Mitel Simplifies How Businesses Connect With Customers in Latest Release of MiContact Center

Mitel Simplifies How Businesses Connect With Customers in Latest Release of MiContact Center  New Mobile Chat and Multichannel Self-Service Options Expand Customer Choice Via Their Preferred Media and Devices  OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) today unveiled its seventh-generation contact center solution to help businesses simplify how they interact with their customers via popular new contact options. MiContact Center 7.0 includes mobile chat and self-service features as well as outbound capabilities that are designed to boost sales and drive lead generation.  "Finding easier ways for businesses to engage customers via their preferred media and devices is a top priority for contact centers, with a growing focus on mobile and self-service features. MiContact Center not only delivers on this, but also integrates communication across all channels to deliver a single customer experience. For example, organizations can post contact options on their website along with estimated wait times, empowering customers to decide how they contact the business," said Todd Simons, director of product solutions, Mitel.  Swanson Health Expanding Contact Options  Swanson Health is among several companies already planning to expand its customer contact options with the latest version of MiContact Center. A leading natural health retailer offering high quality vitamins, supplements and natural health products online and via direct mail, Swanson Health manages a high volume of calls, emails and live chat sessions daily.  "At Swanson Health, we count on MiContact Center to track and analyze all our calls, emails and chats. We are looking forward to the new features in MiContact Center, which provides even more options for our customers to contact us, including mobile chat. Furthermore, it provides new features to help our business run more effectively," said Patti Westland, director of call center for Swanson Health.  In addition to more contact options for customers, MiContact Center now enables quicker and more immersive service by equipping agents with richer customer information collected from across all media channels. Support for mobile supervisors using real-time management applications can further streamline customer service.  Getting Proactive with Outbound  The new release also includes MiContact Center Outbound portfolio, a feature-rich offering that introduces new preview and predictive dialing capabilities, as well as campaign and agent scripting capabilities. With MiContact Center Outbound, businesses can boost sales, drive lead generation, and keep agents busy with outbound interactions and campaigning capabilities while facilitating first-contact resolution and business process compliance through agent scripting functionality.  "Contact centers are about providing great customer service for inbound calls and also enabling engaging outbound calls that can really add to the bottom line. MiContact Center Outbound is designed to greatly improve the outbound experience with features that can improve agent productivity for more prompt, informed customer service," said Simons.  MiContact Center is one of three flagship product lines for Mitel, along with MiVoice and MiCollab. Together, these solutions aim to help organizations connect employees, partners and customers to enable collaboration and spur innovation.  For more information on MiContact Center, including product details, whitepapers and customer success stories, go to http://mitel.ca/product-service/mitel-micontact-center.  About  Mitel  Mitel®(Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications that easily connect employees, partners and customers -- anywhere, anytime and over any device, for the smallest business to the largest enterprise.Miteloffers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's broadest portfolios and the best path to the cloud. With more thanUS$1 billionin combined annual revenue, 60 million customers worldwide, and #1 market share in Western Europe,Mitel is a clearmarket leader in business communications. For more information, go towww.mitel.com.  MITL-C  CONTACT: Amy MacLeod (media), 613-592-2122 x71245          amy_macleod@mitel.com          Malcolm Brown (industry analysts), 613-592-2122 x71246          malcolm_brown@mitel.com          Michael McCarthy (investor relations), 469-574-8134          michael_mccarthy@mitel.com  company logo