Yesterday our team launched Public Sector on Demand. It is an exciting new subscription-based SaaS offering with (initially) six applications ranging from public records tracking to case management and student information systems. This is an important milestone because it is our launch of hosted vertical industry solutions for government and education customers. Public Sector on Demand offers a new alternative to traditional on premise solutions. Customers can find the right solution for their needs and get up and running immediately. This approach drastically lowers the barriers to getting started and will enable our Public Sector focused solutions to reach many new customers.
The initial solution offerings are:
In addition to these solutions we established a community engagement site called Public Sector Idea Bank. Public Sector Idea Bank was developed by Neighborhood America. Neighborhood America has over ten years experience developing award-winning social networking solutions for government and industry. Idea Bank provides a central place for Microsoft, customers and partners to collaborate around these solutions, collect feedback, and create new ideas for future on demand solutions.
Congratulations to Carmel Hinkle, Amir Capriles, Scott Mannina on our US Public Sector Business Solutions Team. These guys put in a tremendous amount of great work over many months to get this launched. Also a big "Thank-You" to our partners, Eskel Porter Consulting Inc., Mitchell Humphrey, Information Strategies Inc., Metaphor Software, and Neighborhood America all of whom worked very diligently to deliver their excellent solutions.