Grameenphone on Sunday launched the first ever one-stop SaaS (Software-as-a-service) platform in Bangladesh.
The leading mobile telecommunications operator in the country has opened this online marketplace styled Cloud Store with an aim to offering a wide range of software applications and services to its enterprise client base.
"A large number of SMEs and other organisations in Bangladesh mostly operate their businesses manually," a press release issued by Grameenphone said, adding, "There are more than 450,000 SMEs who are trying to transform from an utterly analog state to a digital one. On the other hand, more than 2,500 local software companies are developing various web applications and in need of scaling their products with a cloud-based go-to-market partner."
This platform will connect the software/application solution providers and business users by bringing them under one single umbrella, the press release read.
Cloud Store will be a single platform that will automate all the processes associated with selling and delivering various software applications and services and their lifecycle management, including but not limited to aggregation, cataloguing, provisioning, access control, security, auditing, monitoring, reporting, metering, billing, administrating, and user support.
The online marketplace was launched during an event at the BASIS Soft Expo 2020 in the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB), Dhaka on Sunday.
BASIS Vice President (Finance) Mushfiqur Rahman attended the event as the chief guest and Grameenphone's Chief Business Officer Mahmud Hossain was present there as the special guest.
Mahmud Hossain said, "Grameenphone Cloud Store opens up an opportunity to serve our B2B clients better. We believe it will play a catalyst role in ensuring growth, efficiency and contribute to the digital Bangladesh journey further."
Mushfiqur Rahman said, "Cloud computing has created a technological revolution for small businesses around the world. Using an internet connection and a web browser, small enterprises in Bangladesh can now easily tap into software and services to access everything from data backup to customer relationship management systems.
"Grameenphone Cloud Store can help the small enterprises to manage their growth, lower the cost, maintain secure data backup, save time, and many other things."
"Grameenphone Cloud Store will be managed by a pool of experienced IT staff so that they can efficiently resolve any problems that the enterprises might encounter," said the Grameenphone press release.
The company will also provide 24/7 support to tackle problems that people might face with the Cloud Store, it concluded.