Fonolo enables call centers to realize the benefits of call-back technology. When hold times are prolonged, callers are prompted to use the call-back option, whereby the call gets transferred to Fonolo, the caller's phone number is confirmed, and a call-back is scheduled at the caller’s convenience. Meanwhile, Fonolo holds the caller's place in line until an agent is free, looking to them like any other inbound call. Fonolo then calls the customer back and connects them with the agent. “From the call center’s perspective, it helps them deal with traffic surges in a more efficient way and reduces abandon rates, which is an important metric to improve efficiency,” adds Berger.
Fonolo helps call centers deal with spikes in call volume during specific days of the week, even certain hours of the day. “Our call-back service reduces spikes in call volume by deferring calls until more manageable times, allowing for more efficient use of call center agents,” says Berger. Fonolo is compatible with all major call center infrastructure vendors (Avaya, Genesys, Cisco) and cloud-based call center offerings.
Fonolo also allows customers to seamlessly transition from a company's web page, mobile app or chat, and escalate those interactions to a phone call. Web Rescue, Fonolo’s solution for websites, is typically added to the `contact us’ page where customers can instead request a call-back and escalate to live assistance.
Fonolo’s Mobile Rescue lets customers easily connect to a live agent directly from their mobile app. This easy-to-use functionality gives mobile customers an intuitive way to request a call-back right from any mobile device.
Berger’s engineering background has helped him to look at the technology ecosystem as a whole and ascertain the way technology is priced, sold, and packaged. The company’s cloud-based service and the pricing based on a consumption basis offer an added advantage.
In an insightful example, 1st United Services Credit Union, which is a not-for-profit banking alternative, had the task of matching the advanced customer service and functionality offered by large national banks, while also catering to the requirements of the millennial generation. “Because of the smooth implementation of all three of our products—Web Rescue, Mobile Rescue, and In-Call Rescue—in less than six weeks, they were able to raise the number of new loan applications from the younger demographic. Tracking the incremental new loans, an estimated 10 million dollars had come in through Fonolo in the first year of deployment,” says Berger.
“Our ability to help companies improve the customer experience while lowering costs has resulted in an amazing demand for our services. Being able to deliver this as a pure SaaS solution means we're able to help companies make the most of their resources, regardless of their scale,” concludes Berger.