SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at BEAWorld, EnterConnect, Inc., veteran provider of 'business-ready' portals, announces the launch of SOAAPPS.com, The Business On-Demand Marketplace for mid-market business executives seeking rapid-value, enterprise-class subscription-based applications. BEA Systems has entered into a strategic partnership with EnterConnect under which BEA will provide the underlying enterprise infrastructure software to power SOAAPPS.com, helping deliver a solid, scalable foundation for this innovative new business model that can help empower independent software vendors (ISVs) to build, market, sell, deploy and manage SaaS offerings. Through SOAAPPS.com, ISVs can take advantage of the fast growth in the SaaS (On-Demand) market. "We want to make it as easy as possible for line of business executives in sales, marketing, human resources, finance, operations and information technology to find, try and deploy on-demand applications faster while gaining better business results," said Sam Jankovich, chief executive officer of EnterConnect, Inc. "That's why SOAAPPS leverages an integrated partner network of ISV SaaS solutions, local and specialized value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators (SIs) with deep business process expertise." "The SaaS market represents a new opportunity for BEA, and we're pleased to be a part of this innovative approach to targeting a new and emerging market segment," said John Giubileo, senior vice president and general manager, World Wide Channels and Alliances for BEA Systems, Inc. "We fully support EnterConnect's mission and are providing the underlying infrastructure products to power their online marketplace of enterprise SaaS products." With the BEAWorld launch, a select number of ISVs have an opportunity to join the SOAAPPS Partner Program in September as Charter Partners and benefit from an extensive marketing investment targeting mid-market business executives and EnterConnect's network of 800+ ISVs seeking to market, deploy and use on-demand solutions. Charter Partners participating in the launch at BEAWorld include: ISVs (Baynote, MobileAware, V-Room); and VAR (Champion Solutions Group). Partners interested in the Charter Partner Program can get more details via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In conjunction with this launch, EnterConnect is introducing a turnkey On-Demand enablement program that helps ISVs accelerate their SaaS business in the areas of business planning, technology, marketing, sales, hosting, customer support and billing -- with SOAAPPS.com serving as a single-source partner for SaaS delivery. The technology enablement program is built on BEA AquaLogic(R) and BEA WebLogic(R) product families, which can provide ISVs with an enterprise-class platform to build, deploy and manage subscription offerings. Through the program, ISVs can: -- reduce their upfront investments in technology, -- leverage the marketplace to sell and support their offerings, and -- eliminate the burden of managing their own 24x7x365 on-demand infrastructure. The broad mission of EnterConnect is to enable Business On-Demand, which leverages a service-oriented approach to help enable companies to be more responsive and competitive through the use of technologies such as SOA, Web 2.0 and SaaS. In addition, BEA technologies are designed to help empower On-Demand partners and their customers to gain the flexibility and scalability that can help them achieve significant returns on their investments. Some of the specific products being deployed include BEA AquaLogic(R) Service Bus, BEA AquaLogic(R) Data Services Platform, BEA AquaLogic(R) Enterprise Security, BEA WebLogic (R) Integration, BEA WebLogic Portal(R), and BEA WebLogic Server(R). For more information on BEA enterprise infrastructure products, please visit: http://www.bea.com/products. About BEAWorld BEAWorld is the premier event for SOA thought leadership and is scheduled to take place in three strategic world markets spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia. The conference is designed to provide critical insights, hands-on instruction, best-practice strategies and opportunities for interaction with like-minded professionals, industry leaders, visionaries and expert practitioners. In addition to highlighting the innovation and tangible business results BEA customers have achieved, BEAWorld is the place to find the latest information on BEA infrastructure technologies including BEA Tuxedo(R), BEA WebLogic(R), BEA AquaLogic(R) and BEA Enterprise 360. This year's event will also include a Solutions Showcase, exhibiting the latest and most innovative developments from the extensive BEA partner community. The first of three planned worldwide events is scheduled to be held in the Moscone West building in San Francisco (Sept. 10-12). Two additional shows are scheduled in the following cities: Barcelona (Oct. 2-4) and Shanghai (Dec. 12-13). About SOAAPPS.com SOAAPPS.com is a new online global marketplace for mid-market line of business executives in sales, marketing, human resources, finance, operations and information technology to find, try, deploy and manage on-demand applications faster while gaining better business results. The mission of SOAAPPS.com is to "Transform Business On-Demand" by moving software applications and productivity online. This mission is being achieved by bringing together an integrated network of Business Customers, ISVs, VARs and SIs -- all leveraging the compelling business model of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to achieve more productivity, lower costs and accelerated time-to-value. About EnterConnect, Inc. Capitalizing on a rich history of more than 50 Fortune 1000 intranet and extranet deployments, EnterConnect, Inc. developed a proprietary standards-based portal platform that enables the company to deliver 'business-ready' portal applications for employee productivity and customer and partner self-service to drive costs down revenue up. EnterConnect further leverages the 'business ready' portal platform in conjunction with BEA infrastructure to power the new SOAAPPS.com global marketplace. The EnterConnect software suite consists of EmployeeConnect, CustomerConnect and PartnerConnect and is available as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) on SOAAPPS.com. For more information about EnterConnect visit http://www.enterconnect.com or call (800) 658-2670. For More Information: Jim Rivas BEA Systems, Inc. +1-408-570-8834 email@example.com
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