Great to read of the success of some SaaS players at the Australian CeBIT awards.

First up Saasu won the business advantage award.This is the second year that Saasu have taken out the award which is given to the product or service that provides a clear, immediate and outstanding business benefit to its users.

This was followed up by eWay taking the Excellence in Technology Services Award. eWay is a payments gateway provider that provides secure Online payments and Mail Order processing of credit cards in real time via the Internet.

IPscape

Lastly but not leastly, IPscape won the Excellence in Communications Award. IPscape has a Software as a Service product for contact centres

CeBIT had this to say about Saas;

The Software as a Service business model swept major categories in the prestigious CeBIT.AU Business Awards 2008, taking the most contested categories and marking SaaS as the hot technology currently in the sector. Saasu.com was nominated for three awards and won the CeBIT.AU Business Advantage Award – arguably the most prestigious of the event – with its Saasu.com accounting package. Saasu.com was also a winner in 2007, with its integrated Net-based financial system that has seen enormous growth since the company exhibited at CeBIT Australia last year.

Further validation of the SaaS model – well done to all three businesses and thanks to CeBIT for the high recognition they give to SaaS.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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