Virtual Agents in the Contact Center: Data Gathering Made Easy

NICE inContact

When it comes to reducing expenses within contact center operations, one of the best ways to do so is to reduce the amount of time that live agents spend on the phone. These repetitive calls often come in high volumes, but are low-value, tedious conversations that simply bog down live agents.

The state of virtual agents

Jacada

The State of Virtual Agents. There’s no denying that virtual agents – or “chat bots” (or simply, bots) – are experiencing a tremendous resurgence in interest, and along with that, a rapid advance in innovation and technology.

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The State of Virtual Agents

Jacada

There’s no denying that virtual agents – or “chat bots” (or simply, bots) – are experiencing a tremendous resurgence in interest, and along with that, a rapid advance in innovation and technology.

Improving customer experience with a virtual agent

Talkdesk

AI-powered conversational assistants, or “virtual agents”, can quickly deliver the answers and outcomes over voice-enabled channels. The post Improving customer experience with a virtual agent appeared first on Talkdesk

5 Best Practices for AI Self-Service Without Compromise

Speaker: Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction

Advances in conversational AI have led to the growing adoption of cloud-based virtual agents to automate conversations traditionally handled by live agents over voice, chat, and text. Join Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction, and learn 5 best practices that leading organizations are using to transform to AI self-service without compromising an ounce of Customer Experience (CX).

From Knowledge Base to Virtual Agents: The Shift to AI-powered Self Service

TechSee

AI has also powered decision support tools, which help human agents present customers with relevant information in real time with the goal of making the best decisions and providing the right information to consumers. Here are the steps to get started: Build the virtual agent around a single strategic objective. Decreased agent workload? The post From Knowledge Base to Virtual Agents: The Shift to AI-powered Self Service appeared first on Techsee.

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

NICE inContact

This is the first of four ways that virtual agents are automating the contact center. Reaching the right agent at the first attempt is a prerequisite for an effortless, fast customer experience, but touch-tone systems and single word command menus are somewhat limited in their capabilities and options to precisely determine a customer’s needs. Your business benefits through increased cost-savings from a reduced number of internal transfers and reduced agent minutes.

How Outsourced Call Centers Make Use of AI-Powered Virtual Agents

Advantage Communications

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a controversial subject. It often comes with a worry that workers will lose their jobs and companies will have to implement new processes and ways of operating. Artificial Intelligence

Insights into AI: The Virtual Agent at its Best

Rant And Rave

In recent years and months, AI and the rise of the chatbot has been hailed as the saviour of the traditional contact centre. AI Contact Centre

The Times They Are a-Changing: Talent in the Contact Center Part 3: Rise of the Machines – Meet the Virtual Agent

SaleMove

Once they are put into production, bots will need supervision similar to live agents – to make sure that they are “behaving” and achieving the desired results. Reconfigure which issues are handled by which bots, and when to invoke a human agent.

4 Ways AI-powered Virtual Agents Automate the Contact Center

Speaker: Tom Lewis, CEO of SmartAction

Most contact centers have an over-reliance on live agents for even the most rudimentary and repetitive call types. Hear examples from AAA, MGM Resorts, Hyundai, and Office Depot on how they are leveraging the power of conversational AI through cloud-based virtual agents to automate the call and chat types handled by live agents.

Intelligent Digital Service: What to Consider When Exploring Virtual Agent Software

Bold360

There are hundreds if not thousands of solution options out there that address this rising trend, and over the last five years, virtual agents have been among the more popular of them. It is important to take a few factors into consideration when looking at virtual agents to meet your self-service needs If we look around to see how the digital age is taking over, we?ll ll see that customers are choosing self-service over every other channel.

Work From Home Tips - Part 2

Cyara

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How Will Virtual Agents, Robots, RPA, and New Technology Impact Your Contact Center?

West Monroe

These intelligent agents are making our lives so easy. Virtual Agents will be used more (often the first point of contact) and can be described as a computer generated, animated, artificial intelligence virtual character that serves as an online customer service representative.

Work From Home Tips - Part 3

Cyara

contact center cx agile virtual agent cx monitoring disruption work from homeIt's Friday! And, boy, it's been a long week.

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Implementing Virtual Agents: Where to Start, and How to Finish

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Aarde Cosseboom, Director of GMS Technology and Product, TechStyle Fashion Group

Join us for this in-depth conversation with TechStyle Fashion Group, as they openly discuss their decision to go virtual, and the challenges they faced along the way as they dabbled with both building the omnichannel self-service platform themselves, and outsourcing the design to a partner.

Work From Home Tips - Part 1

Cyara

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A Reassuring Note About Conducting Business in Turbulent Times

Cyara

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Why Chatbots Can’t Read Your Mind

Forrester's Customer Insights

age of the customer artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots customer experience infrastructure & operations machine learning virtual agentsBy Will White and Ian Jacobs Chatbots — And Why They Can’t Read Your Mind Chatbots are cropping up everywhere, from customer service to internal help desks, but what makes them tick? When we interact with chatbots, we’re often coming in from the end-user side and confronting a chatbot window. When we ask a question, […].

Getting Chatty With Bixby (Samsung’s Intelligent Agent)

Forrester's Customer Insights

Forrester clients may not be familiar with Samsung’s intelligent agent Bixby, but it’s primed to put other better-known agents such as […]. age of the customer mobile technology virtual agents voice technology(With Julie Ask) Last week, Samsung hosted its annual Developer Conference in San Jose, California. Developers sampled the company’s latest offerings for mobile app and web development, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence.

How a Top 25 Most Trusted Brand Handed Their CX to AI

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Patty Kleinfeldt, Director of Q&E, AAA

One of the most trusted brands in the world, AAA, took the most critical aspect of their Customer Experience and handed it over to an AI-powered virtual agent for omnichannel self-service. In this webinar, we will hear from Brian Morin of SmartAction and AAA's Dispatch Operations Manager, Steve Bennett. They will dive into how AAA handled this transition and the effect its had on CX.

Verint CEO Dan Bodner Will Deliver AI and Customer Engagement Keynote

Verint

Bodner will discuss how artificial intelligence technology can disrupt the customer engagement market with new innovations such as virtual agents and robotic process automation, and how customer engagement teams will leverage natural language processing and machine learning to deliver significant cost efficiencies while improving consumer satisfaction.

AI Will Mold Future of Customer Service: Verint CEO

Verint

Bodner also discussed how artificial intelligence technology can disrupt the customer engagement market with new innovations, such as virtual agents and robotic process automation—and how customer engagement teams will leverage natural language processing and machine learning to deliver significant cost efficiencies while improving customer satisfaction.

What Can Your Business Learn about CX from the Latest in Smart Technology?

Bold360

Many businesses are encouraging their customers to grasp the same flexibility and control with online support bots and virtual assistants. Long term investor Danny Vena believes that 2017 “will be the tipping point for virtual personal assistants becoming part of most people’s daily lives” as natural language processing improves. Customer Experience Customer service customer experience smart chat bot virtual agent

What Can Your Business Learn about CX from the Latest in Smart Technology?

Bold360

Many businesses are encouraging their customers to grasp the same flexibility and control with online support bots and virtual assistants. Long term investor Danny Vena believes that 2017 “will be the tipping point for virtual personal assistants becoming part of most people’s daily lives” as natural language processing improves. Customer Experience Customer service customer experience smart chat bot virtual agent

The Post-Covid CX Powered by AI

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Aarde Cosseboom, Director of GMS Technology and Product, TechStyle Fashion Group

Adapting to a post-Covid world means recession-proofing your contact center with AI that reduces reliance on live agents with virtual agents that are always on, perfectly trained, and at a fraction of the cost. Most companies looking to ditch a "Press 1" experience struggle with where to start and how to infuse natural language into their existing technology stack. Join this webinar with TechStyle Fashion Group who recession-proofed their contact center with personalized and frictionless experiences to customers who prefer self-service. Also joining is SmartAction who manages the AI-powered CX for more than 100 brands.

Automation and AI: Game Changers for Your Customer Engagement Strategy

Verint

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Automate Contact Center Outbound Calls and Texts for Positive ROI

NICE inContact

For many companies, making outbound calls and texts to customers makes up a large volume of everyday work that their live agents handle today. However, these repetitive call types need to be made hundreds of times per day, and can often make up a large part of a live agent’s daily routine. While necessary, outbound notification calls are often extremely expensive and take an enormous amount of time, since agents must dial each customer consecutively.

Buddy. You’d better build a better bot

Jacada

The proliferation of ‘Chat Bots’ or Virtual Agents has rapidly created a new frontier of competitive advantage, or one that carries with it severe penalties. If your Bot or VA just isn’t good enough, sure as eggs is eggs, your customers will drop you. Read More. Jacada Blog

DSW Successfully Incorporates AI into Customer Experience

NICE inContact

By combining NICE inContact with SmartAction’s AI-powered virtual agent, DSW ultimately found the right human-machine balance without compromising an ounce of CX. Today, live agents are optimized to help customers more quickly on complex needs. We love our shoes!

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

Answer: Virtual assistant (VA) Also called virtual customer assistants, chatbots, avatars, virtual. agents, or concierges, VAs help businesses wow customers with. the natural language capabilities of eGain Virtual Assistant™ to. agents. agents.

Buddy. You’d better build a better bot

Jacada

The proliferation of ‘Chat Bots’ or Virtual Agents has rapidly created a new frontier of competitive advantage, or one that carries with it severe penalties. If your Bot or VA just isn’t good enough, sure as eggs is eggs, your customers will drop you. Read More. Jacada Blog

Hold times are unacceptable – now more than ever

Interactions

Naturally, I picked up the phone and dialed their 800 number to schedule my delivery, only to be put on hold for over 25 minutes before speaking to an agent. Without automation and self-service, every customer requires an agent’s help to resolve their query. Virtual Agents can help.

4 AI elements to flatten the contact center curve

Talkdesk

The healthcare sector, government sector and e-commerce business owners are seeing a spike in their inbound calls, but contact centers are traditionally staffed with dozens to thousands of agents working in the office.

Omnichannel Customer Service is Important, But Don’t Hang up the Phone!

Advantage Communications

Technologies such as contact center artificial intelligence (AI) , chatbots and intelligent virtual agents are all crucial components of creating a superior customer experience (CX) and improving customer satisfaction.

CX Thought Leaders

Cyara

For customer service and sales, AI is being implemented in chatbots, robotic process automation, virtual agents, and many more technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage. It is being discussed throughout companies, from the contact center to the board room.

Call Center Automation Depends on Collaborative AI

TechSee

AI-driven call center automation has had a significant impact on the efficiency and performance of individual agents, as well as on overall KPIs. Why agents are embracing the change. How call center automation will redefine agents’ careers.

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

NICE inContact

According to Aarde Cosseboom, TechStyle’s Director of Global Member Services Technology and Product, “We now have one central, open cloud platform that allows all of the agents to support our multiple global brands.”

Will AI Take Humans out of Customer Service in The Near Future?

Provide Support

Are chatbots and virtual agents likely to replace humans any time soon? 3d rendering android robot thinking in office. Happy Holidays! As the new year dawns, many of us take the time to reflect on the milestones achieved in the past, and also look ahead to what the future has in store.

Spitch and Creative Virtual Partner to Bring Speech Recognition and Conversational AI Together

CSM Magazine

Spitch AG, the leading developer of enterprise speech solutions have announced a partnership with Creative Virtual, a world leader in customer and employee engagement solutions. .