Category Archives: Amazon Connect

Handle incoming Voicemail messages from within Salesforce

Amazon Connect Voicemail

Some may say that Voicemail is a legacy solution, which is not to be used anymore in times of social media.  However, there are still use cases where Voicemail is a viable channel in your support strategy. Voicemail for Amazon Connect (BYOT) Although Amazon Connect has no Voicemail functionalities available out-of-the-box, we created a standard […]

WebRTC with Amazon Connect (and Salesforce SCV)

Amazon Connect and Service Cloud Voice use WebRTC for handling calls

When companies look for a Computer Telephony Integration with Salesforce, one of the first questions is that it must be possible to handle calls via the computer. From a technical point-of-view, this is possible already for a long time.  However, different technologies are used to make this happen.  Where classic Unified Communication Platforms communicate via […]

Service Cloud Voice & non-voice channels in Salesforce

Service Cloud Voice support agent

With the launch of Service Cloud Voice, Salesforce streamlines the user experience when providing support via multiple channels. Service Cloud Voice benefits Answer calls via the Omnichannel widget I believe that being able to answer all channels via one and the same widget is a big advantage. With AppExchange solutions, Phone interactions were handle via […]

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 […]

Get your contact center statistics automatically in Salesforce

When implementing and integrating Salesforce with a cloud contact center solution, it is imperative to get call center statistics available automatically in Salesforce. Classic telephony solutions Classic telephony solutions like Cisco or Avaya, don’t have the standard functionalities available to automatically load call statistics in your CRM solution.  Instead, reporting on data like call length […]