Me and Bobby Mcgee
Topic: Chinadotcom and VCSY
Well, either there's not much there or not many people are interested in what they have. From the google CDC + SaaS these are the top two (2):
CDC Software Launches Software as a Service (SaaS) Enterprise Applications Throughout China
HRP OnDemand launched today as first SaaS product --
[BEIJING, ATLANTA, July 13, 2006] CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and provider of enterprise software applications, today announced the launch of its Software as a Service (SaaS) human resources and payroll applications throughout China.
HRP OnDemand, an innovative hosted human resources/payroll management solution, is CDC Software's first SaaS enterprise application offered in China. This pioneering product is now available on a subscription basis with very low up-front costs throughout China, through both direct and indirect sales channels. CDC Software will also work with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to launch SaaS customer relationship management (CRM) offerings in China in December this year.
"We believe that this is one of the first instances in China where software applications are available on demand throughout the region and delivered through a proven network," said Richard Thomas, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific Region, CDC Software. "This service should be very attractive for our current client base, the rapidly expanding market of over 20 million small and medium enterprises (SME) in China."
Ian Whitehouse, Managing Director of China, CDC Software said: "As a customer-driven company, our top priority is to provide superior products that help enterprises enhance efficiency and profitability. The launch of our SaaS offerings in China is another major initiative that is tailor-made for our China customers. Leveraging our comprehensive suite of products, robust network infrastructure and deep understanding of customer needs, this innovative and flexible delivery model will address the growing market for hosted, on-demand applications and add even more momentum to CDC Software's growth in China."
HRP OnDemand is delivered through the broad infrastructure established throughout the country by China.com, the online services arm of CDC Corporation and a sister company of CDC Software. This proven network is established nationwide in 30 provinces and 4 municipalities, and CDC Software will leverage it to deliver enterprise applications as online services. With servers in all key Chinese cities, the network has a track record of 99.9% up-time and provides all the security features required by corporate customers.
"We are pleased to partner with our sister company, CDC Software, to offer these compelling and cost effective applications to millions of SMEs in China whose growth will be key in the continued expansion of the Chinese economy," said Dr. Xiaowei Chen, Chief Financial Officer of China.com Inc. "The use of China.com's robust nationwide network by CDC Games to host its 31 million subscribers, by our portal unit and now by CDC Software to deliver its on-demand solutions, is another demonstration of the synergies within the CDC Group of companies. The launch of our SaaS service on July 13th is particularly auspicious and appropriate as today marks the 7th anniversary of CDC's pioneering IPO on NASDAQ which opened the door for other Chinese entrepreneurs to tap the U.S. capital markets."
To ensure a smooth launch of the innovative solution that meets the customer needs, CDC Software has partnered with two early-adopter customers for HRP OnDemand: Shanghai Tuo Yuan Network Technology Co., Ltd. and Beijing Han Bo Zhong Tian Management Consulting Co., Ltd. Louie Cao, Deputy General Manager at Shanghai Tuo Yuan Network Technology Co. Ltd. said: "As a small enterprise, we have conducted a comprehensive search for HRP solutions that are both robust and cost effective. HRP OnDemand clearly meets this need by offering us affordable human resources management solution, as well as high reliability and security which greatly minimize our investment and management risks."
On May 23, 2006, CDC Software announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft to develop, market and deliver CRM enterprise applications to customers in China. The companies will offer the Microsoft Dynamics(TM) CRM platform together with the CDC Software c360 CRM add-ons as on-site applications in China. As part of the agreement, the two companies will develop and deliver Microsoft CRM applications as hosted, on-demand services in China, which are scheduled for launch in December this year.
Eric Lin, Director, IT Pro & Architect, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft China, said: "China is one of the most dynamic markets for enterprise software worldwide as companies look for new technologies to bring their businesses into new phases of development. Our alliance with CDC Software will enable us to leverage its popular c360 CRM add-on products, its deep knowledge of Chinese markets, and its robust infrastructure to accelerate delivery of our products and services in China. "
CDC Software to Provide Enterprise Applications via Software as a Service (SaaS) Throughout China
CDC Will Leverage its Established Nationwide Infrastructure to Provide Enterprise Applications as Online Subscription Services for Customers Across the Country
[Atlanta, April 24, 2006] CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and provider of enterprise software applications, today announced that it will begin delivering enterprise software applications as hosted services using the Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model in China, in July of 2006. These applications, offered on a subscription basis with very low up-front costs, will be sold throughout China through both direct and indirect sales channels.
The company already has a broad infrastructure established throughout the country by its The China.com division. CDC Software will leverage this proven infrastructure to deliver its enterprise applications as online services. This network, that required over 5 years to build, is established nationwide in 30 provinces and 4 municipalities and includes servers in all key cities. The network currently supports the company's widely-used online games, thriving portal business, and hosting services for over 1,700 enterprises in China. Including a 24x7 support call-center, the CDC network has established a track record of 99.9% up-time and provides all the security features required by corporate customers.
"Demand is on the rise for enterprise software applications in China and we believe that the SaaS subscription-based delivery model will be preferred by many Chinese companies," said Richard Thomas, senior vice president, Asia/Pacific Region for CDC Software. "The low up-front costs, greatly streamlined implementations and reduced maintenance overhead, will be particularly appealing in the Chinese markets. Our unique ability to leverage our existing nationwide infrastructure to deliver enterprise applications as subscription services, combined with the rapidly growing demand for these applications in China, will create a perfect-storm effect that will drive significant adoption rates for CDC Software."
CDC Software currently provides enterprise applications around the globe as hosted services. The company's Pivotal MarketFirst(tm) solution for marketing automation is provided as a hosted application for many of its customers in North America, including Sharp USA and Applied Biosystems. Additionally, the company's ION Global expresso solution for direct email marketing is hosted for a wide variety of customers throughout Asia. CDC Software also hosts its OnePlan supply chain management (SCM) planning and scheduling applications used by food and consumer products companies such as Ghirardelli Chocolate, Carvel Ice Cream, Wise Snacks and See's Candies.
The July launch in China will begin with CDC Software's human resources (HR/Payroll) applications delivered as hosted services. These will be followed by the company's customer relationship management (CRM) applications for sales force automation, and supply chain management (SCM) applications for forecasting, planning and factory scheduling. CDC Software will also continue to license, enhance and support its full suite of applications for customers that prefer to run the applications on-premise.
Here is the third:
November 14, 2006
SAAS in many ways seems like a marketing re-categorization of the "old" ASP (application sevrice provider) model. But there are some small nuances, and I guess that is attributed to the speed and frequency of software updates/upgrades.
Anyway, I'm not a real expert in this field, so I'll be going to next week's AmCham Shanghai InfoComm Committee to hear Sean Yu of CDC Software. I recommended Sean to the committee because CDC seems on a roll (stock wise) and it would be interesting to hear what they have to say.
Sean will be talking on "Software as a Service (SaaS): The Future of Software Delivery" and the blurb reads:
The way enterprise software is being delivered is undergoing tremendous changes thanks to the benefits offered by a new delivery model called software as a service (SaaS). SaaS is where the customer is relieved from the hassles of installation, maintenance, and upgrade of software while realizing value without making a large up-front capital investment. This delivery model delivers software applications via the Internet from server rooms run by the vendor or contracted hosting firms. The new SaaS model promises zero up-front costs, low pay-as-you-go monthly fees, greatly reduced maintenance on the customer side, and more frequent and lower cost upgrades.
More info here: http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/
AND you will never guess where the above link leads to:
Run for the shadows in these Golden Years.
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