered contact center agents through an innovative application

LOWELL, Mass., Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Audio and communications technology specialist Jabra is an initial contact center headset supplier integrating its professional audio portfolio with the Cisco Finesse platform. Jabra now offers customizable control box functions through the new Jabra Contact Center Agent App for systems running on the Cisco Finesse servers*.

The new Jabra Contact Center App uniquely improves call center agents’ work efficiency by allowing agents to control frequently used call features directly from their Jabra headset control box. Cisco Finesse is a next-generation agent and supervisor desktop designed to provide a collaborative experience for the various communities that interact with the customer service organization. Its user-centric design improves both customer experience and customer care representative satisfaction.

The Jabra Contact Center Agent App, which is installed directly onto the agent PC, helps contact center agents with two main functions:

  • Ability to change Ready/Not Ready state by pressing a dedicated button on the control unit of the headset. This helps agents focus their time and ensure they are not disturbed by inbound calls when they are busy with desk work.
  • Enables call recording at the touch of a button on the headset, which means any sensitive calls can be recorded immediately. This feature ensures any relevant calls can be documented for analysis or training purposes.†

Moreover, the Jabra Contact Center Agent App allows contact center agents to sign off from work with one click on the Jabra headset.

Productivity gains
Jabra’s research report Productivity at the Office – Challenges revealed the importance of concentration and collaboration. The data highlights the paradoxes that organizations face while trying to create a productive work environment. Distractions, poorly organized meetings and ineffective technology create constant challenges to achieving productivity. The research, however, found the most productive call center agents have the right supportive technology available and are therefore 28% more satisfied than the least productive agents.

Holger Reisinger, SVP, Jabra Business Solutions, comments: “Once again, Jabra is bringing a leading market solution in the form of integration with Cisco’s Finesse platform. Jabra fully appreciates the fast moving nature of the contact center of today, as agents are constantly seeking solutions that offer their customers a better call experience. Using Jabra’s professional audio devices means agents can get the most out of their Cisco Finesse system. Jabra and Cisco will continue to work closely together in order to continue exceeding customer expectations.”

Compatible devices in Jabra’s professional audio portfolio include:

  • The Jabra Biz 2300 and 2400 II USB: Built to survive in a high-performing contact center, the Jabra Biz series provides both ambient noise reducing sound in the agents ears and a noise-cancelling microphone that avoids air shocks
  • Any other headset can be used if connected to the LINK 260

Jabra Contact Center Agent App is easy to install and configure on PCs. This software is available free to existing customers and partners and can be downloaded here.

Cisco customers can pilot the Jabra Contact Center Agent App and request free Jabra trial units here. Other qualifying organizations can request free Jabra trial units here for a limited time. Terms and condition apply.

* Cisco Contact Center Enterprise, Cisco Package Contact Center Enterprise and Cisco Contact Center Express using Finesse as Agent and Supervisor desktop

About Jabra
Jabra is a leading international developer and manufacturer of a broad range of communications and sound solutions committed to let people hear more, do more and be more than they ever thought possible. The consumer and business divisions of Jabra markets corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality. Jabra employs around 1000 people worldwide and in 2015 produced an annual revenue of DKK 3,229 million.

Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN. As part of the GN group Jabra has a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back almost 150 years. GN comprises a unique portfolio of medical, professional & consumer sound solutions that makes life sound better through its research, insights, and expertise in sound. GN operates in more than 90 countries across the world, has more than 5,000 employees and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

© 2015 GN Audio A/S. All rights reserved. JabraÆ is a registered trademark of GN Netcom A/S. All other trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners. (Design and specifications subject to change without notice).

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