How to Not Ruin the Customer Experience with Automation

Automated voice systems, such as IVR, handle more customer service transactions in call-heavy industries like financial services than agents, websites, or other communication channels. These systems are the first and most common point of contact for most of our customers. As such, they need to be useful, not frustrating, especially in sectors like the prepaid… Read More

How IVR Dictates the Customer Experience and Your Bottom Line

Automated voice systems have always been good at saving organizations money. Unfortunately, they’ve also been good at annoying customers. We’ve all seen the commercials with the guy yelling “Big Boy!” into his phone. Recently, though, interactive voice response (IVR) has become a real tool for improving the customer experience (i.e., they work, and they work… Read More

How Voice Biometrics Protects the Call Center from Fraud

Fraud is a Real Threat Fraud directly impacts a company’s finances and branding, not to mention customer loyalty. Yet fraud protection measures often increase operational costs and inconvenience customers. Most organizations dedicate significant resources to prevent fraud online, but this leaves few resources for call center security. A contributing factor to this is that companies… Read More