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Puzzel Positioned as a Challenger for the second consecutive year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Contact Centre as a Service, Western Europe

Evaluation based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Puzzel (formerly Intelecom’s contact centre entity) a European provider of multi-channel cloud-based contact centre solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Challenger in the Contact Centre as a Service, Western Europe Magic Quadrant report for the second successive year.

“This year the criteria included a high weighting for offering product strategy and customer experience, as part of overall evaluation of completeness of vision and ability to execute”, said Børge Astrup, CEO of Puzzel Contact Centre Division. “We believe Puzzel has once again appeared in the Gartner Magic Quadrant in recognition of its determination to take omni-channel customer service to the next level. Only by working with a trusted partner with robust technology will organisations transition to the next generation of customer service and our current growth is testimony to that approach.”

In the last 3 years Puzzel sales have grown by 179% with a 41% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in new and up-sales. The UK division of Puzzel recently announced year-on-year sales growth of 96% and a series of new customer wins including building materials manufacturer, Knauf and government organisation, Ofsted. Additional new customers in the last 12 months include Den Digitale Hotline and public transport agency, Movia in Denmark; Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) and Euroflorist in Norway and Svedea AB and Linas Matkasse in Sweden. Product releases during 2016 saw continued enhancement including WebRTC softphone capabilities, structured instant messaging for Web Chat and standard integration to Oracle’s Siebel CRM and Unified Service Desk for Microsoft Dynamics CRM added to the core product.

Børge Astrup continued, “As companies look to evolve their customer support to become more customer-centric across all interaction channels, many are recognizing the potential benefits of acquiring both their voice and non-voice channels as a package from a single vendor. Puzzel enables enquiry routing, queuing and escalation interactions across channels providing a true omni-channel experience and next generation customer service. We remain committed to investment in the UK and wider European market as illustrated by our partnership with Telenor and the opening of a new office in Bulgaria.”

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Western Europe, Steve Blood, Drew Kraus, Daniel O’Connell, 24 October 2016.

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