Espressive in the News

Espressive in the News

General Catalyst’s Steve Herrod sees his tech expertise as a big asset

TodayHeadline | October 31, 2019Steve Herrod thinks he has an advantage over other venture capitalists – he’s got a deep background in technology.

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3 Tech Tools for Talent Management

Broadleaf Blog | October 16, 2019Barista is an employee-friendly “virtual support agent” (VSA) that eliminates the typically time-consuming and ineffective intranets of your standard office environment. Akin to Amazon’s Alexa or your Google Home device, Barista—from enterprise AI company Expressive—uses AI to field questions and offer answers to curious workers.

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AiThority Interview with Pat Calhoun, CEO and Founder at Espressive

AiThority | October 11, 2019When employees have an exceptional experience, they are both satisfied and productive. When the opposite occurs, their frustration compounds the lack of productivity and could ultimately result in retention issues.

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Survey finds human-resources leaders turning to AI in force

AI in Healthcare | October 1, 2019Leaders of HR departments are looking to AI for help improving the employee experience. As part of the effort, some 59% are considering or already adding virtual employee assistants like chatbots.

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New Survey Reveals That HR Leaders Are Prioritizing AI to Improve the Employee Experience

AiThority | October 1, 2019Espressive, the pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprise service management and a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor, released the findings of a new Pulse Report focused on the top HR service management strategies and initiatives for 2019.

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New Espressive Survey Reveals That HR Leaders Are Prioritizing AI to Improve Employee Experience

HR Technologis | October 1, 2019Espressive, the pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprise service management and a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor, today released the findings of a new Pulse Report focused on the top HR service management strategies and initiatives for 2019.

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New Survey Reveals That HR Leaders Are Prioritizing Artificial Intelligence To Improve The Employee Experience

TechHRSeries | October 1, 2019Espressive, the pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprise service management and a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor, released the findings of a new Pulse Report focused on the top HR service management strategies and initiatives for 2019.

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SAIC partners with Espressive to offer next-gen IT solutions

ReportsGo | July 31, 2019

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), an American IT firm that provides government services, is collaborating with Espressive, a California-based tech company that has developed AI technology for employee self-service needs. According to reliable sources, Espressive Barista virtual assistant will be fused with SAIC’s U-Centric IT solution to provide consumer automated services for resolving user issues, questions and requests using AI technology and natural language processing.

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5 Channel Partner Updates

CHANNELe2e | July 31, 2019Here are five (actually, far more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday July 31, 2019. Content for managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and any other partner acronym that further caffeinates our already stellar SEO.

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Enterprises Welcome the New AI-based Solution to Drive Employee Empowerment

CIOReview | July 30, 2019AI in enterprise service management offers exceptional employee experiences by redefining ways to help employees at the enterprise level. Espressive, an AI solution provider for employee self-service, has introduced advanced features of approver workflows to Espressive Barista, an AI-based Virtual Support Agent (VSA).

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SAIC, Espressive Unveil Integrated Virtual Assistant IT Support Tool; Coby Holloway Quoted

ExecutiveBiz | July 30, 2019Science Applications International Corp. and artificial intelligence software developer Espressive have entered into an agreement to integrate the latter’s virtual assistant tool into SAIC’s U-Centric self-service help desk platform. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup’s Barista virtual support agent deploys AI and natural language processing to address user requests and provide information technology support across all organization operations through any device, SAIC said Tuesday.

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How to explain machine learning in plain English

The Enterprisers Project | July 29, 2019What is machine learning? What is ML vs. AI? What data problems could ML solve for your organization? Here’s how to discuss the key issues in plain terms. Machine learning is already pervasive: Most people probably don’t realize it.

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Espressive Barista is the First AI-based Employee Self-Service Solution to Automate Processes While Maintaining Compliance

Intellyx Blog | July 25, 2019Knowledge Base Articles Are Understood and Presented Only as Specific Answers. Portals with knowledge base articles have been the standard self-service tool for over 10 years. However, when it comes to employee adoption of these tools, research firm Intellyx estimates an average of less than 10%.

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Explore Artificial Intelligence in ITSM and the Tool Options

TechTarget | July 24, 2019ITSM vendors continue to add AI to their tools to augment IT staff, deflect contacts to the service desk and enable end users to be more self-sufficient. While these features might sound similar from one tool to the next, the ITSM products that offer them are as varied as the providers in the market, which range from traditional to emerging ITSM vendors.

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M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Pat Calhoun, Founder & CEO, Espressive

Sand Hill | July 3, 2019With an intense focus on user experience and customer adoption, Pat Calhoun is set to transform the enterprise self-service experience to a consumer-like approach. No stranger to finding solutions that fill gaps in the IT Service Management field, Pat’s first startup, Airespace, grew revenues to over $80M in two years before being sold to Cisco for $450M.

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Espressive Barista: Transforming the Employee Experience with a Virtual Agent Employees Actually Use

Intellyx | April 11, 2019Enterprises have invested countless dollars and resources trying to reduce internal employee support costs incurred in the form of IT help desks, HR service centers, and other enterprise support functions. The goal has been to deploy employee portals, intranets, and related self-service approaches to keep employees from needing to leverage these costly internally-facing resources.

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19 Startups to Watch ’19

Database Trends and Applications | April 1, 2019The IT landscape is constantly being reshaped and contoured as organizations mature, and others merge or are acquired. Startups that seek to address new challenges are also on the horizon.

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Innovations propel Espressive Barista beyond conversational chatbots

KMWorld | March 18, 2019

Espressive, a pioneer in AI for enterprise service management (ESM), has announced additions to its AI-based virtual support agent (VSA), Barista, which includes the new Barista Employee Language Cloud. With the additions, Barista goes beyond conversational chatbots to enable digital transformation of ESM to improve the delivery of AI-based employee self-help.

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You Already Asked Me That!: Pre-Trained NLP for Answering Employee Questions – Over and Over and….

EnterpriseAI | February 22, 2019Until it undergoes laborious, data-intensive training by data scientists, AI is a tabula rasa, unknowing as a babe unborn. But what if AI came pre-loaded with specialized knowledge covering 60 or 70 percent of the training and development needed for its assigned task?

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On the Radar: Espressive brings a true customer experience to employees

Ovum | February 20, 2019The advance of CRM and the focus on serving the customer has created an unintended consequence. While customers can find things, get queries answered, and have problems resolved quickly and easily, employees are like the cobbler’s shoeless children – queries and problems do not get solved quickly, and identifying the correct person or department is a lottery.

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How AI-Based ITSM Apps Deliver Friction-Less Employee Experience

AiThority | February 20, 2019Espressive, a leader in AI for enterprise service management, announced its vision of a world where employees get help without friction at the Pink19 IT Service Management (ITSM) Conference. Historically, ITSM vendors have focused on solving the problems encountered by the service desk, rather than focusing on the employee experience.

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Espressive Reveals AI for Enterprise at the Brink of Disrupting ITSM Industry

AiThority | February 19, 2019Espressive, the pioneer in AI for enterprise service management, has released the findings of a new Pulse Report focusing on the top IT service management (ITSM) strategies and initiatives for 2019. The report revealed that AI-based consumer-like apps will be critical to further digital transformation for key ITSM initiatives such as reducing help desk call volume and mean time to repair (MTTR).

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Espressive provides AI consumer-like virtual assistant for enterprise service management

451 Research | February 19, 2019In 2017, we anticipated that the chat bot hype would transition into a larger trend encompassing workflow-centered approaches focused on redefining the end-user experience. Our assessment was that, while chat bots and intelligent assistants showed great potential – particularly for use cases in customer support, productivity apps and conversational commerce – there were still challenges to be addressed, including the incorporation of contextual understanding and machine learning (ML) to enable natural conversations.

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2019 is the Year When AI Will Enable ITSM to Finally Shift Left

VMblog | February 6, 2019Customers traditionally have used IT Service Management (ITSM) tools to improve back office processes. More recently, IT set its sights on further embracing digital transformation by engaging employees via an effort to shift left.

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AI skills: 5 ways to build talent internally

The Enterprisers Project | January 21, 2019Artificial intelligence skills are hot. It’s time to stop bemoaning the lack of AI talent and start training up existing staff. As artificial intelligence use cases expand inside all types of businesses and industries, you can expect another sequel to a timeless IT hiring story: The Skills Shortage, AI edition – coming soon to a team near you.

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Crystal Ball 2019: ‘AI Transformation Poised to Begin in Earnest’

EnterpriseAI | December 20, 2018Years ago, the future was much more opaque. Now, it’s tangible, visible, it’s rising up all around us. A favorite quote from 2018: “I don’t predict the future, I observe it” (futurist Gerd Leonhard).

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20 More AI Predictions For 2019.

Forbes | December 12, 2018Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, driven by large investments, lots of startups, all established technology vendors, and enterprises big and small experimenting with what it can do for their bottom line. 120 predictions for AI in 2019 did not exhaust the subject, so here are 20 more.

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AI in 2019: 8 trends to watch

The Enterprisers Project | December 4, 2018Forget the job-stealing robot predictions. Let’s focus on artificial intelligence trends – around talent, security, data analytics, and more – that will matter to IT leaders.

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