Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – April 2, 2007 – Server virtualization firm, SWsoft, has added MIVA Small Business Solutions support to its Plesk Control Panel application, in an effort to afford service providers the ability to offer customers a development, maintainenance and growth tool.
XThrough an agreement between the two companies, SWsoft will resell MIVA Merchant e-commerce software and will deliver integrated support for MIVA in the SWsoft Plesk control panel. SWsoft is offering two versions of MIVA Merchant software with Plesk: MIVA Merchant 5 for small-to medium-size businesses and MIVA Merchant Fast Track for smaller and start-up businesses. By adding MIVA support to Plesk, hosting providers will benefit from patented technology in Plesk that will allow them to automate a large number of tasks and lower the cost of offering MIVA software to their customers.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft remarked, “The agreement with MIVA allows us to deliver a powerful solution for service providers, which integrates two leading technologies â€“ SWsoft Plesk control panel and MIVA Merchant. The partnership advances our OPEN FUSION strategy by creating a unified platform for hosted e-commerce.”
James Harrell, Vice President and General Manager of MIVA Small Business added, “By partnering with SWsoft, we will enable service providers to offer their customers a comprehensive e-commerce solution that is flexible, reliable, expandable and easy to use. We believe that the combination of MIVA Merchant with Plesk will create new revenue streams for hosters through e-commerce offerings and software leasing agreements.”
MIVA Merchant software was developed to provide a streamlined solution to launch an e-business simply, quickly and cost effectively. MIVA Merchant 5 includes advanced catalog, customer and order management systems, no limits on the amount of store data, complete store design control with new Store Morph Technology, integrated credit card processing and shipping calculation, and an expansive list of add-on modules and services.
MIVA Merchant Fast Track is specifically designed for new online businesses with simple setup, powerful design tools, advanced catalog, customer and order management systems, integrated payment and shipping calculation and robust marketing features.
Remik Kolodziej, President of dotCOMhost, a MIVA Premier Hosting Partner and SWsoft Gold Partner commented, “By offering MIVA Merchant with Plesk, SWsoft is giving us an opportunity to grow our business with exciting e-commerce capabilities at competitive prices to attract and retain customers.”
OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and traditional hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
MIVA Merchant 5 and MIVA Merchant Fast Track are available now for SWsoft Plesk 8.1.1 for Linux from SWsoft and its partners worldwide. Plesk for Windows support for MIVA will be available later this year. The retail price for MIVA Merchant 5 is $995 per domain. MIVA Merchant Fast Track is $595 per domain. Monthly leasing agreements are available for SWsoft partners. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com/en/products/plesk/miva.
MIVA Small Business facilitates e-commerce through its leading MIVA Merchant shopping cart software. MIVA Small Business is owned by MIVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIVA) which operates across North America and Europe.
SWsoft is a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software. With more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries, SWsoft’s suite of products delivers proven performance, reliability, manageability and value. With offices around the world; SWsoft is a high growth company, funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital, offering comprehensive solutions â€“ transparently integrated through the OPEN FUSION Initiative – including Virtuozzo, Plesk, SiteBuilder, HSPcomplete and PEM.
MIVA Small Business is a solution partner that endeavors to enable tens of thousands of businesses worldwide to do business online. MIVA Small Business partners with an established network of e-commerce web hosts, software developers and web designers. MIVA is an online advertising network, dedicated to helping businesses grow. MIVA connects millions of buyers with sellers at exactly the right place and time. MIVA delivers qualified leads to advertisers, helps maximize revenue for partners, facilitates commerce for online merchants and provides relevant information to customers. The Company operates in North America and Europe.
For additional information about MIVA Merchant Express, please visit: www.miva.com.
To learn more about MIVA Small Business, please visit: http://smallbusiness.miva.com.
For additional informationl about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.