Rentable apps provider makes GSA schedule
- By John x_Zyskowski
- Apr 03, 2000
Application service provider USinternetworking Inc. (USi) last week became
one of the first companies to be awarded a General Services Administration
schedule contract for enterprise application hosting and management services.
Under the contract, agencies will pay a flat monthly fee to access enterprise
applications owned and operated by USi. This means agencies won't have to
buy, build and manage their own enterprise application infrastructure. Initially,
USi's schedule contract offers human resources, financial management and
supply-chain solutions based on PeopleSoft Inc.'s enterprise resource planning
software and messaging services based on Exchange software.
The company plans to add e-commerce and customer relationship management
solutions to the GSA contract shortly, said Richard Terhorst, USi's vice
president for the eastern region, which includes federal sales. It also
plans to offer professional services and training to the schedule.
USi teamed up with Computer Marketing Associates, a government marketing
and contracts services firm, to secure the GSA contract. Monthly fees for
the application services are based on various factors, such as the number
and type of software applications provided, the number of users on the system
and the service levels delivered.