MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verint® Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNT), The Customer Engagement Company™, teamed up with Ounce of Prevention, a national nonprofit focused on early childhood education, to launch a new collaborative online community that connects advocates, partners and leaders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the lives and routines of communities around the country, nonprofit agencies are working differently to support those in need.
Rapid Response Community Program
Powered by the Verint Community Cloud, the Rapid Response Community program is designed to help organizations launch secure employee and customer communities to communicate and coordinate in the midst of the shifting landscape stemming from the global pandemic. To aid organizations during this time, Verint is waiving the Rapid Response Community Software-as-a-Service licensing fees for 90 days, starting any time from now until June 20, with only a minimal set-up charge to create and launch a community within 10 business days.
The Ounce of Prevention Fund provides and advocates for early learning programs and policies that support young children and families. The organization has leveraged the Verint Community Cloud platform to launch the Early Childhood Connector (ECConnector) -- a co-designed, collaborative online community and dynamic space for advocates, partners, and leaders to connect and share knowledge, resources and expertise across state lines, disciplines and professions. While the initial launch was slated for later in 2020, the COVID-19 crisis made the need for real-time collaboration across the early childhood landscape much more urgent.
“We accelerated our timeline for launch and were able to accomplish this thanks to the quick support of the Verint Community team and Social Edge Consulting,” said Colleen Murphy, vice president, Early Childhood Connector. “As of April 21, the community has grown to over 650 engaged members sharing much-needed credible resources and best practices to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage anyone in the early childhood field to join our growing community.”
“Today, companies are struggling to support their customers due to major workforce disruption, moving to remote and work-from-home conditions,” says Verint’s Jon Allen, vice president and general manager, Communities and Web Self-Service. “As a result, employees, contractors, partners and customers are challenged with easily accessing the information and resources they need in real-time.”
The Rapid Response Community program features a quick set-up process that requires minimal IT involvement and is designed to deliver a secure, cloud-based community within ten business days based on the organization’s specific needs. The end result is an online community that is accessible from any web-browser on any device, which allows stakeholders to easily find and access critical information, self-serve, share ideas and collaborate. Backed by Verint’s proven track record of building successful communities since 2004, the platform improves communication and support for customers and employees, and aides in business continuity during these uncertain times.
As part of its response to changing world events, Verint has developed a COVID-19 Community, for connecting and sharing information among Verint employees, customers and partners. The group allows members to find and share information about the virus, get details from various governmental agencies, hear from trusted research organizations, and share how others are managing through these difficult times.
To learn more about Verint’s Rapid Response Community program, click here for more information.
About Verint Systems Inc.
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