SITEFORUM and STRATO delivers SMB “Business Portal on Demand”
European Web Hosting leader launches Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business portal to maximise online opportunities for the small-midsize market
The STRATO Business Portal brings all the online functions SMBs need into one integrated, comprehensive, online service. The SITEFORUM software combines a powerful Content Management System (CMS) with personalisation and multi-language with contact management, online marketing, search engine optimisation (SEO), intranet/extranet functions, analytics, sales & support tools and document management.
Fully delivered as SaaS, there are no local software installations, nothing but a browser and web access is needed. STRATO takes care of updates, patches, and backups. This is the key to reduce and strategically plan IT costs. STRATO is the first web hosting company to bring scalable process-based software-as-a-service into the mass market. A complete service package starts at only €89 per month.
STRATO markets its Business Portal through a new corporate customer website www.strato-pro.de and has built its own business on the technology it is selling to its customers. "This shows clearly how powerful this technology is," says Damian Schmidt, CEO of STRATO AG. "Based on our 10 years of experience with web hosting, the certified security level of the STRATO data centre, and proven customer service quality, we can now bring business software-as-a-service to small and midsize businesses.
"We are delighted to provide this new service offer to over a million STRATO customers - both old and new," says Juergen Schlenzig. SITEFORUM Group CEO. "Our feature-rich technology delivers affordable, world-class portals for every business starting immediately. SaaS changes the dynamics of the software industry to enable SMB's to compete with multi-nationals online." Key to the Strato decision to use SITEFORUM was the automated billing and maintenance, which has provided a complete commercial and real-time build for web services on demand.
SITEFORUM is an integrated platform for Web-based enterprise solutions, combining marketing, sales, support and resource management, delivered as an online service, with more than 200 customers worldwide, from start-ups to midsize companies and Global Fortune 200 organizations. SITEFORUM Europe is headquartered in Germany, with subsidiaries, resellers and integration partners across Europe, North America and South-East Asia.
STRATO is one of Europe's leading web hosting providers and in June 2006 was recognised as Germany's number one web host provider by the eco Association of the German Internet industry, for their ongoing focus on excellent quality and customer service. STRATO is based in Berlin and currently has three million domains and one million customer contracts. STRATO operations currently exist across Europe, including Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands STRATO is a one hundred per cent subsidiary of freenet.de, a listed Internet and telecommunications company with over ten million customers