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In addition to having an Alexa Skill that is available to the public interaction and enjoyment, you may opt to want a private Alexa Skill. A private skill can be designed for your set of selected customers;  enabling you to invite users to enroll and access your skill’s content.

Amazon’s Alexa for Business is a new way to bring the world of voice interaction to small businesses and corporate offices as a “private Alexa Skill.”

Amazon Echo Devices such as, the Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Dot and  Echo Tower designed strictly for use by  employees, managers upper management and executives utilizing echo devices for business meetings, financial and sales reports, ordering office supplies and conference meetings.

With Alexa for Business,  business owners can have the support of an office environment to conveniently communicate in the workplace.  Alexa can handle the corporate tasks; like ordering office supplies, launching a video conference, sending notifications, joining video calls, reporting broken equipment and giving office directions – Alexa can handle these tasks in half the time.

Amazon Echo Devices are one of the top virtual assistants available and today you can access Alexa through Microsoft Cortanta, including Ford vehicles.  In addition,  companies such as Acer, and HP are launching PCs with Alexa apps installed to make it convenient to voice command and communicate office news and more.   Of course, these PC Alexa Apps are also for public, not just private Alexa Skills.

How Alexa Skills for Business Works!

With Alexa for Business, you can deploy Alexa devices:

At your desk: Alexa lets you be more productive throughout your day and stay focused on important tasks. Alexa can help you manage your calendar with Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant, keep track of your to-do list, and set reminders. Alexa can automatically dial into your conference calls and make phone calls for you. Alexa can help quickly find information for you, like the latest sales data, or the inventory levels in your warehouse.

In your conference room: Alexa lets you to start meetings and control your conference room settings using your voice. With Alexa, you don’t need to use remote controls, look up conference call information, and manually dial into meetings – you can simply say “Alexa, start my meeting”, and Alexa gets your meeting going. Alexa devices can act as the speaker device in smaller conference rooms, or control conference room equipment in larger rooms.

Around your workplace: Alexa helps your workplace run more efficiently. By building your own custom Alexa skills, you can easily voice-enable your workplace, and let Alexa help with common everyday tasks. Using your custom Alexa skills, Alexa can provide directions, find an open meeting room, order new supplies, report building problems, or notify IT of an equipment issue. Alexa can also provide important information, like inventory levels, and help with on-the-job training.

The future is here with hands free, voice-activated, data-driven devices. It’s only a matter of time small companies and corporations develop Alexa Skills for solely private use within the company structure.  Alexa for Business adds a new level of convenience and it will be worth the investment to make the office more efficient such as ordering printing paper.

Interested in learning more about a Private Alexa Skill?  Let’s talk!  Drop us an email and we will schedule a convenient time to speak with a Studio Carlton representative. 

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Studio Carlton is an awesome group of film, television, and technology professionals who have a passion for developing interactive content for companies and professionals to deliver engaging brand messaging, interactive books, educational programs for voice-activated, data-driven platforms like Amazon Echo devices and Google Home.

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