Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
This section of our technical library presents information and documentation relating to
What Is IVR? and interactive voice response software and products.
Business phone systems and toll free answering systems (generally 800 numbers and their equivalent) are very popular for service and sales organizations, allowing customers and prospects to call your organization anywhere in the country.
Our automated phone system and IVR design software adds another dimension to our call center phone system solutions. An Interactive Voice Response (IVR) processes inbound phone calls, plays recorded messages including information extracted from databases and the internet, and potentially routes calls to either in-house service agents or transfers the caller to an outside extension.
It enhances our phone system's current robust features of predictive dialing, ACD, and digital call recording.
This 800 number system acts as a toll free answering service, front ending your phone, collecting useful information from a caller before the call is transferred to an agent.
And the IVR system could fulfill the callerís request without a transfer.
The Pacer IVR software solution gives your organization a 24 by 7 capability, providing around-the-clock information to your callers.
"OPEN" IVR Software
Most IVR systems are built into the phone system or are self contained programs running on a separate system, allowing limited access to outside applications. PACER Interactive Voice Response systems operate in a client/server environment and the script that controls our IVR systems can be developed on the Pacer Phone System, on a system residing on the same network as the Pacer, or even on a system that resides on the Internet. This interactive voice response program can run on the same server that contains your data and application programs. There are several advantages to using this technique. IVR applications now have complete access to all the information available to your existing database programs. The IVR system can perform functions such as dealer lookup, account update, or information access, and simply pass the results back to the PACER interactive voice response system to be played to the caller.
IVR applications can be developed using traditional programming languages such as C, C++, or even COBOL through a rich set of IVR software APIís. We also provide you with our own IVR software scripting language called EZTRAN (which runs on Windows, Unix, or Linux) for the development of IVR applications.