Avaya Enhances Customer Experience Interaction Management Portfolio

Avaya announced the next step in the evolution of customer service technology with new and enhanced products for its Customer Experience Interaction Management portfolio. Avaya Customer Experience Interaction Management solutions enable companies to serve more customers through more channels while providing a streamlined, orchestrated experience for customers, agents and managers.

Customer Experience Interaction Management is at the heart of Avaya’s next-generation contact centre strategy, extending beyond the traditional contact centre to include branch, retail, remote employees and back-office environments, providing a comprehensive approach to creating a differentiated, quality customer experience. The portfolio helps companies prudently balance objectives for top line revenue and cost reduction with improving the customer experience across every interaction and every touch point – including the growing number of methods and devices available for customer interaction and consumers’ decreasing tolerance for unsatisfactory service.

Today, Avaya adds the following enhancements to its Customer Experience Interaction Management portfolio:

Mobile: Avaya Customer Connections Mobile enables a customer to navigate dynamic smartphone menus which guide them through self-driven inquiries and tasks. If further assistance is needed, the customer can make a request to be connected to an available expert. An estimated wait time is provided if no agent is immediately available; customers can choose to wait, request an immediate return call or schedule one for a more convenient time. All customer information from the start of the activity is carried throughout the entire interaction – from self service through assisted — for a seamless service experience that eliminates the need for the customer to repeatedly provide the same information.

Social Media: Avaya continues its focus on enabling companies to efficiently encompass social media within the contact centre. Avaya Social Media Manager adds support for additional languages and integration with more social media sites, including Google Alerts, RSS and YouTube in addition to FB and Twitter.

Web Video: Avaya One Touch Video helps enable faster, richer customer collaboration and resolution to build better relationships. A simple hyperlink embedded on web page or sent via email enables voice and video collaboration between agents, experts or other enterprise employees and end users outside of the enterprise who have access to any Internet-connected device with a browser.

Routing Optimization: Avaya Aura Call Center Elite – the gold standard in contact centre call routing and distribution — delivers significant increases in performance, consolidates and simplifies administration and reduces hardware, upgrade and maintenance costs. Call Center Elite 6.2 can now help customers handle up to twice the calls in any given time period over previous versions of the product. In addition, new Avaya 96x1phones are tailored to contact centre agent needs, enabling fast access to common agent features and embedded agent greetings. Companies can buy these new phones as SIP or as H.323 and later convert them to SIP endpoints for investment protection as their needs evolve.

Avaya Customer Experience Management solutions are enabled by Avaya Aura®, a flexible, centralised architecture from which companies can cost-effectively support multiple locations and services – including local, remote and home agents – with streamlined, simplified management. Avaya Customer Experience Interaction Management solutions are also supported by Avaya CS1000 in standalone environments or integrated with Avaya Aura.

Avaya has a full continuum of consulting, professional, support and managed services that can help customers plan, design, implement and operate their Customer Experience Interaction Management solutions. These services help customers align business goals with technology, business processes and people, enabling faster adoption and performance optimisation.

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