Buzzwords, De-buzzed: 7 Other Ways to (Not) Say Chatbot

Fonolo

I mean, you wouldn’t call your customer service agent by a different name other than the one they gave you, right? with artificial intelligence, so that people can interact with brands or services through bots. So technically, in this respect, conversational agent is an appropriate alternative in referring to bots. Brand Agent. A brand agent is defined as an artificial representative acting on behalf of a company, product brand, or governmental organization.

Applications that Improve the Customer Journey

DMG Consulting

Recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology coupled with consumer preference for digital channels, is driving interest in and adoption of intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) and a related technology, robotic process automation (RPA). Voice biometrics is another high-tech solution that is going mainstream; a leading bank’s recent ad campaign publicizes that they know customers “by the sound of their voice.” Intelligent virtual agents (IVAs).

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What is a virtual agent and how does it work?

Talkdesk

More customers opt to solve issues on their own through knowledge bases, web, chat, voice, or a combination of channels. What is a virtual agent? A virtual agent is a customer assistant that can autonomously solve customer issues through a conversational experience.

AI: On the Right Path but Not Yet Real

DMG Consulting

Imagine a voice self-service solution, also known as an interactive voice response system (IVR) that self-corrects when it realizes customers are dropping out at a certain point in the script (application). Imagine an ACD that continuously enhances its routing algorithms, ensuring that the right transactions are delivered to the best-suited agents or associates. Thank you for your interest in DMG Consulting’s publications.

IVA is the New IVR Masterclass

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO & Phillip Fisher, CX Consultant at SmartAction

Join Brian Morin, CMO, and Phillip Fisher, CX Consultant as they discuss how IVA (intelligent virtual assistants) powered by advanced speech recognition and natural language processing are replacing the traditional IVR with “How can I help you today,” instead of “Press 1” and helping customers self-serve common requests.

Unleash Your Customer Service Team’s Full Potential with Virtual Agents

UJET

And there’s a very simple way to unlock each of your customer service agent’s full potential—give them a rock-star number two player. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you double your workforce; we’re suggesting you give your agents a virtual sidekick. The UJET Virtual Agents.

The 3 Contact Center Applications That Pay for Themselves

DMG Consulting

If a solution or investment also contributes to agent engagement and retention, it’s even better. In any case, these three applications can make major contributions to enterprises, customers, and agents, and should be considered by all contact centers as they begin to plan their 2018 budgets. Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs). IVAs are self-learning; their intelligence is continually evolving based on data inputs from each new interaction.

Cloud IVR Technologies Offer Contact Centers a Cost-Effective Solution to Improve Customer Service

Noble Systems

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is an automated system generally used by contact centers that answers incoming calls and then interacts with callers via recorded prompting to gather information. What is Cloud IVR? .

Purchasing Power’s AI-Powered Virtual Agent Wins Top Honor for Excellence in Self-Service

SmartAction

Frost & Sullivan awards Purchasing Power ® for their AI-Powered Virtual Agent created in partnership with SmartAction ® to enable conversational self-service for their customers. Brands from around the world competed in the “Big Kahuna” category, recognizing companies for excellence in self-service, including Virtual Assistants, web self-service, interactive voice response, and integrated customer collaboration and support capabilities. .

The Top 5 Benefits of an IVR

Noble Systems

This common acronym stands for Interactive Voice Response. Callers can input their response via their telephone keypad (touch-tone) or using voice commands. These scores can be reported on by an agent, which can help with training or rewards programs.

DMG Consulting Releases 2019-2020 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report

DMG Consulting

DMG Consulting Releases 2019-2020 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. What: Releases 2019-2020 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. Background: DMG Consulting LLC, a leading provider of contact center, back-office and real-time analytics market research and consulting services, today released its 2019-2020 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report.

DMG Consulting Releases 2018 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report

DMG Consulting

DMG Consulting Releases 2018 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. What: Releases 2018 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. Background: DMG Consulting LLC , a leading provider of contact center, back-office and real-time analytics market research and consulting services, today released its 2018 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report.

DMG Consulting Releases 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report

DMG Consulting

DMG Consulting Releases 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. What: Releases 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. Background: DMG Consulting LLC , a leading provider of contact center, back-office and real-time analytics market research and consulting services, today released its 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report.

DMG Consulting Releases 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report

DMG Consulting

DMG Consulting Releases 2017 – 2018 Robotic Process Automation and Desktop Analytics Product and Market Report. 8/22/2017. Who: DMG Consulting LLC, a leading provider of contact center, back-office and real-time analytics market research and consulting services. What: Releases 2017 – 2018 Robotic Process Automation and Desktop Analytics Product and Market Report. When: Today, 22 August 2017. Where: Available at the DMG Consulting online store.

IVA Is the Future of Voice Self-Service

DMG Consulting

IVA Is the Future of Voice Self-Service. Intelligent virtual assistants (IVAs) are systems that use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU) to automate the handling of customers’ and employees’ requests and tasks that can be addressed and resolved without requiring the cognitive capabilities of human beings. This is often the reason why customers request a live agent.)

IVAs Can Remake the Self-Service Landscape

DMG Consulting

Consumers of all ages are showing a preference for self-service solutions over talking to agents or using chat boxes, provided they do their jobs well. They haven’t changed their minds about the hundreds of poorly designed interactive voice response (IVR) systems—far from it. They will allow customers to ask questions in their own words and personalize interactions. IVAs Can Remake the Self-Service Landscape. 2/9/2018. By Donna Fluss.

Workforce Optimization Ushers in the Real-Time Contact Center

DMG Consulting

who interact with them. Social media depends heavily on real-time responses; omnichannel service requires companies to respond to a variety of media, such as chat, SMS, and video, in real time; and globalization has opened the door to worldwide resources and requires immediate responses for customers worldwide. Enterprises increasingly recognize the need to listen to customers and prospects across voice and digital channels to obtain a comprehensive view of their experiences.

Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Contact Center Agents?

UJET

Actually, they aren’t just asking, they are hoping that artificial intelligence (AI) will allow them to replace live agents, just as they have been since interactive voice response systems (IVRs) were first introduced into the market more than five decades ago.

7 Examples of What Businesses Can Achieve with Better Natural Language Processing

UJET

Companies at the forefront of customer experience solve some of the most frustrating human-software interactions and stay ahead of today’s customer expectations by applying advanced NLP machine learning. Suppose your company uses conversational AI as a part of your voice channel.

7 Examples of What Businesses Can Achieve with Better Natural Language Processing

UJET

Companies at the forefront of customer experience solve some of the most frustrating human-software interactions and stay ahead of today’s customer expectations by applying advanced NLP machine learning. Suppose your company uses conversational AI as a part of your voice channel.

Uniphore Unveils the Industry’s Broadest and Most Comprehensive Conversational Automation Platform

Uniphore

This empowers contact center agents to deliver highly effective, personalized and empathetic interactions. Digital transformation is key to contact centers providing the ultimate modern day customer service experience and how conversations are handled during the entire customer journey — pre, during and post interaction. Top enhancements and benefits of Uniphore’s CA platform include: Industry’s Most Advanced Agent-Assist Solution.

Customer Service and the Voice of Your Customers and Team

Creative Virtual

They are increasingly using voice for entries rather than typing. Just consider voice as part of your strategy when you want to offer self-service, whether if it is for your clients or your team. If you want to learn more about our voice solutions, just schedule a live demo with us.

What’s the difference between customer journey mapping and customer journey analytics?

DMG Consulting

Answer: Customer journey mapping provides enterprises with a visual representation of the touchpoints that prospects or customers traverse when interacting with their organization, from the first touch through the last. CJA solutions include big-data capabilities that capture, measure, analyze and evaluate the quality and outcome of the customer (or prospect) experience for all customer-facing self-service and agent-assisted interactions, channels and activities.

Beyond the AI Customer Service Hype: Practical Applications for Real Results

UJET

AI (artificial intelligence) customer service tools weren’t designed to replace your agents. They were designed to help your agents deliver a better customer experience. Here’s how AI makes the customer experience better by streamlining the agent experience and automating operations.

Lifesize CxEngage + Omilia: Evolving the Customer Experience Through Impactful AI

Serenova

If you believe everything you read, you might be convinced that AI is the panacea for all challenges that the modern day contact center faces, from “deflecting” call volume overload to quality and efficiency of agent interactions to leveraging predictive analytics and forecasting.

Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Contact Center Agents?

UJET

Actually, they aren’t just asking, they are hoping that artificial intelligence (AI) will allow them to replace live agents, just as they have been since interactive voice response systems (IVRs) were first introduced into the market more than five decades ago. In the past 50 years, the underlying technology powering voice self-service solutions has been transformed but, unfortunately, many of the uses of these solutions have not.

Beyond the AI Customer Service Hype: Practical Applications for Real Results

UJET

AI (artificial intelligence) customer service tools weren’t designed to replace your agents. They were designed to help your agents deliver a better customer experience. Here’s how AI makes the customer experience better by streamlining the agent experience and automating operations.

The Transformational Value of Interaction Analytics

DMG Consulting

The Transformational Value of Interaction Analytics. INTERACTION ANALYTICS (IA) has proven its worth and benefits in the best and worst of times. IA PROVIDES INSIGHTS INTO THE VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER. July 7, 2021 Donna Fluss. View this article on the publisher’s website.

DMG Consulting Releases Future Contact Center Outlook, 2025 – 2040

DMG Consulting

The process of change, combined with the digital transformation, will improve the customer journey and enhance the customer and agent experience while reducing costs.”. DMG Consulting Releases Future Contact Center Outlook, 2025 – 2040. 3/4/2020.

The Omni-Channel Agent Experience

DMG Consulting

The Omni-Channel Agent Experience. In this age of digital transformation, customers and prospects must be able to easily access an enterprise from any channel – phone, self-service (websites, interactive voice response (IVR) systems, intelligent virtual agents (IVAs)), email, chat, co-browse, SMS, social media and video. Customer and agents must be able to transition easily between channels.

The Needs to Know About Contact Centre Automation

Call Design

Attempts to automate phone-based customer interactions have been around for decades. First-generation IVR (interactive voice response) systems were one of the first systems to automatically interact with a customer through voice recognition and/or keypad inputs.

Choosing an omni-channel cloud-based contact center infrastructure solution

DMG Consulting

Leading cloud-based contact center infrastructure (CBCCI) offerings are omni-channel solutions that handle inbound, outbound and blended voice and digital interactions; and support channel escalation, or the ability for customers and agents to seamlessly migrate/pivot from one channel to another without losing contact history or context.

To Bot or Not to Bot? Key Areas for Your Business to Implement Voice Self-Service

3CLogic

It’s no surprise then that leading companies are adopting voice self-service solutions in addition to their IVR solutions to not only manage call volume but provide a higher quality of customer service and improve call agent performance. Voice self-service takes it a step further.

DMG Consulting Releases 2019 Call Tracking Product Report

DMG Consulting

Call tracking is also a step in the customer journey; it gathers important details about customers and their buying preferences, and shares this data with the contact center, where it can be used to optimize sales by routing calls to the most appropriate agent. DMG Consulting Releases 2019 Call Tracking Product Report. 7/17/2019. Improved marketing effectiveness for the digital era.

Call center automation: Create better service and transform your business

Dialer 360

For example, the chatbot can be used to interact with the customers by using chat. This assists the agents and boosts the customer experience. For example, automatic speech recognition has transformed the way customer interacts with IVR (interactive voice response) systems.

Voice Self-Service Has Become More Popular – and It’s About to Get Much Better

DMG Consulting

Voice Self-Service Has Become More Popular—and It’s About to Get Much Better. F or decades, interactive voice response (IVR) systems, including those that were speech-enabled, were greatly disliked by users, even as adoption continued to grow.

DMG Consulting Releases 2020 – 2021 Cloud-Based Contact Center Infrastructure Product and Market Report

DMG Consulting

It looks to the future and provides best practices for post-pandemic disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC) planning, as well as for the management of work-at-home agents. DMG Consulting Releases 2020 – 2021 Cloud-Based Contact Center Infrastructure Product and Market Report. 12/2/2020.

DMG Consulting Releases 2020 – 2021 Digital Customer Service Product and Market Report

DMG Consulting

Part of any digital transformation is to migrate voice-based transactions to digital channels, which facilitates automation of many aspects of the customer service process. DMG Consulting Releases 2020 – 2021 Digital Customer Service Product and Market Report. 9/30/2020.

DMG Consulting Releases 2018 – 2019 Speech Analytics Product and Market Report

DMG Consulting

Today’s SA solutions give enterprises much-needed first-hand access to the voice of the customer (VoC) from all voice and digital channels, including social media, to “hear” what customers are saying. We also expect to see more speech analytics ’seats’ being sold as embedded capabilities in other applications, such as intelligent virtual agent (IVA) solutions.”. DMG Consulting Releases 2018 – 2019 Speech Analytics Product and Market Report. 9/26/2018.

DMG Consulting Releases 2019 Contact Center Workforce Optimization Mid-Year Market Share Report

DMG Consulting

The 2019 Congtact Center Workforce Optimization Mid-Year Market Share Report provides a detailed breakdown of revenue for the following 21 named vendors: 8×8, ASC, Aspect, Avaya, Calabrio, ComputerTel, CSI/Virtual Observer, DVSAnalytics, Enghouse, Envision, Genesys, HigherGround, Mitel, NICE, OnviSource, OpenText, Serenova, Verint, VirtualLogger, Xarios and ZOOM International. . DMG Consulting Releases 2019 Contact Center Workforce Optimization. Mid-Year Market Share Report.