Monthly Archives: June 2018

8 Business Benefits Of Owning A Drag-and-Drop IVR

Need to improve your IVR experience? Want to use it for stellar self-service? Need to send weekly Outbound IVR campaigns? You can achieve a lot more when your IVR is easy to design and modify. And this is what the Drag and Drop IVR promises to deliver. Read all about it here: What is a Drag-and-Drop IVR? A Drag–and–Drop IVR, or configurable IVR, is exactly like a regular IVR system except that it has an easy-to-use interface for making changes to the IVR. In a regular IVR, you need specialized VXML coding skills to make any changes. For making even minor changes, businesses need to contact their System Integrator or employ a specialized IT team. A configurable IVR, by contrast, is easy to use and does not need any coding skills to create or change. Anyone within your organization can change the IVR, after just a few hours of training. How Can this Drag and Drop IVR benefit your business? 1. Improve Customer Experience. We’ve all faced frustrating IVR experiences when calling banking, insurance, or any business for that matter. Why aren’t the endless, boring or irrelevant menus being improved faster? Stop depending on your IT teams and System Provider to make changes. With Configurable IVR, you can put IVR Design in the hands of customer-facing teams like Marketing, Sales and Support. These teams can take feedback, experiment and continuously perfect the experience. Your IVR can be changed based on the changing customer and business needs to deliver a far superior experience. 2. Create Stellar Self- Service. Self-service is on the rise—90% customers expect it from your business.* IVR is a great way to deliver this self-service. You can easily route callers to pre-recorded audios that solve their Frequently Asked Questions. But to ensure that self-service is top notch, you need to continuously monitor and improve it. Using feedback surveys you must ensure that questions are satisfactorily resolved. And if they aren’t, you must make changes. That’s why Configurable IVR is essential for delivering great self-service. It allows the frequent changes needed to continuously improve and perfect your self-service. 3. Ease Unexpected Call Volumes. There are times when your contact center is flooded with calls of the same nature. It may be due to recent events such as a disruption in your service or a technical problem with your product. Use your Configurable IVR to prevent long waiting times and overworked agents. Use your Drag and Drop IVR to quickly route these callers to a pre-recorded audio or a series of interactive steps designed to resolve the issue.   4. Create More Outbound Marketing Campaigns. With a configurable IVR your marketing team can reach out to customers more often with outbound campaigns. How often? Our client uses our configurable IVR to reach out to customers with new promotions every week. 5. Fast Track Callers When Needed Maybe you are running an ad campaign or a promotion and you want to quickly redirect the responding callers to a specialized sales [...]

8 Business Benefits Of Owning A Drag-and-Drop IVR 2018-06-22T05:34:12+00:00

6 Reasons Why You Need A Visual IVR For Your Impatient, Mobile-First Callers.

Ever zoned out when listening to an IVR menu? It happened to me just recently when I called my telephone provider for a plan upgrade. As the mechanical voice slowly read out the IVR options, an urgent email distracted me on my computer screen.  I stopped listening, and it took me 2 minutes to even realize I was holding a disconnected phone! IVR’s can really test your caller’s patience in an increasingly impatient world. Must your busy, distracted caller really listen to all your IVR menu options? 82% of your customers call via smartphones; can’t your contact center offer them a smarter way to connect to the right department? With Visual IVR, you can. Visual IVR offers a new, better way to present your menu to the caller. It also gives better self-service options to your caller, and collects more caller intent for your agent. What is Visual IVR? Visual IVR is a visual display of your IVR menu options on the caller’s phone screen. A Visual IVR can primarily be offered to users calling from their mobile phone via your toll free number, website or mobile application. But Visual IVR can do a lot more than ease your customer’s frustration. Read all the benefits of offering a visual IVR to your callers here: 5 Big Business Benefits of Visual IVR 1. Get 4x Faster Customer Experience. On an average, reading is 25% faster than listening to the same words. Scanning through a menu is faster still. It will take just seconds for your caller to locate exactly whom they wish to connect to on your visual IVR as opposed to regular IVR. Chances of your caller zoning out and abandoning call? Zero 2. Give Detailed Menu Options and Accurate Routing. Multi level menu options can be presented to your caller in a single screenshot as opposed to many levels of IVR. This means that while your Regular IVR menu can offer limited options, your visual IVR can offer extremely detailed options — and route your caller more accurately.   3.Get Detailed Caller Intent & Reduce Customer Effort. The IVR has already collected caller intent because of its detailed menu. It can also collect authentication details like caller name, email id or account number (and identify customer in CRM) and will pass this on to your Agent. Your agent has the call context on their screen when they answer— making conversations smoother and faster. 4. Seamlessly Blend Self-Service and Agent Assistance.   Offer more to your caller. Visual IVR can guide the caller to rich multimedia options like videos tutorials and interactive guides that can help your customer far more than. In case of any mismatch in requirement, they just need click to connect with a live agent. 5. Conduct Better Feedback Surveys. Your visual IVR can also be used for collecting feedback at the end of the call or through an Outbound IVR Campaign. Eventually, your customer’s cellphone is the primary means of reaching out to your contact center. [...]

6 Reasons Why You Need A Visual IVR For Your Impatient, Mobile-First Callers. 2018-06-22T05:25:36+00:00