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Amazon Releases Chat for Amazon Connect

Today, Amazon announced its release of chat functionality in Amazon Connect. Supported for both web and mobile, the latest feature extends Amazon’s cloud contact center omnichannel capabilities. This feature allows your customers to start a chat with an agent or Amazon Lex bot, step away from it, and resume it up to 24 hours later. […]

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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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[QUIZ] What Contact Center Support Model Best Fits Your Needs?

In the previous blog posts from this series, I have focused on the support needs, necessary roles, and managed service provider benefits for cloud-based contact center support. I mentioned there are three main support models all organizations will fall into: self-sufficient, hybrid, and outsourced. There are benefits to each model, depending on several factors unique […]

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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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How to Successfully Support Your Cloud-Based Contact Center

Any contact center solution, cloud-based or on premise, requires adequate support to mitigate risk. For continued efficiencies and optimal performance, specific responsibilities need to be fulfilled. Differences in capabilities and care requirements between cloud-based and on premise contact centers cause variation in skill sets needed to fully support each solution. A mistake often made is […]

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Supporting Twilio Flex vs. a Traditional Contact Center

The world is transforming communication at a rapid pace. Cloud-based contact center platforms, such as Twilio Flex, are changing the game by giving businesses of any size complete power over their customer interactions. Moving to the cloud allows companies to break free from the limitations of traditional on-premise contact centers including minimal customization options, hardware/infrastructure […]

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Signal 2019 Hopes and Expectations

I just arrived in San Francisco for the 2019 Twilio Signal conference, where Perficient is a Visionary Sponsor this year. It’s not quite been a year since the last Signal conference. But it’s really been an eventful ride for my team as we’ve been building out our partner practice. Just over a year ago in […]

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Text-Based Channels In Twilio Flex – Velocity of Conversation

The third consideration for Flex text-based communication channels from my introductory post is “What type of interaction is it?”. This topic can end up being a bit more philosophical. That being said, it does drive real-world decisions in how you architect your overall Flex approach. But it will likely take a combination of historic understanding […]

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Twilio Flex Powered by Perficient will be the Buzz at Signal 2019

If you are headed to sunny San Francisco next week for Twilio Signal 2019, get ready for an action-packed adventure of networking, learning and discussions. As you “explore the intersection of technology, innovation, and communications”, you’ll want to check out Perficient’s Visionary Booth (V1) in the expo hall. Our experts will showcase a custom dashboard […]

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Text-Based Channels In Twilio Flex – Routing the Interaction

Let’s explore another consideration for Flex text-based communication channels from my introductory post: Routing the Interaction with Flex. In this post, we’ll look at the second focus area… How does that interaction get routed on the Flex platform so I can get it to the right agent or expert?  Routing the Interaction to Flex Let’s go […]

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Text-Based Channels In Twilio Flex – Customer Engages

As I mentioned in my introductory post, Flex offers a lot of new areas to explore as we think specifically about text-based communication channels. In this post, we’ll look at the first focus area… How does the customer engage in the communication or how does the customer start talking to me? “I Want To Talk […]

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Text-based Channels in Twilio Flex – Some Considerations

A primary selling point of the Twilio Flex platform is support for rich, omni-channel interactions out of the box. Until recently, implementing and supporting multiple channels of customer interaction required using a variety of platforms or approaches. A number of contact center vendors are working on ways to remedy this. However, Flex stands out for […]

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Perficient to Partner with Twilio at Enterprise Connect 2019

In less than a week, more than 6K communications and collaboration professionals will descend on Orlando, Florida to take part in Enterprise Connect 2019. From keynotes and general sessions featuring industry thought leaders to 60-plus conference sessions across nine conference tracks, #EC19 promises a little something for everyone. Enterprise Connect 2019 Conference Tracks With sessions […]

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Perficient Recognized for Twilio Flex Success on Earnings Call

Twilio held their Q4 2018 earnings call earlier this week. No surprise, the company finished their fiscal 2018 on a strong note. Significant revenue gains were propelled by continued growth from both Twilio’s core voice and messaging products, as well as the company’s continued focus on delivering an omni-channel customer engagement platform. Twilio Co-Founder and […]

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Perficient Elevates Twilio to Strategic Partner Status

Perficient is excited to announce that Twilio has been designated a Strategic Partner. This designation comes as our partnership with Twilio continues to strengthen and build momentum. Case in point, following Twilio’s general availability release of Flex in October 2018, excitement for their fully programmable cloud contact center platform has rapidly increased. It’s little wonder, as […]

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Three Keys to Creating a Successful Support Team

When customers have a problem, call center agents are the front line of defense. In addition to using the right technology to enable them for success, make sure you have the right team to start with. Here are three ways you can create a successful support team that will service your customers with grace and […]

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Top 5 Benefits of Twilio Flex Customer Contact Centers

During Twilio’s Signal developer conference in October, the company announced the general availability of Twilio Flex. Flex is the first fully programmable cloud contact center platform. Largely touted as a platform for innovation in customer service, Flex offers total control to change any layer of the contact center stack and deliver it with the speed […]

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