Announces Launch Of The Premiere Online Marketplace For Application Service Providers On Its Web Site

August 23, 2000
For Immediate Release
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650-875-7185, ext. 203
Alla Poloumieva,

Todd W. Carter,

South San Francisco, Calif. - August 23, 2000 -, the leading collaborative portal and online marketplace for Application Service Providers (ASPs), today announced the official launch of its online, dynamic ASP marketplace. It provides multiple comprehensive ASP solutions for companies of all sizes and will be the primary vehicle to bring ASP vendors and ASP buyers together on its Web site.

The new marketplace, accessible at, provides ASP buyers with the most sophisticated, reliable, easy-to-use online tools and technology to efficiently purchase professional services through a network of highly qualified ASP vendors. Buyers from anywhere in the world can access the's marketplace to research application service providers and access value-added content.'s marketplace helps customers make informed decisions by comparing different application service providers, their services and their pricing. The compare feature is an exclusive function that helps locate service choices that best fit the customer's needs, and eliminate those that don't. The site displays all of the services provided and allows visitors to compare the offerings in a comprehensive chart. This feature simplifies the selection process, providing convenience and removing guesswork.

"For any size organization, ASPs offer the opportunity to outsource certain business processes to the specialists and focus more energy and attention on the business-critical efforts. aims to facilitate this process of finding and choosing the high-quality ASP services with lower cost and effort for the visitors of our site," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of

By integrating this tool on its Web site, will leverage its ability to bring ASP buyers and sellers together and will allow its users to quickly and easily identify, locate, select and contact qualified application service providers and vendors, compare their offerings, and make informed purchasing decisions much more effectively -- saving valuable time and money. ASP customers also will be able to rate and provide feedback on the services received. For vendors, provides highly qualified sales leads, reduces customer acquisition costs and expands their sales territory.

Application services providers are encouraged to register on in order to submit their solutions and products to's marketplace and make them available to thousands of ASP buyers.

About (, a business unit of SWsoft, operates a Web portal for the application service provider (ASP) industry. In the rapidly expanding ASP world, is a one-stop hub for all players, both experienced and new, interested in the ASP marketplace. has the largest dynamic directory of ASP companies, the latest news and analyst information, a daily newsletter, an extended event calendar, research resources, the ASP Ring, a free ASP public-relations service, an RFP section and other information resources and tools. For more information, visit

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