Analysts treat the Microsoft ASP net hosting as one of the most popular services, purchased by modern businessmen. The MS products are very popular all over the world; however, their price seems to be too high for many small and beginning companies. That is the reason why this service is an advantage program for many businessmen.
Actually, the Microsoft SP net hosting can be divided into some components:
-Providing some personal applications or universal packages, like MS Office;
-Providing tools for the communication, like shared application e-mail clients, software for teleconferences.
-E-commerce applications for the organization and support of the commercial projects in the Internet. Businessmen use these tools for the interaction with the partners (CRM and SCM). The ASP hosting companies can propose trading areas for online businesses that are supported by them.
-ERP systems to divide the corporative resources.
-Integrated ERP solutions for certain business types in the vertical markets.
-Analytic applications that are used to analyze a financial situation in some markets.
-Providing hosting services.
The Microsoft ASP net hosting includes many popular applications for the clients. At the same time, the e-commerce solutions are the most interesting items among all the proposed software products.
The Microsoft ASP net hosting proposes Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for the e-commerce solutions' implementation. The main purpose of this system is to provide a possibility for a businessman to communicate with his clients in real time mode. The CRM supposes a creation of a smart sales system. A client can reach the desired good in a few mouse clicks. This good can be sold and delivered in a few hours. The management of the Customer Relationships Management can require creating some smart services for an automatic division and a proper redirection of the customers' requests.
Another popular service of the Microsoft ASP net hosting is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The ERP systems are the packages of the integrated solutions that allow to create a common environment for the planning and accounting automation.
The ERP systems are based on the three-level client-server architecture. There is an application layer between a client and server levels. The Microsoft ASP net hosting companies sell the packages of the applications to their clients. Afterwards, they install the client ERP applications to their PCs and interact with the server and applications' layer via the Internet connection. Taking the ERP system for rent is very popular among small companies. They are not able to buy some complex solutions and they do not want to change many cheap variants all the time.
The ASP hosting service providers can be distributed into several main categories, depending on the sizes of their activity area:
- Local or regional ASP;
-Volume business ASP;
-Business process outsourcers;
-Commerce network providers.
This type of hosting is in the process of active development and it is supposed to become a very profitable branch of the online business in the future. Thus, there is something to think about.