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Building a Basic Inbound Contact Center with Amazon Connect

Released in 2017, Amazon Connect makes building a contact center easy and affordable. In this video demo you will learn: What AWS and Amazon Connect are The benefits of using Amazon Connect for your contact center How to set up a basic inbound contact center Watch the video below: For more information on how Perficient […]

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Perficient’s Amazon Connect Team – Jack Sombeck

As a member of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network, Perficient combines cloud expertise with the power of AWS to enable quick access to innovative technologies. Clients can spend more time on their core business competencies and less time worrying about the technology behind it. A product within the Amazon Web Services platform, Amazon Connect […]

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Perficient’s Amazon Connect Team – Alan Ching

As a member of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network, Perficient combines cloud expertise with the power of AWS to enable quick access to innovative technologies. Clients can spend more time on their core business competencies and less time worrying about the technology behind it. A product within the Amazon Web Services platform, Amazon Connect […]

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Perficient’s Amazon Connect Team – Mike Nolan

As a member of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network, Perficient combines cloud expertise with the power of AWS to enable quick access to innovative technologies. This allows our clients to spend more time on their core business competencies and less time worrying about the technology behind it. A product within the Amazon Web Services […]

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FAQs about Amazon Connect in Contact Centers

Migrating or changing any platform to a new type of software comes with its own set of unique challenges and contact centers are no different. Having worked with a number of clients to successfully implement or migrate to Amazon Connect’s cloud-based, pay-as-you-go technology contact center technology, we’re faced with a lot of questions. Here are […]

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AWS Summit 2019 – 4 Popular Topics

The AWS Summit took place in Toronto on Thursday, October 3rd. AWS Summits are generally free to attend and take place in many different cities around the world. Positioned as a learning conference, they’re a fantastic way to connect with other people in the AWS world, learn about upcoming releases, chat with vendors, and more. […]

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Changing Delivery Dates using Amazon Web Services

A common scenario for a customer calling into a call center is for a customer wishing to change their delivery time or date. Using AWS Services, it’s possible to automate this, reducing wait time and the cost of having a person look up dates and relay these to a customer. In this tech tutorial we’ll […]

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6 Reasons to Consider Managed Services for Your Contact Center

Previously, I outlined roles and responsibilities necessary for optimal support of a cloud-based contact center. This blog explores the added benefits many organizations gain when choosing a managed service provider to assist in fulfilling these roles. Upgrading from an on premise solution to a cloud-based contact center comes with a wide range of optimizations. Cloud-based […]

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A Short Intro to SSML in Amazon Connect

Introduction to SSML tags – what are they? We’ve all had that experience of phoning into a contact center and hearing a robotic, impersonal voice on the other end. SSML (which stands for ‘synthesized speech mark-up language’) tags can be added into your Amazon Connect Contact flows to customize your speech prompts, adding a more […]

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How to integrate SMS with Amazon Connect

In the past, call centers worked like this: A customer with an issue would phone into a support line, never knowing how long they’d be on hold for. It could take multiple calls to resolve the issue, creating a less-than-ideal experience for the caller. In today’s digital-first world, the traditional call center is undergoing a […]

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Recap: Amazon Connect Immersion Day Event

Last week, our content center team partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide a comprehensive Amazon Connect Immersion Day for users in Kansas City. Taking You from “What If” to “What Now” The Amazon Connect Immersion Day events empower organizations to unleash the full potential of their AWS services. The goal of the event […]

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Populating a DynamoDB table based on a CSV file

We’ve previously detailed the steps necessary to build a holiday calendar  and looked at how we can easily upload all your holidays at once. However, so far we’ve only worked with JSON, which is an easy to understand format for Node.js, but not necessarily the most intuitive for a human reader. To avoid making mistakes […]

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Maintaining your holiday calendar by bulk uploading data

We’ve looked before at the steps necessary to build a holiday calendar in DynamoDB. One of the advantages of keeping all your closure times tracked in a database is that you can easily update when the call center should be available, modify the closure reasons or add a new holiday with minimum effort and no […]

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Dynamic Contact Flow configuration with Amazon Connect

What is a “dynamic” configuration? Amazon Connect contact flow editor allows you to configure IVR settings easily through a graphical interface. Dynamic configuration comes in handy for more complex use cases. That way, it’s possible to manage the setup through a central place, usually a database. A good example of that is international contact flows. […]

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Invoking Lambda Functions with Amazon Connect

Amazon is continuing to release new features for Amazon Connect at a rapid clip. In this blog post I will take a deeper look at a new change to the contact flow configuration page that can make integrating with Lambda significantly easier. I will also detail some of the downsides you should be aware of […]

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Using AWS to Host a Custom Agent Console part 2

In a previous blog post we looked at the steps necessary to set up a custom agent console. We walked through uploading a page to S3 and configuring a CloudFront distribution which can be whitelisted and then used with Amazon Connect. To keep things simple we didn’t dive into CloudFront settings, many of which can […]

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Automated Calling with Amazon Connect Outbound Contact API

Amazon Connect provides basic outbound calling capabilities out-of-the-box. The Outbound Contact API is an extension of that functionality that allows for more flexibility with automating outbound calling. You can implement click-to-dial from the web, based on a voice notification, a scheduled payment reminder, a scheduled post-work survey, etc. For more information, please see the official […]

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Callback or Voicemail: What’s the Best CX for Your Contact Center?

Hello, 1980 called, they want their Voicemail back… In the 70s we started using Voicemail in the work place, it gained momentum and reached popularity in the 80s but by 2012 it was in decline. (Information found on Google!) While businesses grow and evolve; they find more effective ways to communicate in the moment and […]

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Create a Basic Agent Console with Queue Metrics

In a previous blog post we covered the steps necessary to host a static website within AWS, more specifically how to deploy a custom agent console that can load in contact attributes. Today we will look at how we can use the Connect API to enhance this custom agent console with live data from the […]

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5 Tips for Amazon Connect Salesforce integration: CTI v2

In early September, Amazon released a revised version of the Amazon Connect CTI adapter for Salesforce (v2), adding several new features and allowing for a deeper integration between the contact center and CRM. The following articles contain the official announcement: Building an automated AI experience with Amazon Connect and Salesforce Service Cloud Amazon Connect Salesforce […]

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