Google Cloud and Genesys® set to expand partnership
Genesys®, a global cloud leader in customer experience orchestration, and Google Cloud announced yesterday an expansion of their strategic partnership to help organisations connect customer support and experiences in a more distributed, digital world.
“Consumers have the authority to instantly change the trajectory of an organisation’s future and an industry’s relevancy,” said Tony Bates, CEO and Chairman of Genesys. “To thrive in this new customer-led landscape, companies must deliver the personalised experiences people want. Google is a pioneer in deep consumer knowledge; partnering with such an innovator will be a true game-changer for customers and employees around the world.”
Genesys will bring the Genesys Multicloud CXTM solution to Google Cloud, enabling organisations to deploy a private edition of its customer experience platform on Google Cloud. With Genesys Multicloud CX private edition, organisations will have an open multicloud path to embrace the next step of their customer experience (CX) evolution on Google Cloud infrastructure.
Genesys also plans to deepen its integration with Google Cloud Contact Centre AI (CCAI), BigQuery and Kubernetes Engine (GKE). With these deep integrations across multiple Google Cloud services and technologies, organisations can use real-time streaming events and historical data from across their businesses on their preferred infrastructure for governance, controls, and customisation across multiple private and public cloud environments.
“Today’s consumers expect instant and exceptional service experiences at the click of a mouse or tap of a smartphone,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. “Partnering with Genesys will help build the future of digital customer service, as businesses and service teams bring together artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics to deliver the best possible outcomes for consumers.”
Building on a multi-year alliance, the two companies will collaborate on next-generation applications of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics to create new solutions to enable organisations to deliver even stronger, more intuitive and more responsive experiences.
By bringing together experience orchestration capabilities from Genesys and AI, machine learning and data analytics capabilities from Google Cloud, the companies will develop new solutions in areas like customer journeys, automated customer care, predictive customer satisfaction, AI-driven multifactor authentication, and unique conversational channels that leverage Google Search, Maps and other services.
In addition, Genesys has made it possible for organisations to access Genesys customer experience solutions directly through the Chrome OS by embedding it in the Chrome web browser.
Industry leaders like Electrolux and Woolworths, as well as public sector agencies at the federal, state and local levels, all are already on the path of transformation by leveraging Genesys and Google Cloud.
For example, Woolworths, the largest food retailer in Australia, integrated the Genesys platform with Google Cloud Dialogflow to build a smart IVR and create Olive, an ultra-efficient virtual assistant powered by conversational AI.
Combined with a smart search feature developed by Woolworths that uses Genesys open APIs, a customer can now simply say ‘The oranges are missing from my order.’ Olive then cross-checks, processes a refund and sends a text confirmation to the customer.
“We’ve seen a massive shift to online shopping since the pandemic, creating rapid growth in interactions with our contact centres,” said Alex Colorado, Engineering Manager, Conversational AI at Woolworths.
“To help our contact centres manage the influx of calls and chats, we developed our voicebot, Olive, by integrating the Genesys platform with Google Cloud Dialogflow. Having conversational AI capabilities enables us to be more customer-focused so that we can interact with our customers in whatever way feels natural to them.”