Sophia Antipolis, France – Xevo Corporation, the leading developer of service management software solutions that automate and streamline xSP* operations, today released XevoWorks 2.0, featuring a number of brand new capabilities as well as enhancements in scalability and flexibility. XevoWorks 2.0, formerly called ASP Workbench, offers service providers efficient, reliable and automatic application provisioning, metering and packaging designed to help accelerate revenue streams, lower costs and reduce staffing requirements when hosting applications as services.
A major new feature of XevoWorks 2.0 is Delegated Administrator, a Web-based subscriber management capability that provides xSPs with substantial savings and higher levels of customer support by allowing customers or even end-users to perform administrative tasks. Also included are bulk user import capabilities, which dramatically cut down provisioning time for xSPs with large installed bases. There are also enhancements to XevoWorks’ Smart Metering and Reporting capabilities such as Web Application support and a Reporting API that makes metering data available to third-party reporting tools. XevoWorks 2.0 also provides xSPs with enhanced Smart Provisioning capabilities that shorten the time it takes to implement and deploy popular applications.
With this new release, xSPs will realise a quicker path to profitability as they leverage new features that enhance subscriber management, metering, reporting and provisioning functionality. The power and scalability inherent in this functionality come from XevoLogic, the data model and business logic that enables any service provider to easily create packages of services for individual customers. XevoLogic helps the xSP shorten application deployment time, increase system flexibility and automate repetitive functions including user and application set-up.
“Version 2.0 of our XevoWorks software incorporates functionality that was developed in direct response to business needs expressed by service providers throughout the market,” said Hal Chapel, founder, chairman and CEO at Xevo. “To maintain a competitive presence in today’s market, service providers need smart infrastructure that automates the time-critical and complex tasks of application and user set-up, metering and service packaging. In addition, they need to respond to the end-user’s need for control over their hosted application services. With XevoWorks 2.0, xSPs are guaranteed to more easily meet customer demands and achieve profitability more quickly.”
XevoWorks is the first and only xSP infrastructure solution that addresses service packaging, user and application management and resource metering to enable xSPs to reliably and quickly offer a wide variety of software as services. It directly complements XevoWorks QuickStart for Exchange, the company’s recently announced product for reliably hosting Microsoft Exchange in a matter of hours.
XevoWorks 2.0 is available immediately. For more information regarding this solution, please go to http://www.xevo.com/solutions.
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About Xevo Corporation
Xevo Corporation develops software that enables service providers to accelerate revenue streams, lower costs and reduce staffing requirements. Its comprehensive XevoWorks software offers flexible service packaging and pricing, tracks application and resource usage and automates application configuration and user management. Through its alliances with market-leading companies, Xevo provides an end-to-end infrastructure platform that is essential for service providers to reliably scale their businesses.
Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., Xevo Corporation is a private, venture-funded company with offices in Europe. Its investors include Cisco Systems, KPMG Consulting and Portal Software in addition to top venture capital firms. For more information, please visit its Web site at www.xevo.com
* xSP is a new term which more broadly describes the types of service providers in the marketplace including Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Application Service Providers (ASPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Storage Service Providers (SSPs).
XevoWorks 2.0: Editors’ Notes
XevoWorks 2.0 offers service providers the following new functionality:
· Subscriber Management Enhancements including a Delegated Administrator and Bulk User Import capabilities. The Delegated Administrator is a browser-based Web capability which enables xSP customers to manage changes to users and services, thus dramatically reducing the xSPs’ workload and increasing their own control over administrative changes. This cuts down on costs and allows the xSPs to scale their business more rapidly. In addition, the Bulk User Import feature allows xSPs to provision and manage tens of thousands of users at one time.
· Smart Metering and Reporting Enhancements including a Reporting API and Web Application Support. The Reporting API facilitates integration of metering data with third-party reporting and billing products. Reporting is an imperative for xSPs, so that they can provide flexible billing options, calculate compensation plans for channel partners, share license revenue with software providers, and analyse usage for business modelling. With XevoWorks 2.0’s Web Application Support, service providers can expand their portfolio to include the latest generation of Internet-based business applications. This feature provides a reliable process for metering the use of Web applications to allow for the implementation of flexible billing and reporting schemes.
· Smart Provisioning Enhancements, driven by XevoLogic, not only enable the xSP to automatically and accurately host and deploy multiple applications in seconds but make the provisioning process quicker and more robust, allowing xSPs to provision tens of thousands of users with fewer errors and no system performance degradation. In addition, the process of adding new applications can now be accomplished simply by assembling pre-built components versus using a more time-intensive code development process. These new features position XevoWorks 2.0 to support many more users without adding more staff.
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