Stephen Ball of Aspect Software discusses how you can implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) contact centre solutions through the cloud.
Over the last few years, AI has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the contact centre and the tech world in general, with more and more organisations understanding the benefits that it can bring. Whether it’s improved efficiencies, cost reductions or improvements to business processes, AI has huge promise.
But how can companies properly implement AI in the contact centre? Key to this transformation is the progression of companies from on-premise IT infrastructure to the more agile and technologically versatile cloud.
Cloud platforms greatly simplify the implementation and integration of new and often complex technologies, as minimal on-site work is needed and cloud capabilities can be launched in quick time.
Not only is this initially much easier than building on-site AI capability from scratch, but a good platform will be constantly updated and tweaked in line with the latest developments. This means that organisations can continuously access the very best of AI tech, while focusing on more human priorities such as embedding the right organisational culture or training staff in how to make use of these capabilities.
Also, it doesn’t require too much in terms of in-house technical skills, as providers can take the responsibility for building and maintaining the architecture.
The benefits of having AI and machine learning technologies in the contact centre aren’t just limited to improved customer service operations either. Such tech increases engagement and productivity among agents, by helping them streamline processes and take advantage of automation capabilities.
At the same time, AI has been instrumental in the rise of self-service options that enable customer queries to be addressed swiftly, which benefits both your customers and your staff. It’s no secret that happy agents deliver better service, and AI has the ability to help make this happen.
We believe cloud will continue to be a great enabler of artificial intelligence in 2019. If businesses take steps to make the most of cloud, the rewards to be reaped are plentiful.