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Stockley Park, London, 10 October 2001. Aspect Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: ASPT), the leading provider of business communications solutions that help companies improve customer satisfaction, reduce operating costs, gather market intelligence and increase revenue, announced today that Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), a global eSolutions provider, has selected the Aspect IP Contact Suite for the new ‘Touchpool’ best-of-breed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology demonstration suites currently being constructed at Cambridge sites across Europe.

Touchpool demonstration suites show how customer interaction centres can take advantage of the latest multichannel technologies, including interactive TV, voice over IP, WAP and Web co-browsing, along with CRM applications to build more profitable relationships with customers. Constructing these demonstration suites involves integrating leading CRM products to create a seamless, blended end-to-end customer contact environment. Products used include: the Aspect IP Contact Suite, CRM database software from Siebel and Clarify and Active Television services from Sky.

The Aspect IP Contact Suite is being used within the Touchpool demonstration suite for answering and managing voice calls and email contacts, video conferencing and collaborative browsing services - all within a totally IP environment.

The first Touchpool showcase will be opened at Cambridge’s UK headquarters in Bracknell on 8th October 2001. Other Touchpool demonstration suites will follow in the
Netherlands and Germany.

“We selected the Aspect IP Contact Suite because we believe it is a best-in-class solution,” explained Charlie Hawkridge, European eCRM Channel Solutions Lead. “While many vendors have ‘bolted-on’ VoIP capabilities onto their products, Aspect has built an IP-based voice and data solution from the ground up. Together with Aspect’s well proven and robust business communications applications, the IP Contact Suite is an extremely strong solution built on a strong foundation.”

"Aspect has placed a great deal of time and effort into creating IP-based contact centre solutions, and it's a great honour that our IP Contact Suite has been recognised in this way by Cambridge Technology Partners," said Stefan Fafinski, Director of Advanced Technology at Aspect Communications. "Aspect and Cambridge Technology Partners have already worked on a number of high profile client installations across Europe and we look forward to extending this relationship across the globe in the coming years."


About Aspect Communications

Aspect Communications Corporation is the leading provider of business communications solutions that help companies improve customer satisfaction, reduce operating costs, gather market intelligence and increase revenue. Aspect is the trusted mission-critical partner of 76 percent of the Fortune 50, daily managing more than three million customer sales and service professionals worldwide. Aspect is the only company that provides the mission-critical software platform, development environment and applications that seamlessly integrate voice-over-IP, traditional telephony, email, voicemail, Web, fax and wireless business communications, while guaranteeing investment protection in a company’s front-office, back-office, Internet and telephony infrastructures. Aspect’s leadership in business communications solutions is based on more than 16 years of experience and over 7,600 implementations deployed worldwide.

The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, US with offices around the world, as well as an extensive global network of systems integrators, independent software vendors and distribution partners. Aspect’s UK office is based in Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex, and can be reached on 0800 ASPECT (i.e. 0800 277328) or visit the company’s web site at

For information:

Adrienne Routledge/Michael Gray
Gray Associates
Tel: 020 8 744 9168

Stephanie Hazan
Aspect Communications
Tel: 020 8 589 1000

Steve Loynes
Cambridge Technology Partners
Tel: +44 (0)20 8334 2853

Bruce McLachlan
Text 100
Tel: 020 8996 4190

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