Key Genesys partners across EMEA receive Partner of the Year awards at G-Force customer event in Amsterdam

CAMBERLEY May 6th 2010Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc., an Alcatel-Lucent company (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), presented its 2009 Partner of the Year awards for Europe, the Middle East and Africa to members of the Genesys Partner Program at last week's annual G-Force customer conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Eleven Partner of the Year awards were given to Genesys partners in EMEA based on partner growth initiatives and partners’ abilities to take advantage of collaboration opportunities with Genesys in 2009.

  • Best Partner 2009 - France: SFR Business Team
  • Best Partner 2009 - Italy: Accenture
  • Best Partner 2009 - Spain: Telefonica Empresas
  • Best Partner 2009 - Portugal: Accenture
  • Best Partner 2009 - UK & Ireland: Cable&Wireless Worldwide
  • Best Partner 2009 - Benelux: Belgacom/Telindus
  • Best Partner 2009 - Nordics: TeliaSonera
  • Best Partner 2009 - DACH: Cirquent
  • Best Partner 2009 - Africa region: Intelleca
  • Best Partner 2009 - CEE region: Alcasys Slovakia
  • Best Partner 2009 - CIS region: Alcatel-Lucent Services Russia
  • Best Partner 2009 - EMEA mid-market: NextiraOne

Each of these Genesys partners invested significant resources in establishing joint customer service solutions to generate revenue. In addition, the "go-to-market" strategies of each of these partners was aligned with Genesys to deliver comprehensive and seamlessly integrated customer service solutions and provide a high level of end-user customer satisfaction.

"This year, our partners have continued to deliver innovative customer service strategies across EMEA. The Genesys Partner Program provides a framework for our partners to combine our technology leadership with their own market understanding to increase customer value," said Nicolas De Kouchkovsky, Chief Marketing Officer, Enterprise Applications for Alcatel-Lucent. "Due to the changing nature of the contact center industry, each of our winners this year has taken the customer experience a step further by pioneering new strategies for the customer service market, facilitating joint solutions with Genesys and creating technologies that will help to develop and improve the customer experience across the EMEA marketplace."

The Genesys Partner Program provides a wide variety of benefits, training, and joint marketing while enabling its partners to meet rigorous certification requirements. Commensurate with each partners' investment, Genesys provides enhanced access to Genesys technology, education, and sales and marketing support. The end result allows partners to build strong relationships with Genesys and Genesys customers while gaining experience and adding references.

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About Genesys
Alcatel-Lucent’s Genesys solutions feature leading software that manages customer interactions over phone, Web and mobile devices. The Genesys software suite handles customer conversations across multiple channels and resources - self-service, assisted-service and proactive outreach - fulfilling customer requests, optimising customer care goals while efficiently using resources. Genesys software directs more than 100 million customer interactions every day for 4,000 companies and government agencies in 80 countries. These companies and agencies leverage their entire organisation, from the contact center to the back office, while dynamically engaging their customers. For more information, go to

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organisation in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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