SOURCE: VoiceObjects

February 01, 2007 09:00 ET

VoiceObjects Closes 2006 With New Customers, Products

Leading Phone Application Server Provider Announces Customer Wins, Partnerships, New Offerings, Prestigious Industry Award

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- VoiceObjects, the phone application server company, today announced its results for the fourth quarter, 2006. Quarter highlights included customer wins in the Internet banking and consulting services industries, with Egg.com and the Hay Group, respectively, selecting the VoiceObjects 6 phone application server to power advanced applications. During the quarter, VoiceObjects also released the VoiceObjects XML Developer Kit, established a strategic partnership with VoxTiger, strengthened its leadership team, and received noteworthy industry recognition.

Customer Wins in Diverse Industries

VoiceObjects's fourth quarter, 2006 customer wins included Egg.com, the world's first and largest Internet-only bank. Egg.com selected the VoiceObjects 6 phone application server to deliver the bank's 3 million customers personalized, multi-modal phone banking applications that offer richer customer service experiences than traditional IVR applications.

New fourth quarter customers also included the Hay Group, a global management consultancy with more than 2,000 consultants in 47 countries. The organization will use the VoiceObjects phone application server to conduct phone surveys, already a proven data-gathering method, in an even more cost-effective manner.

"Companies in every industry can benefit from the increased customer satisfaction and substantial cost savings that the VoiceObjects 6 phone application server provides," said Beatriz Infante, chief executive officer of VoiceObjects. "Per-caller personalization that leverages information in an organization's CRM databases is quickly becoming the new gold standard in voice software. A phone application server is essential for successfully creating, deploying, and maintaining personalized applications."

Other Successes

VoiceObjects' other successes in the last quarter of 2006 included the release of the VoiceObjects XML Developer Kit, which helps tools vendors to create VoiceObjects-ready tools. The company also entered into a strategic partnership with VoxTiger, a provider of online phone application development services. Together, the companies launched an on-demand phone application development environment, which allows novice and expert developers to create sophisticated phone applications that run on VoiceObjects Server at a fraction of the cost usually associated with development.

VoiceObjects also enhanced its leadership team during the quarter, with IVR industry veteran Jim Madden joining the company as vice president, Americas sales and Ketera chief executive officer Burton Goldfield joining the board of directors. Finally, VoiceObjects founder and chief strategy officer Karl-Heinz Land was selected in the fourth quarter as a finalist in the "Entrepreneur of the Year" category of the inaugural European Business Awards. Winners will be announced soon.

About VoiceObjects

VoiceObjects is the phone application server company. VoiceObjects works with carriers and enterprises around the world to deliver a personalized customer service experience to more than 500 million callers every year. VoiceObjects Server, the company's flagship product, supports phone-based applications that use VoiceXML (VXML) at more than fifty leading companies, including Adobe, T-Mobile, and Volkswagen Financial Services. VoiceObjects is privately held and headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, please contact (650) 288-0299 or visit www.voiceobjects.com.

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