Robotic Process Automation
for Call Centers
Optimize your normal and repetitive operational activities and automate these error-prone tasks—improving accuracy, efficiency and consistency.
Allow contact center teams to focus on higher value tasks while creating better experiences for employees – and customers – with the power of RPA.
Embrace Digital Transformation with RPA
Don’t let organization-wide productivity get bogged down by repetitive and tedious tasks like retrieving, processing, scheduling, aggregating, importing and/or exporting data. Change the way work gets done through bot-like technology that frees your teams to focus on what they do best.
Decrease manual labor by automating repetitive data processing tasks and bringing AI to customer care before, during and after interactions.
RPA functions with error-free data accuracy, eliminating human error which can result in real and unplanned costs for organizations.
A well-developed and well-maintained RPA solution allows greater compliance and easier implementation of governance practices.
Available on-premises, in a hosted setting, or on the cloud contact center platform of your choice for optimal flexibility, enabling you to choose the deployment that’s right for your business.
Attended Robotic Process Automation
Simple, secure and 100% accurate human-in-the-loop automation.
Requires no additional infrastructure or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and no replacement of existing applications.
Execute flows in real time based on agent actions. Real time access disconnected data stores and processes.
Automate pre-filled forms, customer information look-ups, critical compliance steps and interaction notes to maintain focus on the customer and the interaction.
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What Our Alvaria Experts are Thinking
Hear from our thought leaders, get the latest news and learn more about building an impactful center of excellence with RPA on the Alvaria Blog.
Hear What People are Saying
"Human and Bot collaboration is vital across today’s workforce and Alvaria Automate Attended is purposefully built to deliver human-in-loop RPA in both the front and back offices."
VP, Business Development, Alvaria
Additional Call Center Workforce Management Insights from Our Experts
Call Center Robotic Process Automation Benefits and Use Cases
RPA application in the call center is increasing in popularity because it increases productivity and improves security for any company, but especially those with contact centers.
Improve Agent Engagement with Automation
AI call center software, Alvaria Real Time Optimizer helps organizations improve agent performance, satisfaction, and development. Real Time Optimizer acts as an automated manager with rules that are triggered in real-time by actual service level conditions.
What is Robotic Process Automation?
Automation in the contact center can reduce costs and delight customers. Automation is good for handling transactional issues, while agents are good at handling complicated questions. When you nudge customers with simple issues towards automated systems, your flesh-and-blood agents have more time to handle complexity.
Call Center AI Software for the Next Generation
Contact centers generate a tremendous amount of data every single second. From calls in queue, net staffing, schedule details, agent state and more, it is more information than can be processed manually. Without automation, contact centers risk missing meeting agents and customer demands, ultimately costing organizations time, opportunities and money.
Consumers Increasingly Comfortable With Human-Mimicking Robots In Customer Service
As advanced technologies with machine learning capabilities become more and more commonplace and the general public become more accustomed to interacting with these types of technologies and virtual assistants – such as Amazon Alexa and Google home – more organizations are looking at how they can incorporate these innovations into the customer service function.
On the State of Artificial Intelligence in the Contact Center
Five years ago, it began in earnest. 2017 was the year artificial intelligence went from speculative fiction ("The robots are coming to take over the world!") to a quantifiable innovation we could start to get our working imaginations around. It was as if, across multiple industries, humankind decided to settle down and actually get around to the business of building AI tools that deliver practical enhancements to our lives.
Everything You Need to Know About Compliance
These past two years have been extremely impactful for contact center compliance, both with notable legislation taking effect and with high-profile security lapses causing consumers to take notice. Consumers are pressuring legislators to protect individual privacy and help prevent major security lapses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Robotic Process Automation software is designed to replicate administrative actions traditionally performed by a human workforce that may be repetitive or easily streamlined. RPA software can complete any type of task that has a defined sequence of actions. RPA software may be run on schedule or may be triggered by an event either automatically or by direct input. RPA software often runs on a ITTT (if this then that) cycle. Robotic process automation can also be referred to as “bots” and are governed by code written specifically to perform designated tasks or produce specific documents and actions. RPA software has two distinct types. The first is traditional RPA, which is used for simple tasks that do not require decision making and are rule-based only and cognitive RPA which is more advanced, capable of AI data, speech and text recognition as well as performing actions related to or dependent on that data.
Robotic process automation software provides call centers with the ability to substitute people for technology. RPA provides value by taking mundane, low-level tasks and replicating them ad infinitum, thereby moving your workforce to more complicated and difficult processes and tasks. RPA software seeks to identify efficiencies and opportunities through automation internally from an administrative point of view, as well as simplify and streamline customer facing interactions and touchpoints. Through automation, processes can be documented, refined, edited and analyzed in order to minimize workload and optimize your current workforce. By discovering and implemented efficiencies within your business, RPA can trim administrative time and costs to a fraction of their forecasts if done by hand. RPA software also removes human error from your tasks and processes thereby improving accuracy while increasing volume. RPA software is scalable, so more work does not equate to more workload for your employees. RPA software is dedicated to improving workflow and providing exponential return on investment (ROI).
RPA bots are the robotic (bot for short), part of the process automation. While technically not a robot, the software that executes the automation has different functionality and is referred to as a bot. The tasks performed by the software is governed by code, rules and instruction through scripts. These scripts accomplish and produce desired actions and outcomes. Bots can run scripts to process data, gather and provide data, or interact with data. These distinctions fall into three categories commonly called probots (process robots), knowbots (knowledge robots), and chatbots (virtual interactive bots). Because robotic process automation software replicates the actions of a live agent or worker, calling them robots makes it easier to understand the value of this automation. The combination of script automation and artificial intelligence (AI) with RPA bots makes it possible to perform tasks and respond to queries and customers at a speed, volume and efficiency of an entire workforce by scaling to thousands of automated processes.
Call center processes often include a high percentage of manual tasks. Intake, account creation, verification and maintenance consume a large part of work in a call center. Because these tasks and processes have rule-based systems such as: where to log in, what data to validate, collect and how to use it, RPA can accomplish the tedious and duplicatable work that often bogs down employees. These manual tasks can produce exponential work if a mistake is made. RPA applied in call center processes automates procedures with rules based on policies, thus eliminating mistakes and reducing workload. In addition to process application and error prevention and correction, RPA is capable of ensuring compliance due to its strict reliance on rules. RPA in call centers can also initiate, route, respond or transfer inbound inquiries or customers based on rules, AI, text and voice recognition or data input – thereby providing customer service support to your front-line workers and administrators.
Automation benefits call centers specifically in the areas of processing, validation, compliance and customer service. Automation of processes provides outstanding ROI due to the speed, accuracy and volume of tasks that can be accomplished through scripts. Validation through automation is equally valuable. From a single dashboard, scripts can easily be run in background or integrated into omnichannel rules in order to optimize CX as well as inbound and outbound protocol. Call center compliance requires accuracy and strict adherence to regulations, automation is perfectly suited for this purpose. Scripts can be set up to validate client or customer information via multiple sources or input and via automation and rule-based processes, further tasks can be requested, performed, collected and analyzed. Once validation is complete, events can be established to trigger scripts that generate regulatory reports. Automation in customer service is the basis for chatbots and omnichannel strategy. In conjunction with artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots can update or flag accounts and clients which require immediate service, live agents, escalation, or simple maintenance.
RPA improves efficiency with the ability to scale to infinite automated processes. The speed and efficiency of RPA is only limited by the technology used. If a task has a finite set of rules and contains a start and end point, RPA can run unattended for as long as the rules and parameters specify. Scheduling reports, maintenance, data purges and updates becomes highly efficient when controlled by calendar or triggered by events. Monitoring capability and functionality improves with RPA as events and ITTT rules can be instantly applied through automation. With the ability to use bots and scripts as a tool, agents can trigger RPA to perform tasks at any point during a call or inquiry such as invoice/claims processing. With instant validation and rule adherence agents can run processes while minimizing or eliminating technical errors. AI and voice recognition and monitoring can be set up to trigger automation thereby reducing post call work or paperwork, reducing workload, maximizing KPIs and optimizing service levels.
Robotic process automation (RPA) improves customer service because it can replicate and optimize the work of an agent. RPA software seeks to multiply your workforce through a dashboard. With the ability to record, analyze and optimize your inbound and outbound, RPA can connect customer actions to marketing and sales strategy by providing data and analytics to go along with campaigns, events and conversions. Customer service is improved and optimized through automation of omnichannel by performing simple, routine and requested tasks while routing complicated inquires to live agents instantly. With the ability to recognize images, text, or speech, RPA can align any customer touchpoint with a process and trigger an event or task. RPA improves engagement through the ability to process, analyze and measure performance across platforms as well as segments, driving new and improved data, forecasts and actions. With the ability to retain efficiency with speed and compliance, RPA can provide your business with unlimited potential for customer service and open up new opportunities for your workforce.