Thursday, June 29, 2006

CompUSA offers SaaS

"NetSuite, Inc., the leader in on-demand business software suites, and CompUSA, one of the nation's leading retailers and resellers of technology products and services, today announced a major initiative to offer NetSuite's award-winning on-demand business management software suite to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). This is the first time a mass-market retailer has offered on-demand software, representing a major milestone for the industry. The national roll-out of NetSuite by CompUSA starts on June 27 in 10 stores in New York and Connecticut."

The new partners figure that CompUSA has sold applications, such as Excel and ACT, to smaller businesses. As the businesses grow, they might be ready for a solution that has more of an enterprise feel, which is something NetSuite feels it has. Now, by adding a bricks-and-mortar retailer to its distribution channel, the company is showing that it believes software-as-a-service (define) has moved out of trendy neighborhoods and is ready for the malls.

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