Avaya Puts SmartAction Virtual Agents to the Test
In November 2018, SmartAction’s AI-powered virtual agent solution was successfully tested by Avaya in its DevConnect program, a developer community and marketplace for third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology (read news release). Only those solutions that extend the value of Avaya’s network are featured in Avaya’s DevConnect Marketplace after successfully completing formal joint compliance testing.
This makes SmartAction the go-to 3rd party AI automation partner for Avaya customers seeking to automate more voice and chat conversations handled by live agents today.
Why Avaya Validated the SmartAction AI Self-Service Solution
First, Avaya recognized its customers’ need for increased automation and saw SmartAction as a key provider in delivering voice automation via virtual agents powered by conversational AI. Avaya VP of Partnerships and Alliances Eric Rossman said, “Technology Partners like SmartAction [and its] AI-powered virtual agent services allow enterprises to offer their own customers more effective and distinctive self-service options.” Just as Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services, and devices, SmartAction is the leader in AI-enabled customer self-service solutions.
Then, SmartAction demonstrated seamless integration with the Avaya platform. SmartAction worked closely with Avaya’s DevConnect engineers to establish interoperability between Avaya’s contact center platform / telephony infrastructure and SmartAction’s cloud-based virtual agent solution. This intensive process took several months to complete utilizing SmartAction’s team of telephony and automation experts. Now finalized, this helps ensure that any Avaya contact center user will not need extensive IT resources (if any) to integrate with SmartAction’s contact center automation. The connection points are already set up and operable.
How to Take Advantage of the Avaya-SmartAction Relationship
The combination of Avaya communications software and SmartAction cloud-based AI automation helps companies offer exceptional contact center customer service and support.
If your organization uses Avaya in its contact center, you are a few easy steps away from automating many of the conversations handled by your live agents, starting in voice and scaling the same solution to chat and text.
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