At the VoiceCon Orlando 2008 conference, Microsoft Corp. and Aspect Software Inc., a leading contact center company, announced a multiyear strategic alliance to help deliver unified communications (UC) to contact centers around the world. Aspect will design its Aspect Unified IP contact center solution to interoperate with Microsoft’s platform for software-powered voice and unified communications and will offer it as the leading option to new and existing customers. Microsoft is making an equity investment in Aspect to accelerate the development and adoption of the new solutions and services.
“Our alliance and the resulting joint solutions are designed to enhance sales, service and support capabilities for organizations of all types and sizes, across many industries. We strongly believe that the combination of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Aspect Unified IP will redefine the way companies interact with their customers,” said Jim Foy, president and CEO of Aspect. “With this alliance and its equity investment, Microsoft recognizes Aspect Unified IP as an ideal fit with its software-powered voice platform.”
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