Voice Assist and Jabra Now Available on Salesforce.com AppExchange 2, the World's Most-Popular Marketplace for Business Apps

Salesforce CRM customers can now verbally update account records or listen to and post to Chatter, hands-free!

Dec 07, 2010, 07:46 ET from Jabra from ,Voice Assist

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DREAMFORCE 2010 -- Voice Assist and Jabra today announced the availability of Voice Assist on AppExchange 2.  Utilizing the Jabra EXTREME Bluetooth® headset and Voice Assist software, every sales person can now communicate in real-time and update Salesforce CRM records by voice or even listen to or post to Salesforce Chatter – all hands-free.

Jabra, a world leader in innovative headset solutions, delivers a range of easy-to-use devices that work seamlessly with Chatter to provide sales people and consumers everywhere with a truly hands-free collaborative lifestyle.  Voice Assist empowers the mobile workforce to update Salesforce CRM records, post to Chatter, dial, e-mail and text all by using simple voice commands using a Jabra headset.  Mobile workers now have the option to talk to update Salesforce CRM, Chatter or other social networks like Facebook and Twitter.  The combination of a noise cancelling headset from Jabra and Voice Assist software is the ideal solution for busy salespeople who are driving and need to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.

Built using Force.com, the enterprise cloud computing platform, Voice Assist with a Jabra EXTREME headset is immediately available for a test drive and deployment on AppExchange 2 at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/voiceassist.

In today's busy sales environment, there is usually a post-meeting urgency for sales people to update Salesforce CRM records and communicate and collaborate with their peers.  Now mobile salespeople can immediately update Salesforce by simply pressing a single button and using their voice. With Jabra and Voice Assist, a sales person can jump into their car and communicate in real-time, hands-free, and Chatter with their business associates.

"Salespeople rely on tools that not only help them communicate better and easier, but also improve productivity and the ability to multi-task," said Mogens Elsberg, CEO, GN Netcom.  "The Jabra EXTREME addresses all of those needs, providing an easy-to-use, hands-free solution that allows the mobile workforce to stay in touch - both professionally and personally - while on the road."

"Data is now the conversation," said Michael Metcalf, CEO, Voice Assist.  "With Voice Assist being the voice inside the application, sales people can now work efficiently and effectively, hands-free in their cars and while they're on the road.  With this product offering, mobile salespeople can do almost anything by voice that they would normally do at their desks with a keyboard."

"The combination of Jabra and Voice Assist is a great example of the real-time collaborative advances for professionals on the road," said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, salesforce.com. "Dreamforce is the ideal place to showcase innovations like these where thousands of people are looking for ways to further realize success with cloud computing."

Dreamforce is the industry's leading global cloud computing event focused on inspiring customer, partner and developer success with cloud computing.  Attendees will learn how to maximize their current investments and explore new offerings across Salesforce Chatter, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Force.com and more.  Over the past 10 years the cloud computing economy has radically changed the way companies operate.  Now as we enter the next phase, cloud computing is becoming inherently social, real-time and mobile.  Dreamforce is where this transition is happening with hundreds of salesforce.com partners exhibiting the latest cloud offerings, as well as training sessions, seminars and breakout sessions.

About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange 2

Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM (http://www.salesforce.com/) applications, more than 1,000 ISV partner applications like those from CA Technologies, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and 185,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com's 87,200 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel. Force.com also enables developers to make any enterprise app social by leveraging the social collaboration components including profiles, status updates, and real-time feeds available with Chatter.

Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange 2 marketplace http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/, now featuring the ChatterExchange.

About GN Netcom

Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With around 850 employees and sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops and markets a broad range of wireless headsets and in-car speakerphones for mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact center and office-based users. GN Netcom is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S.

For further information on the company, please visit www.jabra.com.

About Voice Assist

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., Voice Assist speech enables mobile applications and services.  Voice Assist is a hosted platform for developing and deploying voice controlled mobile applications and services.  It includes a fast and safe way to make calls, manage your e-mails, send text messages and post to Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Chatter by voice commands. The Voice Assist Platform provides a scalable solution for developers to add voice into any application.

For more information on the company, visit http://www.voiceassist.com.

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