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AI is as AI Does: Managing Expectations When Buying Artificial Intelligence Technology

Expectations are a funny thing. In this space, we talk a lot about customer experiences because expectations often play a big role in that area. Some industries are known for atrocious customer service. These negative experiences have created an expectation of poor service from providers in that industry. These views can be so entrenched that when a customer has a… Read More

IVR That Saves $5M per Month

Automation has a lot of benefits, like faster, more efficient customer service, increasing customer satisfaction, and improving customer experiences. It can also save companies a lot of money. For some companies ‘a lot’ of money is A LOT. See how one of Plum’s clients used IVR to take cost savings to new heights, and reaped additional benefits along the way…. Read More

Why Not All IVR Software Is Created Equal

The Cost of Poor Call Containment For folks in the IVR world, the goal is to keep as many calls contained in the IVR as possible. This is known the as call containment or the automation rate. The higher the percentage of calls contained in the IVR the fewer calls agents have to field. Unfortunately, legacy IVRs don’t do well… Read More

How to Get More From Your IVR with Artificial Intelligence

How AI Delivers Better IVR When you hear artificial intelligence (AI) and interactive voice response (IVR) in the same breath you may scratch your head and wonder, “how does that work?” Using an AI engine, like IBM’s Watson, with an IVR system creates smarter self-service applications and delivers better customer experiences. With IVR callers have two different ways to input… Read More

Defend Against Chargebacks with Call Recording

The Thing About Chargebacks Let’s be honest: there are several annoying processes that are part-and-parcel to the world of payment processing. Chargebacks are one of them. A chargeback is when a bank forces a company to refund a received payment. Granted, there are times when a chargeback is understandable, like with cases of fraud. But just because a chargeback is… Read More

Getting Buy-In: Don’t Forget The Developers

Feature Blinders I was talking to a friend recently who was researching a new cloud platform for their work. It was a pretty typical discussion; she had looked at three different options and had a front runner. Now she was trying to figure out how to sell it the rest of her team. Naturally, the discussion moved toward product features… Read More