ROCKVILLE, MD., 1 April. 2009 – As the economy grows tougher, HyperOffice is seeing larger companies shift to “software-as-as-a-service” and the online collaboration tools that HyperOffice originally designed to help smaller companies grow.
“I use HyperOffice as a means of communicating deadlines and deliverable dates to freelancers outside our corporate firewall,” said Brad Sims at Time Inc. Consumer Marketing.
“The freelancers do not have access to our internal Outlook calendars or other corporate project management software, but we’re all able to access the schedule through HyperOffice online calendars any time, anywhere, because HyperOffice allows me, the project manager, to overlay project calendars and coordinate deadlines effectively,” said Sims.
Yamaha Commercial Audio is just beginning to use HyperOffice “to share documents and files which are large” said Steve Seable, product manager.
Other new users include Dell, Riverbed Technology, the State Bar of Nevada, Enel NA, YMCA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Porter Novelli, Sallie Mae, Juniper Networks and the City of Edmonton, among others.
The increasing appeal to larger companies expands on the broad base of existing customers that HyperOffice has built since 1998 – a base that includes smaller and mid-sized companies, as well as larger firms that migrated to the award-winning online collaboration solution before the current economic crisis. These larger companies include, among many, Winn-Dixie, Weichert, ClinicAid Research Management and Wright Medical.
“HyperOffice enables us to increase our productivity by streamlining the process we use to schedule meetings and better enabling us to avoid conflicts,” said Pete Martinez, department training specialist at grocery giant Winn-Dixie.
“HyperOffice plugs into the operating systems, market-driven programs, and readily customizable, field-proven tools that address every area of business management, growth, and performance,” said Ann Harper, vice president of Administration and Information Services for Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc., one of the nation’s top franchises in the 29th annual Franchise 500® ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine.
“What we are seeing with larger companies is a trend that tracks with market research,” said Farzin Arsanjani, president of HyperOffice.
For example, of the approximately $64 billion spent on business and collaboration applications worldwide in 2008, research firm Gartner estimates that about 10 percent, or $6.4 billion, was spent on applications housed remotely and delivered via the Net.
Research firm IDC expects overall spending on subscription software to grow at a compounded 18 percent a year, to $19.8 billion, by 2012. The firm said surveys indicated that the recession would prompt more users to choose subscription-based services over on-premises applications. IDC also forecast that nearly 45 percent of U.S. companies will spend at least one-fourth of their IT budgets on SaaS by next year, up from 23 percent in 2008 – and projects that hosted software can bring cost savings of 25 to 60 percent if maintenance and IT staff are factored in.
And, in mid-2008, Kelton Research reported that nearly 73 percent of large companies said they have adopted software over the Web or plan to adopt it in the next 18 months.
Market analyst Amy Wohl has tracked “software from the Cloud” since the late 1990s. She writes in Amy Wohl’s Opinions on SaaS, http://amys.typepad.com/amy_wohls_opinions_on_saa/2008/10/serving-the-smb.html, “the economic crisis is a blessing in disguise for the SaaS market, offering budget-pressured companies an alternative way to obtain software and infrastructure without the need to pay for implementation and skilled employees to manage it. The economies of SaaS will be very appealing in a time of tight budgets. It will also be a useful way to support companies who are coming together (all those mergers and buyouts) and need to communicate, collaborate, and share information on the way to sharing data and systems. More SaaS. Count on it.”
Founded in 1998, HyperOffice has more than 10 years of experience offering the simplest-in-market “out of the box” online workspace solutions to growing businesses – an integrated suite of all your collaboration, communication, conferencing and productivity tools accessible anytime/anywhere with just a net connection. HyperOffice solutions have been built bottom up based on hard experience of real day to day operational needs of small to medium sized companies. A pioneer in offering software-as-a-service, HyperOffice brings users the benefits of a zero-hassle fully outsourced model – no hardware or software pains, instant free access to new innovations, upgrades and features, and free support and training for life.
Available under a flexible pay-as-you-go plan, HyperOffice brings together all the tools teams need to work together and with vendors, partners or customers, accessible from any desktop or mobile browser – business class and mobile email, document management and collaboration, shared calendaring, online address books, task management, customer portals, handheld support, web conferencing, online databases, forums, web forms and surveys and much more. Companies use HyperOffice as a company intranet solution, or a project management tool to manage distributed teams, or as an alternative to expensive solutions like MS Exchange and SharePoint Alternative, with all the functionality rolled into a single solution, developed and priced for growing companies.
Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing this press release on the HyperOffice site, and additional releases, events and news, please visit /press-enterprise/
HyperOffice is a registered trademark. Technopolis is a registered trademark, used under license. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are acknowledged.