AWS Contact Center

Simplify number management in Amazon Connect with dynamic routing

Overview of the solution Corporations today can accumulate hundreds or even thousands of telephone numbers, making it difficult to keep an accurate inventory or know the treatment for each number. Sales and marketing departments can have a different number for every marketing campaign, or customer service may have numbers for every support center. Businesses want […]

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Create and update agents in bulk with Amazon Connect

Contact center managers must often add and remove agents quickly, or manage agents as a group. The ability to do so efficiently and in bulk is essential to the timely management of contact center agents. Amazon Connect currently offers methods to perform bulk user (agent) creation and bulk user updates within the User Management functions […]

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Easily monitor call quality with Amazon Connect

When managing your contact center, call quality has a significant impact on the customer experience. If your agents take calls on Amazon Connect using the softphone over the internet, the audio quality is typically high. However, changes in networking conditions can result in varying audio quality from factors such as increased latency or packet loss.

By capturing and storing real-time call metrics, you can proactively monitor call quality. In this blog, we describe a solution which captures real-time metrics from the Amazon Connect softphone, creates easily understandable dashboards from the metrics, and makes this data searchable for further analysis.

The dashboards give your contact center supervisors and operators insights into the customer experience from both a business and operational lens. They can help you answer questions like how many calls are abnormally short, how many calls experience poor audio quality, and other common operational questions. This allows your business to take actions to improve the customer experience.

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Managing agent routing profiles with a new Amazon Connect API

Contact centers operate with ever-changing conditions related to interaction volumes, staffing, and the ability to optimize resources to address customer needs. One of the biggest challenges with achieving operational efficiency is knowing how to quickly make routing changes to adapt to emerging customer trends on a case by case basis. Historically, contact center administrators had […]

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Programmatically manage contact flows with new Amazon Connect APIs

Amazon Connect, an easy to use contact center service, allows contact center managers to build contact flows in a single user interface. Typically, contact centers have more than one contact flow that serve a number of different purposes. However, there are often cases in which certain aspects of one contact flow must be replicated in […]

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Deter spam callers using Amazon Connect

Contact centers often receive illegitimate phone calls where the caller is pretending to be someone else by using an existing customer’s phone number.  While you might simply fail a check on a web site because you don’t have the right credentials, contact center agents are trained to be polite even when something seems amiss, so […]

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Creating a Secure Emergency Outage Message in Amazon Connect

In the contact center space, there is often a need for management to invoke a temporary message that is situationally driven. Common use cases could be weather-related closures, fire alarms, or other facility issues. During these incidents contact center management wants to enable customers to hear up to date information on extended wait times and […]

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Pause and resume call recording with a new API in Amazon Connect

Often, companies choose to record contact center calls for agent compliance, call quality, and training purposes. With Amazon Connect, call recordings are stored into an Amazon S3 bucket, which companies can view later to use for any of the above. However, when an agent handles sensitive customer information it is common practice to not record […]

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Invoke an AWS Lambda Function Alias from Amazon Connect

Amazon Connect enables you to create dynamic, personalized user engagements by integrating your contact center with AWS Lambda to access virtually any backend system, customer relationship management system, or other AWS services. Currently, Amazon Connect allows you to specify AWS Lambda functions in Contact Flows through the user interface. However, Amazon Connect calls the latest […]

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Machine learning-based customer insights with Contact Lens for Amazon Connect

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of Contact Lens, machine learning powered contact center analytics for Amazon Connect. Amazon Connect is an easy-to-use cloud contact center that helps companies of any size deliver superior customer service at lower cost. With Contact Lens, supervisors and quality assurance managers can easily understand the sentiment, […]

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