Virtusa to resell and provide implementation services for
Xtone voice assistant platform.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that
combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer
experience, and Xtone, provider of the Xavi Platform for Voice Assistants, today announced a partnership
to enhance the user experience for mobile enterprise apps with the power of natural language
understanding and conversational interfaces. The companies will jointly offer a broad range of Voice
Assistant solutions from simple voice extensions to existing mobile apps to comprehensive
conversational interfaces that are seamlessly integrated with enterprise contact centers.
"Now that mobile users are adopting speech-driven personal assistants like Apple's Siri™ and Google
Now, the race is on for enterprises to offer engaging natural language interfaces for their apps in finance,
insurance, travel and other industries that serve users on the go," said Frank Palermo, senior vice
president, Global Technical Solutions Group, Virtusa. "With the Virtusa/Xtone solution, innovative
enterprises can differentiate their mobile apps with an engaging conversational experience that will
establish industry leadership, build brand loyalty and ultimately reduce customer care costs."
The Virtusa/Xtone Voice Assistant solution is based on Xtone's patented Xavi™ platform, which offers a
write-once/run-anywhere development and deployment environment that supports both iOS and
Android devices. With its distributed architecture and XML language and tools, Xavi enables developers to
implement voice assistants as independent hands-free/eyes-free apps or tightly integrated with an
existing mobile interface, giving users a rich, mixed-modal experience that supports any combination of
speech and tap control.
"Xavi™ is the first platform that is built with a mobile developer in mind. We provide a feature set that
enables mobile developers to focus on voice driven use cases and experiences with the confidence that
the underlying Xavi™ platform will handle the implementation specifics," said Vishal Dhawan, CTO of
Xtone. "The technical strengths of the Xavi platform combined with the innovation-driven solution
development capabilities of Virtusa will help us meet the demand and, together, we will build apps for our
clients that are enjoyable for the user and more productive for the enterprise."
Virtusa and Xtone offer a variety of mobility implementation services including UI design, application
development and integration, speech tuning, testing, deployment and ongoing managed services. Virtusa
also offers Mobile Voice Assistants as part of its Mobility Proof-of-Concept Factory model, which enables
clients to test and validate mobile solutions in Virtusa's Innovation Lab prior to full-scale deployment.
Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies. These
services, which include IT consulting, application maintenance, development, systems integration and
managed services, leverage a unique Platforming methodology that transforms clients' businesses
through IT rationalization. Virtusa helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating,
rationalizing, and modernizing their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.
Virtusa delivers cost-effective solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods such
as Agile and Accelerated Solution Design to ensure that its solutions meet the clients' requirements. As a
result, its clients simultaneously reduce their IT operations cost while increasing their ability to meet
changing business needs.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe,
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Xtone provides the patented Xavi Voice Assistant Platform and Plug-Ins for a variety of leading mobile
devices. The Xavi platform enables mobile developers to quickly enhance their apps with voice assistants
that interact with users in a unique, engaging way. The Xavi Platform offers a comprehensive
development environment coupled with a cloud-based managed service for deployment.
Xavi is a trademark of Xtone.
Jessica Boardman, 617-275-6514
Mike Rozelsky, 617-504-2942