Aspect Releases CXP 15 Development Environment for Self-Service Applications

Aspect Software, a cloud provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions, has released Aspect CXP 15 (Customer Experience Platform).

CXP 15 adds advanced integration with Aspect's consumer engagement platform, Unified IP, and provides seamless transfer of self-service interactions to live agent assistance when needed. Other enhancements improve the speed and ease of creating intelligent self-service applications, such as interactive voice response (IVR) and interactive text response (ITR) applications that can be designed once and deployed anywhere.

"Aspect's mission is to design technology that makes it easy for our customers to engage with consumers on text or messaging-based platforms and through both self-service and agent-assisted interaction. The new easy-to-use Aspect CXP Designer makes it possible for developers or non-developers to design simple, customer-friendly self-service applications for the channels that consumers want to use, such as text, Twitter, messaging apps and IVR," said Joe Gagnon, global general manager of cloud solutions and chief customer strategy officer at Aspect, in a statement. "Now with the advanced integration between Aspect CXP and Unified IP, it is easier than ever for consumers to reach a qualified agent when they want additional assistance beyond what they can do with self-service. The enhancements to CXP further demonstrate Aspect's commitment to providing best-in-class technology to help build better relationships between consumers and the brands with which they do business."

Aspect CXP Designer also includes a set of tools targeting both technical developers, designers, and non-technical staff that now allows for direct collaboration between IT, operations, and business on a single platform. Through an advanced and integrated approach, Aspect CXP can take a simple, text or message-based call me& request and route a voice call to any number of Unified IP systems. Aspect CXP can then find the best available agent across contact centers and regions.

CXP 15 also includes new cradle-to-grave reporting that shows the customer journey across IVR, ACD queues, and agent-based interactions in both Aspect CXP and Unified IP. A series of reports provide insight into customers' reasons for calling, if and how customers achieved their goals, and quantify dropout rates in the IVR and in the queue, from high-level statistics down to the analysis of individual interactions.