While we developed the application with enterprise customers in mind, we lacked the expertise of a company like Quality Systems to make significant inroads into that dental sector. Now, with this alliance, we believe we will see greater adoption of the technology and an application that will continue to evolve and meet the needs of a range of dentist practice organizations.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2009
Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and Planet DDS, Inc., both located in Irvine, Calif., announced today that the companies have aligned to deliver hosted, web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) practice management and clinical software solutions to the dental industry.
This SaaS dental practice management software application, developed by Planet DDS and available for over two years to dental practices on a monthly subscription basis, provides automation of all billing and clinical aspects of dental practices. The companies are collaborating on marketing and development efforts with each focusing on separate market segments.
The Quality Systems (QSI) Dental Division, which has for many years dominated the dental group practice software market, will direct its efforts towards developing, marketing, implementing, and supporting the software solution under the name NextDDS with a primary focus of multi-location dental group practices while Planet DDS' emphasis will be to deliver its Denticon solution to solo dental practices.
"We are excited to add an enterprise-capable SaaS offering to compliment the other products and services we offer our customers. This hosted, Web-based product expands our dental product offerings and allows us to target group practices that may be interested in a solution which allows them to implement a centralized, feature-rich solution utilizing the Internet. It is a highly cost-effective technology that should fit the needs of many practices. All that is required to utilize this software solution is a PC with Internet access. We will continue to offer our server-based solutions for those customers whose needs are best met by that technology," said Donn Neufeld, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the QSI Division.
According to Richard Lee, CEO of Planet DDS, "While we developed the application with enterprise customers in mind, we lacked the expertise of a company like Quality Systems to make significant inroads into that dental sector. Now, with this alliance, we believe we will see greater adoption of the technology and an application that will continue to evolve and meet the needs of a range of dentist practice organizations."
Both companies agree that Internet-based applications and the emergence of cloud computing have the potential to completely re-make the landscape of software delivery in the healthcare industry. "Now we are positioned to lead that transition," concluded Neufeld. QSI's Nextgen division also announced a subscription-based SaaS offering on 04/05/09.
About Planet DDS:
Planet DDS, Inc., a privately-held company in Irvine, California, develops, hosts, and supports Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for the dental industry. Planet DDS also offers virtual services through the use of web-based dental software delivery and its network of experienced, stay-at-home dental office workers.
About Quality Systems, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare Information Systems subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, patient records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices. Visit http://www.qsii.com and http://www.nextgen.com for additional information.