Clarity Acquired by Perficient

June 23, 2017, ST. LOUIS – Clarity announced it has been acquired by St. Louis-based Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America. 

The Clarity Connect and Clarity Converge products move into Perficient’s Microsoft Business Unit along with the Clarity teams that built and support the products. Clarity founders Jeff Smith and Jon Rauschenberger and partner Jerry Brunning will join Perficient in key leadership roles. 

“Perficient is widely regarded as one of the largest and most capable Microsoft systems integration partners in the country having moved millions of users to Office 365,” Rauschenberger said. “We are incredibly excited by the opportunities we will have to better serve the needs of our Clarity Connect customers through combined Clarity and Perficient teams.”  

Perficient, with offices across North America as well as in Europe, India, and China, offers unparalleled information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities. With its Perficient Digital agency, the company delivers vision, execution, and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions.

"We are excited to further strengthen Perficient with the strategic acquisition of Clarity,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s chairman and chief executive officer said in announcing the acquisition of Clarity. “Microsoft’s cloud momentum is accelerating, and Clarity’s outstanding capabilities, impressive client roster, and strong reputation expand and enhance our formidable market presence and broaden and deepen our long-standing partnership with Microsoft.”

Perficient is an award-winning Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, a Premier Level IBM business partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Premier Partner, and a Platinum Salesforce Consulting Partner. Perficient is also at the forefront of industry thought leadership on digital transformation – a means of modernizing the systems that create, deliver and sustain meaningful customer experiences.


About Clarity
Clarity, a Microsoft Gold partner and the developer for Clarity Connect, delivers premier products and solutions that leverage Lync and Skype for Business as a communication platform, which allow companies to significantly reduce costs and complexities within their IT environments. Learn more at http://connect.claritycon.com.
 

Clarity Connect™ cloud contact center solution for Office 365 and Skype for Business is now available

September 21, 2016, CHICAGO – Clarity announced the launch of its new Clarity Connect™ cloud contact center solution for Office 365 and Skype for Business today. Clarity Connect clients can now gain all the advantages of a cloud contact center while still taking advantage of their investments in Office 365 or Skype for Business.

“Clarity Connect is the most significant and fully-realized cloud contact center solution for Office 365 available on the market,” said Jon Rauschenberger, CTO of Clarity. “No other vendor can provide the full-featured functionality of Clarity Connect with the seamless interaction with Office 365 and Skype for Business.”

 Clarity Connect’s new cloud-delivery model enables clients to move their contact center to the cloud, regardless of whether they have Office 365 or Skype for Business (on-premises or fully hosted). This capability is provided in partnership with select cloud-hosting providers.

This model is flexible and helps clients keep their cloud deployment options open. For example, clients could migrate their contact center to Office 365 now, or choose to migrate later and have Clarity Connect seamlessly transition alongside them later.

Clarity Connect was developed exclusively for and is native to Skype for Business. Clarity Connect does not duplicate or complicate Skype for Business’ infrastructure or call control, has full access to its unified communications and collaboration functionality, and retains Skype for Business’ excellent voice quality and reliability. Best of all, there’s no need for additional on-premises infrastructure or additional software clients, reducing costs and improving efficiency. 

Clarity Connect is full featured and is exceptionally well designed. Clarity Connect has high-profile clients in finance, education, healthcare, retail and many other verticals. Find out how we can help you improve customer service and reduce costs today. 

About Clarity
Clarity, a Microsoft Gold partner and the developer for Clarity Connect, delivers premier products and solutions that leverage Lync and Skype for Business as a communication platform, which allow companies to significantly reduce costs and complexities within their IT environments.

Learn more at http://connect.claritycon.com.

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Clarity Connect Listed by Gartner as Representative Vendor in Skype for Business Contact Center Industry

August 18, Chicago – Clarity Connect has been identified as a representative vendor in the Skype for Business contact center industry according to Gartner’s recent Market Guide for Microsoft Skype for Business Contact Center Partners (1).

“We are excited that Gartner listed Clarity Connect as an offering in the Skype for Business contact center industry,” said Jon Rauschenberger, CTO at Clarity. “Years ago, we invented the first native contact center product for Lync, and have long known Skype for Business is a great platform for contact centers. It's great to finally see substantive research published for this growing and important market.”

Gartner’s report gives the Skype for Business contact center industry an authoritative source of information for selecting vendors, including how they are built for – or connect to – Skype for Business. Namely, the report defines what it means to be “native,” "integrated" and "connected," what the benefits are, and which providers actually provide such solutions.

Clarity Connect is one of the products that meet Gartner’s definition of a native integration with Skype for Business. Native contact centers offer a host of benefits, including stability, ease of maintenance, ease of use and employee mobility. Most important, native products give full access to presence, IM and screen sharing. This facilitates internal collaboration for helpdesk use cases, and well as quick access to subject-matter experts for escalation in a contact center use case.

Clarity Connect is a robust contact center solution built exclusively and natively for Skype for Business. Being a native application to Skype for Business enables Clarity Connect to add functionality to Skype for Business without duplicating or complicating infrastructure or call control. Clarity Connect has been successfully deployed in a variety of environments, with high-profile clients in finance, education, healthcare, retail and many other verticals. Learn more at http://connect.claritycon.com.

(1) Gartner, Market Guide for Microsoft Skype for Business Contact Center Partners, Bern Elliot, Drew Kraus, 09 August 2016

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Clarity
Clarity, the developer of Clarity Connect, delivers premier products and solutions that leverage Lync and Skype for Business as a communication platform, which allow companies to significantly reduce costs and complexities within their IT environments.

 

Clarity Connect™ contact center is officially certified for Skype for Business

Chicago, July 11, 2016 -- The Clarity Connect™ contact center has been tested and certified by Microsoft as fully compatible with Skype for Business Server 2015, and meets the highest specifications of its certification program, announced Clarity, a Microsoft gold partner and developer of Clarity Connect.

Clarity Connect is a robust contact center solution built exclusively and natively for Skype for Business. Being a native application to Skype for Business means that Clarity Connect adds functionality to Skype for Business without duplicating or complicating infrastructure or call control. Clarity Connect has been successfully deployed in a variety of environments, with high-profile clients in finance, education, healthcare, retail and many other verticals.

“Clarity Connect was designed from the start to be native to Skype for Business, and works exclusively on this platform,” said Jon Rauschenberger, CTO at Clarity. “We are glad to receive this recognition of Clarity Connect’s seamless integration with Skype for Business.”

"We are pleased to see Clarity certify its Clarity Connect contact center for Skype for Business and extend the communication experience for organizations to achieve more,” said Andrew Bybee, Principal Group Program Manager for Skype for Business.

About Clarity
Clarity delivers premier products and solutions that leverage Lync and Skype for Business as a communication platform, which allow companies to significantly reduce costs and complexities within their IT environments.

Learn more at http://connect.claritycon.com.

 

CSI's Virtual Observer Integrates with Clarity Connect to Provide Complete Workforce Optimization Capabilities for Skype for Business Contact Center Customers

CSI’s Virtual Observer can be selected right from within the Clarity Connect 4.0 Administration Console to provide WFO and quality assurance functionalities. Product Development teams from both companies collaborated to integrate the products in seamlessly. Clarity and CSI will also work closely on joint sales and marketing efforts including ensuring their respective partner programs can leverage the new integration.

“We are truly excited about entering into this partnership and becoming a vital component which extends Clarity Connect’s functionality,” said Rich Marcia, Marketing Director for CSI. “We’ll be able to serve the needs of Skype for Business customers in terms of providing value in an integrated workforce optimization suite, including quality monitoring, speech analytics, and workforce management which fits nicely and affordably across their entire array of cloud platforms and services.”

Clarity has seen significant growth in companies looking to migrate their contact centers to a product that integrates flawlessly and takes full advantage of Skype for Business. By productizing the integration within Clarity Connect and Virtual Observer, customers can now gain additional benefits from their investment in Skype for Business.

“We quickly realized the similarities in the core values within our companies and the way we approach building products,” said Jon Rauschenberg, CTO of Clarity. “Our focus on the customer and providing an innovative product at a very different cost structure are principles that differentiate both CSI and Clarity.”

The Virtual Observer product provides an end-to-end WFO set of functionality on a truly unified communications and collaboration platform, enabling customers to get the best experience while empowering users to work together to solve business problems in the most efficient manner possible. Quality scoring, forecasting, scheduling and adherence round out the abilities for a total view of daily activities.

Clarity Connect is a full-featured contact center native to Skype for Business. This means Clarity Connect adds missing functionality without duplicating or complicating the infrastructure or call control. Clarity Connect steps in and adds the required intelligence to conversations, regardless of modality, to deliver the best customer experience on the market. Intelligent IVR, skills based routing, real-time metrics, historical reports, and make up this first-of-its-kind approach to a contact center for a true collaboration platform.

CSI’s Virtual Observer is a workforce optimization solution for contact centers. It provides a complete system for automating the quality assurance process to propel performance and deliver a true view into the voice of the customer.

About Clarity: 
Clarity delivers premier products and solutions that leverage Lync and Skype for Business as a communication platform, which allow companies to significantly reduce costs and complexities within their IT environments. Clarity Connect is a robust contact center solution built exclusively and natively for Skype for Business.

About Coordinated Systems, Inc. 
Coordinated Systems, Inc., (CSI), has thrived on building high-quality, long-term relationships with customers and partners. CSI’s flagship product, Virtual Observer (VO), is a call recording and workforce optimization solution for contact centers. VO provides an extremely high value to price and tremendous customer satisfaction. Features available within Virtual Observer include Call Recording, Quality Monitoring, Interaction Scoring & Evaluation, VO Live Screen & Webcam Real-Time Monitoring for Agent Assistance, Rules-Based Screen Capture. Performance & Trending Reports, Agent Portal & E-Learning, Speech Analytics and Workforce Management.