Amazon Will Now Allow Companies To Make Alexa Apps With Alexa For Business Blueprints


Amazon introduces the Alexa for Business Blueprints offering dozens of preconfigured templates for its intelligent assistant.

Amazon has now rolled out this latest addition to Alexa for Business in the United States. It will also be available in other regions soon.

Alexa For Business Blueprints

The introduction of blueprints to Alexa for Business is another well-thought effort by Amazon to offer Alexa users new customization options that satisfy their personal needs. The blueprints function like templates, so, users can just input their responses.

In an official blog post, Ben Grossman, Amazon product marketing manager, explains that Alexa for Business Blueprints can only be used exclusively within workplaces. It means that only employees of the companies will gain access to voice apps and use them to submit app requests.

How exactly? Users simply need to sign in with an Amazon request. After doing so, they should fill in the requests and responses fields. Then, they have to provide an Alexa for Business organization identifier or the ARN. IT administrators can review and enable apps for the entire organization.

Uses And Features

Alexa for Business Blueprints will allow customers to create as well as publish private skills for the workplace without the need to write a single line of code. Users can choose from one of dozens of easy-to-use Skill Blueprints on the Alexa Skills Blueprints website, a few of which are more business-centric.

The new addition to Alexa for Business contains plenty of questions the employees constantly ask HR or IT desks about. Such FAQs include "What's the guest WiFi password," When does open enrollment start," or "How do I set up email on my phone?"

Also, Blueprints can aid in getting new employees on board the company, answer frequently asked questions, or broadcast pre-recorded messages. Users may be able to supplement corporate communications with blueprints such as Business Q&A and even the "news of the day" Flash Briefing.

Amazon continues to enhance user experience with Alexa private skills or voice-powered capabilities that remain private to the organization members of Alexa for Business. In 2018, Amazon added 50 personal skills blueprints for Alexa, enabling users to program inside jokes, create custom quizzes, and the like.

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