Work Anywhere

Browser-based tools, high quality care no software installation required

At a Glance

Contact Center Work From Home

Work at home, remote, mobile, on-premise

Contact Center Work From Home

Rich tools and services in a standard web browser

Contact Center Work From Home

Connection via secure, encrypted HTTPS or VPN

Contact Center Work From Home

No software installation on remote PCs

Contact Center Work From Home

Full access to database backend and business applications

Work anywhere – home, mobile, office

Work anywhere

Softdial Contact Center™ (SCC) allows agents, supervisors and system administrators the freedom to work anywhere – home, mobile or on-premises – presenting rich tools and services in a standard web browser, including:

  • Agent desktop – WebRTC phone, scripts, customer history, backend integration
  • Supervisor functions
  • Performance reports
  • System configuration

SCC enables employees to be efficient and productive working at home or remotely, which gives organisations the agility and flexibility:

  • to hire talented staff, no matter where they are
  • to locate staff where they are most productive and happy, increasing staff satisfaction and retention rates
  • for a rapid and effective response to any eventuality, even Covid-19

And fewer staff physically present in the contact center can mean a reduction in running costs, too.

Hire the most talented staff

Remote working opens the door to untapped potential. It provides the opportunity to hire talented staff with specialist skills and expertise who were previously unavailable. For example:

  • those with physical disabilities or limited mobility
  • those with limited availability due to other commitments, e.g. parents with young children, or those looking after elderly relatives
  • those simply further away who would find it impractical to travel.


A fast migration path to home working

SCC offers the same rich facilities for home working whether deployed in a data center or in the cloud, using a VPN or over the Internet via HTTPS.

For those using legacy systems with a need to rapidly relocate agents to work at home, cloud deployment offers the fastest migration path.

With Sytel’s extensive experience of implementations in all major cloud platforms, including Amazon AWS/ Microsoft Azure, the essentials for home working can be up and running in days. Users can start simply and extend quickly, to deliver a rich user experience, properly integrated with the back office.


We were expecting some challenges as part of the transition but by the end of the second week everything was running pretty much as normal with 100% of our interviewers working from home. We will never need as much physical space as we have in the past – likely a higher percentage of homeworkers is the way of the future.

Lisa Mancini – US – Director of Call Center Operations – Global Data Collection Company (GDCC)

Work-at-home agents

For agents, all functionality is delivered via SCC‘s browser-based Agent Desktop, requiring no software installation on the agent’s PC, and as it can use secure, encrypted connections, no VPN.

The phone keypad is embedded in the desktop, with phone audio native to the browser via WebRTC, requiring only a headset. Agents control calls in the usual way – hold, mute, transfer, disposition, etc – all within the browser.

Agents can work on multiple live contact sessions at a time, of any media channel, switching between them within the same intuitive UI.

For each, the Desktop displays:

  • guides for the agent conversation, from simple prompts to complex forms applications, customised using a no-code designer and fully integrated with any data source or business system
  • customer contact history, for at-a-glance context for the current conversation
  • 3rd party web apps/ pages, for a unified agent experience.


Remote supervisors

Using the same desktop, supervisors have access to a wide range of productivity tools, including:

  • coaching and conferencing facilities
  • rich and flexible reporting
  • recordings of agent screen and voice sessions.


Mobile administrators

An array of configuration items are available via the browser, including set up and control of campaigns and queues, with intelligent routing capability.


Sytel built a working solution ahead of schedule and it worked great.  Our interviewers love working from home and we feel more secure in our ability to quickly pivot between in-office interviewing and at-home interviewing as circumstances change in the future, as we now have the infrastructure to do both.

John Lafrance – US – VP Research Methods and Sampling – Escalent


Roy Morgan was able to implement “work from home” CATI operations quickly and efficiently to maintain its data collection efforts at a business critical time.  Productivity levels have been maintained with CATI operators and supervisors welcoming the convenience of working shifts from home, and conversely of not having to commute to and from the city, often late in the evening.  This win:win and more flexible arrangement will no doubt present a strong case for continuation into the future once COVID-19 operating constraints are removed, so we are pleased to have taken a step in this direction and to have that option.

Stephen Harvy – Australia – Head of Operations – Roy Morgan Research

Rapid response from Sytel

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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