4 November 2021

DATEV Lab offers salary calculator skill for Amazon Alexa

Voice assistant system can calculate how much net you will get from your agreed gross salary.

How much net to take home from your gross salary? Ask Alexa and she will tell you right away how much net you will get from your agreed gross salary.

DATEV Lab released the Alexa skill “DATEV Lab Gehaltsrechner”, a salary calculator. Using a voice assistant this Alexa skill can calculate your net salary from only a few details. This data can be modified then to see how for example a change of your tax class influences your net salary.

Voice recognition

At the moment, voice assistance systems are mainly used to play music or to operate home appliances. They are increasingly applied in the B2C context. Alexa has established itself as market leader together with Google’s voice assistant and Apple’s Siri. Therefore, DATEV decided to test Alexa in cooperation with Amazon and explore all opportunities in the B2B context. Applications from third-party suppliers are called “skills”.

Calculating net salary

The salary calculator offers an easy and quick way of determining your net salary. This skill asks questions intelligibly and supportingly to get all relevant information for the salary calculation. The voice recognition understands most divers formulations, thus allowing even amateurs its use and input of all information needed. The financial results may be sent via voice command to any e-mail address.

Using the salary calculator requires an Amazon account as well as Alexa-capable terminal devices (such as Alexa Echo, Echo Show or an Alexa integration in a car e. g.) or a smartphone. The skill can be found in the Alexa Skill Store or activated straight from Alexa, for example saying: “Alexa, aktiviere DATEV Lab Gehaltsrechner“ (Alexa, activate DATEV Lab Salary Calculator).

Further information

This video (in German) gives an impression of the DATEV Lab Salary Calculator.