Chatbot & Virtual Assistants Technology

Transform your CX with a chatbot/virtual assistant

A chatbot or virtual assistant (basically the same thing) enables responses to be provided to customer enquires received via the internet, SMS, Facebook chat etc. 

Capabilities range from handling basic enquiries through to complex customer interactions using a combination of other technology including Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Understanding and Machine Learning. 

Whilst a chatbot or virtual assistant can be 100% automated, many are able to transfer calls to a live agent when they are unable to provide a response so can still provide you with efficiencies. 

Learn more about the different types of Chatbots on the free CX Glossary > 

5 Benefits of Chatbots and Virtual Assistants

There are a number of reasons companies and moving towards offering chatbots and virtual assistants as part of their customer support options including:

  1. An improved customer experience - customers can quickly get the answers they want. Fast, consistent and accurate. 
  2. Cost savings - Removing either all or some of the human intervention required delivers significant cost savings. 
  3. Extended hours - Customers can get support 24/7 without the need for expensive shift work and penalty rates. 
  4. Data Collection - Easily collate lots of information about customer requests and outcomes to further improve your service delivery
  5. Improved employee engagement - As chatbots and virtual assistants can handle basic/mundane enquiries it frees up your customer service agents to handle the more complex and interesting conversations. 

Search suppliers of chatbots and virtual assistants:

The suppliers below can assist you with the technology, the design and implementation or both. You may also be interested in searching for other suppliers including Self-service & Automation or consultants who specialise in contact centre optimisation or technology