For many years, online and telephone-based authentication has relied on knowledge-based systems using passwords, PINs, and question-and-answer dialogues to confirm a customer’s identity. With the explosion in the number of contact centres, this approach is close to breaking point. Nobody in the modern world can be expected to remember all of the passwords they need to securely access all their services.

The concept of biometric speaker identification or verification may, at one stage, have seemed like a technical nightmare. The reality is somewhat different. All the sophisticated algorithms and voice processing have already been developed; deploying the application is actually the simple part.

Although it often appears on lists like 'the Top (choose a number) most important areas' of contact centre plans, it has been a challenge traditionally for executives to build a viable business case for new contact centre technologies, and voice biometrics is not immune to that. Following on from the initial 5 reasons, below are the remainder of the top-10 reasons.

Research has shown that the majority of customers prefer voice authentication to the onerous call and response process that’s in place for many contact centres. If it’s proven to deliver a more seamless customer experience, and save agents’ time, why isn’t everyone using it? One reason might be the perception (false) that it’s too

With much of the world’s population subject to restrictions on their movements, home working and social distancing have become the new normal. This raises some interesting issues around remote identity verification. In this post we explore how voice biometrics can be applied to many scenarios; offering the advantage of a safer, sanitary, contactless alternative to fingerprint scanners and similar biometric technology devices.

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