What are the advantages for the caller and for your company ?
The setting of a interactive voice responder system (IVR) makes your telephony more professional. This tool is a real advantage for your customers, your prospects…and you. The IVR improves calls distribution and permit users to gain time.
Indeed, interactive voice responder system lists all the possibilities offered to the caller (logistic data, commercial information, order taking, technical problem…). The simple consultation of information (delivery state, check of a balance account…) or the management of current actions (request for a password, demand to change a subscription…) are generated via the interactive voice responder system. It makes telephone counsellor gain time so they can dedicate themselves to manage complex files.
Ideally, an IVR has to gather 20% of problems raised by 80% of your callers. For the other 20%, it is essential to let the opportunity to the caller to contact “physically” a person in order to fix their problem.
Interactive voice responder system makes you manage incoming calls by limiting direct access to an interlocutor in your company while guiding and informing the caller the best it can be.
A continued access to the service (24/7), the end of waiting time or a prioritary access of complex demands to a telephone counsellor…are a true advantage to callers. It is all possible thanks to our IPBX Sipleo.
How does it work ?
When you create your IVR, you give choices to callers. You can, thanks to the Sipleo hosted telephony solution, allow callers to :
- Access to facilities (simple information consultation, in the management of routine business…)
- Choose to forward call to a sales consultant or to a technician…
- Resend some calls to an other interactive voice responder (an other menu)
With our IPBX Sipleo, you don’t have any limits concerning the number of levels you choose to set on your IVR :
- Choice of the access number to the next menu of the IVR
- Several points of entry and several intercative voice responder are possible
- Each keybord key (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, * and #) corresponds to a specific action (“press 1 to track your order”, “Please enter your order number followed by #”)…
How to build an efficient interactive voice responder system ?
It is important to not forget some rules when you want to create an efficient IVR.
- To reassure callers often : your caller must know that he is in the company he chose to contact. You also must let the caller the possibility to go back if the choice he made doesn’t fit. This is an essential point if you want your telephone greeting be (and sound) professional and efficient.
- To get to the essentiel points and to be brief : Attention is less strong when you are on phone than when you look at something. Moreover, IVR is here to make, you and callers, gain time ! Reduce possible choices and classify information (commercial department, after sales service…). Callers do not have to wait for !
- To do not “lock” the user : callers must not be “lost” in the levels of your IVR. It is necessary to let him the choice to contact a telephone counsellor.
- To know ending a call :once the demand is handle, it is important to thank the caller and end the conversation. “Your order has been completed. Thank you for your call. Have a good day. “
The advantages of the Sipleo telephony solution to create a interactive voice responder ?
- Your IVR is easily create in some mouse clicks on the administration web interface of Sipleo
- Your interactive voice responder system can be build on several levels (no additional cost or difficulties)
- The hosted telephony solution Sipleo allow you to set expiration times. Caller didn’t make a choice ? You can replay the vocal annouce of the menu of your IVR, or guide him to a counseller
- The IPBX Sipleo allows you to activate and to play the annouce on a repeat mode. A caller is lost ? He didn’t make the right choice ? Your IVR welcome annoucement will be automatically to the caller.
- Your IVR can play an audio file or an announce created thanks to the synthetic voice generator integrated in the Sipleo solution.
- You can easily activate or desable, on the administration web interface, a number (that is to say an action) on your IVR menu.
- You can link “skills” (bilingual person, technician or specialist on a product…) as the caller progresses on your menu (Automatic Call Distribution). So you can distribute calls to the extension (telephone, agent, group of telephone…) that matches the most to the expentancies of the caller. For example : “Your call concerns an IT issue, press 3”. The caller will be automatically guided to technicians or Mr Jones, the IT manager in your company.
For more information and explanations on the IVR solution of the IPBX Sipleo, please take a look at the demonstration video :