Amazon Connect for Zendesk

Deploy the latest generation of proactive, anticipatory customer service with the newly enhanced integration between Amazon Connect and Zendesk Support. This integration enables businesses to leverage sophisticated AI and machine learning services from AWS to improve contact center agent efficiency while reducing the time end-customers spend interacting with customer service.

The Amazon Connect app can:

  • Embed Amazon Connect’s web-based softphone on the top bar of a Zendesk Support instance to enable:

    • Voice Channels

    • Chat Channels

  • Link customers to a Zendesk Support user profile based on

    • the customers' identifier

    • the customers' user ID

    • custom Zendesk user fields (e.g. account number, Organisation ID, email address, etc)

    • the customers' ticket ID

    • the most recent open ticket of an identified user

    • templated searches for other queries supported by the Zendesk API

  • Automatically create a new ticket for each interaction, or allow an agent to manually create a new ticket or attach the interaction to an existing ticket.

  • Attach the following to a Zendesk Support ticket

    • Amazon Connect contact details

    • Call recording with audio playback and a download link

    • Advanced speech analysis through Amazon Connect’s Contact Lens

      • Call & Chat Transcription embedded in the ticket

      • Customer and agent sentiment

      • Categories based on rules set within Contact Lens

      • Conversation characteristics

  • Pause and resume a call recording.

  • Enable media-less mode. This means that the embedded CCP instance will not carry any media, allowing your Zendesk Support instance to run in VDI environments, as well as reloading your Zendesk instance without interrupting a live call.


  • Unified interface

    • Allow agents to handle interactions from a single support platform by embedding a web-based softphone directly into Zendesk Support. Enabling customer data from Zendesk to provide to greet customers, find recent tickets and provide more personalized support.

  • Time-saving agent tools

    • Link interactions to existing Zendesk Support end-user profiles based on the customers configured indentifier. Zendesk automatically turns interaction into tickets with information on the inbound interaction for easy record keeping and issue resolution. At the end of a interaction, the ticket is updated with additional details, including interaction transcript or recording and optional speech analysis using Amazon Contact Lens

Find out more about Amazon Connect here.