Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center Select 8x8 Cloud Communications to Transform Employee and Fan Experience
8x8, Inc. , a leading integrated cloud communications platform provider, today announced that the Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League (NHL) team and Honda Center, one of the premier entertainment and sports venues in the country, have selected 8x8 as their official cloud communications provider. The Ducks are deploying the 8x8 integrated cloud communications and contact center solution to help improve employee, partner, and customer experience.
The Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center wanted to accelerate digital transformation efforts throughout the organization and recognized its need to move away from its legacy, on-premises communications and contact center systems. Working closely with technology provider Insight Enterprises, the Ducks assessed several cloud providers before selecting 8x8’s integrated cloud voice, team chat, meetings and contact center solution to allow its more than 500 employees, including contact center agents, to enhance fan engagement, while improving efficiency, collaboration and productivity as they work from anywhere.
“Our efforts off the ice, including modernizing the digital workplace, are driven by our goal of delivering the ultimate fan experience. Partnering with 8x8, a leading provider of unified communications and contact center solutions, and moving communications and engagement to the cloud will be a critical component for the success of this strategy,” said Jackie Slope, Vice President, Information Technology at The Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center. “8x8’s integrated cloud communications and contact center solution with industry-leading service reliability, availability and voice quality, deep reporting and analytics, SMS capabilities, and tight integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 will allow us to enhance customer service and strengthen fan relationships before, during and after each game or event.”
The Ducks will also use 8x8 cloud communications services for post-game press conferences.
“Organizations of all sizes, including professional sports teams like the Anaheim Ducks, have recognized that moving to an integrated cloud communications and contact center solution is a digital transformation accelerator, driving significant business value, optimizing performance and growth,” said Steve Seger, Chief Revenue Officer at 8x8, Inc. “We’re thrilled to provide the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center with a single platform for communications and customer engagement as we help them transform the employee and fan experience, and support their future growth initiatives.”