This Guidance helps financial services institutions transform the customer experience using an Amazon Connect environment on AWS. It demonstrates how to build an omni-channel contact center that is ideal for unpredictable call volume and can easily be configured, managed, and operated by business decision makers. With a cloud-based contact center, you can design the contact flows and onboard agents in a matter of minutes.
The customer notices a fraudulent transaction in their credit card statement and reaches out to the bank by their preferred communication channel (such as voice or chat).
Amazon Connect provides high-quality omnichannel voice and interactive chat experiences to customers.
Amazon Connect integrates with Amazon Lex, a fully managed artificial intelligence (AI) service designed to build conversational AI.
Amazon Connect integrates with Amazon Polly, which converts text to speech to offer similar and seamless experiences across both voice and chat to the customers.
Amazon Connect integrates with Amazon Connect Voice ID for biometric authentication, and with Contact Lens for Amazon Connect for sentiment analysis.
AWS Lambda integrates with the backend systems and APIs and helps customers find the information they need quickly. It also automates resolving some problems without the need for agent interaction.
Machine learning models are used to understand customer profiles and offer personalized content delivery.
Agents use the Amazon Connect Contact Center Panel (CCP) to interact with and support customers beyond the automation phase.
Amazon Connect integrates with various systems and comes with pre-built integrations for popular customer relationship management (CRM) systems, including Salesforce and Zendesk.
The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of the decisions you make when building systems in the cloud. The six pillars of the Framework allow you to learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable systems. Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool, available at no charge in the AWS Management Console, you can review your workloads against these best practices by answering a set of questions for each pillar.
The architecture diagram above is an example of a Solution created with Well-Architected best practices in mind. To be fully Well-Architected, you should follow as many Well-Architected best practices as possible.
The platform is built using native AWS services, which integrate natively with AWS CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring, logging, and auditing purposes. With the use of fully managed services, it becomes very easy to manage the workload because AWS takes care of the operational aspects of the services.
This guidance uses AWS-managed services that are highly available across Availability Zones and provide high reliability. Fully managed services scale up with growth in user demand and scale down when not being used. With an event-driven architecture, you can change services and scale them independently.
This guidance is built in event-driven architecture, so you can change services downstream as you see fit and add new services to improve on performance.
This guidance uses services with the pay-as-you-go model, ensuring that customers only pay for the resources they use. It consists of fully managed services that scale up with growth in business and scale down when there is not much usage, keeping the costs low.
This guidance uses fully managed services, where the services scale up with the growth in user demand, and are not used when there is no activity.
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