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IVR/Visual IVR

IVRs are automated technology that interacts with callers, gathers required information, and routes calls to the appropriate recipients. Visual IVRs take it a step further by creating an app-like experience for smartphone users during contact center interactions. See below for the latest IVR news, trends, and solutions.

Features

Building a Voice Brand Is a Sound Policy

As more marketing moves to audio channels, companies need a unified voice.

The Top Speech Technologies and Vendors: The 2021 Speech Industry Awards

Advances in AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and more fueled speech industry progress in the past year.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: Deepgram Applies AutoML to Automatic Speech Recognition

Like AppTek, San Francisco-based Deepgram, also joined CallMiner's Open Voice Transcription Standard (OVTS) as a founding member, but that is just one of the many partnerships it signed in the past year to advance its speech recognition capabilities.

2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Gives a New Voice to TTS

ReadSpeaker has been leading the way in text-to-speech (TTS) for more than two decades, delivering high-quality, lifelike voices for artificial intelligence-driven conversational applications, interactive voice response systems, and embedded applications.

Industry Voices

Voice Technology is Essential to Digital Transformation

Advances in speech technology are ensuring that voice continues to have a role in customer interactions.

Transforming Customer Interactions with Conversational Insight

Customer Support Predictions for 2020

Staying ahead of key trends can be key in helping companies create a personalized customer experience. Here are five key trends that will shape customer support in 2020.

Wrap it Up: How Speech Technology Helps Contact Centers Crush Holiday Challenges

The holiday season isn't always "the most wonderful time of the year" for contact centers. Fortunately, speech-enabled technologies are playing a vital role in helping customer support organizations thrive over the holidays,

Columns

The Future of Intelligent Voice Assistants

Will you have one voice assistant or many? Which model will dominate?

When IVRs Discriminate: A Case Study

What happened when a plaintiff took on a big telecom. The first in a two-part series.

IVAs: Using AI to Serve Customers and Contact Centers

True omnichannel customer service is becoming closer to reality

Voice Interfaces and Contactless Interactions

A shift in our preferences toward eliminating or reducing touchpoints seems inevitable

Speech Technology Reports and Research

The Definitive Guide to Speech Recognition

Sponsored by Deepgram

The Secret to Having a Highly Accurate Auto Dialer

Sponsored by LumenVox

How to “Mod” Your Own Speech Recognition Engine

Sponsored by Mod9 Technologies

Rethinking Voice in the Customer Experience Paradigm

Sponsored by Verint

IVR/Visual IVR Companies and Suppliers