Bring Your Own Telecom: Is it Worth Doing?

The overwhelming majority of Plum customers use the telecom we provide as part of our service. After all, the whole idea behind offering managed telecom is to make voice technology easier for customers. By maintaining a system built on Tier 1 telecom provided by multiple carriers we’re also able to write 100% uptime guarantees into… Read More

Incentivizing Customer Behavior Change: Customer Self-Service Trumps Hidden Fees

Customers Don’t Like Hidden Fees A recent Gizmodo article highlighted the fact that some telecom companies charge customers high fees for paying their bills over the phone with a representative. Depending on the company, these fees ranged from $5 to $8 per transaction. With the large customer bases these companies have, those fees could result in… Read More

Making Natural Language Processing Feasible with Artificial Intelligence

In a past post, we discussed the technological and the financial challenges that go hand-in-hand with developing natural language processing (NLP) applications. While these challenges remain relevant, more recent developments mean it’s easier and less expensive to incorporate natural language processing into your voice channels. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), companies can manage NLP apps… Read More

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… Read More