HansaWorld wins European IT Excellence Award 2011 in the Software as a Service Solution Category

Top Quote HansaWorld, an award-winning provider of Integrated Business Platforms and mobility solutions has been selected as the winner of the European IT Excellence Award 2011 in the Software as a Service Solution category. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 16, 2011 - STOCKHOLM - HansaWorld demonstrated to the independent panel of judges how their SaaS implementation at Intelligent Energy, a leading clean power systems company based in the UK, US, Japan and India, has had a dramatic effect on their customer's business.

    HansaWorld offers a complete array of SaaS components, including Cloud-based Hosting, Monthly Licensing and installation-free Web Clients, and customers are free to choose which of these components to use. They also offer a range of add-on Cloud Services which can be subscribed for monthly by any customer, regardless of server location, including credit card processing, SMS triggers from workflow, postcode addressing, exchange rate uploads, electronic tax filing, eInvoicing and integration with couriers such as Fedex.

    The SaaS options are suited to most companies that want to reduce their investment in IT infrastructure and the costs associated with its support, those that have constraints on their capital, and those with many remote users where it is hard to control the hardware and operating system on which the users will work.

    "We have been offering most of the components of SaaS for so long before the current industry hype that paradoxically it is hard to be seen as one of the groundbreakers" says Stephen Jay, International Sales Director for HansaWorld. "We are delighted with the focus of the European IT Excellence Awards on actual delivery and benefits truly realised by customers, which proves that we are at the forefront of the SaaS movement. What other worldwide SaaS vendors can demonstrate over 20 years of development and testing in their software, a system that covers ERP, CRM and vertical market solutions, and 25 language versions covering some 45 modules? We also believe we have a clear lead in our ability to run offline at remote locations in the event of loss of internet connection, our handling of customisations for each customer, and the ease with which we can link the software to third-party solutions that can be either on-site or cloud-based."

    HansaWorld has been shortlisted for the European IT Excellence Awards twice before - in 2008 and 2010.

    About European IT Excellence Awards:
    The European IT Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that Independent Software Vendors and Solution Providers play in the delivery of real world solutions, and attracted entries from 31 countries. Entries were submitted by ISVs and resellers describing the solution provided and each had to be supported by an endorsement by the client. 62 companies from 22 countries made the finals. The winners were selected by an independent panel of consultants and editors.

    About HansaWorld:
    HansaWorld provides an award-winning Integrated Business Platform covering Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Accounts together with a wide selection of industry-specific solutions, to more than 75,000 clients in 110 countries around the world. The solutions are available in 29 languages, run on all major platforms and support mobile use via laptops, PDAs, Nokia smartphones and Apple iOS devices. HansaWorld is represented in many of the countries in Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

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