Alexa Skills for Business
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It's a good question! Why would a smart home device be invaluable within the workplace? The reality is smart voice recognition devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home present a whole new world of opportunities limited only by your imagination. Whether you want your own virtual personal assistant to read you your emails, tell you the latest sales figures, call statistics or stock levels, Alexa, with the correct systems integrations, can save you an extortionate amount of time and money.
Advansys develop bespoke skills for Amazon Echo devices. Skills are simply apps that perform specific functions when activated. They can be created for private use or, if you wish to make them available for general consumption, they can be published on the Alexa Skills Store. A skill can be operated with an invocation name and an intent, like a phrase or question, which can either fetch some useful information and read it back to you. If required you can have interactive skills that are able to take the user down a specific journey by asking them questions guiding them through step by step.
The following diagram illustrates the Alexa skill interaction workflow:
Voice enabling a business sounds fascinating of course but on a practical level here are a few ideas of business skills for Alexa and how you might call them via a fictitious skill we've named "MyBusiness":
Any system can be Alexa enabled with a little creativity. Of course systems with real-time APIs (application programming interfaces) lend themselves much easier than legacy databases and applications. However as long as there is some method of data extraction and a schedule in place for refreshing it periodically this can be made available to Alexa via a web service. Advansys are able to hook into your internal systems and pull together/consolidate KPI (Key Performance Indicators) data that can be subsequently be requested when needed via voice commands.
We have integrated into may platforms over the last 17 years including but not limited to SAP R/3, SAP Business One, Sage Line 50/100/200/MMS, Oracle, Software AG, AS/400, MS SQL Server, mySQL,Warehouse Management Systems, Payment Gateways and Voipfone/Telelcoms providers. We are also experienced at building data warehouses, reporting applications and data feeds.
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