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Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System & Virtual Agents: 10 Reasons Your Call Center Needs them

LiveVox

In a call center environment, heavy call volume can usually be expected ahead of time. This is why an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System is employed in a contact center. Supervisors can then make sure that enough agents are scheduled. Other times, […].

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Are Automation and AI the Same Thing in the Contact Center?

CCNG

If you received a penny for every time you heard “automation” or “AI” in the contact center, you could pay off the national debt in about a month. However, understanding the differences between these technologies is crucial for any organization striving to optimize operations in its contact center.

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The Definitive Guide: IVA vs IVR and What’s Right for Your Contact Center

SmartAction

Two popular options are Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA). Each option has a role in customer service depending on what parts of the customer experience businesses want to automate and which parts they want live agents to handle. Available 24/7. Available 24/7.

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Human-Centered Design Is the Heart of Intelligent Virtual Agents

SmartAction

Use a natural, empathetic voice. No one wants to listen to an unfriendly, unhelpful, and inhuman voice. Your IVR voice should be warm and friendly, evoking the feeling that the caller can see a smile on the speaker’s face. Add empathic responses such as, “I’m sorry you’re having trouble,” or “I know this is frustrating.

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4 Ways AI-powered Virtual Agents Automate the Contact Center

Speaker: Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction

Register now to hear Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction, discuss how leading contact centers are leveraging the power of conversational AI through cloud-based virtual agents that automate the call types and chats traditionally handled by live agents. May 30th, 2019 12:30PM PST, 3:30PM EST, 8:30PM GMT

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Why Every Contact Center Manager Should Consider Voice-Driven AI

SmartAction

We’re not talking about the time-consuming interactive voice response (IVR) of the past that provided a less-than-optimal customer experience. The AI-powered voice assistants of today offer a seamless experience, reaching a virtual assistant, in seconds, that can answer customer intentions with just a few words.

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A Human-Centric Approach to Virtual Agents Changes the Game For Customer Satisfaction

SmartAction

Use a natural, empathetic voice. No one wants to listen to an unfriendly, unhelpful, and inhuman voice. Your IVR voice should be warm and friendly, evoking the feeling that the caller can see a smile on the speaker’s face. Add empathic responses such as, “I’m sorry you’re having trouble,” or “I know this is frustrating.