Datatel Announces Easy to Deploy IVR Time and Attendance Services

News Release

Toronto (October 28, 2008)

Datatel Inc. a Leader in IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Hosted and Managed Services announced today that it has launched a new IVR Time and Attendance gateway to its portfolio of ready to implement IVR Hosted Services.

Datatel provides hosted services that help businesses and organizations automate a wide range of telephone interactions with customers and employees, using interactive voice response (IVR).

If you are looking for a simple way to collect Time & Attendance information from your field workforce using the telephone without extensive development or buying a pre-built enterprise workforce management software, you can use Datatel’s IVR T & A Gateway.

This new IVR gateway is specifically designed to help organizations who have already implemented proprietary in-house time and attendance applications, to collect information from their field workforce, with minimal investment, using the telephone.

“Most workforce management software vendors provide telephone IVR access to time and attendance; however, companies who have developed their applications in-house are limited by the capabilities they have built. They can seldom afford, and therefore do not include telephone based time and attendance” said Barnard Crespi, CEO at Datatel.

“In the current economic atmosphere, companies are cutting back on large capital expenditures; this is why this service makes so much sense. It provides you with what you need to ensure you can collect time and attendance information from your field employees. There is nothing fancy about it, its straight forward, and it works.” said Mr. Crespi

As a hosted solution, customers avoid the risk and expense of large capital investments in custom development and software. By avoiding the time commitment of dedicating development resources, hardware purchases and configuration, customers enjoy rapid solution deployment, and lower costs.

About Datatel

Datatel is a leading Canadian provider of Premium IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Hosted and Managed services.

Datatel provides services that help businesses and organizations automate a wide range of telephone interactions with customers and employees. These include IVR Surveys, Order Processing, Lead Generation, Contests, Promotions, Payment Processing, Billing, and 100’s of other business applications, in a hosted, managed environment.

For over 12 years we have helped businesses and organizations successfully execute their IVR strategies, by delivering superior know-how, hosting and support services. We have refined a service delivery process that guarantees your successful IVR project execution.

Datatel offers a free guide which helps companies through the IVR vendor selection process, and can be downloaded at:

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“Never any issues with you guys! Things just work.”

Gerry Henstra, CEO, Henstra Business Solutions

“Customer service is a really big deal to us, and I am glad to do business with a company that obviously takes it as seriously as we do.”

Jeff Boatman, Global Client Solutions

“We’re happy with the IVR Payment system and it has been working well for us. Recently we also setup your newest SMS (text) receipts and found it to work great.”

IT Manager

“I want to command you and your team at Datatel on the job just completed for Tele-Response Center. The attention to detail and professionalism with which you approached the project was exemplary and greatly appreciated especially considering the several applications that needed to be implemented on short notice. Thanks again for your assistance getting this project off the ground so smoothly.”

Joe Grossman, Sr. Vice President, 121 Direct Response

“My team and I would like to commend Datatel on creating an IVR application that adds great value to our new Travel product. Your knowledge, input and expertise in IVR scripting, call flow management and overall IVR logistics made the development and implementation stages extremely easy to manage. Thank you for a well executed campaign that was launched on time and on budget.”

Ryan McCullough, Marketing Manager, Aegon Direct

“Great team to work with. I look forward to utilizing some additional capabilities in the future.”

Bob Griffin, VP of Operations, MedA/Rx

“We are very grateful for many years of mutually beneficial business relationship with Datatel and for impeccable customer service we have received during these years.”

Director of Student Accounts

“We, Standard Life, very much appreciated Datatel’s expertise, knowledge and support as we worked through the development and implementation stages. Our Clients appreciate the simplicity of the capability, while gathering very valuable feedback. Thanks for making this a very positive experience.”

Anne Pennell, VP, Customer Services Operations, Standard Life

“This was one of the best implementations I have been a part of. The communication was excellent and everything was responded to and dealt with swiftly. A real pleasure. We are looking forward to the impact this will have on our patient payments! Thank you!”

Kim Pace, Director Patient Accounts and Revenue, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance