Webhelp SNT (Netherlands) – Hosted Deployment Serving Multiple Sites

Industry: Outsourcing
Webhelp SNT turned to UK based Sytel Limited in partnership with Dutch based TietoEnator to deliver a contact center solution.

About Webhelp SNT

Webhelp SNT is one of the largest call center operations in the Netherlands, specialising in the handling of multi-channel customer contacts and has recently been awarded a COPC (Customer Operations Performance Centre) certificate, a worldwide standard for customer contact centers. Working for a variety of large corporates, including telecom and service providers, SNT customer contacts are handled in an integrated way by telephone, email or internet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With six locations in the Netherlands and Belgium, the company employs over 2,500 agents.

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The requirement

Webhelp SNT have ambitious plans to offer their clients leading-edge technology, to help them develop and maintain high levels of customer service. Their priority is that the company’s networks and workstations will have a standardised, new technological environment and be fully web and IP based with the objective of functioning as one centralised platform. In order to meet these exacting requirements and reap the benefits, Webhelp SNT turned to UK based Sytel Limited in partnership with Dutch based TietoEnator to deliver a solution.

TietoEnator’s managing director, Bjorn de Hoon explained

“We choose to work with Sytel because we regard their predictive dialer, Softdial Plugin® to be the only solution to efficient dialing under compliance. The dialer has benefited many of our clients with the scalability, multi-tenancy capability and ease of integration with any CRM or Telco environment, all of which are paramount in providing ASP and larger call centers with discreet, partitioned services.”

Sytel’s Softdial Plugin takes account of all campaigns and dialing parameters and is able to constantly adjust its dialing speeds to match changes in the campaign conditions, together with providing the lowest possible waiting time given the user’s objectives on abandoned calls. Ever since 1999, Softdial Plugin® has delivered the ultimate in predictive performance, with a consistent abandon rate of 3% as recommended by Ofcom in the UK and the Federal Communications Commission in the US.

Michael McKinlay, managing director at Sytel, commented

“We continue to push for industry wide adherence to predictive dialing compliance legislation. As a company we are committed to supplying our customer with dialers that offer high levels of performance under compliance.”

The result

Webhelp SNT are now enjoying the benefits of the new system. The central database uploading and the flexible scripting options are hugely successful and they have been able to execute complex campaigns for clients that they otherwise would not have been able to handle.

The inbound modules are integrated with the other systems and new business intelligence functionality has been added. It is from this centralised platform that Webhelp SNT are able to operate both inbound and outbound from all sites as if it were a virtual contact center.

Ankie Straathof of Webhelp SNT commented

“The platform was immediately embraced by the Team Managers and the other people involved. People came to ask of their own accord whether they could work with the system.”

About Sytel

Based in the UK, Sytel Limited provides call center solutions to organisations in over 30 countries. In the outbound world, its predictive dialer, Softdial Plugin, is recognised as being the leading dialer for delivering effective performance under compliance. Sytel has campaigned in all major markets for responsible rules for predictive dialers and acts as adviser on dialer regulations to many national marketing and government bodies around the world.

What We Offer

Sytel Limited develops and supplies Softdial Contact Center® (SCC), offering multimedia, multichannel, fully blended cloud contact center solutions, for quick and easy deployment by partners offering CCaaS or enterprise users. All Sytel cloud components are secure, resilient and scale seamlessly from 10 agents to 10,000+, whether local, mobile or remote.

  • Flexible Contact Center Platform

    Softdial Contact Center™ - tightly integrated modules, designed to deliver at scale

  • Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS)

    Partners can run a functionally rich and flexible contact center stack in the cloud

  • Blended Media Desktop

    Fully customisable, multi-channel, multi-session workspace

  • Work Anywhere

    Browser-based tools, no software installation required

  • Cloud Or On-Premise, Multi-Tenant

    Scalable, resilient, secure, proven

  • Customise, Localise, White Label

    Design all user interfaces to individual requirements

  • Integration Via APIs

    'Swap out' components and integrate with 3rd party apps

  • World Class Development

    Continuous evolution pushing technical boundaries


Softdial Contact Center™ (SCC) is designed to be flexible, extensible and scalable, integrating with any legacy equipment, and meeting the most complex of requirements.

  • All Media Types

    Voice, chat, email, social, etc - fully integrated and blended

  • Agent Multi-Tasking

    Work with multiple live contact sessions of any media type
  • Dynamic Workforce Management

    Automated, ‘best available’ decisions to manage agents & balance work load, across all media types

  • Predictive Dialing

    Best-of-breed performance under compliance

  • Optimised Inbound Routing

    Smart rules and 'best-available' decisions to drive great customer service

  • Agent Scripts

    Help agents achieve and maintain excellence

  • Voice and Screen Recording

    See and hear exactly how agents are interacting

  • Analytics and Data Feeds

    Measure and evaluate performance at every level

  • IVR, Bots & Conversational AI

    Design effective automated flows or integrate with 3rd party providers

  • Customer Journey Tracking

    Stored customer contact history, to aid routing and add context to conversations


A complete suite of tools, with unique flexibility to extend and swap out modules to deliver a tailored contact center solution for any environment
  • Softdial One™

    Highly flexible unified web UI for agents, supervisors and administrators
  • Softdial Scripter™

    Create complex process flow scripts for agents, IVR, chatbots and other applications

  • Sytel AI Dialer™

    Best-of-breed predictive dialer; maximum performance under any compliance rules

  • Softdial Pathfinder™

    Precise routing rules for 'best available' connection
  • Softdial Media Server™

    Core telephony functions to manage all inbound/ outbound SIP calls

  • Softdial Reporter™ 5

    Fully customisable performance stats, charts and reports, across all channels

  • Softdial Publisher™

    Comprehensive data output to build your own reports

  • Softdial Recording Monitor™

    Audio and screen recording of agent activity to ensure the highest standards
  • Softdial Campaign Manager™

    Automation to optimise any outreach strategy
  • Softdial Repository™

    Central storage and configuration of common resources
  • Sytel Global Compliance™

    Flexible 'no contact' rules to protect contact center and consumer


Performance and efficiency for a wide range of business applications

  • Customer Service

    Connect quickly to well equipped agents

  • Sales & Telemarketing

    Maximise agent productivity with best-of-breed predictive dialing

  • Healthcare

    Secure, highly-configurable multichannel communications for excellence in patient care

  • Market Research

    Best-of-breed predictive dialing with CATI integration

  • Collections

    Automated inbound/ outbound blending integrated with any debt management app