Hosted MSP Center Plus Enables Start-Ups to Offer Managed Services Without Making Big Upfront Investments
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 21, 2009) - Interop Las Vegas -- ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems, security and applications management software solutions, today at Interop (Booth 1169), announced the availability of MSP Center Plus Hosted, a highly capable, affordable and easy-to-use integrated Managed Service Provider (MSP) service management solution hosted on the Amazon cloud.
Many Value Added Resellers (VARs) see a significant business opportunity in becoming an MSP, but feel prevented from pursuing that opportunity by the high upfront costs involved in setting up a managed services division. Set-up costs can include the management software; the hardware necessary to run the software; power for, and upkeep of, the hardware; human resources to ensure operational availability of the centralized monitoring system; and more. The expense could reach between $30,000 and $50,000 even before winning the first customer. But thanks to cloud computing and affordable ManageEngine services and software, such as MSP Center Plus Hosted, VARs can now launch a full-fledged centralized monitoring and management service by investing as little as $447.50 per month for 50 devices. Additional devices can be added one-by-one and VARs can stop the service at any time after the first month. Details about the hosted service can be obtained at http://hosted.mspcenterplus.com.
Additionally, start-ups in the earliest stages of launching will benefit from the free Zoho Business account, which comes with every hosted MSP Center Plus account, giving the new company a complete office software suite in the SaaS model. Zoho Business includes Zoho Writer, a word processing application; Zoho Sheet, a spreadsheet application; Zoho Show, a presentation application; Zoho e-mail; and more. Zoho Business can even act as a single interface for performing both day-to-day office work as well as for service management tasks by simply adding the MSP Center Plus Hosted application to the company's Zoho Business interface. And the integrated Zoho Chat will make interaction between MSPs and their customers a snap with one-click chat sessions ideal for remote desktop support. For further details visit http://hosted.mspcenterplus.com.
"The biggest value of hosted, or SaaS, offerings is the higher standard of availability and reliability of the service at low prices, something very hard for anyone to achieve in-house without throwing in a lot of money and resources," said Dev Anand, Product Manager, ManageEngine. "Being a service oriented business with limited budget it makes a lot of sense for MSPs to go with hosted solutions. A robust infrastructure, such as the Amazon cloud, combined with low cost software and services from ManageEngine can be a great way to realize your MSP dreams without breaking the bank. If you have the contacts, this service can make it work for you."
ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit www.manageengine.com.
Weber Shandwick, for ManageEngine