Agent turnover is an issue businesses in every industry are dealing with more than ever. New employees are being hired and trained, but then try it out for a week and leave. And that’s if they even show up at all. Businesses are losing money and time. Why is this happening and what can you do to prevent it? How can you set your business apart from others to attract the best agents, and keep...
At Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, much of the keynote was dedicated to advances in conversational AI. The segment was split between new capabilities for Google Assistant, which is conversational AI that you can use today, and LaMDA, Google's research program that's creating the conversational AI of the future.
To get the most from your IVR, you need to know exactly what’s going on within it at all times – and the key to total IVR visibility is comprehensive reporting. A great IVR is one where any problems or bottlenecks are swiftly and elegantly fixed before the performance suffers. But it’s extremely hard to proactively fix issues that you can’t see.That’s where reporting comes in.
Everyone’s talking about AI. Like "the cloud" numerous years ago, if your product isn’t powered by AI, forget it. If you believe everything you read, you’d think AI is the answer to everything from driverless cars (which it is) to natural and engaging chatbots, intelligent assistants, and IVR systems (which, unfortunately, it isn’t).
Too many IVRs are developed without giving due thought to the callers who use them. Here’s why it pays to do user experience (UX) research. Steve Jobs famously said: “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back towards the technology – not the other way around.” Yet for many companies designing and developing interactive voice response (IVR) systems, that user experience is...
In this day and age, passwords are no longer enough. If you’ve ever watched a spy movie, you’ve seen things like vaults and secret rooms protected by multi-factor authentication such as facial verification, fingerprint recognition, and retinal scanning. It's usually the madman trying to bring down the world that uses these tools. He’s uber-rich, so of course, he could afford it. This type of...
Consumer expectations are being set by voice assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa. We interact with this technology every day. So do business leaders. We often hear clients complain that their own voice channels pale in comparison to the voice assistants offered by tech giants. Frequently, they assume the solution is investing in new technology.
It’s time to build a Bot Strategy. Are you ready? Now I’m going to cover how to do that. How to build a bot strategy that suits you, and your business. This is not trial and error, nor a 1-day workshop delivered by a tech partner to convince you to buy their stuff. This is a 6-8 week process. There are 8 steps.
Alexa, Black Friday, and boiled tea(?) - A chat with an expert. I had the opportunity to sit down with Sarah Reitsma, Director of UI at Waterfield Technologies, to discuss conversational AI in the contact center and how it is helping industries of all sizes and types provide better user experiences, streamline processes, and meet the expectations of today’s customer.
Avaya Engage is almost here! This communication tech conference is your one-stop-shop for all things Avaya. Our team here at Waterfield couldn't be more excited to head down to Orlando. If you are going, keep an eye out for these faces, and be sure to stop by our booth #246 to say hi! Here's a little about everyone: