The state of virtual agents

Uniphore

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. This resurgence is driven by four primary factors – it’s a perfect storm – a confluence of drivers causing massive interest, adoption, growth and innovation. Read More. Jacada Blog

3 ways virtual agents can boost call center efficiency

Talkdesk

From knowledge bases to virtual agents, the potential disruption that a solid set of self-service applications can bring to contact center efficiency and customer experience is unquestionable and justifies all the buzz. Self-service is a hot topic in the call center industry.

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The State of Virtual Agents

Uniphore

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. This resurgence is driven by four primary factors – it’s a perfect storm – a confluence of drivers causing massive interest, adoption, growth and innovation. Read More. Jacada Blog

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. With that being said, one of the biggest time-consumers of live agent minutes comes from repetitive and tedious data gathering. This happens on virtually every call, as agents generally perform customer identification duties whether or not the system has already done so (more on that later).

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.

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

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.

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.

Virtual Agents in the Contact Center: Automate One Routine Call Type at a Time

NICE inContact

The biggest challenge facing every contact center is agent churn. Many agents are bored, unengaged, and generally unhappy, and they churn at a rate of 33% across all industries. As a contact center leader, you work extremely hard to mitigate these challenges, but because you are pulled in many different directions, it is tough to keep your best agents. Not to mention, technology constraints can sometimes make it difficult to improve the agent experience.

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.

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.

Live Agents and Virtual Agents: The Spectrum of Care

Interactions

Imagine yourself on a busy day trying to cancel an appointment and you keep getting put on hold waiting for a live agent. After 30 minutes of waiting you finally get put through to an agent, who is able to quickly cancel your appointment. Virtual Assistants

Multimodal User Experience Design Best Practices

Uniphore

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant—virtual assistants have transformed how we interact with technology and what we expect from it. Multimodal Virtual Agents allow customers to tap, text and talk to get more done , with little effort.

How to Manage a Virtual Agent – Fate of the Bots | The Times They Are a-Changing: Talent in the Contact Center Part 7

SaleMove

In our previous blog in The Times They Are a-Changing: Talent in the Contact Center Series , we discussed how virtual agents, or bots, are transforming the contact center workplace, pushing live human agents to become strategic troubleshooting experts and managers to become agent coaches.

The 5 Categories That Rule Virtual Agents

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, Mark Landry, VP Product, Marilyn Cassedy, Director of Customer Success, SmartAction

It just so happens that whenever we design and deploy a new AI-powered virtual agent over voice, the self-service application invariably falls into one of 5 distinct categories. This has been true for more than a hundred clients encompassing hundreds of use cases across 12 industries. Having a keen awareness of where or how AI fits in your contact center for a great CX and ROI begins with understanding how to broadly classify your interactions. If it fits into one of these 5 categories, a live human agent should never handle it. Join Brian Morin, Mark Landry, and Marilyn Cassedy of SmartAction, and learn how to streamline your customer service.

How to Cut Call Center Agent Onboarding In Half

Uniphore

How to Cut Call Center Agent Onboarding Time in Half. and Make Every Agent Your Best Agent. Live Demo Featuring 10 Ways to Simplify Agent Onboarding With AI & RPA. The post How to Cut Call Center Agent Onboarding In Half appeared first on Jacada.

10 Ways the Best Call Centers Thrive in the New Normal

Uniphore

Our solution: educate centers on the power of automation and empower agents to use technology to their advantage. Along the way, we learned a lot about the obstacles customers and agents face today. 0% Security issues with Agents at Home.

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.

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. Virtual Agents get smarter over time, and free up time for live agents to handle more difficult and emotional issues.

The Insider Secret to Designing Virtual Agents that Surpass Your Competition

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO & Mark Landry, VP of Product at SmartAction

This interactive working session gets into the gritty details of designing conversation flows for a human-to-machine experience that rivals or exceeds live agents. Mark will do live "mockups" with audience members and step through the complex critical thinking required to determine if and where AI can fit. So make sure to bring your questions!

7 Knowledge Management Best Practices That Drive Great Customer Service

Uniphore

Knowledge Base Consolidation It’s estimated that agents spend 20% of their time working to understand questions and search a knowledge base for the correct information. It’s far too easy for knowledge to end up in silos, where it may not be accessible to an agent in a time of need.

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

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

How to Manage a Virtual Agent – Fate of the Bots | The Times They Are a-Changing: Talent in the Contact Center Part 7

SaleMove

In our previous blog in The Times They Are a-Changing: Talent in the Contact Center Series , we discussed how virtual agents, or bots, are transforming the contact center workplace, pushing live human agents to become strategic troubleshooting experts and managers to become agent coaches.

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.

Why Contact Centers Should Test Bi-Directionally for Voice Quality

Cyara

According to this recent Qualtrics study that examined more than 2,000 consumers, 100 contact center agents, and thousands of customer journeys, it only takes one interaction with a contact center to change how 78% of consumers feel about a company… permanently.

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

SaleMove

The post The Times They Are a-Changing: Talent in the Contact Center Part 3: Rise of the Machines – Meet the Virtual Agent appeared first on Glia Blog | Digital Customer Service Explained.

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.

Work From Home Tips - Part 2

Cyara

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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.

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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Work From Home Tips - Part 1

Cyara

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Most Chatbots Disappoint — Here’s How To Make Them Better

Forrester's Customer Insights

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COVID-19 Stokes The Chatbot Hype In Financial Services

Forrester's Customer Insights

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4 Golden Rules for Conversational AI Self-Service

Speaker: Brian Morin & Helena Chen from SmartAction

Join Brian Morin, CMO, and Helena Chen, Director of Product Marketing at SmartAction to learn the 4 golden rules they've acquired after more than 100 conversational AI implementations for voice self-service that outperforms live agents. You’ll hear real-world examples from leading companies and discover how you can deliver CX success with AI-powered virtual agents in your organization.

A Reassuring Note About Conducting Business in Turbulent Times

Cyara

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