Arise Virtual Solutions Awarded Outsourced Services Contract by BT

  Arise Virtual Solutions Awarded Outsourced Services Contract by BT

 BT Ireland Selects Arise to Deliver Outsourcing Services in Northern Ireland
 Based on Its Proven Ability to Flex Resources in Real-Time to Mirror Actual

Business Wire

DUBLIN -- July 24, 2013

Arise Virtual Solutions, the leading global provider of virtual/work-at-home
business process outsourcing (BPO) and crowdsourcing solutions, announced
today that BT Ireland has selected Arise to help deliver outsourced service
support for one of its clients in Northern Ireland. Arise will provide
on-demand support services to BT to ensure appropriate service levels in
emergency and unplanned situations.

Arise’s virtual model and crowdsourcing solution uses a global network of
pre-qualified independent businesses and their agents to provide services from
geographically-dispersed home offices. When the BT customer faces emergency or
unexpected business fluctuations, this network of resources can be flexed up
or down within minutes, helping deliver consistent, high-quality customer care
at all times.

“BT continues to invest in delivering a strong customer experience and this
needs to be true even in an emergency when we cannot foresee customer needs or
demands,” said Peter Russell, Head of Public Sector at BT in Northern Ireland.
“We selected Arise as a key partner because it allows us to provide on-demand
support in highly critical but fluctuating demand scenarios. Arise, through
its network of highly skilled resources, is able to respond whatever the
situation and provide us with an ability to support customers when we need to,
but without built-in cost when we don’t need the service. Together, we can
deliver on our promise to bring the best service and support to our customers
whilst saving customers time, effort and money.”

BT awarded Arise a seven-year contract to use its services to deliver the most
flexible service possible. “We are delighted to work with BT Ireland using our
award winning Starmatic® scheduling technology and flexible network of
independent contractors that are available 24/7,” David Cartwright, CEO, Arise

Starmatic®, Arise’s patented IP-based workforce management solution, was a
recipient of the 2013 IP Contact Center Technology Pioneer Award from CUSTOMER
magazine. The prestigious award honors companies that have produced
innovative, 'Best in Class' IP contact center solutions in the past 12 months.

Starmatic™ combines IP and telephony networks with state-of-the-art mapping
and scheduling software to create a one-of-a-kind agent management tool.
Starmatic™ originated from Arise's need to route calls to thousands of
dispersed locations and manage resource levels in real-time to meet the
fluctuating customer care needs of its clients. Since that time, it has become
a best-in-class example of how to provide customers with world-class service.

“BT represents innovation in the telecommunications and managed services
industry, and we are excited to be selected by them,” said Keir Greenwood,
Director Client Results EMEA at Arise Virtual Solutions. Arise will help BT
offer the ultimate in a flexible and reliable customer experience, in a
critical emergency environment.

About Arise Virtual Solutions:

Arise Virtual Solutions is a work-at-home business process outsourcing company
that uniquely blends crowdsourcing innovation, virtual technology and
operational efficiencies to deliver better results. Recognized as a
work-at-home call center pioneer, Arise has been delivering services in the
cloud for over 15 years through its network of over 25,000 independent
work-at-home customer service, sales and technical support providers in the
United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Arise provides flexible
and cost-effective customer contact, business processing, e-learning and
consulting solutions to premium brands around the world, including many
Fortune 150 and 500 companies.

To learn more about No Boundaries, Better Results™ and how Arise Virtual
Solutions can help you, please visit

About BT:

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local,
national and international telecommunications services to its customers for
use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and
services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists
principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT
Wholesale and Openreach.

In the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group’s revenue was £18,017m with profit
before taxation of £2,501m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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Arise Virtual Solutions
Jared Fletcher, 1-855-274-7301
VP, Marketing and Strategic Programs
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