Plum Voice Blog

Stay up to date on the most relevant topics and developments in the world of automated communications with tips, tricks, and advice from Plum

Case Study: Payments Company Lands Major Client with Help of Plum

One of Plum’s clients is a major payment aggregation (MPA) company based in Seattle, Washington. The company offers customers a platform to pay bills and manage important documents, securely, in one place. The problem that led MPA to Plum began with a client request. One of the company’s major clients offered the company exclusive handling of all their accounts–which would… Read More

Is DIY Right For You? The Case Of Voice Applications

The do-it-yourself mindset is by no means a new one. Before the uptick in commercials encouraging homeowners to DIY and the prevalence of HGTV shows dedicated to a given room in the house, Bob Vila ruled the DIY world on “This Old House.” As any DIYer will tell you, not all projects are created equally. Sometimes if you have the… Read More

How to Do A/B Analysis on Voice Applications

There is no single way to assess the effectiveness of your voice applications. For people who are new to voice automation or VoiceXML it may not be clear where to start with A/B analysis. Of course, this begs the question: “why bother?” After all, you have your application up and running, and it works fine, right? Just because it works… Read More

Coder’s Corner: Create A Self-Service App That Doesn’t Suck

Let Customers Be “In The Know” It’s no secret that the majority of people prefer, and even expect self-service options nowadays. Why, you may ask? Because self-service is a constant. No matter what or where someone is they can pick up the call and make a payment because there’s no need for people to be on the other end of… Read More

Adding Voice Biometrics Security is as Easy as A-P-I

It doesn’t take a genius to know that security is critical to successful business operations. Recently we looked at different authentication methods and how to use them. Naturally, as a company that deals in voice communications, it makes sense to highlight the benefits of voice biometrics as a security option. How It Works There are two elements to voice biometrics:… Read More

Bring on the Benefits of Hosted IVR

Businesses that move their automated voice applications to the cloud gain a strategic advantage by allowing them to devote time and resources to improving their voice-based customer service instead of spending time and money maintaining complex legacy systems. This frees them to build better caller experiences, personalize automated applications and improve contact center ROI by increasing automation rates and reducing customer frustration…. Read More

Optimize Your IVR, Securely

secure analytics

Historically, it has been very difficult to optimize voice applications—to analyze the granular success of each component and use that data to improve the overall customer experience. It’s been impossible to do it without logging sensitive data. Our vision of a hosted IVR infrastructure has always been: scalable, flexible and extremely fault tolerant. With our new private logging feature, we’ve… Read More