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ACE Conversational IVR

An IVR that understands and routes free speach

The easiest way to find your way in the speech response  

The speech comprehension in ACE Conversational IVR makes it possible to identify hundreds of different intentions in your speech response. It will be more efficient, both for you and for the calling customer who does not have to navigate tone menus and risk ending up in the wrong place.

If necessary, the speech response asks a follow-up question, and the system then directs the call to the right agent or self-service solution.

By starting from identified intent, the customer is routed directly to an available agent with the right skills. The errand is resolved faster and with higher quality, which leads to a better customer experience and a positive impression of your brand. In addition to increased customer satisfaction, this also leads to you optimizing internal resources and staff being able to engage in more qualified cases.

About Conversational IVR

In short
  • Easy for the customer who avoids DTMF
  • Direct identification of cases leads to fewer calls being forwarded
  • More possible errand types provide better matches to competence

The basis for efficiency  

The speech response is a key component of ACE omnichannel architecture for routing, administration, statistics, and uses free speech understanding to identify the customer’s case.

The system supports multiple languages within a dialog flow and can direct the customer to a free agent with the right skills or to a relevant self-service solution. There are features for callback, hanging up and keeping space in the queue, expected queue time, place in the queue, music, opening hours, avalanche announcements and much more.

Support for different language engines and integrations  

To create the best understanding of free speech in the form of answers to open questions, ACE Conversational IVR has the possibility to use several different engines for NLU/NLP (natural language understanding / natural language processing). Choose the one that best suits the current language and application. Google technology supports both streaming audio with text-to-speech and speech-to-text APIs or exchanging audio and data with applications built in Google Dialogflow.

Speech response uses and features in selection  

  • Choose to identify customers’ intent by asking open questions and letting them describe their case, or ask questions with defined answer options (yes, no, etc.). In addition, the voice response can use additional information to determine intent and optimal forward control. Information such as calling number, case ID, customer ID. All relevant information is compiled and can be used in routing, self-service, displayed for agent, The IVR and stored in the interaction database
  • Dialogs and menus in the speech response can be provided with schedules for different behaviors depending on the day of the week and the time of day
  • Offer self-serve assistance if there is for identified intent
    • Via tone selection or free speech
    • Based on the customer’s choice or set business rules
    • As part of a natural dialogue
    • Proactively encourage digital self-service (outside the speech response) based on identified intent. The voice response helps the customer to the right service by sending sms with direct link to the relevant self-service service.
  • Set calls in the right queue
  • Identify the customer via pin code or electronic ID, e.g. BankID
  • Communicate queue status to the customer as expected cluster time, call before, and number of agents working with the current queue
  • Offer the customer a callback to keep a place in the queue and get a call when they arrive
  • Ability to activate avalanche messages in case of disturbances or crises
  • Information collected in the voice response, such as social security numbers, can be used through integrations to retrieve data in other systems to personalize the dialogue or improve the precision of contact forward control

Phrase handling

ACE Conversational IVR can use both pre-recorded phrases or speech synthesis to talk to customers. In the other direction, information can be obtained by tone choices, delimited words, free speech, or a combination thereof.

Adapters and open API:s

Adapters and APIs make it possible to create integrations with other systems, for example to create better forward control or facilitate the agent’s work by “popping” support systems with the right data in place.

Avalanche messages

Temporary messages can be configured to play for certain intents, on schedule, or activated manually. Even these “dynamic” messages can be pre-recorded phrases or play with speech synthesis. Of course, they can be sampled by the administrator before they are published to the call fl


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