AWS Contact Center

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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Create post call surveys in Amazon Connect

Post call surveys are a useful tool to measure customer experience in a contact center. It helps a business measure Customer Satisfaction (CSAT), Net Promoter Score (NPS), and Customer Effort Score (CES) as a part of its customer obsession strategy. Surveys also drive customer loyalty by automatically escalating poor experiences to managers and supervisors. This […]

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How COVID-19 has changed the way customer service leaders think about contact centers

Global emergencies dramatically shift daily routines, forcing companies to react quickly to change the way they support employees and customers. COVID-19 has changed the way we work, including the contact center space. Despite the benefits of cloud contact centers, many organizations don’t have the solutions to support virtual contact centers. This leaves companies maintaining buildings […]

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Create a mobile chat solution with the Amazon Connect mobile SDK

With the growth in smartphone usage, more and more customers are using phones as their primary means of communication. Given people are frequently using apps, customers may prefer to interact with a company via chatting through an app compared to calling customer service. By providing customers with an option to chat directly from an app […]

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