Software AG and Cambridge VoiceTech Announce Alliance
RESTON, VA -- Software AG Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Software AG, and Cambridge VoiceTech, a provider of VoiceXML speech recognition platforms, announced an alliance to deliver complete speech recognition solutions to enterprise and government customers, using a combination of XML and VoiceXML technologies. According to Software AG Inc., the combined power of Software AG's Tamino and EntireX XML technology and Cambridge VoiceTech's VoiceXML Gateway will enable clients to cut costs, build better customer relationships, and streamline employee access and business processes by extending Web and legacy applications - ranging from customer care and product ordering to sales force automation and human resources functions - via speech recognition to ordinary telephones. Under this mutual referral agreement, Software AG and Cambridge VoiceTech will actively market the combined solution. Software AG's XML technology allows integration and access to multiple enterprise application and data sources, while Cambridge VoiceTech's VoiceXML Gateway provides a bridge between XML data and speech recognition applications accessed by phone. "Together with Cambridge VoiceTech, we are adding value to Tamino and EntireX users' experience," said Lori Williams-Peters, Software AG Inc.'s vice president of sales. "This partnership will enable Tamino and EntireX users to leverage their application and data resources by readily extending them to user-friendly speech applications over the ordinary telephone. Tamino and EntireX also enable enterprises and agencies with complicated legacy infrastructures to take full advantage of the new cost-saving speech technologies." "This marriage of VoiceXML and XML will make speech recognition a very cost-effective choice for an increasing number of companies and government agencies," said Lou Abbruzzesi, CTO of Cambridge VoiceTech. "The Software AG-Cambridge VoiceTech partnership solves the core integration challenges of a speech deployment, providing rapid deployment and high reliability. It will enable many more companies and agencies to benefit from one of today's most formidable cost-saving and customer-friendly interaction technologies--the power of speech."