Vocollect Announces SAP Certification of Its Vocollect VoiceDirect ERP Voice-Directed Workflow Solut

PITTSBURGH (March 2) – Vocollect, Inc., the world leader in voice-centric solutions for mobile workers, today announced that its VoiceDirect ERP 1.0 voice solution has been certified by SAP AG for integration with the SAP Warehouse Manager (SAP WM) and Extended Warehouse Manager (SAP EWM) applications.  As an SAP software solution partner with solutions that have been certified by SAP, Vocollect now offers both direct-integrated as well as middleware-based voice-directed workflow solutions in support of SAP solutions, helping customers and integrators to significantly improve the productivity and accuracy of their distribution center (DC) and/or warehouse operations.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that Vocollect VoiceDirect ERP 1.0 integrates with SAP’s ITS Mobile, providing connectivity to SAP WM and SAP EWM to exchange critical data with instances of SAP Business Suite Applications.

“With Vocollect, we now can offer our customers a long-term solution for voice that integrates well with SAP WM and SAP EWM, increasing efficiency and flexibility, with a fast deployment time,” noted Holger Haering, head of SAP Supply Chain Project Execution at IGZ of Germany.

The Vocollect Voice solutions integrate with SAP WM and SAP EWM, facilitating the pragmatic investment of voice-centric technology that drives quantifiable bottom-line improvements by five percent or more. Vocollect Voice can be applied to enhance common DC/warehouse tasks such as picking/order selection, replenishment, put-away and cycle-counting. For added customer flexibility and choice, Vocollect Voice can be deployed on Vocollect Talkman mobile computing devices and a range of industry-leading mobile devices. 

Integrators savvy with SAP solutions can leverage existing proficiency in ABAP programming language, HTML and XML to optimally support customer workflow needs and extend the total solution to successfully voice-enable DC and warehouse transactions. This will now help system integrators knowledgeable with SAP solutions to more confidently undertake the voice enablement of their SAP warehouse operations.

Vocollect’s VoiceDirect is an industry-proven and trusted line of WMS-integrated solutions for providing real-time voice applications for warehouse management systems.  VoiceDirect ERP for use with SAP solutions leverages the voice capabilities of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform to facilitate and ease the deployment of Vocollect Voice as a direct, real-time solution for enterprises also using SAP WM and SAP EWM.  Vocollect Voice can quickly be configured by an integrator to voice-enable standard SAP mobile data entry transactions, helping to ease the development and integration activity required to support a voice implementation.

“Vocollect’s solution allows us to deploy voice into our customers’ sites that include SAP WM and SAP EWM for picking activities, as well as other warehouse functions,” said Dr. Hans Christoph Dönges, division leader at SALT Solutions. “The ability to deploy voice-enabled solutions on a wide range of commercial mobile-computing devices gives our customers comfort in knowing they can fully leverage their existing technology investment.”

Vocollect also provides an alternative for customers preferring the benefits of a middleware-based solution. VoiceLink WCS provides additional customer flexibility to integrate Vocollect Voice with SAP solutions.

“Our collaboration with a variety of highly proficient systems integrators and customers has been extremely helpful in developing a voice-centric workflow solution in support of SAP applications,” said Thomas H. Murray, vice president of Product Management and Marketing, Vocollect, Inc. “With SAP certification, now customers around the globe can more easily tap the vast potential of workflow productivity and accuracy improvements that voice provides, working with integrators or one of Vocollect’s other world-class WMS and supply chain partners,” he said.

For more information about Vocollect Voice solutions in support of SAP WM and SAP EWM, call 412-349-2515 or visit www.vocollect.com.

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About Vocollect
Vocollect, Inc. is the number one provider of voice solutions for mobile workers worldwide, helping customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day Vocollect enables over 250,000 workers worldwide to distribute more than $2 billion dollars’ worth of goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. A global team of over 2,000 supply chain reseller and channel partner experts supports Vocollect Voice offerings in 55 countries and in 26 languages. Vocollect VoiceWorld Suite integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems, including solutions from SAP AG, and supports the industry’s leading mobile computing devices. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com.

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