NICE Enters Partnership with Brightstar
NICE reported a new strategic partnership with Brightstar India, a mobile device and IT infrastructure management company.
The collaboration will support a regional launch of NICE Uptivity, a scalable workforce optimization solution for the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market.
According to a media release, Brightstar India, a branch of the leading mobile services company Brightstar Global, manages devices and accessories across the wireless ecosystem and provides IT infrastructure products. In addition, facilitated by its partnership with NICE, the company is expanding its enterprise solution offerings in key industry verticals.
Together, NICE and Brightstar India said that they are introducing a workforce optimization suite to mid-market organizations in India, as well as to markets in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. NICE Uptivity is a solution that incorporates robust recording, quality assurance, speech and data analytics, and coaching tools, as well as real-time, customer survey and performance management features.
Darren John Rushworth, President, NICE APAC, "The Brightstar India and NICE partnership is about bringing the market leading WFO suite for SMEs to the Indian and South Asian markets. Our collaboration to introduce the Uptivity WFO Suite will greatly benefit companies which are poised for growth or have multi-location operations. As a fully scalable solution it fully scales to meet changing expectations. NICE solutions, provided and supported by Brightstar India, are helping to bridge the gap between the needs of today and the goals of tomorrow."
Deval Parikh, CEO, Brightstar India, "As NICE's globally recognized recording and workforce management solutions are incorporated in NICE Uptivity, we believe that our partnership is well positioned to rapidly meet a growing demand for improved performance in the SME market in India. The complete and modular Uptivity brings together recording, sophisticated analytics, voice of the customer feedback, quality assurance and multifaceted performance monitoring. These capabilities are going to drive NICE market and business expansion in Southeast Asia and we, at Brightstar, are pleased to have the opportunity to help make it happen."
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Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection
Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.
The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.
"The launch of Tea Forté's Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health benefits of tea," says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. "In addition to our high quality Pure Matcha, we've also blended four distinct flavored Matcha varieties. Prepackaged in pouches measured out for a single serving, our Single Steeps Matcha is ideal for the office, travel, or to keep with you for a boost anytime."
Tea Forté noted its handcrafted ceremonial tea bowl, handmade bamboo whisk and measuring ladle “encourages serene enjoyment of our premium Kosher, gluten-free and vegan matcha blends.” These include: Pure Matcha, Chocolate Matcha, Coconut Matcha, Ginger Matcha, and Chai Matcha.
According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.
Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.
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