Twilio, an organization greatest identified for supplying a communications APIs for builders has a product known as Twilio Flex for constructing subtle customer support purposes on high of Twilio’s APIs. At this time, it introduced it was buying Ytica (pronounced Why-tica) to offer an operational and analytical layer on high of the customer support resolution.
The businesses wouldn’t talk about the acquisition value, however Twilio indicated it doesn’t anticipate the acquisition to have a fabric affect on its “results, operations or financial condition.” In different phrases, it in all probability didn’t value a lot.
Ytica, which relies in Prague, has truly been a associate with Twilio for a while, so coming collectively on this vogue actually made numerous sense, particularly as Twilio has been creating Flex.
Twilio Flex is an app platform for contact facilities, which presents a full stack of purposes and permits customers to ship buyer help over a number of channels, Al Prepare dinner, normal supervisor of Twilio Flex defined. “Flex deploys like SaaS, but because it’s built on top of APIs, you can reach in and change how Flex works,” he stated. That may be very interesting, particularly for bigger operations on the lookout for a versatile, cloud-based resolution with out the bags of on-prem legacy merchandise.
What the product was missing, nonetheless, was a local approach to handle customer support representatives from inside the software, and perceive by analytics and dashboards, how properly or poorly the group was doing. Having that means to measure the effectiveness of the group turns into much more essential the bigger the group turns into, and Prepare dinner indicated some Flex customers are managing monumental teams with 10,000-20,000 workers.
Ytica gives a approach to measure the efficiency of customer support workers, permitting administration to observe and intervene and coach when vital. “It made so much sense to join together as one team. They have huge experience in the contact center, and a similar philosophy to build something customizable and programmable in the cloud,” Prepare dinner stated.
Whereas Ytica works with different distributors past Twilio, CEO Simon Vostrý says that they are going to proceed to help these clients, whilst they be a part of the Twilio household. “We can run Flex and can continue to run this separately. We have customers running on other SaaS platforms, and we will continue to support them,” he stated.
The corporate will stay in Prague and grow to be a Twilio satellite tv for pc workplace. All 14 workers are anticipated to affix the Twilio group and Prepare dinner says plans are already within the works to increase the Prague group.