Altitude Software and KIVA Group Deliver on Shared Vision of Multi-channel Integration for Enabling Financial Services CRM


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Joint Offering Enables Banks and Credit Unions to Achieve Consistent Service and Personalized Selling with Every Customer/Member Interaction

Chicago, Ill. and Bedford, N.H., January 19, 2010 – Global contact center solutions vendor Altitude Software and KIVA Group, Inc. announced today a tightly integrated solution that enables community and regional financial institutions to successfully execute a unified multi-channel strategy for transaction processing, service delivery and customer relationship management (CRM).

The result of years of close collaboration, the combined Altitude and KIVA offering empowers branch and call center agents and managers with the sales and service capabilities crucial to cultivating profitable customer/member relationships. Altitude’s contact center technology and KIVA’s powerful suite of applications are brought together on a common, Microsoft .Net architecture, giving banks and credit unions a flexible and highly scalable platform for automating processes and attaining unprecedented access to all of the data vital to true CRM.

“Altitude’s unified Customer Interaction technology enables KIVA’s Respect™ software to reach a level of Customer Experience Management that exceeds everything else in the market today,” said Michael Baker, president and founder, KIVA Group, Inc. “Not only do KIVA’s software applications enable our clients to consistently deliver service to the traditional contact channels, they also give institutions the ability to blend a distinct, highly personalized sales approach into each customer interaction, especially face-to-face in branch offices.”

KIVA Group’s Respect 7 solutions eliminate the barriers small to mid-tier institutions commonly face in delivering consistent service across all customer/member touch points – branch, teller, phone, IVR, internet and call center. KIVA solutions help banks and credit unions break down information “silos” by connecting all the customer, product, transaction and services information they need to create a more satisfying experience with each interaction and engage in service-based selling.

“The Altitude/KIVA offering delivers compelling advantages for community financial institutions seeking to optimize their delivery channels,” stated Mark Lepko, president, Altitude Software North America. “We give them the open, Web-based platform and technology capabilities they need to differentiate their institutions and generate growth opportunities through excellent service. Clients also benefit from the companies’ combined expert knowledge of industry requirements.”

The Altitude uCI is a suite of contact center software solutions that provides financial institutions with a SIP-based multimedia call center solution and a wealth of advanced features, including unified desktops, routing, reporting, dialing, voice portal, management and open integration via Web services and/or Altitude connectors. The Altitude uCI architecture is unique to the industry with a single language and editor to manage all media interactions across all channels, to create voice menus, routing and recording rules, agent screens and outbound scripts, among others.


About Altitude Software

Altitude Software ( is the leader of unified customer interaction solutions, managing dynamic contact centers independently of platforms since 1993.With about 900 customers in 60 countries, altitude strives for customer satisfaction and is ISO 9001 certified for its worldwide support. Altitude Software has won 40+ industry awards and it has been included by Gartner in the industry Magic Quadrants since 2000. “Altitude uCI” (unified customer interaction) is a software suite that manages in real time enterprise functions like Customer Service, Help Desk, Collections, Telesales, Surveys, etc. It is unique in accelerating the creation of services and campaigns, thanks to the unified design studio, routing, dialer, voice portal, desktop front-end, monitoring and analytics. Altitude North America main customers include Sanofi Pasteur, The Results Companies, Dun & Bradstreet ,and Optima Communications, among many others. Altitude Software can be reached at: 877.474.4499 or emailed to [email protected].

About KIVA Group

KIVA Group is a global provider of Web-based software solutions that help community financial institutions to integrate and optimize their multiple delivery channels to achieve sales success through exceptional service. Respect™ 7, the company’s technology platform and suite of applications, is enabling banks and credit unions worldwide to connect the customer, product and services information they need to create a more satisfying experience with each interaction. These teller, branch, internet, call center, IVR, marketing and sales software products can be implemented as point solutions or as part of a strategic initiative to completely unify the enterprise. For more information about KIVA Group and its offerings please visit or contact us at 866.212.2225.

For more information about Altitude Software:

Carlos Taveira

Marketing Communications

Phone: +351.214.129.800

Email: [email protected]

For more information about KIVA Group:

Tracey Frederickson

Public Relations

Phone: +1 603.880.7413

Email: [email protected]

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