Jason Myers

Jason Myers stitches together letters and words into cogent thoughts as the Copywriter at Plum Voice.

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Visa Verified: Plum Voice Secures a Listing on Visa’s Global Registry of Service Providers

Plum Voice has been at the vanguard of voice channel and IVR security for years. We pride ourselves on offering reliable cloud communications products that are compliant with some of the most desirable security standards in existence. These include PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and SOC2. As of May 2018, we can now add Visa Verified to that …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Outsourcing or DIY? Find the Right IVR Development Approach

When it comes to development philosophy, businesses have a lot of different choices. And yet, it seems that no matter what a company chooses to do, development often comes down to building it yourself or paying someone else to do it. As a company that offers development platforms, we see all kinds of development scenarios. …

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The Limitations of Automatic Speech Recognition & How to Combat Them

Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) is pretty cool technology. Simply say something and a machine will do what you ask it to do. Usually. When an ASR grammar is tuned properly and the call conditions are good, ASR works really well. Unpacking that last sentence should help you understand a bit more about ASR, how it …

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How to Get More From Your IVR with AI

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 …

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