IVA Is the Future of Voice Self-Service

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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

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IVAs Can Remake the Self-Service Landscape. A remarkable thing is happening in the realm of customer service: After years of rejecting self-service, customers are changing their tune. The Latest (and Greatest) in Self-Service: IVAs.

Electrolux Assesses Their First 6 Months with Virtual Agents

SmartAction

Electrolux, the 2nd largest home appliance manufacturer in the world who sells under a variety of brand names worldwide like Frigidaire and AEG, made the transformation to AI-powered virtual agents six months ago to automate more in their contact center.

The AI-Powered Virtual Agent by Frost & Sullivan

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The following is an excerpt from Frost & Sullivan’s white paper, “The AI-Powered Virtual Agent: Actionable Strategies for Contact Center Leaders.”. Read the full paper to find out how leading companies are using cloud-based virtual agents to automate more in their contact centers.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

As a pioneer in AI for contact center customer service and customer. companies to transform—not just improve—customer service and. center customer service. Answer: Virtual assistant (VA) Also called virtual customer assistants, chatbots, avatars, virtual.

Vlog: How AI-Powered Virtual Agents Have Changed the Contact Center Landscape

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AI-powered virtual agents present significant potential to improve the customer experience (CX) via call center automation. Agent turnover. Cloud-based AI automation can also gather data upfront and pass it to live agents (i.e.

Video (Part 3): Frost & Sullivan Shares Real Examples of Companies That Use AI-powered Virtual Agents

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AI Self-Service Solutions Demonstrate Their Impact. This newly acquired accuracy means that call center virtual assistant solutions are now demonstrating their true power in a variety of interesting and beneficial ways. Expensive agent costs and time-consuming hiring processes.

Video (Part 2): Frost & Sullivan Discusses the Cognitive Abilities of AI-Powered Virtual Agents

SmartAction

AI-powered virtual agents present significant potential to improve the customer experience (CX) in the contact center. From IVR to chatbot and other self-service automation, none exhibit the cognitive capabilities of today’s purpose-driven, practical AI solutions for the contact center.

Top Tips for Implementing a Chatbot or Virtual Agent in 2019

Creative Virtual

Chatbots and virtual agents have proven themselves to be quality self-service solutions, being increasingly implemented by smart organisations to provide support and being increasingly preferred by customers and employees for quick, easy access to information. Many more organisations around the world either have a virtual agent on their 2019 roadmap or are considering adding one. By Mandy Reed, Marketing Manager (Global).

Linking Self-Service to your Knowledge Base

Insite Managed Solutions

Today, more and more customers expect self service options, and an effective knowledge management system can empower this. If you know you have a consistent knowledge base, perhaps it’s time to take it a step further to enable self-service options.

Applications that Improve the Customer Journey

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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). IVAs are self-learning; their ’intelligence; is continually evolving based on data inputs from each new interaction. In essence, IVAs use science to elevate the art of self-service. Omni-channel self-service.

Virtual Agents are Automating the Contact Center: Natural Language Greeting & Intent Capture

inContact

With all of the new improvements and changes in modern day customer service technology, it’s no surprise that customer expectations have evolved to follow suit as well. Customers want better and faster self-service options, especially in the voice channel thanks to the popularity and increased adoption of conversational home/personal assistants. This is the first of four ways that virtual agents are automating the contact center.

Avaya Puts SmartAction Virtual Agents to the Test

SmartAction

In November 2018, SmartAction’s AI-powered virtual agent solution was successfully tested by Avaya in its DevConnect program, a developer community and marketplace for third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology ( read news release ).

DMG Consulting Releases 2018 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report

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DMG Consulting Releases 2018 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. State of the art self-service and compelling benefits that transcend verticals. Who: DMG Consulting LLC, a leading provider of contact center, back-office and real-time analytics market research and consulting services. What: Releases 2018 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report.

11 Keys to Designing Effective IVAs

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Recent advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with consumer partiality for digital channels, are driving interest in and adoption of intelligent virtual assistants (IVAs) and a related technology, robotic process automation (RPA), or “bots.” Organizations are starting to engineer service experiences that combine the best of self-service automation with human-assisted elements, a win-win for enterprises looking to reduce operating costs.

SmartAction to Showcase Top-Rated AI-powered Virtual Agent Solution at Enterprise Connect 2019

SmartAction

SmartAction’s cloud-based virtual agents automate conversations that live agents traditionally handled over voice, chat, and text. SmartAction uses proprietary conversational AI to automate conversations that used to be handled by call center agents over phone, chat, and text.

The 3 Contact Center Applications That Pay for Themselves

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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.

DMG Consulting Releases 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report

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DMG Consulting Releases 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. Who: DMG Consulting LLC, a leading provider of contact center, back-office and real-time analytics market research and consulting services. What: Releases 2017 Intelligent Virtual Agent Product and Market Report. Next-gen IVAs with more self-learning capabilities are on the horizon. 7/19/2017.

These 8 Technologies Are Transforming the Contact Center

DMG

Companies are striving to understand customer needs, engage Millennial customers and employees, increase the use of self-service tools, improve service quality while reducing costs, simplify operating environments, and reduce fraud, and they’re looking to vendors for help. This fundamental capability is being embedded into many of the 45 standard contact center systems and applications; it has the potential to enhance the service experience for both recipients and providers.

SmartAction Names Former Convergys CEO, David Dougherty, to Board of Directors

SmartAction

The former Convergys Chief Executive Officer becomes the latest addition to SmartAction’s Board of Directors to assist in the growth of its top-rated AI-powered virtual agent solution for contact centers.

SmartAction Wins the Frost & Sullivan 2018 North American Product Leadership Award for Its AI-enhanced Customer Self-service Solutions

SmartAction

Leading analysts name SmartAction as the top solution provider for contact center leaders looking for an AI-powered solution to automate voice and chat conversations handled by live agents. EL SEGUNDO, CA (November 7, 2018) – SmartAction today announced it has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the recipient of the 2018 North American Product Leadership Award for its artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced customer self-service solutions.

Incorporating AI into Your Call Center

SmartAction

A better alternative exists for call centers that still use live agents for even the most routine and repetitive inquiries. Conversational AI is best exhibited when an AI agent answers a call, chat, or text and interacts with a customer in real time, just like a human.

New York Times Op-Ed Mentions Containment Rate

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Containment rate is a well-established performance metric in the customer service world, but not as well-known as NPS or hold time. In general, we say that a transaction was “contained” if it was completed entirely through self-service and didn’t require an agent.

AI: On the Right Path but Not Yet Real

DMG

As I look through the market, the vendors who are closest to delivering AI-enabled applications are selling a great deal of professional services with each solution to build out their products. The driver behind the AI revolution is the need for productivity and quality improvements, which are important for all enterprise applications and essential for people-intensive front- and back-office service organizations. Thank you for your interest in DMG Consulting’s publications.

Knowledge Management in the Era of AI

DMG

Organizations that invested in them spent lots of time finding and loading the data and trying to get their employees, particularly those in contact centers, customer service organizations, technical support functions and field service, to use the solutions. KM has awoken to a new reality; one where enterprises, not just their service organizations, are receptive to the concept of a single source of enterprise knowledge. Knowledge Management in the Era of AI. 7/4/2018.

A Complete Omnichannel Experience for Those at a Desk and on the Move

Creative Virtual

In my nearly 11 years with Creative Virtual, I’ve worked with organisations across all sectors looking to implement successful virtual agent solutions and have seen the industry and the technology change massively. As the number of communication channels have grown and customers have become more digitally savvy, virtual agent technology has also become more advanced and sophisticated. By Liam Ryan, Sales Director.

Why do you still have an FAQ section?

Kayako

A Frequently Asked Question section (FAQs) is without a doubt the most commonly used tool in self-service. But now for some things you may not know: Have you ever thought that your FAQs may be hurting your self-service?

Workforce AI: The Driverless Contact Center

Aspect

Looking specifically at the contact center industry, we have seen a recent flurry of activity around chatbots, intelligent IVRs and virtual agents. Suppose we wanted to design an AI solution to send out broadcast messages to agents regarding the availability of voluntary overtime.

Orchestrating a Seamless and Efficient Customer Experience

Creative Virtual

Chris Ezekiel, Founder & CEO of Creative Virtual, will join Engage Customer on Tuesday, 27 November for a webinar to address this question, Orchestrating a Seamless and Efficient Customer Experience. Best practices for implementing chatbots, virtual agents and live chat to provide accurate and seamless omnichannel engagement. The post Orchestrating a Seamless and Efficient Customer Experience appeared first on Creative Virtual.

4 Ways AI Agents Are Outperforming Live Agents

SmartAction

In an industry with fierce competition, it’s no longer just about the product or service – it’s also about the customer experience that occurs anytime a customer interacts with your brand. For this reason, contact centers have been slow to automate call types and chats that are not on par with a live agent experience. AI agents don’t just mimic live agents – they actually outperform live agents across dozens of use cases. That’s the AI agent.

Will AI Mean Less People and More Profit in the Contact Center?

Taylor Reach Group

These bots are known as Virtual Agents and are certainly ideal for use in high volume, low complexity tasks. Service can be delivered by phone, email, web chat, self-service, mobile apps and social media as well as virtual agents.

The Digital Workplace in 2019

Creative Virtual

In the survey results published by HR.com at the end of 2018, 79% of Human Resources (HR) professionals responded that chatbots and virtual assistants will become an increasingly viable way for employees to get real-time answers to their HR-related questions. That’s changing though as organisations add AI, chatbots and virtual agents to their 2019 roadmaps and digital workplace initiatives. The post The Digital Workplace in 2019 appeared first on Creative Virtual.

SmartAction Solutions Now Rated “Avaya Compliant”

SmartAction

El Segundo, CA – November 12, 2018 — SmartAction, the leading AI-powered virtual agent solution for contact centers, today announced that its solutions are compliant with key contact center solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business communications software, systems, and services.

Boost Growth and Lower Costs with AI and Cloud Contact Center Solutions

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Founded in 2010, as TechStyle Fashion Group expanded and added new brands to its portfolio, customer service infrastructures were siloed – no overarching system supported synergy between brands. Use Next-Gen AI Reduce Handle Time and Service Cost.

Humans & AI: The Perfect CX Power Couple

Creative Virtual

Speaker: Chris Ezekiel, Founder & CEO, Creative Virtual. In this webinar, part of CRMXchange’s Technology Innovation Showcase series, Creative Virtual’s Founder & CEO, Chris Ezekiel shares an inside look at bringing together AI and human input to provide quality self-service options, improve live chat and contact center performance, and increase customer satisfaction scores. Humans & AI: The Perfect CX Power Couple.

Expert Perspectives: Digital Insights from HfS Research Director

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Today’s companies are challenged to meet everyday customer service pressures while also building for the future. The ability to simultaneously achieve these goals is really a differentiator in a world where many products and services are commoditized. Customer Service.

What can we do to attract candidates for contact center agent job openings?

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Question: What can we do to attract candidates for contact center agent job openings? Answer: With 2018 US unemployment rates hovering near 18-year lows, contact center leaders need to think outside the box when attempting to fill agent positions. Here are some options: Consider automation to reduce the need for “entry-level” agents – Contact center agent roles generally include some low-value, rote activities that are a good match for automation.

Innovation Enhances the Cloud-Based Contact Center Infrastructure Market

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The adoption rate of the cloud-based contact center infrastructure market as of the end of 2017 (July 2018) was 14.1% (includes hosted and software as a service (SaaS)), up from 11.4% 125/seat/month takes into consideration implementation, professional services and add-ons like WFO.). Incoming transactions in any channel can be evaluated and directed to the agent or advisor ideally suited to handle the issue.

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Jumping on the Bandwagon isn’t the Same as Following Best Practice

Creative Virtual

The explosion of media hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots over the past few years – and the subsequent confusion in the customer experience (CX) space – is one of topics Creative Virtual discusses in our article for The Parliamentary Review. Creative Virtual was invited to contribute this year as a Best Practice Representative for the technology sector. The post Jumping on the Bandwagon isn’t the Same as Following Best Practice appeared first on Creative Virtual.

Creating Intimacy with APAC Customers Through Artificial Intelligence

Creative Virtual

When implemented properly, chatbots are a powerful tool to bring together the contact centre with self-service channels and navigate language and culture barriers to create conversational engagement with customers. Creative Virtual will once again be supporting our partner company Continuous Technologies at the annual conference. We’ve partnered with them since 2014 and currently collaborate on projects such as Octopus Cards Limited’s virtual assistant Helen.