1. Provide quick access to information:
Automatic speech recognition system is the best available technology if you have customers who need fast access to information. There are many circumstances when customers do not actually need or want to speak to a live operator. This happens when they have little time or they only require basic information. In such cases, speech recognition can be used to reduce waiting times and provide customers with the information they need. Using a speech recognition system, incoming customer calls are filtered according to requirements and those wanting basic information are automatically directed to the speech recognition system that quickly evaluates the nature of the enquiry through a series of prompts. However, there is an option to speak to a live operator at all times for the caller’s convenience. In addition to all this, the average call time is reduced significantly with the use of this amazing technology, hence, freeing up skilled agents for more complex calls.
2. Intelligent call steering:
Automatic speech recognition system provides an option of replacing complicated and often frustrating ‘push button’ IVR. This is done by leveraging the ‘intelligent call steering’ (ICS) which does not involve any button pushing. The system simply asks the customers about their requirements and then transfers them to the most suitable resources to handle their call. As an example, in some companies, callers dial a number and are greeted by the message “Welcome to ABC company, how can I help you?” The caller is then routed to the right agent within 20 to 30 seconds of the call being answered with misdirected calls reduced to as low as 3-5 per cent. Moreover, the system can more accurately assess the nature of the call and transfer it to the most appropriate department in the very first attempt. This further helps in reducing the call waiting time and exempting misdirected calls to a large extent.