Hospital imaging centers that purchase systems from Philips must keep downtime to a minimum to make the most of their investments. “Utilization of this equipment has always been critical,” said Erwin Thomas, Senior Director of the Customer Care Solutions Center for Philips. “To ensure maximum use by these centers, we’ve made resolving their questions and problems a top priority.”

Philips had opened a contact center at its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta that employed about 650 engineers, radiation technologists, and clinical personnel, such as nurses—all of whom fielded queries from imaging equipment users. At the time, an on-premise system supported the contact center.

“Our on-premise system had major limitations,” said Thomas. “For instance, it limited the number of virtual engineers we could have available to callers at any one time. At peak times, we needed to have 200 clinicians accessible, but the system only allowed 64 of them in the queue.”

The on-premise system was also limited in its ability to support multichannel interactions. “The bottom line was that our system was at the end of its lifespan and out of date,” said Thomas.

Benefits

  • Reduced costs through a global platform that supports worldwide contact centers.
  • Relieved pressure on IT department and increased operational efficiencies.

“Genesys PureConnect Cloud has given us true virtualization... As an example, during a recent ice storm we were able to have our agents work at home, thus preventing any interruption to customer service.”

Erwin Thomas, Senior Director of the Customer Care Solutions Center, Philips

Challenges

  • Replace an outdated on-premise contact center solution with a more cost-effective cloud solution that scales to thousands of users across global sites.