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Verint and Squiz Announce Partnership to Further Enable Digital Transformation for Government

Wed Jan 20, 2016

Partnership Combines Technology with Consultancy to Help Enable Organizations to Exceed Their Digital Transformation Goals

MELVILLE, N.Y. and SYDNEY, January 20, 2016 — Verint® Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT) and Squiz, an Australian-founded global technology and strategy business that drives digital transformation for its clients, today announced a global partnership. Together, the organizations will provide the consulting, technology and experience required to deliver market-leading digital transformation strategies for government.

Today, national, regional and local governments across the world are implementing digital transformation strategies, reflecting the need to proactively help deliver citizen services and develop smarter cities. A key focus of such strategies is to help make government services accessible and provide support to their citizens and businesses when needed. This shift to digital is more responsive to citizen and community needs, typically reducing phone or contact center call volumes, and helps government organizations identify monetary savings.

Governments across the world—national and local—are struggling to deliver against their digital transformation strategy targets. This is partly because of the complexity of IT systems and the need to modernize outdated processes. Verint’s global partnership with Squiz helps government organizations take a fresh approach to designing, connecting systems and executing their digital transformation strategies.

“Digital transformation is a journey. There’s a lot more to learn from the experience of other industries, and government organizations are looking for technology partners that can help augment their teams and exceed citizen expectations,” says David Moody, vice president and global practice leader, government and public sector, Verint Enterprise Intelligence Solutions.“This is why we’re excited about the partnership with Squiz. We can help address both current and future government needs, ultimately enabling them to deliver experiences equivalent to, or better than, those in established commercial organizations.”

Squiz helps drive digital transformation for its clients through a combination of consulting and technology. Its consultancy covers the full range of digital transformation services from strategy to customer experience design, analytics, accessibility audits, content mentoring, and even training. The technology comprises Squiz’s content management system (CMS) offering, Matrix, and Squiz’s search engine offering, Funnelback.

“Squiz is dedicated to driving digital transformation journeys for government agencies, and we’re thrilled to partner with Verint to extend our offerings and capabilities to a customer network that is poised to transform how their citizens interact with government,” says John-Paul Syriatowicz, Group CEO, Squiz.

Verint already supports government organizations across the world with its Verint® Engagement Management solution, which enables customers to access their services digitally across mobile, web, open data and open services. Squiz and Verint together can now help these government organizations mature their digital strategies and deliver even more value through the provision of a newly enhanced digital first engagement management offering.

Moody adds, “Our Verint digital-first engagement management offering provides public sector organizations with the technology they need to be successful today and in the future. Digital customers can now expect the same web experiences in government that they get from commercial organizations – seamless and personalized – where the information or services they need finds them and they get support when they need it, resulting in better experiences for the customer and delivered outcomes for government.”

About Squiz

Squiz is a global technology and strategy business that drives digital transformation for its customers. Top rated by analyst house Ovum, Squiz’s clients include Dermalogica, Bendigo Bank, LexisNexis, the Electoral Commission, NSW Department of Industry, Surrey County Council, The Woman’s Institute and Creative Scotland. Its digital solutions allow organizations to manage complex digital data and service requests in one technologically savvy and beautifully designed portal, driving new value for stakeholders. Founded in Australia in 1998, Squiz has more than 450 employees around the world in eleven offices including Sydney, New York, London, Edinburgh, Canberra, Melbourne and Szcezecin (Poland). Learn more at Squiz.net and follow @SquizGlobal and linkedin.com/company/squiz to stay up to date.

About Verint Systems

Verint® is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence®, which has become a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth. By empowering organizations with crucial insights, Verint solutions enable decision makers to anticipate, respond and take action, and make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Our solutions are designed to address three important areas of the actionable intelligence market: customer engagement optimization; security intelligence; and fraud, risk and compliance. Verint’s vision is to create A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence®, and today, more than 10,000 organizations in over 180 countries—including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100—already benefit from this vision. Learn more at www.verint.com and NASDAQ: VRNT. 

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