2024 Off to Flying Start for 8×8 as They Announce 10+ Platform Updates

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8×8 has announced enhancements to the 8×8 XCaaS (Experience Communications as a Service) integrated cloud contact centre and unified communications platform.

The new innovations include AI-generated post-meeting smart summaries and action items, AI summarization beta for 8×8 Speech Analytics, additional integrations with key technology partners, rich omnichannel experiences across both 8×8 contact centre and unified communications solution, and enhanced productivity and efficiency capabilities to improve customer and employee experiences.

Enhancements to 8×8 contact centre include:

AI Summarization for Improved Speech Analytics

For customers who utilize 8×8 Speech Analytics, 8×8 has begun a limited beta of AI summarization. This feature will automatically extract key information from calls and push a smart summary and recorded interaction directly into select CRM.

Beta availability is limited. 8×8 customers interested in participating in the beta program can sign up to the program by contacting their 8×8 Account Team or via email.

New Integration Capabilities Create Richer Omnichannel Experiences

Contact centre leaders are empowered to deliver an enhanced omnichannel customer experience by allowing agents to now reply to SMS and WhatsApp messages, initiate SMS, and receive screen pop up contextual information for these channels while using the 8×8 for Salesforce or 8×8 for Microsoft Dynamics Integrations.

8×8 Agent Workspace Productivity and Efficiency Enhancements

Directory search user interface allows agents to locate the right contacts quickly, revisit previous searches, and receive alternative search suggestions when no search results are found for enhanced efficiency and improved experiences.

Additionally, agents can now find queue and ring groups in the contact directory, improving productivity and accuracy.

Streamlined Email Handling for 8×8 Contact Centre

Agents can now handle emails from the Control Panel, the same place where they handle chats and phone interactions, allowing the agent to view the email thread in the local CRM to improve agent efficiency and deliver an omnichannel customer experience.

Supervisor Workspace Enhancements Support Global Workforce

8×8 Supervisor Workspace now supports seven different languages, automatically matching the selected language in 8×8 contact centre admin settings.

In addition, a new criteria is now available in the top filter bar, allowing selection of different media, so users can only see queues from inbound phone, outbound phone, voicemail, chat, and email.

New updates for 8×8 Unified Communications include:

Post-meeting Smart Summaries, Action Items, and Analytics Improve Productivity

The addition of AI-powered video meeting capabilities to the 8×8 XCaaS platform enables users to access real-time AI transcriptions, smart summaries, and follow up action items for enhanced collaboration during and after meetings.

The new features highlight 8×8’s continued focus on platform innovation and delivering AI-driven contact centre and unified communications solutions to improve productivity and efficiency.

Additionally, a new analytics dashboard provides IT admin with better visibility into meetings and performance metrics.

Admin Console Now Provides Increased Flexibility and Visibility

8×8 Admin console now supports exporting audit events via CSV reports, granular controls for group voicemail notifications, and call recordings, as well as enforces a valid site address as the emergency address for user safety and compliance.

Additional features increase data resiliency by notifying and reminding customers who have purchased Storage add-ons and have yet to configure them.

8×8 Work Interface Enhancements Improve User Experience

New Success Center navigation option is available in the left-hand menu, offering centralized access to training courses and videos, the What’s New section, and support.

New capabilities for 8×8 CPaaS include:

Cost Savings with Phone Number Intelligence

New Phone Number Intelligence feature evaluates the legitimacy and responsiveness of phone numbers using historical behavioral data.

This enhances the deliverability of SMS messages, providing organizations with cost savings and higher conversion rates.

Callflows API on Voice

The Callflows API enables users to build their own custom call flows, incorporating popular use cases such as number masking, complex IVRs, and voice messaging.

Deeper Integrations for Seamless Interactions

8×8 SMS extension in the Cognigy marketplace allows users to integrate SMS messaging seamlessly into their conversation workflows, while a native integration with MoEngage for WhatsApp allows users to launch, measure, and automate WhatsApp campaigns.

“We know that one size does not fit all, and so we are constantly looking for ways to innovate across the 8×8 cloud contact centre and unified communications platform to provide organizations with the technology solutions they need, now and as their businesses grow,” said Hunter Middleton, Chief Product Officer at 8×8, Inc.

“8×8 XCaaS provides organizations with a single platform capable of providing customer engagement, collaboration and communications functionality across the entire organization, which is why creating a seamless, easy to use platform is so important to us – we are committed to providing our customers with the solution that is going to improve both customer and employee experiences, always.”

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Published On: 25th Jan 2024
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