Customer support tools, such as live chat, help desk, or contact center solutions, may already have chatbots implemented as a first line of defense when dealing with customers. However, they are becoming more widely used in other applications, such as sales and marketing knowledge bases. Users may even use them instead of a query language to find certain data points in business intelligence tools; by simply typing or speaking a request to a business intelligence platform, a chatbot can provide the proper data. Chatbot capabilities are constantly expanding and becoming more frequently implemented in other types of software.
Drift is the world's leading conversational marketing and sales platform that helps businesses connect now with the customers who are ready to buy now. With its quickly evolving set of tools and playbooks, Drift is leading businesses through the customer-driven revolution by using conversations to unlock hypergrowth. Customers use Drift to provide a modern buying experience for potential customers, generate more qualified leads, and dramatically accelerate the sales cycle. After just two years in market, the company has become one of the fastest growing SaaS companies of all-time and was named to the Forbes Cloud 100, LinkedIn Top 50 Startups, Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures, Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work, and SaaS Company of the Year by the NEVCA. Get started for free today and join 150,000+ businesses using Drift at drift.com.
Imperson develops enterprise chatbots that support text, audio, video, AR, and VR on all major messaging platforms. Their conversational bots provide authentic and engaging customer chat experiences. The conversation navigator uses relationship memory, NLP user intents, and deep dialogue context to lead conversations. And the AI moderator helps achieve customer’s goals. Imperson provides an end-to-end bot solution.
PAT RESEARCH is a B2B discovery platform which provides Best Practices, Buying Guides, Reviews, Ratings, Comparison, Research, Commentary, and Analysis for Enterprise Software and Services. We provide Best Practices, PAT Index™ enabled product reviews and user review comparisons to help IT decision makers such as CEO’s, CIO’s, Directors, and Executives to identify technologies, software, service and strategies.
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Reply.ai brings the power of artificial intelligence across all messaging apps including Facebook Messenger, Kik, Telegram, LINE, SMS, or your own chat screen. Native custom UI elements are used in each channel. Reply.ai visual bot builder gives you the power to build advanced bots as well as visually create your conversations on your own, without the help of a developer. Reply.ai supports human/bot hybrid which allows human agents to take over the conversation from Reply.ai, Zendesk, LiveChat, BrightPattern, FreshDesk or ZipWhip, at any moment and only when really needed. Analytics enable you to analyze every single response from your users…
Overall: We are now able to leave our Chat on 24/7, when previously we had limited hours (due to staffing) for the Chat. It is still very much a work in progress to ensure the ChatBot has routed to the correct conversations and can sometimes be frustrating to try and figure out why the ChatBot went to a certain scenario over another. The help topics the company provides can point you in the right direction but they are written at a level above the capabilities of a brand new user to bots in my opinion. Determining whether or not no conversation with a client vs a below average conversation with a client (at times) is worth it, will determine whether we continue to renew our monthly subscription.
Overall: Botengine acts as our stand-in customer support agent on Sundays,which is a day when there are no human agents manning our Livechat ,either from the office or from home.Thus ,rather than have most website visitors simply opening a ticket ,they get attended to by our chatbot. And their issues get resolves and in cases when the issue is complex and can't be resolved by our chatbot,it guides the website visitor through the process of opening a ticket.
Typically, customer service chatbots answer questions based on key words. The most basic systems are actually document retrieval systems. Sometimes this is frustrating. Think of the times you may have asked Siri or Alexa a question and received the wrong answer. The computer recognizes key words but may not recognize the context in which they are being used. In other words, the computer doesn’t recognize the way people naturally speak. This causes the customer great frustration. However, these systems (including Siri and Alexa) have come a long way and continue to improve.
I always love to see what types of people I’m paired with in a situation like this. I was initially given all women in their 40s and decided to ask for “more options,” just to see what that looked like. I was then given a wider array of ages, as well as one man. After making my choice (I chose the man), I received my first voice text within a couple of days.
It also has a number of templates, covering bots built for shopify, woocommerce, livechat, restaurants and other templates which helped me understand how the different blocks come together to build a complex chabot. Voice conversation integration with alexa echo/google home is also coming up, along with web widgets if the existing twilio, telegram, facebook integrations are not enough already.
DB: The last app I looked at was Talkspace, which provides online therapy with a licensed health professional at a significantly reduced rate. Similar to Joyable, it uses a variety of activity-based tools to make improvements in a variety of areas such as happiness, compassion, balance, self-awareness, and productivity. Users can communicate with therapists by leaving text, audio, and video messages at any time.
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DB: Next, I moved on to the options that are centered on real-life (versus artificial intelligence) support. Joyable is an online platform that supports users with a dedicated real-life coach and a two-month course in CBT. It was developed by a powerhouse team of experts and scientists in the field of therapy. It costs $99 per month, though users can opt for a free, seven-day trial.
IBM Watson™ Assistant is highly flexible, allowing you to deploy small, focused solutions or to scale to enterprise wide deployments. With simplified tooling, it allows collaboration between business SMEs and developers to build out conversational solutions and advanced dialog flows, without needing to be an expert in machine learning. The premium and dedicated plans provide enterprise grade security and support; such as data isolation, end to end encryption and support for non-regulated PII data.
Pros: Botengine is a product of Livechatinc and it is no surprise it is so efficient.I love how easy it is to create a chatbot via the Botengine platform and also the fact creating a chatbot requires no technical background.The level of support provided the team during the setup and continuous usage of our chatbot by the Livechatinc team ; allowing us know about newer ways through which we can improve the efficiency of our bots.
Rasa NLU & Core allows for more human-like dialogue, trained using interactive, and supervised machine learning. Rasa Core picks up patterns from real conversations and also takes the history and external context of a conversation into account. The Rasa NLU engine is an open source tool for intent classification and entity extraction, and offers natural language understanding for bots and assistants. It features the capability to turn natural language into structured data. It is modeled as a set of high level APIs for building your own language parser using existing NLP and ML libraries. Many developers world-wide are using it…
Whisbi provides a mobile-first conversational sales & marketing platform for B2C enterprises. Our solution creates an opportunity for Sales & Marketing professionals to increase sales conversion, improve live engagement and provide a differentiating online customer experience. Whisbi combines all contact channels like video-call, chat, chatbot, click-to-call or a traditional phone call into one centralized data-driven UI for your customers. Enhanced by a BI engine, Whisbi provides the right channel for the right customer at the right time. The Whisbi solution easily integrates with existing infrastructures, ranging from call centers to physical stores and virtual showrooms. A simple inclusion of the solution on websites provides the ability to drive a truly omnichannel customer experience that significantly increases online conversion rates. We offer a world-class conversational platform for sales & marketing and are able to share industry-specific insights & expertise. We have unparalleled experience working closely with global enterprises in telecommunications, automotive, travel, and insurance & banking. Our solutions have managed over: 700M impressions, 47M clicks, 18M call requests, 10M conversations To date, we have delivered over 1.5M sales to our clients globally. And we’re just getting started! Whisbi puts human interactions at the center of the online customer experience and increases the ROI of digital marketing campaigns. It allows brands to better capitalize on their website traffic, increase their NPS score, differentiate through CX and sell more online. We integrate with the best marketing & sales solutions including Salesforce, Google Adwords, Google Analytics & Adobe Marketing Cloud, helping to deliver more powerful insights into the full customer journey. In essence, Whisbi enables modern marketing and sales teams to deliver multichannel experiences that support & complement existing digital commerce systems.
Pypestream is a secure messaging platform that offers customer engagement solutions that connects customers to their businesses through the power of smart messaging. Pypestream is a compliant and secure platform that combines chatbots with pragmatic AI therefore enabling transactions over messaging. Pypestream uses fully fledged technology that provides businesses with scalable and secure messaging solutions. Pypestream objective is transforming enterprises to on demand powerhouses by providing powerful and smart messaging solutions. Pypestream two way smart messaging platform uses patented framework of streams and Pypes. The patented framework separates communication into topic specific channels. This will enable enterprises or companies broadcast…
Pros: Botengine is a chatbot created by Livechat and we began using this ,because it was introduced to our team by Livechat. I like the ease of integration ,and the fact the customer care team setup and integrated Botengine with our existing Livechat solution ,with no technical assistance from our in-house programmers. Overall ,Botengine has enabled our customer care team respond to just the most complex of questions , whilst letting Botengine deal with easy queries from our clients.
As for the app’s “friendliness,” this is an area where Joyable really shines. The program itself feels very easy to navigate, yet polished in a way that puts very little pressure on the person using it. The app isn’t needy, nor are the coaches you check in with. It’s straightforward in a soothing way, and, to me, that’s the ideal kind of friendliness.
Bold360 is the ultimate customer engagement solution delivering personalized interactions and the fastest time-to-value. Leveraging the power of AI, Bold360 helps personalize and enhance every engagement no matter where it takes place, allowing companies to deliver richer and more consistent customer experiences seamlessly across both AI and agent-based interactions. Bold360 delivers groundbreaking intelligence with out-of-the-box simplicity, allowing agents do what they do best – be human. For more information, visit www.bold360.com.