Al-Futtaim wins Dubai DED contract
Dubai, March 11, 2012
The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has awarded a contract to Al-Futtaim Technologies, one of the region’s leading systems integrator based in UAE, to implement an advanced contact centre solution.
The DED move is aimed at enhancing the customer experience, increase agent productivity and enable seamless collaboration across the organisation.
The contract, which further strengthens Al-Futtaim Technologies’ 15-year partnership with DED, was signed by Abdulla Hassan, the deputy CEO, shared services sector in DED and Venkat Raghavan, the general manager of Al-Futtaim Technologies.
The contact centre solution built on an Alcatel-Lucent Communication platform, will add further value to DED’s customer service and assist the department in integrating the functions of its affiliated entities, namely, Dubai Exports, Dubai Events & Promotion Establishment, Dubai SME and Dubai FDI.
The 20-agent DED contact centre will handle inbound and outbound calls in addition to supporting multimedia interaction. The solution will be installed at the state-of-the-art contact centre located in Deira, it added.
Abdulla Hassan said the new solution from Al-Futtaim Technologies will optimise each customer interaction offering choice, convenience and an improved service experience to DED customers.
The contact centre solution, he stated, will add further value to deliver seamless and consistent customer service. It will lead to greater customer satisfaction by improving response time and reducing costs.
Commenting on the win, Raghavan said, “This contract is a strong endorsement of Al-Futtaim Technologies’ capabilities and solutions. The integrated contact centre solution linking Alcatel-Lucent and Genesys has the ability to create value by enhancing customer experience, increasing agent productivity and enabling collaboration across the organisation.”
Customers visiting DED’s website will be able to chat with agents and send as well as receive emails and text messages, thereby being able to have complete real-time multimedia interaction with DED.
The solution also has a management reporting feature that provides DED’s senior management team with accurate and real-time information, said Raghavan.
"The new solution will integrate with Microsoft CRM, DED’s ‘Trade application’ system and the existing Alcatel-Lucent PBX. It will also add value to DED in fulfilling e-Services objectives to provide customers with information on the website and reduce paperwork."
The new contact centre solution will be implemented by May, he added.
Al-Futtaim Technologies has previously implemented PBX at DED’s various office locations and has also deployed an Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) and Call Centre for the Department.-TradeArabia News Service