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Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software

ASPs For Small And Midsized Businesses Part 1

Pricing: Most ASPs charge on a per-user, per-month basis, with some start-up fees. As costs can vary dramatically according to the application services you choose and the size of your business, we suggest you call these companies directly for pricing information.

(note: 56Kbps Internet connection and IE/Navigator 4.0 or higher usually required)

AGILLION
Web site:www.agillion.com
Phone number: (888) 647-7484
Features: Customer-management tool. Keep track of your contacts and calendar, share customer information with co-workers; and create personalized, wireless-accessible Web sites for each of your customers


ALENTIS
Web site:www.alentis.com
Phone number: (512) 349-9151
Features: B2B marketplace for ASP buyers and ASP sellers. ASP buyers seeking solutions can access free comprehensive, impartial information on hundreds of sellers, their solutions and the ASP industry.


ALLIANCE COMMERCE
Web site:www.alliancecommerce.com
Phone number: (877) NET-APPS
Features: Web hosting services and e-commerce tool. Includes international currency acceptance and wireless access.


APPS4BIZ.COM
Web site:www.apps4biz.com
Phone number: (978) 749-3092
Features: Combines enterprise resource planning, manufacturing and back-office management. Automated business processes incude sales order processing, inventory planning and control, purchasing, product pricing, shipping, invoicing, and warranty tracking. Provides up-to-the-minute snapshot of amount of inventory.


BIGSTEP.COM
Web site:www.bigstep.com
Phone number: (415) 229-8500
Features: Helps you build an original Web site with a search engine, personalized e-mail newsletters, a customer database, a catalog or portfolio, online merchant accounts and secure shopping carts. Keeps traffic statistics.


BIZFINITY
Web site:www.bizfinity.com
Phone number: (888) 468-6326
Features: Accounting and e-commerce integration tool. Services include payroll, banking, benefits, telephone access, direct marketing, forms and nationwide service and support.


BLUETRAIN.COM
Web site:www.bluetrain.com
Phone number: (877) 362-4212
Features: Web-based communication groupware for small businesses. Allows e-mail management, shared calendars and documents, discussion forums and task management.


CENTERBEAM
Web site:www.centerbeam.com
Phone number: (408) 844-0900
Features: Provides a complete computing infrastructure, including PCs, printers, laptops and networks for a monthly fee. Wireless networking also available.


CHECKSPACE
Web site:www.checkspace.com
Phone number: (425) 643-9905
Features: Provides an electronic alternative to paper checks, including recurring or scheduled payments. Integrates into major small-business accounting programs and productivity applications such as Microsoft Office and Quickbooks, and enables e-payments from wireless devices.


CMERUN
Web site:www.cmerun.com
Phone number: (877) 926-3786
Features: Hosts such applications as CorelDraw, Microsoft Office and WordPerfect for your business over the Internet.


CONCERO GROUP
Web site:www.concerogroup.com
Phone number: (503) 670-1998
Features: Insurance administration portal, Allows businesses and their employees to purchase, manage and use employee benefits through one point of access. Includes consolidated monthly billing and individual employee benefit management.


DOCUMENTUM
Web site:www.documentum.com
Phone number: (800) 607-9546
Features: Centralized content management for intranets and e-commerce applications. Create, deliver, publish and personalize content in all formats accross all e-business applications.


eALITY
Web site:www.eality.com
Phone number: (877) 325-4899
Features: Helps businesses manage expense reporting, time tracking, human resources and purchases requisitions entirely on the Web.


ELITE.COM
Web site:www.elite.com
Phone number: (800) 730-6899
Features: Helps professionals and consultants account for time-based activities and expenses, send invoices, and record payments. Provide both offline and wireless options.


EMPLANET
Web site:www.emplanet.com
Phone number: (877) YOUR-PLAN
Features: Fully automated online 401(k) administration. Offers personalization and employee education.


EMPLOYEASE
Web site:www.employease.com
Phone number: (888) EASE-NET
Features: Manage and communicate human resources, employee benefits and payroll information.


EONLINE
Web site:www.eonlineinc.com
Phone number: (800) 944-3454
Features: Hosts enterprise business applications for companies of all sizes. Tailors client solutions using industry-specific expertise.


EVERDREAM
Web site:www.everdream.com
Phone number: (888) 307-7299
Features: Complete IT outsourcing solution. Provides hardware, software and services, includng Pentium-powered computers, popular business software, unlimited Internet access, nightly online backup and live 24-hour technical support.


FIDELITY E401K
Web site:www.fidelitye401k.com
Phone number: (800) 343-9184
Features: Designed for businesses to set up and run comprehensive 401(k) plans entirely online. Features Fidelity mutual fund options, employee education, financial planning tools and plan administration.


FINETRICS
Web site:www.finetrics.com
Phone number: (888) FIN-4180
Features: End-to-end accounting and financial management solution with partners such as Ariba, mySap.com and Arthur Andersen. Services include outsourced accounting, financila consulting, cash management, insurance and leasing solutions.


HIRE.COM
Web site:www.hire.com
Phone number: (800) 953-HIRE
Features: Automates the entire recruiting process through your own Web site, reducing time spent recruiting.Instantly matches candidates to positions that meet their qualifications.


HOSTLOGIC
Web site:www.hostlogic.hu
Phone number: 36-1-237-17-30
Features: SmartEnterprise, an enterprise resource planning tool. Preconfigured modules include financial/cost accounting, profit center accounting, sales and distribution, inventory management, purchasing, payroll, human resources, sales contact management and service management.

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This article was originally published in the May 2001 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software.

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