Wednesday, January 04, 2006

OpSource - The SaaS Experts SaaS Hosting for ISVs, and setting up an incubator for ISVs to drive them business - in various verticals.

Bringing a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering to market—and ensuring that the application is secure, reliable, and available 24x7—can be a daunting undertaking for the average software vendor. SaaS requires revised business models, rearchitected code, and instant proficiency in an entirely new set of operational disciplines: systems management, call centers, hosting and networking, security, disaster recovery, and more.Given the fact that end users are demanding SaaS and competitors are already providing it, how can software companies quickly and cost-effectively overcome these barriers to entry?

Optimal On-Demand(sm) by OpSource is a comprehensive solution that enables software companies to provide SaaS. We take both a consultative and tactical approach to helping you solve your model, code, and operational issues so that you can accelerate your time-to-market, minimize risk, and deliver the highest quality SaaS offering to your customers.

OpSource can work with you at any stage in the application lifecycle, whether you have already developed a SaaS offering or are just thinking about it. If you do not yet have an on-demand offering, a typical engagement with OpSource begins with our optional 30-day SaaS Enablement Program. During this period, we utilize our SaaSTracksm analysis tool to guide you through the process of addressing important questions about your business, such as:

* quote How do I price my offering? (Per user, per transaction, etc.?)
* How do I bill my customers? Will I require an upfront payment? How long will contracts be?
* How do I compensate my sales reps?
* What are the requirements for coding my application?
* What type of infrastructure do I need to support my application?
* How will I design my Service Level Agreements (SLAs)?

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