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HELIOS Software subscription adds flexibility

Customers will benefit from mixing purchased and subscription HELIOS software products at the same site. Service providers can offer HELIOS software on a subscription basis for remote or local usage. Using HELIOS software for short terms without long-term investment has become easier and more attractive. 
Hannover, Germany, August 19, 2009 – HELIOS Software GmbH has extended its new software subscription program. Now it is possible to mix purchased and subscription products within the same installation. Customers can enhance their existing installation with additional features for image repurposing, PDF handling, remote preview and proofing, as well as general purpose automation. Even adding additional client seats for demanding projects is supported.

HELIOS Software introduces this additional flexibility to their subscription model to address customers' needs, as well as increase business opportunities for service providers. With the combination of purchase and subscription, customers can adapt to project requirements easily without committing to a long-term investment. New services like remote collaboration, document preview and approval solutions might be offered via subscription to match everyone's budget without financial risk.

Resellers, system integrators and Internet Service Providers (ISP) can now offer HELIOS solutions using different Software as a Service models. Providing servers pre-configured with HELIOS server applications for a specific period or project is one option, which might be enhanced by technical support and training for the customer. ISPs could host WebShare remote file sharing, fully compatible with Mac and Windows files, and accessed via any web browser.

Design and prepress firms can flexibly offer services like image conversion, ICC color matching, and PDF workflow, as well as remote layout and approval. Utilizing a powerful server with HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake, and PrintPreview installed, web access can be provided for different customers with HELIOS WebShare. Using the branding support of WebShare, each customer will see their individual environment. WebShare's accounting feature allows for different billing options.

“Flexibility and cost-effectiveness are essential to our customers, and the new HELIOS subscription options will improve their competitive edge” relates Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS Software GmbH. He adds, “Customers have already taken advantage of HELIOS software subscriptions to deploy the exact resources needed, speeding project approval, and saving money.” The enhanced software subscription offer is available worldwide and can be ordered at any authorized HELIOS reseller.

For an overview as well as more detailed information about the HELIOS UB+ Server Solution suite visit the HELIOS web site

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HELIOS UB+ Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.
HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.
Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

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