Phonesuite Acquires Asteria Solutions Group
Phonesuite, a provider of hotel voice technology solutions, announced that it has further expanded its Voiceware platform to meet the needs of today's hotel customers through its acquisition of Asteria Solutions Group, a provider of voice communication and call center solutions to companies including Trip Advisor. The acquisition will enable Phonesuite to offer hotels single guest-facing call center functionality through its existing platform with highly trained agents equipped to handle a myriad of guest requests from a central source. By offering full service ACD (Automated Call Distribution), hotels can streamline their call center operations and significantly decrease costs while enhancing the level of service they provide to their guests.
Listening to customers and responding to their changing needs is a hallmark of Phonesuite. While the company has had a longstanding relationship with Asteria, the integration of ACD into its platform arose from a specific request it received from a major hotel chain seeking a smarter, more streamlined call center solution. To address the needs of this hotel and other major chains, Phonesuite expanded its Voiceware with ACD, giving hotels the ability to place a real call center agent inside the hotel. With full service ACD as a solution, hotels gain the ability to consolidate operator, reservations, front desk, concierge, room service, spa reservations and other services into an efficient and reliable single call center.
Phonesuite gave select sneak-preview demonstrations of its updated platform featuring Exceptional Service ACD during the recent HITEC conference held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, June 18-21. Exceptional Service ACD is automatically available to Managed Voice customers through Phonesuite's recent release of its Voiceware software update. Non-managed Voiceware customers can purchase the upgrade.