Atento develops the self-service customer solution for Spanish railway operator RENFE

  • RENFE’s goal is to have 15% of its customer service interactions resolved through self-service thanks to the automated customer service platform developed by Atento
  • The automated customer service platform can manage 180 calls simultaneously, allowing it to process 10,000 calls per hour
  • Atento has been providing customer experience solutions to Spanish railway operator RENFE since 2017 and has recently extended its collaboration until 2022

October 16, 2019 download Download in PDF

MADRID Atento S. A. (NYSE: ATTO), the leading company of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services (CRM/BPO) in Latin America, and one of the top five providers worldwide, has developed an automation solution to improve RENFE's customer experience, enabling over 1.8 million of the Spanish railway operator's inquiries to be resolved through self-service. This accounts for 12% of RENFE’s current customer service calls and it is expected to reach 15% at the end of the year.

Atento has been providing customer experience solutions to RENFE since 2017 and has recently extended its contract until 2022. Atento's operations for RENFE include more than 300 contact center agents providing information services, ticket sales by phone, Atendo services, Adif infrastructure information, and direct sales management. To provide this service, Atento is working also with the Special Employment Center of its subsidiary Atento Impulsa, which has assigned 65 agents to the service.


Self-sevice solution developed by Atento

With the objective to position RENFE as the leading service of the Spanish Public Administration in terms of quality and efficiency of customer experience, Atento has developed a self-service automation system that eliminates traditional options menus and implements an advanced call routing solution based on an open question to which the user can respond completely naturally.  The implementation of the automatic speech recognition application (ASR) and natural language understanding technology (NLU) allows the call to be automatically routed in 94% of cases. To resolve the remaining 6% of calls, a virtual agent function is activated in which a virtual operator assists the system in routing; the user is unaware, and the operator helps train and improve the effectiveness of the automatic system.

The automated customer service telephone platform developed by Atento can manage 180 calls simultaneously, allowing it to process 10,000 calls per hour. In addition, the new model carries many other benefits, both for the service agents, who can dedicate their time to higher-value tasks, as for the customers themselves, who see their calls answered immediately at any time of day. This translates into shorter waiting times and overall duration of the interaction, creating an improved customer experience.


About Atento

Atento is the largest provider of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services in Latin America, and among the top five providers globally, based on revenues. Atento is also a leading provider of nearshoring CRM/BPO services to companies that carry out their activities in the United States.  Since 1999, the company has developed its business model in 13 countries where it employs 150,000 people. Atento has over 400 clients to whom it offers a wide range of CRM/BPO services through multiple channels. Atento's clients are mostly leading multinational corporations in sectors such as telecommunications, banking and financial services, health, retail and public administrations, among others. Atento´s shares trade under the symbol ATTO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). In 2019, Atento has been named one of the World´s 25 Best Multinational Workplaces and one of the Best Multinationals to Work for in Latin America by Great Place to Work®. For more information visit


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