Research from IDC indicates that 41% of businesses have already purchased or are evaluating SaaS products, while the SaaS share in IT budgets will double in 2009-2013. Gartner foresees that SaaS revenues will grow approximately four times faster than traditional software over the next four years, reaching US$14B in 2013.
Hosting/service providers are the backbone for delivering software through SaaS, and are constantly looking for new ways to improve ARPU. Bitrix offers a ready-made platform for delivering a high-end Enterprise 2.0 solution to customers with a wide range of business advantages:
| Increase Average Revenue Per User
Create a new source of recurring revenues without increasing overhead
Build customer loyalty and attract new customers to the core business
Initiate more core services sales
Diversify business and widen the product portfolio
Improve competitiveness by offering new, high-demand services
Software as a service (SaaS, typically pronounced 'sass') is a model of software deployment whereby a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand. SaaS software vendors may host the application on their own web servers or upload the application to the client's device, disabling it after use or after the on-demand contract expires. The on-demand function may be handled internally to share licenses within a firm or by a third-party application service provider (ASP) sharing licenses between firms.
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Bitrix SaaS Platform allows hosting/service providers to install Bitrix Intranet Portal wrapped in Bitrix Virtual Appliance in a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or a cloud environment powered by Parallels, VMware or Amazon EC2 technologies. In turn, customers acquire the rights to use the solution for a given period of time and escape the necessity of on-premise deployment, reducing hardware and IT staff costs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Hosting/service providers are the backbone for delivering software through SaaS, and are constantly looking for new ways to improve ARPU. However, the Enterprise 2.0 market paradox creates a chasm between software vendors and hosting/service providers, preventing both from leveraging SaaS channel opportunities. Vendors offer their SaaS solutions from their own premises or through a dedicated provider, bypassing hosters.
The Bitrix SaaS Platform allows hosting/service providers to discover a new, recurring revenue source, diversify the core business and reinforce competitive positions.
Partners can take advantage of:
A well-established partner program, mature products, support for VMware, Parallels and Amazon EC2 virtualization environments, and flexible billing integration options make this a great chance for you to start a new initiative that can bring your business to a new level.
We value the trust and commitment from early adopters of Bitrix products and services.
Hosting/ service providers signing up for Bitrix SaaS Platform partner program until June 2010 are entitled to receive 50 (fifty) Bitrix Intranet Portal 25-user base packs for FREE. That can give you up to $50K of additional profit per year!
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