Honolulu, Hawaii – (The Hosting News) – February 2, 2009 – Data center provider, PHASE 2 International, has made available its newest tool for its SaaS resellers, including a solution that provides a fully integrated purchasing, billing and tracking portal for partners.
Developed to use as a self- branded method of easily manage SaaS customer transactions, the solution is available now at no cost to PHASE 2 partners. The basic service can track usage and manage partners’ client billing for PHASE 2 SaaS usage from a customizable portal that can accommodate a logo and partner-specific pricing.
Built in partnership with Aria Systems, the leading provider of on-demand billing and customer lifecycle management solutions, the flexible new PHASE 2 offering makes tracking and billing for SaaS easier and clearer for PHASE 2’s partners and their clients.
Mike Devine, CFO of PHASE 2 noted, ”This new client account management portal makes it easier for our partners to manage the great revenue opportunity presented by SaaS. The unique agility and depth of Aria Systems billing solution has made the customization and private-labeling of the Phase 2 offering possible. We have been working on the design for almost a year to ensure that the features are specific to our partners and, if required, minor changes are effortless.”
Options to the basic service will be available to partners who want to further customize and capitalize on the benefits of Aria Systems on-demand billing solution set to do a complete customization of the portal interface – beyond the free logo application and custom reseller pricing; port the PHASE 2 billing application to their own Websites; or expand their use of the Aria Systems solution set to incorporate additional products and services that they sell.
Mr. Devine added, ”This new tool gives our partners the benefit of clear visibility into what their PHASE 2 customers are using and an easy means for billing for services used. And, in addition, it provides an easy way for partner clients to add and remove products and seats whenever they need to, with automatic prorating. It makes the process of tracking and billing/paying for product use easier for everyone.”
Aria Systems is the leading provider of subscription billing solutions and offers the only ‘monetization platform’ encompassing the full spectrum of Billing and Customer Lifecycle Management services. The ‘monetization platform’ offers clients the on-demand billing industry’s most flexible tool for accelerating revenue capture, optimizing cash flow, and enabling actionable market intelligence while significantly reducing operating costs throughout each phase of the customer lifecycle. Acknowledged as the SaaS billing leader in terms of experience and execution, Aria manages and maintains more than 1 million accounts and has processed more than 1 billion transactions since it began operations in 2003. With Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Venrock, and software billing icon Dave Labuda as investors, the company is based in Media, Pa. (metropolitan Philadelphia), and has offices in the San Francisco bay area as well.
PHASE 2 International delivers affordable and scalable access to high-end business software applications via a Software as a Service – SaaS – model. Ideal for businesses of all sizes, and especially practical for small-to-medium-sized businesses, the hosted applications available through PHASE 2 currently include Microsoft SharePoint, ‘Exchange,’ Project Server, CRM and Office Communicator along with PHASE2’s ShareMeeting and award-winning ShareCAD Pro. All of PHASE 2’s business applications are delivered across the web to enable on-demand access to corporate information whenever and wherever in the world the user happens to be. PHASE 2’s SaaS solutions ensure a scalable and secure IT foundation that provides scalability for future requirements, automatic data back-up, along with the most reliable, state-of-the-art infrastructure that removes the burden and risks of hosting solutions internally. PHASE 2, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and operates a secure, state-of-the-art data center.
To learn more, please visit: www.phase2.com.