AWS Contact Center

Tag: Amazon Connect

Automating outbound calling to customers using Amazon Connect

Two-way contact center communications are a powerful tool with which modern businesses can convey information, make inquiries, and report issues to customers—and vice versa. The powerful StartOutboundVoiceContact API action makes Amazon Connect the ideal tool for managing this dynamic. This action enables you to program outbound calls to contact customers. These contacts might take the […]

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Dynamically setting outbound numbers for contact centers with Amazon Connect

If a caller ID is local, customers are more likely to answer an incoming call. Because it’s unlikely that contact center agents are always local, our partners wanted to use Amazon Connect to place outbound calls using a local number, picked dynamically by the agent. This post presents a simple way to accomplish this, using […]

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Building a survey IVR system with Amazon Connect

Contact centers commonly employ phone-based survey applications. These applications use interactive voice response (IVR) to obtain feedback on agent performance, the ease of conducting a transaction, or both. This post describes how to build a survey IVR using Amazon Connect. Although typical survey accept rates can vary depending on your workflow, coding a survey application […]

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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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Getting AWS account security event alerts on your phone with Amazon Connect

It’s critical to stay up-to-date with security-related events in your AWS account. In an earlier post, Receive Phone Call Alerts for AWS Account Security Events with Amazon Polly, I showed you how to get phone notices for critical alerts in your AWS account using Twilio. In this post, I use Amazon Connect to create the […]

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SSML in Amazon Connect Contact Flows

For many contact center technologists, the ability to manage voice prompts by using text-to-speech has become a vital component of an ACD platform. The troublesome task of managing recordings has been replaced with the agility of real-time prompt changes through editing a text box. While the use of text-to-speech is convenient, the result of a […]

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Building Extension-based Dialing Solutions with Amazon Connect

It is common practice in contact centers to assign direct extension numbers to representatives so that the callers can reach them directly. This alleviates the need to provide a DID for each representative. Providing direct access to representatives is common in account-management scenarios where customers would like to talk directly to their preferred point of contact […]

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Enabling federation with AWS Single Sign-On and Amazon Connect

If you don’t have an SAML 2.0–compliant identity provider available for your contact service, it can take significant effort to set up a new one. Amazon Connect supports SAML 2.0–compliant identity providers (IdPs) for single sign-on (SSO). AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) makes it easy to centrally manage SSO access to multiple AWS accounts and […]

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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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