Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2010
SaaSplaza is a leading Microsoft Dynamics SaaS platform provider dedicated to serving the worldwide Microsoft ISV and partner community. Within one year, more than 150 Microsoft Dynamics partners from Europe, US and Asia have been united on SaaSplaza, and are building their SaaS business. As of today, 44 Microsoft Dynamics partners have closed their first and subsequent SaaS deals, reaching the 100th implementation milestone.
As a world class service provider, SaaSplaza gives the Microsoft Dynamics VAR and ISV channel an opportunity to fulfill customer needs across various deployment and licensing types, yet very importantly enabling them to continue focus on their core business, selling and implementing business solutions.
“SaaSplaza is proving that Microsoft’s ‘Power of Choice’ is unique in the market, and a reality today,”says Patrick Pando, Microsoft Europe’s SaaS lead. “We offer our customers the freedom to run our applications on their own infrastructure, choose to utilize the same products out of the cloud, or simply switch between the two at any time.”
“We make it very easy for Microsoft ISVs and partners to jump on the SaaS swell; technically, commercially and contractually,”says Herb Prooy, CEO of SaaSplaza. “Our ‘app store’ approach makes the provisioning of applications simple and fast. Without having to explain to customers what SaaS is, they see it and run with it.”
The SaaS market is relatively young but rapidly developing, given the numbers of customers evaluating SaaS. Reinforced by statements from Gartner, Inc and IDC Research, the SaaS market foresees a large growth for the coming years.
“This milestone demonstrates SaaSplaza’s commitment to delivering a unique SaaS platform and business model to our partners,” said Doug Kennedy, Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics Partners. “We congratulate SaaSplaza for attaining this 100th customer achievement and look forward to future news of their progress.”
“The commitment from Microsoft towards SaaS is enormous. Together we will continue working on the development and growth of the Microsoft Dynamics SaaS market on a global scale,” according to Herb Prooy. “We prove that SaaS is a successful channel business with our approach. The Microsoft partner can make the difference for every customer now.”
SaaSplaza is an open SaaS Platform and a global operating Microsoft Software + Services Incubation Center. We bring together software suppliers and implementation partners for the transparent supply of Software-as-a-Service. SaaSplaza is dedicated to serve ISV’s and their partners, respecting their unique position in their local markets. This means that the partner is always in charge, owning the customer and invoice relationship and giving the partner the chance to make sufficient margin on both the software licenses as well as the SaaSplaza infrastructure services. SaaSplaza guarantees these partners and their customers with the highest possible assurance in terms of availability, reliability and service level, confirmed by a yearly SAS 70 Type II certification.
At present more than 150 software suppliers and implementation partners throughout the United States and EMEA are working together on SaaSplaza. Daily, they deliver business-critical Software-as-a-Service solutions to some one million end-users in over 55 countries. This year, the partners together will generate over $100 million in SaaS on SaaSplaza.
For more information, visit http://www.SaaSplaza.com
Contact: Olivier Meynier