eGain Enables Conversational Customer Service Through Apple Business Chat
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and NEWBURY, United Kingdom, July 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eGain (NASDAQ:EGAN), the leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions, today announced its integration with Apple Business Chat.
According to Gartner, requests for customer support through consumer mobile messaging apps will exceed requests for customer support through traditional social media by 2019*. Moreover, 56% of consumers surveyed in a Nielsen study would rather message a business than call customer service, and 67% expect to message businesses even more over the next two years.
Among key capabilities of the integrated solution are:
- Enabling hundreds of millions of consumers on iPhone and iPad to interact with businesses through the Messages app
- Leverage eGain AI to infer customer intent, power bot conversations through messaging, route escalations to contact center agents, and guide agents through messaging conversations
- Provide immersive customer experiences with the rich features of Apple Business Chat such as rich links, list pickers, date and time pickers, Apple Pay, images, and Messages extensions
- Handle conversations, leveraging the powerful capabilities of eGain Advisor(TM) agent desktop that provides
a. Personalized, proactive customer engagement
b. Solve button for easy access to contextual knowledge and AI-powered conversational guidance
"Providing customer service where digital consumers 'live' is emerging as a business differentiator," said Ashu Roy, eGain CEO. "This integration makes it easy to provide rich, conversational service through Apple Business Chat, guided by eGain knowledge and AI reasoning, and importantly, unified with traditional communication channels."
For more information, visit www.eGain.com/eGain-Solve-for-Apple-Business-Chat.
*Source: Gartner research note # G00326391, "Alternative Channels for Engaging Customers of the Future"
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