AWS Contact Center

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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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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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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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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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Creating data-driven IVRs in Amazon Connect using a REST API

You can create effortless, friction-less, and personalized experiences when building contact flows in Amazon Connect. Your callers don’t have to traverse through a labyrinth of menus and prompts to reach a customer service representative and repeat their information again. The quicker you can address their immediate needs, the better your customer satisfaction. Data is at […]

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Using WhatsApp and Amazon Lex to escalate to voice via Amazon Connect

Today, enterprises are revamping their existing channels, such as contact centers based on interactive voice response (IVR), to provide an enhanced, seamless experience to customers. They are motivated to create an omni-channel experience, using services like Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex to enrich customer experience at a low cost. They are also using channels like […]

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Recovering abandoned calls with Amazon Connect

At some point, you have likely had to hang up after waiting on the phone for an agent to help you. You lost your spot in the queue, without the option to leave a voicemail or receive a callback. This experience is exceptionally frustrating for users, and also damaging to a business from both a […]

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Building a state-aware workflow with Amazon Connect and AWS Step Functions

AWS Step Functions enables you to orchestrate multiple services in a seamless workflow in coordination with Amazon Connect and Amazon SNS. In this post, I walk you through how to use Step Functions to coordinate customer workflows. To put the problem and solution in concrete terms, consider the following use case: Example Corp. is a […]

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Testing accuracy and regression with Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex

Contacting customer service can often be a challenging experience. Sometimes, the conversation engagement does not meet the caller’s expectations. They may encounter experiences such as waiting on hold, repeating information from one agent to the next, and spending too much time getting answers to questions. These can all lead to a lengthy and often frustrating […]

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Using Amazon Pinpoint to send text messages in Amazon Connect

Taking advantage of SMS text capabilities in your contact center provides another medium to improve your customers’ experience. Amazon Pinpoint lets you manage all facets of an SMS/email campaign, and now lets you send text messages from Amazon Connect. The instructions in this post help you enable text messages from your Amazon Connect contact flows […]

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