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How to Reduce the Risk of Fraud with Your IVR

“You are what you are and you ain’t what you ain’t” – Dear Abby, John Prine “Basic” Security Isn’t Enough When it comes to fraud prevention, this line from a John Prine song pretty much explains what it is fraud prevention technology tries to figure out. Preventing fraud over voice communications channels has its own challenges. Most companies have security… Read More

Case Study: Mobile Software Company Improves Customer Service with Plum IVR

A leading mobile software company (MSC) in Canada uses Plum products to power their customer service offerings. As a company that offers an array of digital products with over 100 million users all over the globe, MSC needed a solution that had multi-language support. As a company that deals with digital products in its own right, MSC wanted a solution… Read More

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

Case Study: 145% VoC Response Rate Increase with Plum Insight

Customer feedback is the lifeblood of an organization. However, that information is only useful if it’s actually put to use. Collecting data for the sake of collecting data doesn’t do anyone any favors. When it came to customer feedback for their claims department, the Erie Insurance company relied on a manual process. The cost of materials and labor for getting… Read More

Solving the Alpha-Numeric Quandary for IVR

One of the best features of the telephone is its simplicity. You have ten digits to work with (plus the star and pound keys) and pretty much anyone over the age of four can make sense of basic phone concepts. While those ten digits make phone interactions simple, they also make it difficult to enter letter-based data. Sure, most of… Read More

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Add Secure Phone Payments

Simplicity. It’s something that many people want, but few attain. This especially rings true when we’re talking about telephony. Combining telephony with other complex tasks, like payment processing certainly doesn’t lend itself to simplicity either. Yet many companies, especially those that process recurring payments, find themselves navigating on a daily basis. Using an interactive voice response (IVR) solution helps to… Read More

Reload: An Easier Approach to Prepaid Cards

It’s a common refrain uttered repeatedly about sports teams that experience continued success: they don’t rebuild, they reload. Teams like the New England Patriots, the New York Yankees, Syracuse University’s men’s lacrosse (and the Maryland women), and, until this past season, the Detroit Red Wings have all fit this bill. In the world of prepaid cards, companies need to decide… Read More

Simplify IVR Development Using Visualization

Computer programming isn’t for everyone. And you know what? That’s ok. Traditional Computer Programming There are a number of inherent challenges with writing code that even the best developers would agree with. One is the linear nature of writing code. Some of this is governed by syntax, but at the same time, it can be a challenge to effectively juggle… Read More

3 Ways To Boost Your IVR Containment Rate Without Touching Your IVR

The true test of how effective your IVR solution is often lies in the containment rate. This corresponds to how many callers use, or are contained within, the IVR from the entirety of their transaction. That means not abandoning the IVR to speak to a live agent. Now IVR technology is a huge boon to payment processing. It gives people… Read More