San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – April 24, 2007 –
The new SaaS Platform, developed by on-demand application for collaborative business firm, WebEx, is designed to provied a new distribution channel for on-demand and on-premises software applications.
The WebEx Connect Developer Network, a comprehensive program for developers building applications for the WebEx Connect Marketplace, includes development tools, community resources and go-to market programs, to create collaborative business mashups.
Erin TenWolde, Senior Analyst for IDC’s Software as a Service program remarked, ”WebEx Connect can help enable third-party integration and lead generation activities for small software developers. On-demand delivery models are challenging traditional software channels and SaaS platforms such as WebEx Connect could play a key role in the new distribution paradigm.”
WebEx Connect is a collaborative on-demand platform for composite application development and distribution. The free WebEx Connect client will allow users to select best-of-breed applications from the WebEx Connect Marketplace, other on-demand application marketplaces or traditional on- premises software, to create collaborative mashup applications customized for their particular business processes. WebEx Connect go-to-market programs can help developers market, generate leads and even sale their applications. Learn more about the WebEx Connect Network at http://community.webex.com/connect.
Developers can access WebEx Connect documentation, APIs, a ”sandbox” development platform and join the partner program to access a prototype WebEx Connect client. WebEx Connect partner marketing services can help developers generate go-to-market strategies and leads for the applications on the WebEx Connect marketplace. The WebEx Connect Developer Network was created to give companies and ISVs a unique distribution channel by leveraging the extensive marketing, lead generation and sales resources of WebEx.
Shankar Iyer, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at WebEx added, ”Just as RSS, newsreaders and Google transformed the content world, WebEx Connect with its distribution, integration and monetization platform will help to transform software. WebEx Connect creates a new paradigm for the software suite by allowing customers to integrate best-of-breed applications into a collaborative, business mashup tailored for their needs.”
WebEx provides on-demand collaboration applications to individuals, small businesses and enterprise organizations. WebEx applications combine both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration capabilities and are designed to enable businesses to leverage the web as an efficient channel for interaction with customers, partners and co-workers. WebEx Connect, a collaborative on-demand platform, was created to enable developers and customers to integrate multiple applications to create powerful collaborative business ”mashup” solutions from web-based, on-premises and desktop applications. WebEx Connect’s goal is to bring together people, process and data in a collaborative workspace designed for the way business people work today.
With 2.2 million registered users, WebEx is an on-demand application for collaborative business on the web. The applications were developed to enhance high-touch business processes, such as sales and training, with efficient web touch interactions. As an on-demand provider, WebEx is able to facilitate both internal and external collaboration. WebEx delivers its range of applications over the WebEx MediaTone Network, a global network specifically designed for the secure delivery of on-demand applications. WebEx applications support multipoint videoconferencing, web conferencing and application remote control. WebEx is based in Santa Clara, California and has regional headquarters in Europe, Asia and Australia. Please call toll free 877-509-3239.
To learn more, please visit: www.webex.com.