Call center/helpdesk agents have customer interactions, in which they address customer issues, ask questions and resolve problems. The chances of the customer coming back become higher if the interaction has been satisfying. Thus, in order to serve the customer better, capturing the flow of interaction becomes vital. In such real time scenarios, Siebel Smartscript helps call center agents to define application workflow and capture customer interactions.
Siebel Smartscript and its usability
Siebel SmartScript guides agents through each customer interaction, suggesting solutions based on the customer’s profile, environment, current requirements, and buying patterns. Siebel Smartscipt GUI includes questions in the right pane and tree structure summarizing the questions and answers in the left pane. In order to build this UI developer needs to include the script, page(s), question(s) and answer(s).
The answers of Smartscript can be stored in a BC, few values can be updated, and some business logic or functionality can be extended based on these answers. For such customizations script can be written at question or script object level. Smartscript programs can be coded in VBScript or escript. Some additional syntax has been provided by Siebel only specific to Smartscript usage.
Why Siebel Smartscript?
It is user-friendly having a very intuitive GUI. Programmers having basic knowledge of coding can graphically create Smartscript. The scripts written for pages, questions and script objects can be re-used and can have multiple language translations. Using SmartScripts the customer interactions become more personalized and effective in nature.
Alternatives to Siebel Smartscript
Using customized applets and embedding scripts is an alternative to Siebel Smartscript. This alternative has demerits of increased development time and cost, weaker GUI and upgrade difficulties.
New features in Siebel Smartscipt 8.0
In Siebel 8.0, Smart script can be invoked using a hyperlink. Also in the newer version Business services and Siebel Assignment manager can be invoked from Siebel Smartscript. Siebel Smartscript 8.0 has an improved GUI too.
Inputs from Shardul Trivedi