www.santcorp.com The Sant Corporation, a world leader
in proposal and sales document automation software, today announces an on-
demand deployment option for Sant Suite. Sant Suite On-Demand provides
users the flexibility to create proposals, RFP responses, presentations, and
related sales documents directly via the Internet. It is designed for
companies of all sizes who choose not to utilize internal resources to host
and maintain Sant Suite.
"Companies are trending to Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to
realize a lower total cost of ownership, faster deployment times, increased
user adoption, and decreased implementation complexity," said Sheryl
Kingstone, senior analyst with the Yankee Group. "Companies with IT resource
constraints should use a SaaS solution to speed time-to-market and minimize
ongoing maintenance requirements."
Sant's customers have the option to purchase an on-demand subscription or
perpetual license of Sant Suite. Both versions contain identical product
functionality; the only difference is the delivery model. Sant Suite On-
Demand is fully hosted by The Sant Corporation and provides the necessary
hardware, software, infrastructure, bandwidth, security, and other necessary
services. Sant Suite On-Demand is offered through a subscription-based
licensing model. Companies will pay as little as $59 per user per month to
use Sant Suite applications.
First Research Industry-Specific Content Included with ProposalMaster(R)
Sant has formed a strategic partnership with First Research, leading
provider of industry intelligence tools for sales professionals, to provide
industry-specific content for use in sales documents. Customers using
ProposalMaster can create persuasive, client-focused executive summaries by
including insight into their prospect's key business issues and outcomes.
Content is provided from 30 different industries and can be easily tailored by
the customer. Additionally, users can quickly generate "conversation
starters" containing industry-specific questions to ask throughout the sales
process. Research indicates that demonstrating an understanding of your
prospect's key business issues and industry significantly increases your win
Advanced Hosting Services Provided by The Planet
The Planet provides safe, secure, reliable, and highly-available hosting
services to Sant's on-demand customers. Sant has been using The Planet to
host Sant Suite for several customers since June 2005. Feedback from these
customers has been very positive. "We are very pleased with the accessibility
and performance of Sant Suite via The Planet," said Paige Harkins, CEO,
Enterject Inc. "We selected a hosted solution to allow our business units to
share information via one portal and increase deployment time. The software
is always available and upgrades are applied automatically."