Genesys Helps Organizations Manage Increased Customer Service Demands and Establish Remote Workforces During COVID-19 Pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations of all sizes are struggling to manage increased demand while working to keep employees safe. To help navigate these challenges, Genesys®, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions, has launched a new Rapid Response offer to give any organization free access to Genesys Cloud so they can provide mission-critical support and enable remote teams fast, with deployment in just 48 hours.

In response to COVID-19, more than 700 organizations from all over the world, including Arise-Europe, City of Helsinki, eFinancial, FMI Call Centre, Gleaners Food Bank, Home Credit, JPIMedia,, Lenovo, Ping-An Insurance and Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, Inc., have requested assistance from Genesys to support remote capabilities, shift their geographic operations or manage unexpected surges in customer inquiries. In fact, the Genesys Rapid Response offer has already allowed more than 500,000 contact center employees to continue serving consumers from the safety of their homes since February. Examples include:

    --  A major financial services company transitioned nearly 10,000 in-office
        contact center agents to remote work within days. The company plans to
        enable another 5,000 to work from home. In addition, the company doubled
        its record for customer transactions, jumping to 3 million during this
    --  A Fortune 50 software company shut down its contact centers in a
        COVID-19 outbreak area and shifted all calls to other countries. The
        company updated its IVR and rebalanced its routing to accommodate this
        change while transitioning thousands of agents around the world to
        virtual work within days.
    --  A large state government entity was able to convert 3,000 agents to
        remote work in a single day. It also onboarded 400 new agents in just
        three days.

Genesys Rapid Response

The company's Rapid Response offer allows organizations to launch a secure cloud contact center with the fundamental capabilities needed to engage effectively with customers and colleagues from anywhere. This includes support for automation and self-service, voice and email routing, interaction recording and employee collaboration tools. To make the transition easier for employees and supervisors, on-demand training and education is also included. In addition, Genesys is assisting organizations in controlling costs by waiving overage premiums resulting from unexpected spikes in customer inquiries.

"At Genesys, we have a responsibility to help however we can during this difficult time," said Tony Bates, chief executive officer of Genesys. "No matter what challenges organizations face, Genesys is committed to partnering with them to protect their employees, serve consumers and help contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Every action we take to stop the spread matters, but we can't do it alone. Across every function and with support from our partners, the Genesys community is coming together to help organizations through this unprecedented situation."

Broader Support for COVID-19 Response

The Genesys ecosystem is instrumental in this effort with many providing services and guidance to facilitate business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis. The company is also exploring solutions with Google Cloud and others, as well as implementation partners, including Avtex, ConvergeOne and NTT, Ltd., which are critical in helping expedite deployments of Genesys Cloud. In addition, several Genesys AppFoundry® partners are also extending their free trial period to align with Genesys Rapid Response.

"Genesys is doing more than giving away technology," said Ken Landoline, principal analyst, Customer Engagement, Omdia. "The company is delivering a holistic solution and providing access to a community that delivers services, support, training, guidance and best practices so organizations are truly equipped to help employees and customers through this difficult time I believe this is right on target and is the best course of action given the complexity of what businesses are up against."

Customer comments on Genesys Rapid Response:

    --  The City of Helsinki partnered with the local Evangelical Lutheran
        parishes, and many charities, to contact proactively more than 80,000
        elderly residents to ensure their well-being amid the COVID-19 crisis.
        Genesys Cloud serves as the technology foundation for this service and
        enables 500 volunteers to support these citizens. "The cooperation with
        Genesys to launch the Helsinki Helpline has already been amazing. In
        just a couple of days, we launched a fully functioning contact center
        and trained our team, including citizen volunteers with many different
        backgrounds," commented Tiina Hörkkö, director of the Helsinki
        Helpline, City of Helsinki.

    --  eFinancial, the second largest direct-to-consumer life insurance
        brokerage in the nation, deployed Genesys Cloud for use by its eSales
        department three weeks earlier than planned due to COVID-19. "Employees
        from all three of our call centers are working remotely now and we are
        maintaining production levels," said Paul Bourdeux, vice president of
        Information Technology for eFinancial. "Without Genesys Cloud this could
        have been disastrous. The added investment for the solution has already
        paid off."

    --  Since mid-March, Gleaners Food Bank has tripled the number of households
        it is feeding per day. Part of the spike was from individuals requesting
        food delivery services, which the organization did not provide
        previously. Gleaners Food Bank President and Chief Executive Officer
        John Elliott commented, "Within seven days, we went from not being able
        to handle the surge of calls to being able to manage them effectively
        via Genesys Cloud. We now have an automated qualification process so we
        can identify eligible households and deliver food to those in need."

    --  JPIMedia is one of the largest national, regional and local multimedia
        organizations in the UK. "We successfully transitioned 450 users to a
        temporary remote working model within 5 days following government
        advice. This allows our commercial teams to stay connected with our
        customers," said Rebekah Avill, head of Commercial Systems at JPIMedia.
    --, China's leading high-tech travel provider of transportation and
        hotel reservations serving more than 300 million people, has leveraged
        support from Genesys to ensure its customer service operations during
        the COVID-19 outbreak holiday period. Yuchi Xiao, CEO of Customers
        Service Center of, said, "With the help of Genesys, thousands of
        remote agent services were successfully deployed in only two days. As
        always, the Genesys China team was standing together with us to overcome
        challenges and deliver excellent customer experience."

Learn more about Genesys Rapid Response, which is available for any organization, including existing Genesys customers as well as other businesses, government agencies and non-profits. Local restrictions may apply, and organizations must sign up by April 30, 2019.

About Genesys
Every year, Genesys® delivers more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in over 100 countries. Through the power of the cloud and AI, our technology connects every customer moment across marketing, sales and service on any channel, while also improving employee experiences. Genesys pioneered Experience as a Service(SM) so organizations of any size can provide true personalization at scale, interact with empathy, and foster customer trust and loyalty. This is enabled by Genesys Cloud(TM), an all-in-one solution and the?world's leading public cloud contact center platform,?designed for rapid innovation, scalability and flexibility. Visit

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