Honolulu, Hawaii – (The Hosting News) – August 8, 2008 – Software as a Service business applications firm, PHASE 2 International, is continuing its expansion efforts, by opening a new Seattle-area Pacific Northwest office.
The company’s success, as evidenced by its recent e-Biz ”Software of the Year” award and exceptional revenue and profit growth in the first half of 2008 comes from the outstanding success of its software as a service (SaaS) deployments in major vertical markets that include Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing and Hospitality. The second U.S. mainland office to be established this summer, the new PHASE 2 office in Spokane, Washington, joins the company’s Chicago, Illinois, office, which is led by Regional Sales Manager Donald Stroud.
PHASE 2’s newest sales base in the Pacific Northwest opened its doors on August 4th, led by Business Manager Brion Potter. Mr. Potter joined PHASE 2 this summer, bringing nearly three decades of experience in technology sales and customer service to PHASE 2 and its customers – both current and future.
Kevin Doherty, CEO of PHASE 2 noted, ”Brion’s breadth of experience is a huge asset to PHASE 2. As an entrepreneur, he has been in the very same position as many of our customers and target customers; and as an experienced IT expert and VAR, he has the specific expertise to help clients find the products that will fit their needs.”
Mr. Potter was president of Imperial Data Supply, a computer hardware and software sales and service company, from 1977 through 1997, during which time he grew the company to an $8 million multi-location business, before selling it to publicly-traded MCSi in 1997. He subsequently managed and grew the Northwest branch of its successor company, Cleveland-based MCPC.
Mr. Potter added, ”Companies – no matter what the size – need good tools to run properly. Software as a service is a great option for SMB companies that need professional solutions, and for larger companies that want to reduce the overhead of owning, hosting and managing the software. I’m excited to have a part in bringing PHASE 2’s SaaS to companies in the Pacific Northwest and our Partner network.”
Mr. Doherty commented, ”The practical nature of software as a service makes it a great way for companies to have the best available software tools to work with, without overwhelming their businesses with high up-front costs or infrastructure changes. We see a great deal of potential in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re thrilled to be able to open that office under Brion’s leadership; his expertise and experience ensure a quality presence there for PHASE 2.”
Mr. Potter continued, ”I’ve been a fan and a user, so now being a part of PHASE 2 is great. The consumer base and our SharePartner reseller program offer access to great untapped potential here, and I look forward to helping PHASE 2 – and its client companies – grow.”
PHASE 2’s SaaS application solutions include its ShareCAD Pro, a powerful centralized platform based on Microsoft SharePoint for contractors, architects and manufacturers; and a host of other applications that it provides to customers on a central server-based ”pay as you go” basis. Offering use of Microsoft’s SharePoint, Exchange, Project Server, CRM, Office Communicator and Team Foundation Server, as well as PHASE 2’s own ShareMeeting and award-winning ShareCAD Pro, the low total cost of ownership incorporated in PHASE 2’s SaaS (software as a service) model allows customers to benefit from a broader range of products than they could otherwise consider.
PHASE 2’s SharePartner program lets resellers provide the company’s ”pay as you go” application access to customers for whom outright purchase and in-house hosting may not otherwise be economically feasible or practical. Resellers that participate in SharePartner benefit from co-marketing, training and support for the generous suite of affordable solutions they can offer to their clients through PHASE 2.
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 PHASE 2’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 provide cutting edge security, scalability for future requirements, automatic data back-up and a reliable, state-of-the-art infrastructure that removes the burden and risks of hosting solutions internally.
To learn more, please visit: www.phase2int.com.