Simsar

Simsar

In Islamic law, a term for a broker or agent.
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In Qanun al-ta'wil, a work written in 533/1139 that contains an extensive account of his early life and travels to the East, Abu Bakr writes that one day while his father was observing his studies, a bookseller (simsar) stopped by to show his father some books.
The number of families whose names can be traced back to Iranian origins and etymologies are countless; some of them are the families of Iran's most prominent carpet traders, such as Mektebi, Simsar Zadeh and Voldkar.
Greg Simsar, vice president of speech services at Syntellect, suggests that companies listen to live calls or leverage a call-monitoring application once the system goes into production to get a tighter grasp on how callers are interacting with the system.
"The whole idea is to try and get the company to come at it from a user point of view," Syntellect's Simsar says.
Jim Ferro, who once ran Merrill Lynch's Beirut office, recalls that an Egyptian PR firm came up with the word for one of the positions in the company: simsar. This means broker in Egyptian Arabic, but in Lebanese Arabic it means a procurer of women.
I also had a chance to speak with Greg Simsar, who is VP of Speech Services at Syntellect (www.syntellect.com).
Assessing & Improving Caller Experience Greg Simsar & Eduardo Olvera