Tact.ai, the sales experience platform for the intelligent edge, today announced release of the Tact Sales Assistant Skill for Amazon Alexa. Selected as a launch partner for Alexa for Business, the Tact Skill unlocks a conversational and bidirectional interface into the tools that salespeople use every day such as Salesforce, LinkedIn and Microsoft Exchange. Tact.ai will be onstage at Amazon Web Services’ re: invent 2017 in Las Vegas, NV presenting the first certified enterprise CRM sales Skill for Alexa on Thurs., Nov. 30 at 3:40 pm PT at the Launchpad event at AWS Village in the Expo Hall in the Sands Expo Center.
With today’s announcement of Alexa for Business, Amazon unveiled a select group of companies who have created personalized experiences with select Alexa Skills. The Tact Sales Assistant Skill uses Alexa Voice Profiles, providing authentication and personalized experiences when Alexa recognizes the user’s voice.
The Tact Skill can be set up two different ways. Users can go to the new Alexa for Business App Store and go through the standard account linking flow. A newer deployment method announced today allows businesses to create private, pre-configured and fully customizable Skills set up to understand company-specific commands and conversations. For enterprises, this allows IT organizations to offer their employees a securely, managed, voice controlled way to access corporate information from systems like Salesforce, Zendesk, LinkedIn, Exchange and more.
Join the Alexa team as they showcase select Skill developers, including Tact.ai CEO Chuck Ganapathi, who will debut the first conversational CRM Skill for Alexa for Business. The Launchpad session takes place on Thurs., Nov. 30, at 3:40 pm PT at the Sands Expo. The session will be live streamed live on Twitch here.
See how Tact.ai brings CRM to the Intelligent Edge: http://tact.ai/why/
“Edge computing is fundamentally changing the way we interact with machines; from humans having to understand machines, to machines understanding what we need and having the ability to fulfil it,”
said Chuck Ganapathi, Founder & CEO of Tact.ai. “We’re excited to collaborate with the AWS Alexa team to bring to market a more natural and productive way for salespeople to work. With Tact for Alexa, CRM and other enterprise software now conforms to the user, no longer the other way around.”
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Tact.ai is on a mission to make enterprise software more human-friendly. Tact.ai puts sellers first with human-friendly CRM solutions that are frictionless, connected, and prescriptive. Powered by our patented Edge AI platform, Fortune 500 sales organizations -- including Honeywell, Cisco, and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world -- use Tact to change sales behavior and digitally transform how sellers work with customers every day to achieve new levels of productivity and collaboration. Founded by Chuck Ganapathi, who has built three generations of CRM products, Tact.ai Technologies, Inc. is a privately-held company backed by Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Upfront Ventures, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), Comcast Ventures, Honeywell Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and the Amazon Alexa Fund.