Airframe Business Software, Inc., the premier provider of immediate-use “software-as-a-service” business applications, today announced a strategic reseller agreement and partnership with Digital Forest, of Bothell, WA. Through this partnership, Digital Forest becomes a strategic Airframe reseller and partner, offering hosted business applications to Digital Forest clients. Working together, Airframe and Digital Forest now offer more than 20 department-specific, net-native business applications as well as world-class hosting service. The Airframe net-native software will be hosted on Digital Forest’s premier hosted-applications service.
Airframe software offers scaleable, easy-to-use business software to improve productivity in a wide range of departments, including customer service, sales force automation, marketing, help desk, human resources, project management and more. The new Airframe Business Software and Digital Forest partnership capitalizes on the rapid growth in outsourced business applications for smaller-than-enterprise-sized business markets of 1,000 or less employees.
According to technology analysts at Gartner, while only eight percent of mid-sized businesses and smaller enterprises chose an application service provider for general business processes such as customer relationship management (CRM) in 2002, they predict that businesses choosing to use outsourced systems will grow to 25 percent of the market by 2006.
Driven by price sensitivity and the need to be more competitive in a tough economy, businesses that choose Airframe are looking to maximize limited IT resources and reduce the total cost of software system ownership via a simple per-person, per-month price, with virtually no upfront deployment, hardware or software cost. Airframe automates and manages essential business functions for a fraction of the cost of non-hosted software solutions. To ease the headache of managing complex software, Airframe offers business software targeted squarely at the needs of medium-sized IT managers who are increasingly receptive to the Airframe’s hosted “software-as-a-service” model.
“With Digital Forest, Airframe addresses a wide variety of urgent needs for the less-than-enterprise-scale customer, offering reliable and robust infrastructure solutions that help business departments organize and increase efficiencies,” said Robert Gryphon, Chairman and CEO of Airframe. “Airframe has done an exhaustive search of application-hosting companies, and Digital Forest’s longstanding leadership and premier position in the industry gives us the utmost confidence our customers will receive top-notch service.”
“In our constant search to find a unique set of product offerings for our clients, Airframe hits the mark,” said David Anderson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Digital Forest. “Airframe represents the ideal ‘partner-offered’ product for our client base, and we find the Airframe components fit our own company needs for day-to-day operations. The competitively priced and unique productivity gains of Airframe do wonders to differentiate us from our competitors on many levels.”
About Airframe Business Software, Inc.
Airframe’s hosted business applications help small and mid-sized businesses, and departments within larger organizations, become more organized, more productive and more efficient by bringing structure to their day-to-day activities — and keeping customers, employees and partners working together.
Airframe customers choose from a “department store” of world-class, customizable applications for administrative, customer-facing and operational functions, including: Human Resources, Help Desk, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Project Management, Facilities & Asset Management, Feature & Defect Tracking, Training, and Shipping & Receiving. Priced as a subscription per user, Airframe supports flexible job descriptions and secure integration between applications, with no additional charge per application.
Launched by Octane Software founder Robert Gryphon in August 2003, Airframe provides a cost-effective alternative to complex, expensive enterprise software. Airframe is 100 percent web-hosted, with nothing to install, just a standard Web browser for the PC or Mac. Customers benefit from a 30-day “no-nonsense” money-back guarantee and a 500 percent ROI guarantee.
Airframe helps companies focus on profits instead of technology. Learn more at www.myairframe.com.
Founded in 1994 and celebrating their 10th year in business, digital.forest is the premier database- and application-hosting company serving small and medium-sized businesses and corporate workgroups around the globe. digital.forest offers shared- and dedicated-server solutions for Web-enabled databases and applications on UNIX, Mac and Windows systems as well as full development services for new and existing websites and applications along with many other complementary products and services related to web hosting. www.digitalforest.com