SOURCE: Alteva

Alteva

August 22, 2013 12:47 ET

Jimcor Agencies Using Alteva UCaaS for a Successful Disaster Recovery Solution

Alteva's UCaaS Solution Provided the Critical Tools Necessary to Conduct Business During Extreme Conditions

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - Alteva, Inc. ("Alteva") (NYSE MKT: ALTV), a premier provider of hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), announces that independent Managing General Agent and Insurance Wholesaler, Jimcor Agency, Inc., has chosen Alteva's Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solution suite to serve as critical components of their Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DR/BC) plan.

Alteva's UCaaS platform and VoIP phone system were first put to the test by Jimcor on October 29, 2012, when Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. During the disaster, Alteva's hosted VoIP phone system allowed Jimcor calls to be redirected to unaffected locations, cell phones and home phones. This capability permitted workers that were forced to operate from alternate locations to place and receive calls via the VoIP system. This, in turn, enabled inbound and outbound calls across Alteva's platform in a seamless manner regardless of location and device to maintain a 'business as usual' environment.

"Without Alteva's UCaaS and VoIP phone system, Jimcor would not have been able to serve our clients and insureds at the level of professionalism and responsiveness in which we pride ourselves," said Jim Morris, IT Manager, Jimcor Agencies.

Alteva's UCaaS features, such as Instant Message (IM) and Desktop Sharing facilitated Jimcor's ability to handle an unprecedented volume of insurance claim inquiries. Presence tools improved response time and customer satisfaction by showing which employees were available, on a call, in a meeting, or unavailable. This enabled receptionists to quickly direct incoming calls and efficiently serve Jimcor's customers.

"In the aftermath of such a devastating disaster as Superstorm Sandy, it is a pleasure to hear our customer say they were able to continue to conduct 'business as usual' by leveraging the many features of Alteva's UCaaS deployment," said Bill Birnie, Executive Vice President and CMO of Alteva. "Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are things both Alteva and Jimcor are passionate about. As such, Jimcor will be Alteva's presentation partner during the annual Society of Telelcommunications Consultants Conference in October. We're looking forward to presenting with Jimcor and to further discussing how Alteva's UCaaS solution provided the critical tools necessary to conduct business during extreme conditions." 

The Society of Telelcommunications Consultants Conference will be held at the Snowbird Resort, Utah, October 1-4, 2013. For more information visit: http://www.stcconsultants.org/?page=Conference

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About Alteva

Alteva (NYSE MKT: ALTV) is a premier provider of hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) that significantly enhances business productivity and efficiency. Alteva's UCaaS solution integrates and optimizes best-in-class cloud-based technologies and business applications to deliver a comprehensive voice, video and collaboration service for the office and mobile workforce. Alteva is committed to delivering meaningful value to our customers through a consistent, high quality and unified user experience across multiple devices, platforms and operating systems. These attributes have positioned Alteva as a leading hosted communications provider and the partner of choice for a growing number of business customers nationwide and internationally. To learn more about Alteva, please visit www.alteva.com. You can also follow Alteva on Twitter @AltevaInc or LinkedIn.

About Jimcor

Jimcor Agencies is a growing and dynamic independent Managing General Agent / Insurance Wholesaler with access to over 150 Admitted and Non-admitted markets. With 7 locations in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, we have a national reach while maintaining a local presence throughout the northeast. Jimcor's commitment to our clients makes writing business easy with quick turn-around time, access to markets, and people who are passionate about helping you. Visit www.jimcor.com.