NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), the leading provider of cloud mobile and online business messaging solutions, announced today a completely new Contact At Once! mobile agent app. Available on both iOS and Android, it allows brand representatives using the Contact At Once! platform to manage customer interactions in a more intuitive way, including the ability to stay logged in with the app running in the background so mobile messaging conversations with consumers are simpler to manage. Other updates include faster speed, a new user interface and improved video streaming within live conversations.
"Mobile messaging from LivePerson is tremendously valuable for our team, letting us connect with customers in a way that's more modern and less intrusive than phone calls," says Sarah Kukovis, marketing manager at Competition Toyota. "We're loving the new app interface: so clean and easy to navigate. In fact, I plan on marching around our office, seizing each device and returning it with the app updated!"
The platform supports both asynchronous messaging conversations via text or popular platforms like Facebook and Google, allowing communication over an extended period of time, with no "session" that ends, and closed conversations remaining in the system. They can be resumed at any time by the agent or the consumer, which strengthens the relationship by making the experience more convenient and accessible. The system also supports live web chat conversations.
The revamped user-friendly interface allows customer-facing representatives to tend to multiple conversations without confusion or hassle. Following a conversation, agents can add comprehensive notes based on the interaction into consumer profiles. The platform also offers improved video streaming in live web chats and easier access to all conversations whether they are live chats or messaging that has happened via text.
"With a rise in customer preference for messaging with a brand instead of calling them, the ability for agents to to manage multiple conversations simultaneously is paramount," said LivePerson founder and CEO Robert LoCascio. "We are excited to see brands embracing the app and with the new interface updates there is an even greater ease of use, as well as the increased convenience when managing multiple conversations."
LivePerson is the leading provider of mobile and online messaging business solutions, enabling a meaningful connection between brands and consumers. LiveEngage, the Company's enterprise-class, cloud-based platform, empowers consumers to stop wasting time on hold with 1-800 numbers, and instead message their favorite brands, just as they do with friends and family. More than 18,000 businesses, including Adobe, Citibank, EE, IBM, Orbitz, PNC, and The Home Depot rely on the unparalleled intelligence, security, and scalability of LiveEngage to reduce costs, increase lifetime value, and create stronger, more intuitive relationships with consumers.
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