South Africa, 0... "The eXtraweb Group (Pty) Ltd is an Internet focused company providing eBusiness services. It is the holding company for two focused companies. The services provided by these companies are based on: · The provision of centralised, hosted Financial and eRP applications to the business community (Application Service Provider) · 24x7 outsourced Internet-based Customer Relationship Management and Helpdesk services · The introduction of Internet services via Cellular technology · On-line leasing of shrink-wrapped office suites and components to SMEs and Corporates· eXtraweb The advent of the Internet and explosive growth in network computing are leading to a rebirth of application outsourcing, also called network application services or application hosting. The providers of this service are called Application Service Providers (ASPs). IT departments are increasingly able to buy business applications over the network as services rather than have their own IT staff implement the applications. Over the next several years, eXtraweb will ensure a variety of business applications will become available as hosted applications to Small to Medium Enterprises. Instead of implementing complex ERP or other business applications e.g. Office suites, email etc., in-house; some companies are leasing applications from application service providers; companies providing application hosting and network delivery services. Businesses are realizing that they can better utilize their scarce resources by turning to ASPs that have a core competency in an application or in IT. Forrester Research projects that application outsourcing is on the rise and that medium-size businesses are at least 50 percent more likely than large companies to take advantage of ASPs. For example, medium-size businesses that are interested in the advantages of packaged ERP applications but that are concerned about the cost and complexity of a traditional in-house implementation are interested in this emerging market. With hosted applications offered on a subscription basis with a fixed fee per user, per month or per hour, businesses will be better able to predict costs. And eXtraweb is working to ensure that these new services will offer faster implementation, lower start-up costs, and overall lower cost of ownership compared to custom in-house implementations. eXtraweb intends to supply ERP, Human Resource, iCRM and other services and facilities to the marketplace. Ce...
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