Aspect Software Announces Workforce Chatbot, Aspect® Mila™: Intelligent Assistant Brings Newfound Efficiency to Contact Center Agents

Date: 5/11/2016, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Workforce chatbot provideautomated, actionable information to speed employee decisions that directly impact customer service delivery
  • Aspect® Milais a more convenient way to access the Aspect EQ Workforce OptimizationTM suite; part of a powerful employee engagement ecosystem
  • Employee engagement, retention, and productivity improves with Aspect Mila by empowering agents to easily manage their schedules and receive feedback from their mobile devices, 24x7

Aspect Software, a leading provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions on premises and in the cloud, today announced Aspect® Mila™, a new interactive assistant that redefines how contact center supervisors and agents interact with workforce applications and each other. Aspect Mila is an integration of Aspect® CXP and Aspect natural language understanding (NLU) technologies. When used with components of the Aspect EQ™ Workforce Optimization™ (WFO) suite, it allows supervisors to better manage staffing requirements and empowers agents to take control of their schedules from anywhere using their mobile devices, without direct access to the WFO desktop applications. The announcement was made at the Aspect Customer Experience Event (ACE) in Las Vegas.

“First it was Siri, Alexa and Cortana as our personal assistants, and now chatbots are dramatically redefining how we interact in our daily lives. Consumers are quick to take advantage of the time-saving convenience bots offer and Aspect Mila is putting these same technologies and efficiencies to work in the contact center,” said Mike Bourke, SVP and general manager, workforce optimization at Aspect Software. “The key objectives of Aspect’s WFO solutions have always been to align support with customer demand, while incorporating the needs of employees, and managing costs. Mila represents the next level of agent empowerment and convenience, which will lead to greater agent engagement, happier agents, and ultimately happier customers.”

Aspect’s recently-commissioned agent experience report with Pelorus Research found that 96 percent of supervisors think agents would be more satisfied in their work if they could use an interface that more closely follows the look and feel of consumer technologies like the iPhone. In fact, 75 percent of supervisors think that employee access to contact center software from mobile devices is desirable or essential for the agent to provide better customer experiences. Aspect Mila uses conversational SMS, desktop chat, other text channels or IVR to remotely enable employees to complete workforce optimization tasks when they need to and in a way that’s natural for them.

Aspect Mila benefits include:

  • Administrative efficiencies – Providing employee self-service from an anytime mobile access platform, reduces administrative costs and increases intra-day staffing accuracies
  • Decreased agent attrition – The flexible, mobile solution improves work-life balance for agents by making it easier for them to do their jobs
  • Increased productivity – Omni-channel self-service capabilities empower workers to complete workforce tasks at a time and in a manner that is convenient for them

For more information about Aspect Mila, please visit http://www.aspect.com/solutions/workforce-optimization/aspect-mila

About Aspect

Aspect’s fully-integrated solution unifies the three most important facets of modern consumer engagement strategy: customer interaction managementworkforce optimization, and back-office. Through a full suite of cloud, hosted and hybrid deployment options, we help the world’s most demanding contact centers and back offices seamlessly align their people, processes and touch points to deliver remarkable customer experiences. For more information, visit www.aspect.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Tim Dreyer
Aspect
Tel: 630 227 8312
tim.dreyer@aspect.com