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Chatbox Launches Messaging Ecosystem for Personalized Customer Experiences at Scale



SEATTLE, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Chatbox announced the launch of its new integrated messaging ecosystem. The Chatbox platform helps businesses deliver hyper-personalized, messaging-based customer experiences at scale across texting, chat and social channels.

Chatbox Instant Apps

Today's consumers are less and less willing to waste time when interacting with companies. They want to get questions answered, make purchases, or get the service they need -- all on their timeline, preferred channel and with no loss of context from their previous conversations. A recent study by Oracle shows that 75 percent of consumers perceive an enhanced experience enabled by modern engagement capabilities in more-personal scenarios. And according to Facebook, the channel of choice is mobile applications: 67 percent of people expect to use messaging apps more to talk to businesses.

The market opportunity to offer messaging experiences at scale, plus engagement on an individual level, creates a hotbed for adoption. Yet businesses are struggling to identify partners with open solutions that are easy to deploy. The Chatbox ecosystem addresses the industry need and provides a customizable, flexible and open solution for businesses to create and automate personalized conversations.

"The Chatbox team is helping businesses transition to the brave new world of conversational commerce. Our solution helps customer-focused brands glue together the technologies needed to deliver hyper-personalized experiences at scale. These businesses require an open, flexible, and extensible ecosystem that seamlessly integrates their existing technologies and investments," said Phil Gordon, CEO and founder of Chatbox. "We're able to help companies deliver game-changing experiences their customers expect and deserve."

Chatbox is the only platform that seamlessly integrates the six key technologies required for businesses to create, integrate, and automate hyper-personalized messaging experiences for their customers at scale:

Omni-channel: Communicate with customers on any messaging channel such as SMS, live chat, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, LINE, RCS, Twitter, and others. Build experiences one time and deploy to any channel without modification.

Automation: Scale operations through use of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing, providing cost-effective 24/7 automation. Chatbox is compatible with all AI engines such as Amazon Lex and Google DialogFlow. Gartner reports that intelligent automation?the combination of AI and automation? will manage 85 percent of businesses' customer relationships by 2020.

Instant Apps: Instant Apps are a unique capability and core differentiating feature of the Chatbox ecosystem. They provide for the exchange of rich, structured data in a secure app-like experience directly from within messaging flows. Customers can sign forms or pay invoices, change their flights or submit an insurance claim, all without leaving the conversation. Checklists, wizards, rich-media, e-signatures, payments and more are built using an intuitive drag-and drop builder that requires no engineering expertise. Instant Apps can be interjected directly into any conversation on any channel with no loss of context.

According to the GSMA, 80 percent of consumers are eager for messaging solutions that enable brands to easily switch from text-based messaging to rich media, app-like experiences. Instant Apps offer these rich media, app-like experiences that RCS messaging and Apple's Business Chat promise, but with more responsive, dynamic functionality. Data shared within an Instant App is secure and fully encrypted. Unlike RCS and Apple's Business Chat, Instant Apps are channel and device agnostic so brands can build them once and deploy them everywhere.

Integrations: Connect CRM and API sources, surfacing the right information at the right time.

Agent Tools: Escalate conversation to humans, along with the full context of automated conversations as well as structured data collected via Instant App.

Analytics: Measure the efficiency of the solution in real-time.

Chatbox is currently in production across multiple industries. Select customers include General Assembly, Travel Leaders Group, Coast Workplace Solutions, and Progrexion (LexingtonLaw and CreditRepair.com). In addition, Chatbox has licensed its Instant Apps technology to the Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise Intelligent Bots platform (oracle.com/bots).

"Travel Leaders Group has been working hand in hand with the Chatbox team to build, operate, and automate travel notification and flight services for thousands of our travelers around the world. The Chatbox team has been extremely helpful in getting our system built and deployed, and our travelers love the personalized, mobile-first way we have given them to communicate with us," said Shoeb Ansari, CIO of Travel Leaders Group, America's largest travel agency company.

"The Chatbox platform makes it easy for us to build and deliver bespoke, personalized applications for thousands of our contractors around the country. Moving most of our supplier communication to SMS with Chatbox boosted our efficiency by 55 percent. We're excited about the new capabilities of Chatbox Instant Apps to do even more for us -- work orders, invoicing, billing, payments -- while syncing data effortlessly to our backend systems," said Ron Ouellette, President of Coast Workplace Solutions, a national full service facilities management services provider.

To learn more about Chatbox, visit: https://chatbox.com/#/.

Availability
The Chatbox integrated messaging ecosystem is available now. Contact Chatbox at press@chatbox.com for more information.

About Chatbox
Chatbox is an integrated messaging ecosystem that businesses leverage to create, integrate and automate personalized, results-oriented conversations across texting, chat and social channels. The flexible and extensible Chatbox platform connects an enterprise's existing data and systems with the latest messaging technologies to meet evolving consumer demands. Chatbox Instant Apps facilitate the dynamic exchange of rich, structured data within messaging streams while syncing in real time to a company's back-end data sources. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Seattle, Chatbox helps enterprises and medium-sized businesses deliver on-demand, hyper-personalized customer messaging experiences at scale. For more information, visit chatbox.com.

Trademarks
CHATBOX® is a trademark registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact
Julia Milzer
Chatbox@barokas.com

 

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