Adding common phrases
Common phrases allow customer service administrators to define the preconfigured messages that customer service representatives (CSRs) can use during live interactions with customers. Common phrases decrease the time needed for CSRs to respond to customer questions and provide a consistent customer experience.
This demonstration shows you how to add a common phrase and how to use the added phrase during an interaction with a customer.
U+ Bank, a retail bank, wants to add a set of common phrases that customer service representatives can use during a live chat interaction with customers. The bank first wants to add a common phrase that the CSRs can select to welcome customers at the start of a conversation.
To implement this business requirement, log in to App Studio as a Customer Service Administrator and then clickto open the list of common phrases.
You use the Enable character-based quick navigation option to enable a character-based common phrase search. The Launch character(s) option then displays a list of special characters, from which you can select a launch character that will trigger a list of categories and common phrases in the live Interaction.
For example, In the Interaction Portal, when a CSR enters two slashes (//) in the text area, the system displays the common phrases menu. When a CSR enters two slashes followed by a letter in the text area, the system displays a list of matching categories, phrases, and the text of the phrases.
On the Common phrases landing page, you can either add a new common phrase or edit an existing common phrase. You can also either edit the existing categories or create a new category by clicking . You also have the option to import or export common phases.
Let's add a new common phrase to welcome customers. Provide a short name for the phrase. During an interaction, the CSR sees only this short name, so it must help them determine which common phrase they want to select.
Now, select the category to which this common phrase applies. The categories are used to group common phrases. This enables the CSR to select an appropriate category and response from the list quickly. Here, select the Phrase category, Greeting.
You can also select which language this phrase is appropriate for use with. In this case, select English.
Then select whether this phrase should be available to Chat, Email, or ALL. In this scenario, you want to restrict the phrase to chat and messaging interactions only, so select Chat.
Finally, enter the Phrase text that can be further inserted when the CSR selects the common phrase in a conversation.
Optional: Train the Augmented Agent when to suggest this common phrase to a CSR by configuring the Seed customer utterances option. You can add any phrases or questions that the customer might ask by clicking . When a customer uses that phrase in the interaction, the augmented agent will suggest a response or phrase to the CSR. For example, "I need your help".
Save your changes to the newly added phrase.
Making the agent available in the Interaction portal
Now that you have added a common phrase, let's see how to make it available in the interaction portal.
Log in to the Interaction Portal as a Customer Service Representative. In the header, click theicon to make the agent available.
You can now select one or more queues from which to receive requests that are specific to those categories, by clicking . In this scenario, select all of the queues to receive various requests from customers, then save your changes to make the CSR join the queues.
Clickto enable agent availability for a live conversation with customers.
Starting a conversation with a CSR
Now, on the U+ Bank website, log in as Sara. Start a conversation by entering chat with agent in the chat window to trigger the service case.
Select the option you need help with.
A chat request comes to the CSR. Accept the call to continue the conversation with the customer.
Viewing all the common phrases
To view the added common phrase, click. CSRs can select the category to see the newly added welcome phrase, which they can then insert during live interactions, to make their life easier.
You can also view the common phrases menu by entering the launch characters // that you set before.
This demonstration has concluded. What did it show you?
- How to add common phrases
- How to insert common phrases during a live conversation