Sytel Announces Partnership With VanillaIP

November, 2014

Sytel announces its partnership with leading UK cloud services provider VanillaIP.

Global contact centre software manufacturer, Sytel Ltd announces its partnership with leading UK cloud services provider VanillaIP.

VanillaIP, a provider of Broadsoft’s Hosted PBX and unified communications to the UK channel, has added Sytel’s unique predictive dialer and IVR software to enhance their hosted offering.

Clients already using this dialer service include Arvato Financial Services, one of the UK’s leading providers of credit management and debt recovery services. This reflects the Sytel dialer’s success in the collections market.

Sytel’s dialer outperforms all other dialers under the Ofcom rules on silent calls. Fines are high for those that flout the rules, which state; no more than 3% of live calls per campaign (i.e. across call centers) or per call center (i.e. across campaigns) over a 24 hour period are permitted. The majority of predictive dialers perform poorly, when constrained by the Ofcom compliance rules, and struggle to deliver anything better than a progressive dialer. Sytel’s fundamental design is different and is the only known dialer that delivers a significant performance improvement under the rules.

“We are very proud of our partnership with VanillaIP, who have built an excellent reputation and are trusted by their customers”, says Michael McKinlay, CEO of Sytel. “Sytel is hands down, the best predictive dialer available on the market today. It’s the only known dialer to truly deliver excellent performance under Ofcom’s ‘silent call’ rules.”

David Dadds, CEO of DRD says; “Adding the Sytel dialer to our portfolio has allowed us to open up valuable opportunities in the contact center market. For our Resellers this opens up newer, high value opportunities in a market that previously, they might not have been active in. The unique performance benefit Sytel delivers as well as the strength of the software in hosting gives us a significant competitive advantage.”

About Sytel

Sytel Limited software solutions connect and manage calls and media sessions, without boundary. Our solutions for cloud contact center providers, premise-based contact centers, carriers and enterprises deliver high-volume routing and media processing on a distributed host-based platform, and are driving inbound, outbound and blended telephony, email, SMS, chat and other media channels in over 50 countries. Sytel’s toolsets deliver advanced capabilities to subscribers via the web, including scripting of call processing, real-time reporting and configurable dashboards.

For further information on Sytel:
Tel: +44 1296 381 200

About VanillaIP

VanillaIP is a leading provider of Cloud UC solutions to the UK channel. Our unique balance of innovative services, managed billing and simplified deployment can help you win customers quickly and keep them long term. Our Uboss portal combines services from leading cloud vendors including BroadSoft, Microsoft, Sytel and Yealink into a unified solution that resellers can bundle into their own bespoke packages – all under their own brand.

For further information on VanillaIP:

What We Offer

Sytel Limited develops and supplies Softdial Contact Center® (SCC) – multimedia, multichannel, fully blended cloud contact center solutions.

Available by subscription as CCaaS, fully managed and supported by Sytel, or for quick and easy deployment by partners and 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 Software

Softdial Contact Center™ – rich functionality, all-in-one, designed to deliver at scale

  • Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS)

    CCaaS for subscribers – global service​, with no upfront costs

  • Contact Center Platform – CCaaS Partners

    Build your own CCaaS business using the power and flexibility of Sytel software

  • Contact Center Platform – Enterprise

    High performance platform to drive contact center productivity – cloud, on-premise or hybrid

Blended Media Desktop

Fully customisable, multi-channel, multi-session workspace

Work Anywhere

Browser-based tools, no software installation required

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 Channels

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

Agent Multi-Tasking

Work with multiple live contact sessions of any media channel

Dynamic Workforce Management

Optimise agent usage and balance workloads in real-time without human intervention, across all media channels

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


Drive operational efficiency, increase customer satisfaction & improve agent performance

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™

Maximum predictive dialing 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

By Business Type


A full featured contact center software solution, designed for optimum performance at scale

Small/ Medium Business

Options for SMBs to subscribe to our full-featured cloud service managed and hosted by either one of our partners or by Sytel themselves

By Industry

Customer Service

Connect quickly to well equipped agents

Market Research

Best-of-breed predictive dialing with CATI integration

Debt Collection

Automated inbound/ outbound blending integrated with any debt management app

Sales & Telemarketing

Maximise agent productivity with best-of-breed predictive dialing


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