Tracking Payment Success Rate in VoiceTrends

One of the big ideas behind VoiceTrends is that it’s not enough to simply know that your voice apps work. You need to know how well they’re working to truly understand their impact on your customers and the customer experience. If your app isn’t working as intended, you’d want to know, right? When your voice… Read More

Making the Audio Flow in Your IVR Apps

It may seem like a minor detail but having audio that flows together well in your IVR applications can have a major impact on customer experiences. Getting good, smooth sounding audio has more to do with being a good sound engineer than it does with designing IVR apps. Why Flow Matters The most common issues… Read More

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

Fairly Allocate Call Transfers to Multiple Contact Centers

Juggling Multiple Call Centers When customers call your company, you can provide a wide range of information and services with the right IVR applications. Sometimes, however, customers have complex issues that automation can’t address. When this happens, you want to make sure that you transfer your customer to the best possible person to quickly resolve… 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