DAILYHOSTNEWS, December 7, 2011 – Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and collaboration software for cloud providers, has announced an agreement with Openprovider to be the exclusive distributor of Open-Xchange in The Netherlands. Openprovider will make hosted Open-Xchange available to resellers, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and small web hosting companies.
Openproviders partners now are able to provide collaboration and mobility services to consumers and small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). In the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model, customers subscribe to the application instead of purchasing them, typically on a monthly basis. In this pay-as-you go approach, SMEs are afforded an easy-to-use, low-cost service.
“Communication and collaboration are leading the way for the adoption of cloud applications with small business owners and private users, in particular, looking for an affordable alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange.
“As email, calendars and address management are all key for digital communications, we think that the Open-Xchange solution will give our customers excellent upsell capabilities,” said Arno Vis, CEO of Openprovider. “Hosted communication services based on Open-Xchange are ideal for resellers, ISPs and webhosters to build additional revenue with their existing customers and attract new customers.”
Open-Xchange integrates email, calendar and contact functionality — with advanced document management capabilities — into a single, intuitive interface. Unique Social OX features give users the ability to consolidate any kind of existing webmail accounts right within the application. Users can automatically add contact details from social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn into a single Open-Xchange contact book and even manage their information anywhere and with virtually any device via Open-Xchange’s mobility solution.
Open-Xchange integrates fully with other products Openprovider delivers like, for example, Parallels Plesk Panel and SpamExperts.
Openprovider is the leading wholesale provider of domain names, SSL certificates, Parallels licenses and SpamExperts in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain with offices in Rotterdam,.Barcelona, León, Paramaribo and Novosibirsk.
For more than a decade, Open-Xchange has been delivering innovative, cost-effective, open source collaboration alternatives for email, calendar, contacts and document management. The company is a pioneer in SaaS (software as a service) and now a leading email and collaboration cloud application, which provides integration with social and business networks, as well as mobile access. Open-Xchange is used by the largest web host providers in the world, as well as on-premises by some 3,500 businesses, governments and educational institutions.