IVR monitoring may seem like a nice-to-have add-on to your IVR system, but not essential. It may feel like one of those services you'll look into when you have the time. But there are risks lurking for your business each minute you don't have a solution to keep a close eye on your lines and servers. The most obvious negative ramification awaiting a business without IVR monitoring is unplanned or unknown downtime. Even with basic system-level monitoring, the IVR server itself could be up but … [Read more...]
Improve Customer Experience with IVR
You know you can cut contact center costs by using Interactive Voice Response (IVR), but many companies do so with the knowledge that they might negatively impact customer approval. While a live agent is generally preferred by customers, it doesn’t mean you can’t improve the customer experience when they call into your IVR and boost satisfaction rates. It’s worth acknowledging that, while many companies might try to sell IVR to customers as a way to improve service, customers know the … [Read more...]
IVR Benefits Small and Large Companies Alike
When you think of automated phone systems, it may immediately bring to mind a robotic, monotone voice stating, “Press one for customer service.” The days of frustration with early automation are long gone, as are the aggravations of saying “Call Steve,” only to have your phone say “Calling Pete.” Communications technology has advanced in some exciting ways that make interactive voice response (IVR) a valuable tool for companies and a convenience for customers. IVR benefits cut both directions, … [Read more...]
What Is IVR: Can You Optimize the Customer Experience?
Consumers expect an immediate response from companies, and they expect their interaction with your company to be fast, easy, and convenient. Interactive voice response (IVR) is the tool many companies use to meet this expectation, providing a streamlined process for customers to resolve problems, ask questions, and gather information. What is IVR? IVR technology has been around for decades; it’s simply any phone system designed to funnel calls through an automated process. It began with a … [Read more...]