Voice Assist and HarQen Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver Next Generation Conference Call Capabilities to Carriers and Enterprises Alike
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Voice Assist, Inc. (OTCBB:VSST) and HarQen, Inc., today announced a strategic alliance designed to deliver a carrier-grade conference calling solution, which promises to redefine standard bridge call capabilities. The innovative solution allows participants to initiate a call with spoken commands, take notes with their voice, and then have the call organized so that it can be searched, reviewed, analyzed and shared afterward. The combined solution eliminates the logging of call details into popular CRM solution, such as Salesforce, as well as all the team’s notes, PowerPoint presentations, images, and original voice contributions would be organized automatically and ready for review.
“Voice Assist is pleased to be chosen by HarQen to provide hands-free, voice-enabled commands to better enable the conference call experience safely while driving,” said Michael Metcalf, chairman and CEO of Voice Assist. “This agreement demonstrates our commitment to expanding the capabilities of Voice Assist’s unique voice services platform.”
Voice Assist and HarQen have teamed up to provide a better way to conduct more productive and efficient meetings than ever before. Voice Assist is the leading cloud-based platform provider for enabling enterprise and telephony services through voice. Voice Assist’s Voice Mode(TM) is changing the way business is done, making workers safer and increasing their productivity with the most basic of all communication tools – the human voice. An end-to-end solution, Voice Mode(TM) allows conference calls to be initiated and notes taken via spoken commands that are non-disruptive to other call participants.
HarQen uses voice technology to streamline business processes through voice capturing and collaboration, and has enjoyed significant success with its Voice Advantage virtual interview product for recruiting. Through this alliance, the companies plan to leverage their expertise and award-winning technology to create a next generation of voice-enabled conference bridge solutions that will be integrated into CRM applications, such as Salesforce, and other data management applications.
According to a survey published by the Annenberg School of Communications at UCLA and the University of Minnesota’s Training & Development Research Center, executives spend upwards of 50% of their time in meetings.
“Up until now, we have not had an easy way to initiate a conference call nor a meaningful way to organize, access or share these meetings later,” said E. Kelly Fitzsimmons, CEO of HarQen. “Voice Assist is made up of true industry pioneers and experts. We believe that the combination of our team’s talents and award-winning products will forever change the way people think of voice communications.”
Founded in 2007, HarQen unleashes the richness of information trapped inside conversations – transforming talk into actionable insights. HarQen’s award-winning Intelligent Voice Service enables meetings, interviews and other business conversations to be captured, enriched, organized, navigated, shared and analyzed – improving collaboration and adding a new layer of business intelligence to existing data management systems.
For more information, visit www.harqen.com.
About Voice Assist
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., Voice Assist is a hosted speech services company that enables voice in any application, network and device. The company’s cloud-based speech platform eliminates the need to use a keyboard or keypad to interact, and enables users to communicate, connect or transact using any application on any phone or IP-connected device. The Voice Assist platform includes a fast and safe way to make calls, manage your e-mails, send text messages and post to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter by voice commands and provides a scalable solution for developers to add voice to any application.
For more information on the company, visit www.voiceassist.com.
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