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Financial compliance during Covid-19

Financial compliance during Covid-19

Regulatory drivers such as MiFID II and the Dodd-Frank Act require the secure and accurate recording and long-term storage of conversations relating to financial transactions. Where once on-premise call recording that captured conversations made on fixed lines in an office were a partial, and expensive, solution to this directive, with many people working from home, they no longer offer full compliance coverage.

While web- and app-based recording may seem like a solution to this problem, these options can come with risks of insecure storage and can’t provide the instant discoverability required by regulators. The only way to record every conversation from a dispersed workforce is to find a solution that can record every call, no matter where it takes place.

Unified Call Recording enables organisations to meet compliance requirements by collecting and storing voice data at scale and across devices and channels. By recording directly from the service provider network, organisations can record calls not just from fixed lines but from mobiles and any IP connected device. It doesn’t matter where in the world employees are working from, the company can rest assured that their conversations will be accurately captured and securely stored in the cloud.

All voice data is protected with AES-256 encryption and is stored in regional data centres for sovereignty. There aren’t any limits on recordings or storage. Businesses can capture as many minutes of calls as they need and store them for as long as their compliance requirements specify. They can even set a limit on their data retention so that recorded calls are automatically deleted. This prevents businesses from holding on to old or outdated data for too long and ensures the information they have is relevant.

Compliance box ticked: what’s next?

Financial services organisations are looking for a solution that will reduce the cost and complexity of meeting compliance requirements. But as well as ticking the box for the compliance basics, they want to go above and beyond to ensure that their organisation is operating effectively.

What if their call recording solution could do more than just capture conversations? What if it used AI to allow a business to conduct its own investigations into employee conduct? What if AI transcribed each and every call, allowing users to search for a recorded conversation by a single word that was spoken?

Automation is the future

When every recorded call is transcribed, there is an accurate record of what was said that can be referred to in the event of an investigation. But this is just the beginning. Transcription can automate processes that can enable a more proactive examination of company practices.

Organisations can identify keywords that indicate policy breaches and create early warning systems through automated alerts for such keywords. Emails can be sent to supervisors to warn of suspicious activity and, through an API, these actions can trigger processes in existing business applications. Transcription also facilitates keyword search, allowing users to find conversations based on a word spoken during a call – just like an email.

Transcribing speech to text also opens up huge opportunities to learn more about an organisation’s customers and also their internal processes. Voice data can be exported to be integrated with other business data to get a 360º view of a company – allowing for analysis within business intelligence tools to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.

Get in touch with a member of the team to find out how financial services organisations are getting the compliance and performance edge with Dubber.

Five questions with James Slaney

James Slaney is co-founder of Dubber and General Manager of Product.

1. How do you think data and analytics will change the way customers interact with their clients?

With the impacts on business we have seen from COVID, encouraging customer loyalty is more important than ever. Companies that want to provide consumer-centric products and services will be looking to analytics to inform every business decision.

An example of how voice data can be used is through sentiment analysis. Calls can be analysed to detect customer emotions, allowing businesses to use this data to identify opportunities for cross-selling or new sales, as well as identifying potential churn risks. By distilling vast amounts of call data, businesses can gain a more accurate reflection of general customer sentiment than, for example, customer satisfaction surveys. Understanding these potential risks and opportunities can be lucrative for businesses who want to put the customer at the centre of every business decision.

2. What are the major compliance issues impacting the use of call recording applications?

With regulations governing a variety of industries, and businesses increasingly operating globally, compliance is a key issue for many companies. Secure storage is a top priority when complying with regulatory frameworks, and this needs to scale to meet the 5+ year requirements of legislation such as MiFID II. Businesses can struggle to meet the high demands of regulations. On-premise solutions, and even some cloud providers, are unable to offer long-term storage that ensures businesses are compliant. Concerns about running out of storage space, data leaving the European Economic Area, or a lack of functionality such as audit logging, can mean businesses risk fines. When businesses are looking for call recording solutions, they need to ask themselves, does the call recording solution offer unlimited storage? Does it comply with global compliance standards? Can it provide back-up storage options for outages? How easy is it to set up? Is recalling specific records easy so the cost of ad hoc requests is kept to a minimum?

3. Where do you see the biggest opportunities for resellers today?

As Enterprises are seeing the importance of data, it’s possible for them to collect more data than they know what to do with or can practically use. Limited time and resources mean that, unless they are given the right tools to help segment and analyse data, any sustainable, repeatable business value that can be gained from data will be lost. This is where we see the biggest opportunities for resellers today: being a trusted advisor for businesses looking to access and understand their data. Analytics, powered by AI, offers businesses a way to extract value from the huge amount of data available to them: allowing them to improve their decision making through actionable insights.

Our most successful partners are able to show customers how an open API can allow for integrations with other products – like Salesforce – to make finding the value in data even easier. By demonstrating integrations with data visualisation tools such as Tableau, even customers with little experience of data science quickly see how easy it is to spot trends in the data they are collecting and how these can inform their business operations.

4. What kind of innovations would you like to see in 2021 and beyond?

Voice data and AI will become a natural part of understanding what is happening in every corner of a business – listening to phone calls is going to seem as outdated as receiving a fax. Advances in language technology will give us the ability to find meaning in voice data in ways that seemed like science fiction only a few years ago. Insights from voice AI are not only something that will drive better business decisions in customer-facing businesses and call centres. We will be able to use deep insights from calls to places like emergency services and COVID-19 helplines to help with decision making that will directly affect people’s lives.

5. Where do you see the future of voice data intelligence?

In today’s data-driven world of business, voice data is becoming more and more important. As organisations begin to realise the power of voice data, they are turning to unified call recording to help them harness that valuable call data they receive every day. Significant development has been put into voice-to-text transcription, and this is only going to improve as automatic speech recognition models are trained to understand more languages, dialects, and accents. It’s not only what was said that is important, but how it is said. Sentiment and tone analysis are areas of further development, allowing businesses to truly understand how their customers feel about them. These innovations give rise to a whole host of business use cases: from churn prevention through the early detection of unhappy customers, to product development by identifying trends in customer needs.

Dubber named Hot Vendor in global Conversational AI by Aragon Research

Dubber named Hot Vendor in global Conversational AI by Aragon Research

Aragon Research has recognised Dubber as a global conversational AI leader, with a report detailing Dubber’s visionary and innovative approach to using AI to generate conversational intelligence.

Dubber has been recognised as a “Hot Vendor in Conversational AI” in the 2021 report by Aragon Research, Inc. The Conversational-AI market is experiencing significant growth and is expected to record a CAGR of 30.2% (through to 2024) driven by the needs of businesses of all sizes for greater customer, people and revenue intelligence.

The report identified Dubber’s ability to derive business value from voice data and provide easy to follow transcription and sentiment analysis of crucial conversations by sales reps, customer support personnel, and others, mentioned as standout features.

Conversational intelligence benefits

Dubber’s conversational intelligence enables both internal and external benefits for businesses.

Conversational intelligence enables revenue programs such as sales, customer success, and customer loyalty. Real-time text and speech-based insights can help sales reps improve information accuracy, productivity, streamline communication between managers and employees, and drive continuous learning throughout the enterprise.

Internally, it’s often used to promote employee engagement and performance through coaching, learning, training, assisting, and more diligent recording and archiving of important enterprise knowledge, such as the knowledge stored in meetings. When the entire meeting is recorded, critical insights and intelligence is unlocked. Meeting recording and transcription paired with insights can drive a more unified, engaged and knowledgeable workforce.

Let Dubber Conversation AI do the work

Dubber Conversational AI comes ready to run with the ability to develop AI training specific to your institution.

  • Industry-leading transcription with auto-language detection
  • AI-enriched sentiment, tone and emotion signals
  • Automate data loss and misuse monitoring Deep-learning and ML-based policies automate the detection of leakage risks in what was said, shown, or shared. Create your own custom, company-specific policies.
  • AI-powered alerts on risks move you beyond random sampling and transcript searches
  • Workflow automation for automating the next best action and processes based on conversational data

Dubber offers service and solution providers, government agencies and businesses the ability to compliantly record conversations in the cloud, without hardware or storage.

Dubber Unified Conversational Recording and Voice Intelligence Cloud can scale to fit any size business and allows access to previously untapped voice data. Voice, video and chat conversations are transcribed and enriched with AI-powered insights and are available on a phone or browser.

Dubber processes billions of minutes of recorded voice data and transforms that data into intelligence for 1,000s of businesses. Dubber solutions are native to Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom, and networks such as AT&T, Verizon, Telstra and Cox Communications.

“Dubber’s tremendous network of service and solution providers, as well as our partners, has allowed us to the ability to unlock the potential of conversational data into meaningful intelligence for customers,” said James Slaney, COO, Dubber. “Our inclusion in the ‘Hot Vendors in Conversational AI’ report is reflective of the power of conversational recording for business insights and certainly a rewarding recognition of the incredible year of growth and progress Dubber has had.”

The Telco Voice Data Race

The Telco Voice Data Race

Voice data has been a long ignored or inaccessible pool of business insights critical to addressing compliance, customer experience and business performance. The inability to convert voice-based interactions internally and externally has reduced telecommunication carriers to providing connections. This has precluded them from the data race and using AI to develop new service offerings based on big data sets.

Deloitte found that, in organisations adopting AI, more than 80% of business leaders see AI as “very” or “critically” important to their business success. Some researchers have even predicted that AI could become a “general-purpose technology” – one that will transform every industry and society at large.

The power source of AI is data, and telecommunications service providers have a great opportunity to offer businesses access to this AI fuel. With 92% of all customer interactions happening over the phone, the data being created is vast – but it’s not being used to its full potential. Traditionally, if calls have been recorded at all, the capture of voice data has been limited by on-premise storage. Any data that has been recorded has been siloed and represents only a fraction of the total communications taking place. Not anymore.

Don’t leave voice data out

Businesses surveyed about their AI priorities by PWC stated that their top data challenges were identifying, collecting or aggregating data across their organisation, and integrating AI and analytics systems to gain business insights. Unstructured data, such as recorded calls, was seen as a problem to collect or make sense of. Only 18% of businesses take advantage of this data as part of their AI strategy. This is a significant opportunity for telecommunications service providers to give businesses access to data that has traditionally seemed out of reach.

It is precisely this kind of data that can give a comprehensive view of customers. Executives who say unstructured data is one of the most valuable sources of insights are 24% more likely to have exceeded their business goals, according to a survey by Deloitte. Unfortunately many companies are discovering that understanding customer journeys and making tailored offers is difficult to achieve with traditional premise-based analytics.

Telecommunications service providers have an opportunity to take the conversations happening on their global networks and deliver value from them. Currently telecom networks passively enable the exchange of data, when they could be actively enabling access to the value held within that data. If they don’t act fast, OTT players may make them redundant by building their own networks – Google and Facebook already are.

The call recording backbone for telecommunications

We created Dubber to empower service providers and businesses alike. By recording calls directly on the network, we enable service providers to provide recording and voice AI services for businesses of all sizes. By building our platform in the cloud, we have reduced the cost of data storage by removing the need for expensive proprietary software and hardware.

It’s not just our cloud storage and processing opportunities that make our platform so appealing, but the data modernisation capabilities. We can migrate existing data from on-premise solutions to the cloud to unify the voice data of a business and enable 360o analysis. Data modernisation offers substantial cost savings. 32% of businesses surveyed by Deloitte identified cost and performance as the top drivers for moving to the cloud, with 91% listing cloud platforms as their primary data storage method. Of the remaining 9% that stored their data on premise, nearly all planned to migrate to the cloud.

Removing the technical barriers to AI insights

Making voice data as accessible as possible is one of our passions. Not only do we democratise call recording through our cloud subscription service, with Dubber AI we also make it easy to extract the data held within calls for analysis. Businesses can easily view call information – including full transcripts, sentiment ratings, and tone analysis – to get a real insight into customer satisfaction.

You don’t need to be an expert in data science. Small businesses will be taking their first steps into the world of data and AI and won’t have the technical skills or budgets required to hire data scientists. With the Dubber platform, they can access easy-to-use services (including ready-to-use Google Data Studio templates) that address these shortfalls: all without having to make big upfront investments. By giving access to AI as a service we’re giving all companies the ability to use it now.

And by partnering with telecommunications service providers around the world to democratise access to voice data, all a business has to do is switch the service on.

Are you retaining voice data correctly?

Are you retaining voice data correctly?

Keeping compliant with data protection laws, such as the GDPR, PCI DSS, or information security standards like ISO 27001, requires not only securing data effectively, but also deleting the data when you no longer have a legitimate purpose to store it. With Unified Call Recording from Dubber, you can ensure that recorded calls comply with data retention periods, and are secured effectively. The latest update to be released to the Dubber platform includes the option to set a retention period for recordings, allowing companies to comply with data protection legislation more easily.


Why do I need data retention periods?

The retention period is the length of time you store customer and supplier records for business or compliance purposes before the data is deleted. Erasign data after it is no longer required is important as it reduces the risk of keeping unnecessary, inaccurate, or out of date information.

While the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) doesn’t set out any specific minimum or maximum periods for keeping customer and supplier data, it does state that you must keep data no longer than is necessary for the purpose you obtained it for.

If you process debit or credit card information, you may be subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Similarly, if you intend to comply with ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for information security, you must take note of its requirements. These compliance requirements will dictate what information must be included in your information security policy and the rules you should follow. A simple data retention policy will address: the types of information the policy covers, how long you are entitled to keep the information, and what you should do with data when you no longer have a legitimate purpose to store it.


What are data retention best practices?
  • You must not keep personal data for longer than necessary
  • You need to be able to justify how long you store personal data. This will depend on why you are storing the data
  • You should have a data retention policy that sets standard retention periods, in order to comply with documentation requirements
  • You should periodically review the data you hold, and delete or anonymize it when no longer required
  • In some jurisdictions, individuals have a right to erasure and you should be ready to delete data on request
  • Personal data should only be retained for longer periods if it is for public interest archiving, scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes


How do I set a data retention period?

Data protection regulations around the world require enterprises to ensure that personal data from their consumers is deleted after a specified period. These requirements will vary by region and industry. With retention periods, businesses can customise their plan so that recordings are deleted according to their exact compliance needs. Retention periods can be altered as required so that organisations can adapt to changing regulations.

While your voice data is stored within the Dubber platform, you can be sure that the security measures will protect against any data breaches. The platform offers a level of encryption and reliability not seen in on-premise storage, with significantly reduced risk of damage, theft, or tampering. Alternative approaches to call recording such as in-app recording means a lack of control over who has recorded calls, where they are stored, and who has access to the voice data. Enterprises must ensure that their information security policy protects against this kind of risky behaviour.


What about complying with financial services regulations?

Legislation such as MiFID II in the EU requires financial services organisations to record calls containing financial advice, but these must be deleted after 5 or 7 years, depending on the country. With the new retention periods feature, financial institutions can set a maximum length of time for recorded calls to be stored within the Dubber platform. Once this period has been reached, these recordings and their associated AI data will automatically be deleted.


Do I need a special plan?

Retention periods are available as standard on our Call Dub and Dubber AI plans, at no additional cost, and are enabled as default within account settings. These services are both all inclusive, with a full range of recording features and unlimited storage, retention and minutes per month: ensuring no worries about running out of space. Dubber AI comes with added voice AI functionality, including transcription, sentiment and tone analysis, and customisable automated alerts.

To find out more about how Dubber’s Unified Call Recording is helping businesses meet their compliance requirements, click here to chat to one of our team.

Five ways small business owners can get more from their calls

Five ways small business owners can get more from their calls

Everyone should be able to access their voice data – no matter the size of their business. Unified Call Recording and voice AI doesn’t need big budgets for up-front spending, or a big office to store bulky on-premise recording equipment. Even small business owners can see great return on investment when they start recording their calls.

1. Gain greater visibility and easily resolve disputes

Phone calls remain the dominant form of business conversation. Email, chat, and messaging are all good for quick transactional communications but, especially with the increase in remote working, the most important conversations happen on voice or video calls. Unfortunately the data from those conversations is lost as soon as the call ends.

If the call was recorded from your service provider network (with no hardware or software to install), it could be replayed from anywhere, you could review a full transcript, and receive alerts and reports on customer satisfaction based on the sentiment of calls.

Imagine you are Chris, who has run his building business for decades and is slowly handing responsibility to his two sons as he edges towards retirement. He still wants to keep track of his team and their jobs as he trains the new company directors and sometimes worries about who has committed what and at what price.

By recording conversations across all company phones, Chris has greater visibility while letting his sons take leadership over the business operations. Easy to digest call transcripts allow him to quickly assess upcoming commitments and sentiment analysis shows how happy customers are. Chris can even search by keyword for specific jobs and set up alerts for negative sentiment to ensure that any unsatisfied customers are followed up with.

While call transcripts provide Chris with peace of mind, the rest of the team also benefit from having proof of their conversations. When it comes to final invoices, they have the reassurance of knowing exactly what was agreed between them and the customer and are protected in the case of any disputes.

2. Train staff in proven sales techniques

The phone is one of a sales rep’s most important tools as they build their relationship with existing customers and nurture leads towards a sale. Sales people hone their pitches and techniques to a fine art and adapt their messaging depending on the product and the contact. In an ideal world, they’d be able to pass this knowledge onto new team members, but this can be difficult unless they listen into every conversation. By recording calls, sales leaders can isolate successful sales pitches and use these as the basis for staff training.

Alex is the owner of a tech startup that is focused on driving growth. Alex has recently employed a number of new sales staff and is keen for them all to get behind the company messaging with effective sales pitches that turn leads into customers.

By recording calls, Alex can repurpose conversational content for coaching new team members. Sentiment analysis of recordings can identify happy customers, and this data can be cross-referenced with the status of leads and deals to find the top performing messaging. This data also makes it easy for Alex to measure the achievements of the team and reward their hard work.

3. Improve customer experience through data-driven insights

Salesforce is the source of truth for sales people, who use it to track their interactions with their customers. Imagine if those interactions were available within Salesforce itself. You could recap a conversation, refer to a transcript, and see who else at the business has spoken to your contact and know exactly how they feel about the brand and at what stage of the purchase journey they are at.

Charlie owns a fashion brand and has a sales team that works with department stores and online retailers to stock the brand. Charlie is interested in how data can inform business decisions but is a complete beginner when it comes to data science. With a free Google Data Studio account, Charlie can use templates to see reporting from sales calls and get a quick insight into how the team is performing.

By integrating recorded calls with Salesforce, Charlie can see a more granular view of sales interactions. Sentiment analysis can give a report of customer satisfaction at a call level, while Charlie can also set up reporting for how wholesale customers are feeling about the brand by week or by month. One staff member might spend more time on the phone than others, and by viewing this data alongside their sales performance Charlie can see that these longer conversations build relationships with customers. By applying this knowledge to the rest of the business, Charlie can improve customer retention.

4. Reduce churn with customisable automated alerts

Call recording is vital for legal firms to store a secure record of their conversations with clients. But these calls could provide valuable insights rather than being locked away with no further action. The data held within these conversations could provide the information required to increase client satisfaction and loyalty.

Ruth runs a family law firm, with her two daughters employed as divorce lawyers. Ruth spends a lot of time trying to win big clients and maintain good relationships with her existing clients. She wants to make sure that the firm is providing excellent service to keep her clients happy and loyal.

With automated alerts, calls are automatically flagged for review. Ruth can set up custom parameters for notifications, either via email or to automate processes in software such as a CRM tool using an API. She might want all calls with negative sentiment to be sent to her inbox so she can check whether there is anything she needs to follow up on, or there might be a particular client she is worried may leave in favour of a competitor and so set an alert for any calls to or from their number.

Call transcripts provide a simple and easy way to review key conversational content and detect unhappy clients and Ruth can even review these when she is at home, or travelling between client meetings. With her secure login and specific permissions, she can access calls from any location or device.

5. Stop taking notes with instant call and meeting transcripts

Dispersed workforces are more common now than ever before, and communication is being put to the test. Sharing information with team members via email and Slack can lose nuance and tone but involving a huge team in client conversations can be unwieldy and lead to interruptions and sidetracking.

Robin is the owner of a content agency with a roster of freelance copywriters, graphic designers, and video creators. Robin spends most of the day meeting clients to get a detailed brief of their needs and chooses the appropriate member of the team to create the required content.

By recording client calls and meetings, Robin doesn’t need to take notes and can really be in the moment with clients and have time to think and ask all the right questions – safe in the knowledge that a full transcript of the conversation will be waiting. Working with a dispersed workforce, Robin relies on being able to share details of jobs with the team of content creators. With secure sharing, conversations can be accessed by the freelancer undertaking a job so they know exactly what is required.

All of this is possible with Dubber. Are you a small business owner thinking about getting call recording? Speak to a member of our team today for advice on the right subscription for you.

Five ways Unified Call Recording is creating compliance efficiencies for Financial Services

Five ways Unified Call Recording is creating compliance efficiencies for Financial Services

Any business in a highly regulated industry will understand the extra compliance measures they need to take to ensure they meet the required standards.

This is particularly true in the financial services industry. With more than 80% of business interactions being voice, businesses place themselves at risk if these crucial conversations are not properly captured. Customer disputes may take longer to resolve leading to customer’s losing trust in their financial institutions, expensive lawsuits, and brand damage.

But how can businesses efficiently and seamlessly prevent many of these issues escalating and damaging reputation, regulatory fines, and worse?

The answer is Unified Call Recording (UCR) and voice data analytics.

UCR allows businesses to meet compliance mandates by implementing Dubber into their telephony and UC systems. Here are five ways that Financial Services can use Dubber to mitigate any compliance risks to their business.

1. Fraud detection – While financial institutions have regulations in place to detect inappropriate or fraudulent behaviour, UCR and voice analytics provides them with a holistic overview of all customer interactions across the business. Breaches of policy can be alerted immediately. Investigations conducted using real-time search. Insightful call transcriptions provide the ability to analyse these interactions for any discrepancies or anomalies in behaviour.

2. Know your customer (KYC) – Call recordings provide a full record of a financial institution’s dealings with the customer, satisfying the major criteria of correctly identifying the individual customer or entity. Dubber features such keyword search allows Team Leaders to audit these calls to ensure that proper KYC procedures were adhered to when dealing with the customer. Dubber’s sentiment analysis also provides businesses with an understanding of how a customer feels about their business helping them to modify the way they service that customer.

3. Increasing transparency with auditors and regulators – Call recording not only benefits clients, but also financial advisers, and the corporate bodies who regulate the industry. Dubber’s API’s enable financial adviser’s to automatically transfer call recordings to their relevant client files, eliminating the need to manually take notes and ensuring all information pertaining to that client is held in the one file. This allows internal compliance teams to conduct audits and investigations more efficiently by allowing them to view all customer interactions in the one file.

4. Acting in the client’s best interest – Any institution providing financial advice must act in the client’s best interest. Unified Call Recording safeguards both the client and the adviser, ensuring any issues of miscommunication or claims of inappropriate advice are eliminated and client disputes can be resolved faster. Dubber’s Legal Hold feature also protects both the business and the customer by ensuring that selected call recordings can never be deleted, further helping businesses with client disputes.

5. Client data management – Local Privacy Laws may specify that businesses only hold on to customer data for a specified period of time. Dubber’s data retention feature allows businesses to comply with their local privacy laws by allowing call recordings to be automatically deleted after a specific period of time. This ensures businesses are only storing relevant information, and not unnecessarily holding on to customer data, minimising risks for both the business and the customer.

Dubber’s Unified Call Recording and Voice Data Intelligence has a myriad of use cases for any heavily regulated business. Schedule a time to meet with a Dubber sales representative to learn more about financial services applications.

Connecting during COVID

Connecting during COVID

Dispersed workforces, remote call centres, and increasing customer and employee connections across mobile devices. These are just a few of the impacts of COVID-19. Hallway conversations, listening in, and on premise systems once gave leaders some insight to the conversations taking place between employees, customers, and suppliers. For many that has become difficult, if not impossible. Costly and limited on-premise call and conversation capture can’t keep up. A move from legacy call recording to the cloud has become a priority.

With a remote workforce, enterprises are asking how to capture crucial conversations. The number of IP connections has grown rapidly with more calls occurring remotely than on premise. However, regulatory demands remain in place: requiring secure, long-term storage of calls. Enterprises are looking for keyword reporting, sentiment analysis, and accurate and accessible transcriptions to quickly view call data, and receive custom alerts.

Accelerating to the cloud

This change is reflected in the broader shift to cloud-based solutions. Where this was once part of a longer-term digital transformation strategy, it has now become accelerated. 93% of IT decision makers are moving their cloud adoption programmes forward. Budgets will be shifted towards cloud solutions that facilitate our new way of working, with 52% seeing an increase due to the pandemic.

Optimised for remote work

We created Dubber to enable any business conversation to be captured and converted to actionable insights, no matter where it takes place. We couldn’t have imagined a scenario like COVID-19, where a dispersed workforce would make cloud call recording so critical.

With automated provisioning and no need for on-premise equipment or management, we make it easy for businesses looking to move to the cloud. We can even migrate historic recordings to cloud storage to ensure minimal risk and disruption as this change takes place. From then on, businesses can be assured that their communications can continue as normal, no matter where their employees are working from.

Business insights from a dispersed workforce

While our cloud call recording means that compliance mandates can still be met regardless of where staff are working from, this is just the beginning. Our voice AI is where businesses see real value. They are identifying opportunities to reduce churn, sharpening investment decisions, and improving the quality of conversations with customers. All this from the data held within their voice calls.

Four voice data imperatives

  1. Call recording isn’t the answer. It’s an answer, but not the answer. Voice data remains one of the great untapped opportunities in the enterprise. To unlock the data within is where the answers lie.
  2. AI isn’t just a convenient buzzword. When talking about AI, most call recording vendors are referring to transcription. This is just the first step. The real imperative at the heart of Dubber is using AI to enable advanced analytics, workflow management, sentiment analysis, and more.
  3. Break free of application, storage and device silos. Legacy call recording platforms imposed high-costs, limited storage, and restricted call capture. This only gave enterprises a partial view of what was happening, and locked data into proprietary dashboards. Our open APIdata exporter, and application integrations allow you to use call data across your business.
  4. Secure your voice data. We capture voice data at the network level, and secure it with market-leading technology. Recording to local storage or application clouds outside of your control is high risk. Your voice data is as important as any other data, and should be protected.

The voice data revolution is just getting started. Getting your voice data strategy right today sets you up for long-term success and will help bridge the distance created by COVID-19.

What is fixed-mobile convergence?

What is fixed-mobile convergence?

In a world that is increasingly reliant on a workforce that can work anytime, anywhere, businesses are looking for increased connectivity through innovations in wired and wireless solutions. Enter fixed-mobile convergence (FMC), where calls can be seamlessly transferred from fixed to mobile devices and vice versa. Read an in-depth guide to FMC in our white paper.

Although FMC is by no means new, the infrastructure and investment required means it has been slow to realise. But with advancing technology, the idea of combining offerings into one bundle for customers is beginning to gain traction. Could 2020 see developments in converged offerings?

What does FMC mean for businesses?

The growing popularity of FMC is the result of both customer needs and networks looking to stay ahead of the competition and retain customers with more powerful, personalised services.

FMC solutions create a union between wired and wireless technologies and allow calls to continue without dropping even as the user moves from location to location and between devices. FMC also enables better reachability, so that customer-facing employees can be reached on the first try — whether they are in the office or out on the road. Similarly, single-number reach allows customers and clients to contact a business on one number that redirects calls to available contacts, through cloud-based communications technology.

Enterprises that deploy solutions that unify fixed and mobile communications will see increased productivity.

What does FMC mean for telecommunications service providers?

Telecommunications service providers have already begun to buy into the concept and are benefitting from being early adopters of the technology. By bundling their fixed and mobile services, service providers are likely to reduce customer churn as they are able to offer cheaper packages, while increasing average revenue per user.

These simplified communication solutions also make it easy for providers to offer value-added services like cloud-based call recording from one single, unified portal without requiring any up-front investment, hardware or lengthy setup processes.

By moving to the cloud, telecommunications service providers can combine wired and wireless communications in one solution, offering greater flexibility, ease of use, and reduced IT and network costs for providers and their users.

Get in touch to find out more about how Dubber call recording and voice AI can work with FMC solutions.

A scalable platform for growing businesses

A scalable platform for growing businesses

Our cloud storage sets us apart from other call recording service providers by offering a scalable platform for growing businesses. As a native cloud call recording solution, we offer a range of storage options to adapt to the needs of service providers and their customers. We built the Dubber platform in the cloud to offer unlimited scalability to our customers. What does this mean in practice?

Flexible options

Scalability offered by the cloud provides flexible approaches to user counts, processing capacity, and storage. Combined, these allow us to provide products and plans tailor-made for service providers.

Perpetual retention

A common challenge for on-premise solutions is that their sizing was undertaken at time of installation. As a business grows in both users and usage, a challenge can arise where the volume of daily new call recordings is beyond prediction. This forces administrators to balance which services are being recorded and the length of time to retain each recording.

This approach to retention is just not adequate in the real world, especially when regulations such as MiFID II require calls to be stored for five years. The Dubber platform has the capability to securely store large volumes of calls in perpetuity, giving organisations the tools they need to comply with the regulations of their industry.


Our Software-as-a-Service model allows us to offer a range of subscription options to telecommunications service providers and their customers. Want to cover call recording for compliance and contact centres but also offer packages with less commitment that introduce a whole new customer base to the benefits of call recording? Dubber has you covered. We offer low-cost and commitment-free packages with shorter storage periods that can be supplied alongside standard reserved call recording packages that require perpetual storage.

Unrestricted storage

As well as long-term options, the Dubber platform can also accommodate large call volumes. The unrestricted storage provided by the cloud allows for vast numbers of concurrent calls to be recorded. Dubber’s true cloud storage allows the solution to scale alongside a business during busy periods, and there are never any concerns about running out of space. Calls are always available instantly and are easily searchable.


Dubber is a native cloud platform, with an architecture specifically designed to provide maximum security for the recording data of all our users. The Dubber platform utilises sophisticated security systems, leveraging cutting edge cloud technologies to provide a highly secure and scalable call recording solution. All data is stored within our platform under AES-256 bit encryption, providing best-in-class security. The platform offers true cloud multi-tenancy architecture, ensuring separation of all customer data.

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Get in touch to find out how the Dubber solution can scale to suit your business, contact us here.

Setting standards for security

Setting standards for security

Dubber are committed to providing the highest levels of security for our native cloud platform, as well as offering unlimited scalability, and rapid deployment to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients with no CapEx. Read on to find out the ways in which we maintain our high standards of security.

Cloud security

We chose to build our products and services in the cloud, specifically to leverage the levels of security that are only made possible through the cloud. Security is maintained at every stage of the call capture and data processing journey, with AES-256 encryption protecting recordings and multiple data storage sites mitigating any disaster recovery concerns.

Safe and secure sharing

The security of our platform is just one aspect that we considered when creating our solution. We also wanted to ensure that data was protected while still maintaining accessibility for businesses and individuals. Unlocking the valuable data stored in phone calls is one of the main reasons that customers choose Dubber solutions, but it is important to make sure that the owners of this data are protected. We created teams and permissions settings that restrict access to recordings, and a unique sharing function that does not share files with third parties but instead emails a non-downloadable link that expires for added security.

Local storage myths busted

Unfortunately, security is often a concern that prevents businesses from moving to the cloud. In reality, moving storage off-premise means organisations immediately mitigate the risk of having vulnerable data on-site. With data centres all over the world, we can offer a variety of options for organisations who require specific storage locations for their data. These storage centres also offer data sovereignty, so data is only stored in one geographic location. Within each location, data is written to multiple data centres for geographic redundancy: preventing data loss in the event that a data centre is compromised. These data centres guarantee availability of every single recorded call at any time, allowing quick and easy access to data for every customer.

Dubber’s cloud storage employs the latest in encryption technology to offer the highest protection, which is managed by a team of experts at a level that legacy solutions cannot compete with. Any data stored within Dubber is only stored by us, and not owned by us. Data rights are retained by the owners of the data, Dubber merely offer solutions that capture, process, and store data.

We are ISO certified

Dubber is ISO 27001 compliant. ISO 27001 is the globally recognised and respected standard for information security management systems (ISMS). In order to gain certification, an organisation must develop and implement a rigorous security management programme: including an ISMS. Organisations must systematically evaluate information security risks, taking the impact of security threats and vulnerabilities into consideration. Any security risks must be addressed with a comprehensive suite of information security controls. An audit and compliance management process must be implemented to ensure ongoing protection.

This achievement is an assurance that Dubber’s data security processes are effective at every level of our organisation. The Dubber core principle is one of agile and continuous improvement and this extends to our data security commitment.

Download our ISO certificate here.

How we protect data

  • Establishing, maintaining, monitoring, reviewing, auditing and continually improving our ISMS
  • Establishing, reviewing and communicating our information security objectives and performance measures
  • Committing to satisfy business, legal, and regulatory and contractual security obligations
  • Committing to continual improvement of our ISMS by seeking feedback from clients, staff, and through internal and external audits
  • Ensuring that the ISMS is communicated with every member of the Dubber team

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What are the risks of storing calls on-premise?

What are the risks of storing calls on-premise?

Organisations who download their recorded calls to local storage are putting valuable data at risk of damage, theft, or tampering. Dubber are committed to providing a secure and reliable call recording platform to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers: at an affordable monthly cost, with zero CapEx.

Why shouldn’t you download your calls?

There are four main risks associated with downloading recorded calls to local storage:

  • Security: Recorded calls downloaded to local storage are much more vulnerable to theft, damage, or tampering. Having only one on-premise server means fire or power shortages could destroy all recordings.
  • Access: Storing data locally can be detrimental to team members who need to access recordings, as it is often more difficult to manage and access recordings outside of a dedicated recording platform.
  • Cost: Using and maintaining on-premise storage solutions is expensive: both to set up and maintain on a day-to-day basis. Organisations need to either employ trained staff members, or to engage expensive third parties to manage the solutions. As incidents can occur at any time, this could result in call-out charges.
  • No audit trail: With local storage there is no audit trail. Users can listen, share, or delete recordings with no record of their actions.

Protect against risk with secure cloud storage

Utilising Dubber’s cloud solution, organisations immediately mitigate the risk of having vulnerable data on-site. The Dubber solution also employs the latest in encryption technology to offer the highest protection, which is managed by a team of experts at a level that legacy solutions cannot compete with.

Instant access to every call

Cloud storage with Dubber guarantees the availability of every single recorded call at any time, allowing quick and easy access to data for every customer. Storing calls with Dubber also allows users to retrieve calls instantly with advanced elastic search functionality that trawls every call, no matter when it was recorded. Cloud storage also facilitates ease of use for remote workers or those based in different offices. With all recorded calls available to access from any location, staff working across different locations can continue to playback recordings and use voice data without being in the office.

Consistent costs with no surprises

The costly management and staff resources associated with local storage can all be avoided with long-term storage with Dubber. All of the setup, management, and ongoing maintenance is covered by Dubber, meaning that costs stay the same, no matter what. The monthly subscription fee is the only expense, and there are no worries about unexpected costs in the future. Dubber’s SaaS model keeps costs down to a low monthly payment, rather than requiring CapEx that can be difficult when obtaining budget allowances.

Detailed audit trails

Access to calls is restricted by permissions structures to prevent unauthorised access or sharing of calls or data, and all activity is tracked and timestamped in order to create comprehensive audit trails. A full audit is collected for any transaction within the Dubber platform. All activity, such as users listening to, sharing, and deleting recordings, is monitored and logged within the platform. This logging provides both real-time monitoring of the platform and its status.

Offer your customers cost-effective storage from Dubber

Join Dubber and offer your customers long-term, secure cloud storage for their recorded calls. With no restrictions of storage space, no requirements of on-premise equipment, and instant access to all recorded calls, Dubber’s solution is second to none. What this offers is the opportunity to safely store huge amounts of valuable data, worth much more than marginal savings on a call recording package that might allow only 90 days of storage.

Get in touch to find out more about the benefits of long-term storage with Dubber.