London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – January 30, 2007 –
Managed services company, Attenda Limited, has inked an agreement with property information company, CAPS Solutions, to provide hosting services in support of its new portfolio of on-demand services, Unity.
With Unity Managed Hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) local authorities will save up to 50% by selecting hosted UNI-form solutions and managed application delivery. The subscription-based services vary widely in scope, but each helps local authorities to cut and fix costs whilst at the same time improving their operational availability and reliability of UNI-form solutions.
CAPS Solutions provides land, people and property information solutions to local government. Its UNI-form software suite records and integrates information about land, people and property, enabling local government departments to share information using one central repository.
Over 260 local government customers, more than 12,000 users and 60% of local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales use UNI-form software solutions. Unity has been conceived in response to customer demand and offers a new model for the provision of its UNI-form land, people and property software and associated support services. Attenda is delivering the hosted service for the technical infrastructure underpinning CAPS’ Unity services, together with application delivery via CITRIX presentation server farm. The solution enables local authority users and the public to access the solution as an always on service, whilst Attenda take on responsibility for the operational certainty and IT risk of this business critical environment. Designed to be highly scalable and delivered in aggressive timescales in order to meet the needs of CAPS’ growing SaaS business, the environment also has options for the provision of Disaster Recovery for those clients who demand the very highest levels of availability.
This alliance further underpins Attenda’s strategy to build long term partnerships with key independent software vendors (ISV’s) to deliver their software as a hosted service, thereby removing complexity, support costs and providing a more compelling financial model to both ISV and client. Unity SaaS completely removes the need for any upfront investment in software licences and implementation services, effectively providing UNI-form on a rental basis. Many organisations, private and public sector alike are investing in this type of on demand software delivery to avoid capital investment and benefit from easier scalability, technology refresh and more predictable costs. IDC predicts that the UK SaaS market will be worth $ 8 billion by 2008.
Mark Kennion, Strategic Initiatives Manager at CAPS Solutions commented, “The launch of our new SaaS proposition continues to ensure that we keep pace with change, enabling our customers to reap the benefits of new technology developments. We chose to partner with Attenda because they demonstrated the proven capability to deliver on demand SaaS solutions in a consistent manner, with the high availability and reliability that our applications demand, together with an in-built disaster recovery solution. We look forward to building a long-term partnership with Attenda.”
Attenda Managed Services company, manages applications that businesses rely upon to function effectively, allowing selective outsourcing of IT operations and use of IT to add strategic value to businesses. With over 5 years’ investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda’s operations platform, provide the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels, at a cost that is amortised across Attenda’s entire client base – currently 130 of the UK’s leading companies. The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry’s leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including Avis Europe, bmi, easyCar, Compass Group, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, Sun Microsystems and many of the UK’s leading Independent Software Vendors. Attenda is ISO27001 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Hosting Partner, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK’s Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years.
CAPS Solutions is a UK provider of land, people and property information solutions to local government. Its market-leading, spatially enabled software suite, UNI-form, records and integrates information on land, people and property, enabling local government departments to share information through one central repository. Over 260 local government customers, more than 12,000 users and 60 per cent of local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales use UNI-form software solutions. Customers include metropolitan authorities, such as Westminster City Council and Leeds City Council, county councils, such as Buckinghamshire County Council and district authorities, such as Sevenoaks District Council.
Founded in 1989, CAPS Solutions is a sister company to ESRI (UK), a provider of geographic information systems (GIS) software. CAPS Solutions’ parent company ESRI (Holdings) Ltd was listed 37th in the 2006 Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100, which ranks the UK’s top 100 companies with the fastest-growing profits.
For more information about CAPS Solutions Limited, please visit: www.caps-solutions.co.uk.
To learn more about Attenda Corporate Communications, please visit: www.attenda.net.