The Indianapolis Indians have been a staple in the Indianapolis community for more than 100 years, providing baseball as affordable and memorable family entertainment. Indians games are the number one summer entertainment option in Central Indiana. In 2017, the team led Minor League Baseball in attendance for the second consecutive year, welcoming 641,141 fans to Victory Field. The downtown ballpark has been recognized as the “Best Minor League Ballpark in America” by Baseball America and Sports Illustrated.
In July 1996, the Indians opened Victory Field after spending many years at Bush Stadium. In early 2017, after over 20 years of using an on-premise phone system that was installed when the stadium was built, the Indians discovered they were in need of a new phone system.
The legacy phone system was costing more to maintain and did not provide many of the features available from Unified Communications (UC) providers. The Indians were not looking just to replace the current system, but instead upgrade to a system that would support their growing and dynamic organization.
The Indians needed a solution that would scale with their growth and keep up with the needs of fans, sponsors and diverse internal departments; marketing, corporate partnerships, tickets, and operations. For fans, there was a need to communicate weather information for rain delays or other important messages. The Indians needed a Call Center solution that would provide information and analytics to balance calls for season ticket sales, individual ticket sales, events and group sales. The sponsorship and operations staff also needed a system that would allow flexibility and mobility while out of the office meeting with sponsors, attending events and especially while hosting 70+ home games a year.
The Indians turned to Level365 to provide a customized, scalable cloud-based UCaaS solution that integrates communication between a user’s desk phone, computer, and mobile devices. The platform is more than just a phone system by extending communication beyond voice with messaging, presence, cloud email faxing, voicemail-to-email, reporting, analytics and more.
Level365 worked closely with the Indians to make sure the installation and transition to the new service went smoothly. Level365’s UC platform provided enhanced solutions for the Indians in several different key areas:
The Indians were not only looking for a phone system that would make us more efficient and provide better service to our fans, we were looking for a partner to help us accomplish these things. We found that Level365 delivered on both these things and more.
~ MATT GUAY – Assistant General Manager – Tickets & Operations, Indianapolis IndiansDownload PDF