Let the Skills be with you

Set correct skills weight and workload for correct work distribution in skills based routing

The goal of Skills-based routing is to get the best available agent answering the incoming question.  The concepts are the same when making a local implementation, but the complexity may rise when implementing skills-based routing over multiple channels, countries and languages. We already described the basic setup in the article: Configuring Skills-based routing in Salesforce.  […]

Skills-based routing in Salesforce

Skills-based routing to select the best available agent

Before the introduction of Skills-based routing, it was only possible to distribute work via Queues in Salesforce Service Cloud. Using Queues, it was – and still is of course – possible to put similar work in the same ‘bucket’.  Support agents have access to Queues based on a specific skill.  With Skills-based routing, you get […]

Configuring Skills-based routing in Salesforce

Salesforce Omni-Channel Skills-Based Routing

As mentioned in our previous article, Salesforce Skills-based routing may get used to route incoming – non-voice – questions to the best-skilled agent.  Based on the data available with the incoming question, a match may get made with the skills of the available agents.  And so, Salesforce will push the question to the agent that […]

Why Skills-based routing

Optimize processes with skills-based routing

Skills-based routing is available now for some time in Salesforce.  But, why would you want to make use of it? As a starter, the Salesforce Skills-based routing rules may get used for non-voice channels.  Next to Custom Objects, the following out-of-the-box objects may get used: Cases Leads Orders Messages Chats Incoming or outgoing telephone calls […]

Coaching remote support agents during ongoing calls

Male Coach

With most people working remote, it is often difficult to coach remote agents.  With Amazon Connect, it is easy to listen into ongoing calls. This allows for coaching support agents to better handle conversations with customers. But an agent may have a question that needs immediate feedback from a business coach or a product expert. […]

Elastify your Contact Center

How many staff do you need to handle the planned load in your contact center?  When I was thinking about how contact center companies and team make these calculations, I found this article on www.callcentrehelper.com.  This article describes the following steps in calculating your staff requirements: How many calls do you handle generally How many […]

5 topics that you approach differently when implementing Amazon Connect vs on-premise IVR solutions

Compared with on-premise implementations, some important architecture questions and implementation decisions may get different responses or views when implementing Amazon Connect.  Here are 5 topics that you handle differently: Hardware and Software Requirements This is definitely a question that you ask when implementing an on-premise Contact Center solution.  But the question becomes irrelevant when using […]

Amazon Connect Service Level Agreement & Support

Service Level Agreement and Support for Amazon Connect

Rightfully, one of the first questions that prospects ask is about service availability and support when implementing Amazon Connect.  Here is a short overview of what you may expect from AWS and Omnicloud. Service Level Agreement As Amazon Connect is one of the many services of AWS, it is Amazon Web Services that provides the […]

Voicebot apps in your contact center

Voicebot apps on Amazon Connect

Chatbot, Voicebot, Visual IVR… next to social media, you also want information from these channels fully integrated in your CRM application…  As a company you want 360° view on all interactions with your customers. Picture this: A customer calls your contact center and ends up in your self-service voicebot Your customer answers the questions that […]

Optimizing routing based on MyTrailhead trainings

Dynamic routing with Amazon Connect

Skills-based routing is an important aspect for inbound (and outbound) contact centers.  How do you manage your agent’s skills?  How do you ensure that calls get routed to the best suited agent at all times?  And how do you follow-up on agents that build new skills? MyTrailhead Earlier this year, Salesforce announced MyTrailhead as a […]