Person-to-person communication over the Internet has exploded in recent years. In contrast, person-to-business and business-to-business communication using the Web are just beginning to take off, in part due to technological challenges that are just now being met. For example: the ability of large, automated businesses to communicate with smaller, less automated partners who don't have integrated back-end office systems or tightly coupled data channels; the ability of smaller, less automated businesses to communicate with each other; the ability of field personnel to mine enterprise data; the ability of companies to send up-to-the-minute data to field personnel. A speech interface to the Web can surmount these problems and more. Our solution provides a VoiceXML interface to static and dynamic information in existing enterprise databases that are, or can be made, available through a Web interface. VoiceXML (Voice eXtensible Markup Language), is an XML-based markup language for creating distributed speech applications, much as HTML is a markup language for creating distributed visual applications. Using VoiceXML, data can be accessed over the Web by telephone.