Vonage to Launch Connectivity to Microsoft Workflow Automation Suite

Vonage to Launch Connectivity to Microsoft Workflow Automation Suite
New connector for workflow tools enhances employee productivity and efficiency

Singapore (15 May 2017) -- Vonage (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of cloud communications for business, has partnered with Microsoft to launch a connector to Microsoft's suite of workflow automation tools. Via Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, the connector allows users to integrate SMS and text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities into custom workflows for increased employee productivity and efficiency without the need for developers to create or manage code.

"The addition of Nexmo APIs to Microsoft workflow tools elevates productivity and the efficiency of business operations and processes by providing messaging capabilities to highlight and surface critical work items that require immediate attention," said Tony Jamous, president of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform. "By augmenting existing notification processes with custom, real-time SMS alerts via Nexmo APIs, companies are communicating priorities among stakeholders in more engaging ways to improve operations for better business outcomes."

The Vonage connector for Microsoft's Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) services includes integration into Microsoft Flow and Azure Logic Apps as well PowerApps, a no-code application platform for power users. With the connector, users easily integrate with and enhance connection to mission-critical business application services such as SharePoint, Office 365, Power BI, ZenDesk®, Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce® to create new, simple and customized workflows or by using one of the existing templates.

Users of Microsoft Flow, available as part of Office 365 or as a standalone offering, can utilize the Nexmo connector to create customized Flow notifications that can be as specific as the use case demands, requiring no IT support or resources. SMS or TTS options can be easily created and deployed using a code-free visual building tool.

With Microsoft PowerApps, also available as part of Office 365 or as a standalone offering, Vonage's connector enables users to connect to services such as SharePoint and Salesforce to create new data, quickly build apps based on this data, and then publish those apps across web and mobile.

With Azure Logic Apps, a service for Azure application developers, the connector allows users to boost productivity by integrating messaging alerts into their Logic Apps to create workflows that connect disparate systems and automate business processes.

Added Mr. Jamous, "With increasingly high open rates, SMS continues to be an important vehicle for messaging, enabling companies to entrust urgent business alerts to the channel where they know they will receive immediate attention."

The Nexmo connector to Microsoft also enables companies to quickly and easily take immediate action on critical business scenarios such as:
·  A business process requires input for approval
·  A prospect is ready to become a customer with the proper follow-up
·  A customer has a showstopper issue
·  A high-priority email from senior leadership is delivered

More than 200,000 developers around the globe are using Nexmo APIs to enhance the way businesses communicate with their customers for deeper relationships and more meaningful engagement. This partnership with Microsoft opens up these same development capabilities to businesses without the need for dedicated IT resources or expertise in coding. The new connector also brings agility to system integrators, allowing them to execute rapidly on the wide range of communication-enabled requirements of their customers.

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