Astute Named Winner in 2021 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards

Astute's Email Virtual Assistant (EVA) honored for innovation in artificial intelligence

COLUMBUS, OH – Astute, Inc. (“Astute”), a leading customer engagement and Voice of the Customer (“VoC”) platform, announced today that its Email Virtual Assistant (EVA) was named a winner in the Business Intelligence Group’s Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program.

EVA is an automated customer service tool that processes inbound emails and writes highly accurate responses, drastically reducing the time and cost associated with customer email management. EVA resolves customer issues accurately and quickly by delivering real, personal, and automated resolutions to customers. EVA’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) enables enterprises to super-charge their automation efforts and increase their efficiency with very little setup.

Using natural language processing, EVA interprets incoming messages, determines the correct case coding from what the customer wrote, and uses the history of what human agents have done to generate a response. The tool also suggests the amount and type of goodwill to be sent, including replacement products, coupons, or gift cards. Lastly, the completed case and email response is presented to a human agent to QA before sending.

“We’re honored to receive this award for EVA,” said Alex George, Chief Product Officer, Astute Solutions. “EVA helps organizations resolve customer issues more quickly and accurately, improving the customer and agent experience. We’re committed to reshaping the way companies think about automation to improve the customer experience using solutions like EVA.”

EVA can reduce the time it takes to respond to customer emails by as much as 5X, significantly improving cost per contact and average handle time KPIs while equipping contact centers to scale to handle volume spikes more easily. Faster response times also increase customer satisfaction.

“We are so proud to name Astute as a winner in our inaugural Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program”, said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer for Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that the Email Virtual Assistant uses AI to improve the lives of their customers and employees. Congratulations to the entire team!”

About Astute

Astute is a full-service end-to-end customer engagement platform for the world’s largest global brands. Astute unifies all first-party data across the customer journey, offering AI-driven customer self-service, agent desktop CRM, social media management, and powerful Voice of the Customer tracking and analytics. No matter how customers choose to engage, Astute elevates the interaction while capturing invaluable first-party data to improve the journey. Winner of the 2020 Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Tech Company and CUSTOMER Magazine’s 2020 Contact Center Technology Award, Astute’s commitment to innovating the customer experience is well-recognized in the market.

About Business Intelligence Group 

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

This press release originally appeared on Business Wire.