Cobweb First to Launch Microsoft Dynamics CRM with Parallels Automation

08:29:57 - 08 April 2008


RENTON, Wash., April 8, 2008 – Parallels today announced that Cobweb, a leading provider of hosting services in Europe, will be the first service provider to use Parallels Automation with hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, a fully integrated customer relationship management (CRM) system. Cobweb has purchased the Parallels Automation solution to automate the delivery of several new hosting offerings and service bundles.


Parallels Automation for Dynamics CRM allows service providers to go-to-market quickly by providing a complete back-office infrastructure for online ordering, service plan management, billing and payments, and more. Using a single login, service providers can deliver integrated offerings that include multiple services such as hosted Microsoft Exchange, hosted Windows SharePoint Services and hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM.


"We are pleased that Cobweb is using the full potential of our Parallels Automation solution to powerfully provision and manage a collection of hosting services as a single, centralized system," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "This deployment demonstrates how Parallels Open Platform is helping service providers deliver advanced business applications using the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model."


"Using Parallels Automation, Cobweb can create and manage a wide variety of unique hosted service bundles using Microsoft Exchange, Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ZANTAZ Email Archiving and shared web hosting," said Dan Germain, chief technical officer of Cobweb. "Parallels Automation connects the underlying technical services together in a manner that delivers real business benefits and solutions to our customers."


Parallels Automation for Dynamics CRM includes pre-defined deployments, installation services and marketing support for service providers that want to deploy hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Pricing includes a one-time implementation fee and monthly licensing fees based on active users. For more information, visit www.parallels.com/automation/modules/crm.


The Parallels Open Platform enables hosting with Parallels virtualization and automation technology through integration with a wide range of third-party applications and systems. The Application Packaging Standard (APS), a key element of the platform, is used by independent software vendors (ISVs) and service providers to seamlessly integrate applications to offer to the more than 10 million businesses and individuals that use Parallels products.


About Cobweb

Cobweb is one of Europe’s leading providers of hosted Microsoft Exchange services since 1996. Cobweb is ISO27001 and ISO9001 accredited, and is a Microsoft Gold Partner with five core competencies. The company offers managed services including Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint with mobile and archival solutions, web and SaaS hosting, and white-label hosting for reseller and referral partners. For more information, please visit www.cobweb.com.


About Parallels - Optimized Computing
Parallels (formerly SWsoft) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.


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Ben Rudolph

Director of Corp Communications, Parallels Inc

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