FAQ

Is the person on the ALICE screen a live person?

Yes, but there are also some pre-recorded video clips. For instance, in self-service mode a pre-recorded welcome message initially provides virtual reception to a visitor. After visitors are greeted by ALICE, they can contact a live employee or receptionist using the ALICE touch screen.

Who do visitors speak with?

Currently, the ALICE automated receptionist system is configured to connect visitors with your own employees. That means you can have a designated employee (receptionist) who manages all visitor interactions, or you can have visitors use the employee directory to connect directly with the person they are there to see.

My employees don’t want to show video of themselves, do they have to?

No, for customers who prefer to only have visitors speak with employees and not see employees using the two way video feature, we offer audio only and one way video communications.

Will the system work with my existing phone system?

Yes! ALICE Virtual Receptionist software can be configured to work for on-premises Voice Over IP (VoIP) phone systems, hosted VoIP phone systems and analog phone systems.

I have my own hardware, can I use that and just purchase the software?

Yes, some minimum hardware requirements need to be met, but you are welcome to provide your own hardware and simply purchase the ALICE Virtual Receptionist software.

Can I customize the pre-recorded video messages?

Yes, you can record your own, or use our Video Production partner to have professionally recorded video created for your custom messages.

Can I customize the screen with my own company’s logo?

Yes, we provide the files for your art team to use to brand the screen with your company name and/or logo.

Can I have one person manage multiple directories?

Yes, your employee can connect to multiple directories to manage the automated receptionist system at different locations within your building.

Can one person manage directories located in other buildings?

Yes, even if those buildings are in other parts of the country. ALICE Virtual Receptionist is no ordinary automated receptionist system—it is the most efficient and flexible Virtual Receptionist on the market!