May 18, 2004, 12:00 AM

EasyAsk adds outsourced hosting to its search product

Under the application services provider format, EasyAsk will host search and navigation applications on its servers and customers will subscribe to them on a monthly basis.

 

EasyAsk Inc., a provider of site search technology for retailers and other businesses, is launching its product on an ASP model, the company announced this week. Under the application services provider format, EasyAsk will host search and navigation applications on its servers and customers will subscribe to them on a monthly basis.

EasyAsk says its plan is to provide a low cost of entry for small to mid-size online retailers. Prices will start at a $20,000 set up fee and $1,500 per month. By contrast, licensing fees start at $75,000.

EasyAsk has partnered with SysIQ to host the new EasyAsk ASP Program, and provide security and network connectivity.

Besides a lower cost of entry, EasyAsk says its ASP program is designed to allow faster implementation.

One of the first customers to use the EasyAsk ASP Program is Gaiam, a lifestyle company that caters to consumers interested in healthy living, personal development and renewable energy.

"Small to mid-sized retailers today value the hosted service model because it reduces costs and enables them to focus on their core competency of selling products and servicing customers," said Igor Gorin, president of SysIQ.

 

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