speechvantage Offers New VAR Program

HORSHAM, PA - speechvantage Inc., an open systems packaged and custom speech applications and services provider, announced that it has launched its Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Program with agreements in place with several strategically-aligned technology and infrastructure development companies. speechvantage established its VAR program to provide selected organizations with the capability to enhance their solution and service offerings with both new and existing client accounts by offering the speechvantage OLIVE pre-packaged speech application solutions. Charter partners of speechvantage's VAR program include HBC Technologies, ISS, RCH Products, Asante Business Technology Group, DBSi, Advanced Micro and Enabling Technologies Corporation. "We chose to partner with speechvantage for its ability to use existing solutions or to create customized speech applications that have quick deployment and immediate positive ROI for hospitals. The applications for security and on-call scheduling have shown that speech makes for anywhere and anytime use and therefore greater utilization at lower cost," said Joe Castagno, Director of Business Development for HBC Technologies, a data and voice security company for the hospital market and a speechvantage VAR partner. "In cooperation with speechvantage, we've developed a speech-driven emergency alert system and an on-call scheduling system with voice recognition, easy implementation, easy modification and improved accuracy," he continued. Partners in speechvantage's VAR program receive the following key benefits: * Joint Marketing Programs - Access to speechvantage OEM Partner resources (SpeechWorks and VoiceGenie) to develop marketing plans and promote sales activity; Ability to participate in OEM and industry marketing programs and trade shows in the Speech Industry for which speechvantage has access; Joint presence on various Websites, access/attendance to monthly industry shows. * Application and Speech Solution Training Programs - Sales training on the Speech solutions and "sales cycle" and speechvantage's support and technical resources needed to support their efforts in the VAR client channel. * Partnership Pricing and Shared Revenue Programs - Volume discounts and continual revenue models for both maintenance contracts and custom application development. "We are very excited to make available our high-quality speech-enabled solutions to so many more customers through our VAR program," Chetan Patel, Chief Executive Officer of speechvantage said. "We continue to be committed to providing quality voice recognition solutions that align business goals with speech technology, and our VAR program is an extension of our mission. Our partners bring specific vertical market expertise or core competencies in a specific piece of the speech solutions deployment. With this collaboration we are able to expand the offering and continue to improve the ROI for speech automation," he continued. Partners in speechvantage's VAR program have access to the company's flagship suite of speech-enabled business applications called OLIVE. These applications specifically provide a speech-enabled auto attendant or directory assistance, a voice-activated emergency contact list, a speech-enabled password reset system, a voice-activated dialing system and voice-activated Outlook & Lotus Notes.
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