London, UK – Talisma Corporation (www.talisma.com), the leading provider of Customer Interaction Management (CIM) solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with IT Solutions, a leading Irish provider of customised telephony and web-based solutions to contact centres. The partnership will allow Talisma to expand its reach in the Irish market while providing IT Solutions with a comprehensive suite of Customer Interaction Management applications, to complement its core telephony solutions for the contact centre sector.

Under the terms of the agreement, IT Solutions will offer existing and future Irish customers Talisma’s CIM product suite, which includes Talisma Knowledgebase, Email, Chat, Phone, VoIP and Campaign, alongside complementary telephony solutions from existing technology partners such as Verint and Intervoice. By expanding its portfolio to include Talisma’s CIM suite, IT Solutions can offer integrated call centre solutions that incorporate both telephony and online customer service technologies, to enable customers to meet increasing consumer demand for web-based communication channels alongside traditional telephony channels.

As well as helping Talisma expand its commercial footprint in Ireland, the agreement with IT Solutions will also benefit Talisma’s existing Irish customers, such as 02 Ireland, VHI, Bupa and AOL, who will have access to local support from IT Solutions.

“This partnership is an important opportunity for Talisma to build on its current successes in the Irish market,” commented Craig Gordon, VP of International Alliances, Talisma. “IT Solutions is particularly well situated to increase Talisma’s reach within Ireland as the company has over eighteen years experience in providing flexible and innovative solutions to contact centre customers. The company has an excellent understanding of the unique challenges of the customer management industry and its broad base of experience makes IT Solutions an ideal partner for Talisma.”

Talisma and IT Solutions will launch their partnership with a series of seminars to communicate the benefits of their joint product offering. IT Solutions has also committed to GOLD level sponsorship for the Contact Centre Management Association’s Irish Contact Centre Awards 2007, following on from its successful sponsorship in 2006, with support from Talisma and Verint Systems this year.

“We have a strong heritage in helping contact centres improve customer service cost effectively,” explained Joe Bourke, Managing Director of IT Solutions. “Online service channels are increasingly popular for contact centres wanting to drive down costs and provide choice to their customer base. Incorporating Talisma’s online interaction suite allows us to capitalise on this demand with a proven and well respected technology.”

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About Talisma
Talisma Corporation is the leading provider of Customer Interaction Management (CIM) solutions that empower businesses to deliver an exceptional online customer experience. Talisma’s proven products help customer service and support organisations to proactively and reactively engage in a continuous customer dialogue by integrating Web self-service, email response, live chat, VoIP, phone, and campaign management with comprehensive analytics and a system-wide knowledge base. Talisma’s global customers include AOL, Aviva, Banque Populaire, Betdaq, Canon, ChevronTexaco, Citibank, Dacorum Borough Council, Daimler-Chrysler, Dell, DHL, E.on, EPSON, Ericsson, Intuit, John Lewis, Microsoft, Mothercare, MWB, Pitney Bowes, Siemens, Sony, Sprint, Teleflora, Tupperware, NHS University Hospital of Leicester and Xchanging. Talisma is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, and has offices located across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America. For more information, visit www.talisma.com

About IT Solutions
IT Solutions Ltd is a privately owned company with a proven track record for implementation of successful customer interaction projects in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.

IT Solutions offers a wide range of Contact Centre solutions including automatic call distributors (ACDs), workforce optimisation tools, intelligent call recording and analytics, voice portal, computer telephony integration (CTI), self-service and on-line service channels aimed at improving customer service and providing operational benefits.

IT Solutions uses its unique expertise and innovative approach to help customers achieve competitive advantage through the effective use of technology. Since 1989 IT Solutions has been working successfully with organisations in financial services, insurance, utilities, logistics, air express, retail and manufacturing industries. DHL, Dell and Siemens are some of the many prestigious companies using IT Solutions’ services and software. For more information, visit www.itsolutions.ie

Published on: 12:00AM on 16th August 2007