Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) (LTSE: TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, and Teleperformance, a global leader of digitally integrated business services, have announced that they are partnering to bring the next generation of cloud contact centre solutions to companies around the world.
The pandemic has changed the way consumers interact with brands and the aim of this partnership is to enable companies to continue building on this acceleration. COVID-19 was a catalyst for digitisation and there is no going back to the old way of interacting. In fact, Twilio’s 2021 State of Customer Engagement Report found that 87% of business leaders agree that digital customer engagement will continue to be essential to their business success going forward.
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Consumers have adopted digital channels en masse and are demanding more personalised care and engagement. To differentiate and take advantage of this opportunity, Teleperformance and Twilio are working together to give companies access to Twilio’s best in class technology combined with Teleperformance’s 40 years in Customer Experience.
This partnership will see Teleperformance use Twilio solutions such as Flex, Twilio’s programmable cloud-based contact centre platform, to give their customers access to market-leading solutions to deliver a leading cloud contact centre solution. This will be done by merging Twilio’s disruptive contact centre technology with Teleperformance’s leading human talent and empathy, which will lay the foundations for the next generation of customer engagement experiences.
In the long-term, Twilio and Teleperformance intend to build on this partnership to transform the way customer engagement is delivered in organisations of all sizes and structures. The aim is to jointly develop new solutions, such as the strong emergence of video as a channel, which stem from both areas of expertise – digitally integrated customer experience management and cloud communications.
Additionally, Twilio and Teleperformance will engage organisations globally with a joint and unique one-stop-shop motion providing world-class customer engagement, business process optimisation and innovation to support clients business goals and customer lifetime value.
Glenn Weinstein, chief customer officer at Twilio commented: “We believe the best customer experiences cannot be bought – they must be built. Companies that embrace a ‘build or die’ mindset can better meet the distinct needs of their customers, and build truly differentiated experiences. Teleperformance is a prime example of this being done right. Teleperformance didn’t need to build their solution from scratch – they are using Twilio’s APIs as building blocks to create the best customer engagement experience possible. Through this partnership, Twilio enhances Teleperformance’s existing technology-building capabilities to benefit consumers for the world’s biggest brands and entities.”
Sidarth Mukherjee, global head of transformation & knowledge service at Teleperformance added: “Teleperformance clients include the largest and most successful brands on the planet, emerging new economy companies and governments who come to us for our expertise as an integrated business service provider. They all depend on us to meet their business objectives and give their customers an outstanding experience on each interaction regardless of subject or channel. There is huge client demand for digital customer experience cloud-based solutions and our partnership with Twilio gives our technology innovation capabilities a future proof advantage to our clients.”
About Teleperformance Group
Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: TEPRF.PA – Bloomberg: TEP FP), a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s largest companies in many industries. It offers a One Office support services model combining three wide, high-value solution families: customer experience management, back-office services and business process knowledge services. These end-to-end digital solutions guarantee successful customer interaction and optimized business processes, anchored in a unique, comprehensive high tech, high touch approach. The Group’s 380,000+ employees, based in 83 countries, support billions of connections every year in over 265 languages and over 170 markets, in a shared commitment to excellence as part of the “Simpler, Faster, Safer” process. This mission is supported by the use of reliable, flexible, intelligent technological solutions and compliance with the industry’s highest security and quality standards, based on Corporate Social Responsibility excellence. In 2020, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €5,732 million (US$6.5 billion, based on €1 = $1.14) and net profit of €324 million.
Teleperformance shares are traded on the Euronext Paris market, Compartment A, and are eligible for the deferred settlement service. They are included in the following indices: CAC 40, CAC Support Services, STOXX 600, S&P Europe 350 and MSCI Global Standard. In the area of corporate social responsibility, Teleperformance shares are included in the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 index, the FTSE4Good index and the Solactive Europe Corporate Social Responsibility index (formerly Ethibel Sustainability Excellence Europe index). For more information: www.teleperformance.com Follow us on Twitter: @teleperformance
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits of the partnership, the ability to develop new solutions described in this release and the impact on customer engagement. These forward-looking statements are based on Twilio’s current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include those described in Twilio’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in those filings. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Twilio does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements, except as may be required by law.
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