Traditionally, customers reach out to the help desk through email and voice. But recently, the customers have grown to start engaging in various other channels such as SMS, live chats, social media and the expectation is that organizations should serve the customers in all the channels possible - the goal is to be present where … Continue reading Demystifying Omnichannel Engagement Hub?
AI framework is not just to make the customers' lives easier, but also to make the internal users' lives easier. We are heading 2020 and the its been 25 years since the internet took off, but sadly, we still have some paper processes to deal with. But fortunately with AI services these days, we can … Continue reading Forms Recognizer PCF Control
This PCF control embedded on the Dynamics 365 form (Typically Case form) aids the agent to query their Frequently Asked Questions database in a natural language leveraging QnAMaker. In the index.ts, I am making a call to QnAMaker's API in order to pass the question as parameter and retrieve the answer. That's all. It is … Continue reading My First PCF control
Nowadays, chatbots are being used for various applications like Retail, Customer Relationship Management, Citizen Services etc., There are a bunch of scenarios that require users to pay for the products and services that they browse within the Chatbot interface. However, it wouldn't be a good user experience if we force the users to pay for … Continue reading Request for Payment from Bot
When Microsoft released the Bot Framework 3 years ago, the goal was to ultimately empower any developer to build and deploy the bot to any channels (FB Messenger, Teams, Skype to name a few) with ease to revolutionize the way the customer service operates to realize efficiencies and drive down the operating cost. The Bot … Continue reading My thoughts on Virtual Agent for Customer Service
We have seen many websites with Live Chat embedded on the home page or contact us page, which is what we use to connect to a human agent. In most of the websites, there is a splash screen on the Live Chat interface that will first gather your Full name, Phone, email and so on … Continue reading Passing Authentication Context from Dynamics Portals to Chatbot
Azure Serverless is gaining momentum these days and chatbot is at the centre of the business transformation. So, what if we create a chatbot on Azure Serverless? This is the topic I presented at the Global Integration Bootcamp 2019 in Calgary. Through this topic, I demonstrated two things: A Contextual Bot, that adds a bit … Continue reading How to build Extensible and Scalable Bot applications