Alexa for Business is a service that enables organizations and employees to use Alexa to get more work done. With Alexa for Business, employees can use Alexa as their intelligent assistant to be more productive in meeting rooms, at their desks, and even with the Alexa devices they already have at home.
Alexa in Meeting Rooms
Meeting rooms are often complicated and lead to inefficient meetings. From booking a meeting room to getting conferencing equipment to work, the experience can be frustrating for everyone. Alexa for Business simplifies meeting rooms for your employees, and works with your existing conference room equipment. You can use Alexa to book a room by saying “Alexa, is this room free?”, and “Alexa, book this room”. You can instantly start your meetings by saying “Alexa, join my meeting”. And you can use Alexa devices instead of speaker phones in small conference and huddle rooms.
Alexa for Employees
With Alexa for Business, you can invite your employees to be part of your Alexa for Business organization. Once enrolled, employees can use the Alexa enabled devices they already have at home to join meetings, schedule 1:1 meetings, and access corporate applications just by using their voice. Employees can also put Alexa devices at their desk in the office. Alexa for Business improves employee productivity by providing them a more intuitive way to access corporate applications and services.
SIMPLIFIED MEETING ROOMS
Alexa for Business lets your employees reserve meeting rooms and start conference calls using voice. With Alexa, there is no need to use remote controls, look up conference call information, and manually dial in to meetings. Employees can just say “Alexa, is this room free?” to find if the meeting room is available, or say, “Alexa, start my meeting” to start their meeting.
More Productive Employees
Alexa lets your employees be more productive throughout their day. Alexa can manage schedules, keep track of to-do list, and set reminders. Alexa can schedule 1:1 meetings between colleagues, move and cancel meetings, and dial into conference calls, so employees stay focused on important tasks whether at home, at work, or on the go.
Voice enabled applications
Voice offers a more intuitive way to access business applications. With Alexa for Business, IT teams can build custom skills that add a voice interface to applications such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, or any of your custom apps and services. IT teams can provide rich, personalized voice experiences that redefine the way employees get work done. Custom skills can be selectively enabled in conference rooms or for employees to use on their personal devices.
Intuitive management and control
Alexa for Business helps administrators provision and manage Alexa devices across the organization from a centralized console. With Alexa for Business, IT admins can easily provision multiple Alexa devices at the same time, and add them to the Alexa for Business account. Admins can also monitor device usage and device status from the Alexa for Business console and can setup CloudWatch alarms to be notified when devices are unplugged.
How it Works
Alexa for Business utilizes information about the devices, user accounts, and skills in your organization. When someone in your organization asks Alexa a question, Alexa uses this information to respond or perform the requested action. For example, when a user says “Alexa, start the meeting” in a conference room, Alexa uses the location of the device, the calendar information for the room, and the type of video conferencing equipment available, all stored in your Alexa for Business account, to start the meeting.