VirtuOz Ranked 24th in Top 50 Innovative European Companies by Commerce International
Recognition based on high growth, innovation, and increased market demand
EMERYVILLE, CA – August 9, 2011 – VirtuOz, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) for online customer service, today announced that the company was ranked 24th in the Top 50 Innovative European Companies by Commerce International (http://www.actu-cci.com/), and 4th in France.
“It is an honor to be ranked as the 24th most innovative company in Europe,” said Steve Adams, president and CEO of VirtuOz. “This latest recognition is testament to the strong global demand for IVAs to provide world-class online self-service for not only support, but also increasingly for marketing and sales.”
Using similar criteria as Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, rankings are based on growth, innovation and market interest in the last five years. Key milestones contributing to this most recent accolade include:
- Growth – In 2009 and 2010, VirtuOz was named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 with a growth rate of 4354 percent between 2005 and 2009. In addition, in 2010, VirtuOz IVAs processed a record 144 million conversations, which was a 150 percent increase in the number of global companies headquartered in the US using its virtual agent solutions, complementing its historically strong performance in the EU.
- Technology innovation – Over 30 percent of revenue is spent on research and development to ensure a technological edge. In addition, five natural language processing and analytics patents further protect the company’s competitive advantage.
- Market Interest – Today’s Web savvy customers expect to manage their personal and business engagements online with minimal human contact. A recent Forrester study noted that only 29 percent of users today actually want to engage with a live customer service person. Additionally, Gartner Research predicts that in 2-4 years, IVAs will become an industry standard for online customer interactions.
To read more about the ranking report, go to: http://www.actu-cci.com/dossier/Report_107/3987/.
VirtuOz is the leader in Digital Customer Relationships, enabling large and mid-market enterprises to use Intelligent Virtual Agents to provide world-class online marketing, sales, and support channels, ensuring a high quality user experience while improving operational performance. Intelligent virtual agents offer companies a new channel for contemporary online customer service that delivers the best possible customer experience at one-tenth the cost of traditional channels. VirtuOz solutions combine best-in-class virtual agent solutions with best practices across agent development, deployment, and optimization to deliver predictable and measurable results. Intelligent virtual agents are predicted to become the new standard for customer interaction in the next few years. VirtuOz leads the market for successful use of intelligent virtual agents, having processed over 144 million conversations on behalf of our customers in 2010 and with the largest number of live enterprise intelligent virtual agents for Global 2000 companies including eBay, SFR, H&R Block and L’Oreal. More information about VirtuOz can be found at www.virtuoz.com.
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