Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
Nov 7, 2016

Interactive Intelligence Positioned as a Strong Performer for Workforce Optimization Solutions by Independent Research Firm

Interactive received highest score possible in strategic planning criterion; scored highest overall among all vendors evaluated in commercial model criterion

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration, has been ranked a strong performer by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave: Workforce Optimization (WFO) Suites, Q3 20161.

"Our ranking as a ‘strong performer' underpins the success our nearly 3,000 WFO customers have experienced as a result of our all-in-one solution," said Ric Kosiba, Interactive Intelligence vice president of Decisions. "By enabling businesses to analyze employee performance in order to make accurate predictions on a daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly basis, our WFO customers have been able to exceed operational goals while optimizing costs."

Forrester gave Interactive Intelligence the maximum score possible in the strategic planning criterion. According to the report, Interactive's "all-in-one suite includes a powerful strategic planning tool with the ability to analyze profitability by metrics such as service level."

"By deploying our strategic planning application, Interaction Decisions™, our customers consistently save between 5 and 10 percent in labor costs and receive a full return on investment within six months," Kosiba said. "It allows for rapid scenario development and archiving for future comparison, which helps forecast staffing needs, develop efficient just-in-time hiring and overtime plans, as well as project and maintain an accurate budget."

Forrester also ranked Interactive Intelligence highest overall in the commercial model criterion.

"We believe our high commercial model score reflects our affordable and flexible pricing options," Kosiba said. "We offer very competitive pricing for our on-premises WFO customers, as well as a flexible and affordable subscription model for our cloud-based customers. In either scenario, customers only pay for the applications they require, resulting in a high value proposition."

Additionally, the company's interaction recording capability received a four out of a possible five score. According to Kosiba, "One significant benefit we offer is true multichannel recording functionality that's built into our platform, which enables quality assessment across all channels."

Interactive Intelligence offers WFO functionality as part of its on-premises customer engagement software suite, and as part of both its public and private customer engagement cloud offerings. Interactive's WFO offering includes interaction recording, quality monitoring, workforce management, strategic planning, real-time analytics, performance management and customer surveying.

For more information about Interactive Intelligence WFO solutions, visit https://www.inin.com/customer-engagement/workforce-optimization.

The Forrester Wave: Workforce Optimization (WFO) Suites, Q3 2016 is an independent evaluation that compares the current offering, strategy and market presence of the nine most significant vendors in the WFO market across 39 criteria.

1The Forrester Wave: Workforce Optimization Suites, Q3 2016, Forrester Research, Inc., Aug. 24, 2016.

About Interactive Intelligence

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global leader of cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration designed to help businesses worldwide improve service, increase productivity and reduce costs. Backed by a 20-plus year history of industry firsts, 150-plus pending patent applications, and more than 6,000 global customer deployments, Interactive offers customers fast return on investment, along with robust reliability, scalability and security. It's also the only company recognized by the top global industry analyst firm as a leader in both the cloud and on-premises customer engagement markets. The company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.inin.com.

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Christine Holley, +1 317-715-8220
Senior Director, Market Communications
christine.holley@inin.com

Source: Interactive Intelligence Group Inc.

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