CA2391428A1 - System for obtaining help over a communication system by using specific customer contact channels - Google Patents

System for obtaining help over a communication system by using specific customer contact channels

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CA2391428A1
CA2391428A1 CA 2391428 CA2391428A CA2391428A1 CA 2391428 A1 CA2391428 A1 CA 2391428A1 CA 2391428 CA2391428 CA 2391428 CA 2391428 A CA2391428 A CA 2391428A CA 2391428 A1 CA2391428 A1 CA 2391428A1
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invention
servers
web
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CA 2391428
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CA2391428C (en )
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Thomas Howard Bateman
Bruce Edward Kierstead
William Alexander Noble (Sandy)
John Alan Lockett
Laurie Edward Mersereau
Robert James Ouellette
Timothy Lee Curry
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BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS LP
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Innovatia Inc
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M3/00Automatic or semi-automatic exchanges
    • H04M3/42Systems providing special services or facilities to subscribers
    • H04M3/487Arrangements for providing information services, e.g. recorded voice services, time announcements
    • H04M3/493Interactive information services, e.g. directory enquiries ; Arrangements therefor, e.g. interactive voice response [IVR] systems or voice portals
    • H04M3/4938Interactive information services, e.g. directory enquiries ; Arrangements therefor, e.g. interactive voice response [IVR] systems or voice portals comprising a voice browser which renders and interprets, e.g. VoiceXML
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M3/00Automatic or semi-automatic exchanges
    • H04M3/42Systems providing special services or facilities to subscribers
    • H04M3/50Centralised arrangements for answering calls; Centralised arrangements for recording messages for absent or busy subscribers ; Centralised arrangements for recording messages
    • H04M3/51Centralised call answering arrangements requiring operator intervention, e.g. call or contact centers for telemarketing
    • H04M3/5166Centralised call answering arrangements requiring operator intervention, e.g. call or contact centers for telemarketing in combination with interactive voice response systems or voice portals, e.g. as front-ends
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2201/00Electronic components, circuits, software, systems or apparatus used in telephone systems
    • H04M2201/42Graphical user interfaces
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2203/00Aspects of automatic or semi-automatic exchanges
    • H04M2203/35Aspects of automatic or semi-automatic exchanges related to information services provided via a voice call
    • H04M2203/357Autocues for dialog assistance

Abstract

This invention enables the integration of different Customer Contact Channels such as live call centre ACD (Automatic Call Distribution) agents, ADSI (Analog Display Services Interface) enhanced IVR (Interactive Voice Response) systems and WWW (World Wide Web ) servers. The world wide web servers are used to allow customers with computer equipment to access information from an organizations databases in a self service mode. Frequently these customers have questions best answered by human ACD agents. With this invention the connection between the customer with the question and the agent with the answer is done quickly and efficiently with both parties sharing screens of common information. Also control is retained by the customer to make the call happen when they want it.
CA 2391428 1995-09-25 1996-06-10 System for obtaining help over a communication system by using specific customer contact channels Expired - Fee Related CA2391428C (en)

Priority Applications (3)

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US08/532,537 1995-09-25
US08532537 US5884032A (en) 1995-09-25 1995-09-25 System for coordinating communications via customer contact channel changing system using call centre for setting up the call between customer and an available help agent
CA 2178705 CA2178705C (en) 1995-09-25 1996-06-10 Customer contact channel changer

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US9553755B2 (en) 1998-02-17 2017-01-24 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method for implementing and executing communication center routing strategies represented in extensible markup language
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USRE46243E1 (en) 1997-02-10 2016-12-20 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. In-band signaling for routing
USRE46060E1 (en) 1997-02-10 2016-07-05 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. In-band signaling for routing
US9516171B2 (en) 1997-02-10 2016-12-06 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Personal desktop router
USRE45606E1 (en) 1997-02-10 2015-07-07 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Call and data correspondence in a call-in center employing virtual restructuring for computer telephony integrated functionality
USRE46521E1 (en) 1997-09-30 2017-08-22 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus for extended management of state and interaction of a remote knowledge worker from a contact center
USRE46528E1 (en) 1997-11-14 2017-08-29 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Implementation of call-center outbound dialing capability at a telephony network level
US9553755B2 (en) 1998-02-17 2017-01-24 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method for implementing and executing communication center routing strategies represented in extensible markup language
USRE46387E1 (en) 1998-09-11 2017-05-02 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus for extended management of state and interaction of a remote knowledge worker from a contact center
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USRE46153E1 (en) 1998-09-11 2016-09-20 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus enabling voice-based management of state and interaction of a remote knowledge worker in a contact center environment
US8971216B2 (en) 1998-09-11 2015-03-03 Alcatel Lucent Method for routing transactions between internal and external partners in a communication center
US9002920B2 (en) 1998-09-11 2015-04-07 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus for extended management of state and interaction of a remote knowledge worker from a contact center
US9350808B2 (en) 1998-09-11 2016-05-24 Alcatel Lucent Method for routing transactions between internal and external partners in a communication center
EP1114543A1 (en) * 1998-09-11 2001-07-11 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus for selectively presenting media-options to clients of a multimedia call center
CN100407799C (en) 1999-03-01 2008-07-30 罗克韦尔电子商业公司 acd multimedia users with contact routing delay notifications
EP1183617A1 (en) * 1999-05-11 2002-03-06 Pisces Internet Systems Pty. Ltd Signalling apparatus and method
EP1183617A4 (en) * 1999-05-11 2007-11-14 Newsnet Ltd Signalling apparatus and method
USRE46457E1 (en) 1999-09-24 2017-06-27 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus for data-linking a mobile knowledge worker to home communication-center infrastructure
USRE46438E1 (en) 1999-09-24 2017-06-13 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus for data-linking a mobile knowledge worker to home communication-center infrastructure
USRE45583E1 (en) 1999-12-01 2015-06-23 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus for providing enhanced communication capability for mobile devices on a virtual private network
CN1535424B (en) 2001-06-19 2012-09-05 瀛洲投资有限责任公司 Server for processing message
USRE46538E1 (en) 2002-10-10 2017-09-05 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. Method and apparatus for extended management of state and interaction of a remote knowledge worker from a contact center
US9854006B2 (en) 2005-12-22 2017-12-26 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. System and methods for improving interaction routing performance
US9008075B2 (en) 2005-12-22 2015-04-14 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. System and methods for improving interaction routing performance
US8358746B2 (en) 2009-10-15 2013-01-22 Avaya Inc. Method and apparatus for unified interface for heterogeneous session management
US8363796B2 (en) 2009-10-15 2013-01-29 Avaya Inc. Selection and initiation of IVR scripts by contact center agents
EP2312820A1 (en) * 2009-10-15 2011-04-20 Avaya Inc. Selection and initiation of IVR scripts by contact center agents

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